Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Project news and results about FET Flagships

Brussels (Belgium)
On June 2nd, the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) bureau of the European Parliament explored Graphene and other 2D materials in the workshop "From Nobel Prize to technology, innovation and industrial competitiveness." Why are they so special? Will the Graphene Flagship allow Europe to take the driving seat in these technologies, and turn them into growth and jobs? For the members of the European parliament present, the conclusions are clear. Read more
The Graphene Flagship launches an open invitation for Expression of Interest for new industrial partners to be incorporated under the Horizon 2020 phase. Read more
This massive open online course will teach you about graphene, its practical applications and how it offers new insights into quantum physics. Classes start on 23 March 2015. Read more
Understanding the brain and its various pathologies could benefit millions of people. At the same time, progress in neuroscience is increasingly dependent on advanced technologies. This kind of synergistic cross-disciplinarity is a hallmark of FET research. Read more
In a society that has to understand increasingly big and complex datasets, EU researchers are turning to the subconscious for help in unraveling the deluge of information. Read more
The University of Nicosia Medical School has joined the Human Brain Project (HBP), one of the largest EU-funded initiatives.

The University of Nicosia Medical School is represented by Dr Avgis Hadjipapas, Associate Professor for Neuroscience and Research Methods. His main research focus is on the relationship of aggregate macroscopic signals that can be measured noninvasively in man (Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Electroencephalography (EEG)) to collective behaviour and dynamics occurring in the underlying neuronal network Read more
The Human Brain Project has been listed as a "Key Player" in the MIT Technology Review's Top 10 Breakthrough Technologies List for its work on Neuromorphic Chips and Brain Mapping. This list recognises the breakthroughs that will have the greatest impact on the shape of innovation in years to come. Over the years, the prestigious and popular list has identified many technologies that have flourished and become part of our everyday lives. Read more
You might think that such a new 'wonder material' would lie outside your everyday experience, but graphene is the exception. When you write or draw with a pencil, the graphite (the 'lead' of the pencil) slides off in thin layers to leave a trail - the line on the paper. Carbon's ability to form a thin layer of molecules is what makes graphene special - and scientists are starting to explore the possibilities for electronics and computing of carbon grids that are just one molecule thick. Read more