Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Project news and results

EU-funded project Presto4U has just had its final review. The project had two main goals: to identify useful research results in the digital Audiovisual preservation domain and to raise awareness and improve adoption of these results, by technology and service providers as well as media owners. The core group of 14 PrestoCentre member organisations can be very proud: all objectives and goals were achieved, and even exceeded expectations. Read more
Funded as part of the Global Systems Science (GSS) initiative in FP7, the project EUNOIA investigated a variety of non-conventional sources of geolocated data — such as mobile phone records, GPS tracks, smart card data, data from Internet social networks or credit card transactions, among others — to extract useful information about activity and mobility patterns in urban areas. Read more
Mass production and packaging in factories is already highly automated these days, but the same cannot be said for logistics. Movements of raw materials and finished products still depend heavily on manual labour. However, EU-funded research on Automatic Guided Vehicles means this is about to change over the next decade – and could create thousands of new jobs. Read more
The main objective of the EU-funded project called "GrowMeUp" is to develop and test an innovative robot (the GrowMu robot), which will support the needs of older people (65+) in their daily life activities. Eight companies and research organizations from five European countries, led by the University of Coimbra (Portugal) will cooperate towards the development of the GrowMeUp system and test it with real users from two European countries (the Netherlands and Portugal). Read more
Scenyo is the commercial brand of IDI EIKON that aims at the commercialization of digital signage solutions. SCENYO was widely validated in Europe (Latvia, Cyprus, Spain, Croatia, Romania) in the framework of the European Commission co-funded project SEED: Speeding Every European Digital. Read more
A new EU-funded project will monitor breath, saliva and other symptoms of heart failure (HF) and send smartphone alerts to HF patients every time they find themselves in a critical situation. Read more
The recently launched MARIO project is to address the difficult challenges of loneliness, isolation and dementia in older persons through innovative and multi-faceted inventions delivered by service robots. It is funded by the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It assembles a team of international experts from academia, industry and dementia groups to work collaboratively in tackling the burdens imposed by dementia and developing innovative solutions using caring robots. Read more
Much can still be done to improve autism treatment, besides finding a cure. The MICHELANGELO project, which ended in March, has developed a set of technologies for personalised, home-based behaviour monitoring and treatment of patients. Read more
Do you know what "Maxwell's demon" (MD) is? It is a device where information is converted to energy using feedback from the measurement. The INFERNOS project has successfully shown how an electronic Maxwell's demon does this with the help of nano technology. This achievement could lead towards more energy-efficient future. Read more
On World Parkinson's Day, good news for the patients suffering from this disease: REMPARK uses a waist worn sensor to continuously monitor the evolution of Parkinson's disease symptoms, and an auditory cueing system helping the patients to recover their gait. Read more