Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Project news and results about Germany

EU researchers are developing a new, broad-ranging, cloud-based infrastructure that makes the Internet more accessible for users with special needs. The new ‘ecosystem’ enables people previously excluded from ICT to get help using technology and aims to use their feedback to develop new apps and services. Read more
A person who has suffered a stroke very often faces a long rehabilitation. Under the EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon H2020, the RETRAINER project will use robot-based technologies to speed up the rehabilitation and allow the users to use their own arm and hand as much and as soon as possible after the trauma so to achieve the best outcomes in the rehabilitation. 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
A new ‘lab-on-a-disc’ technology developed by an EU project research team can diagnose malaria and other febrile infectious diseases simultaneously in just an hour – allowing faster point-of-care treatment and precise drugs administration that could save thousands of lives. Read more
With GaN technology converter becomes smaller, lighter, faster while reducing energy conversion loss by 50% Read more
Government services in Europe are being modernised and made accessible online for people and companies across borders in a large-scale project that could save society billions of euros over the coming years. Read more
Current electronic devices make it easy for anyone to create and modify multimedia objects. Modifications potentially leave characteristic footprints that can be used for its identification. The REWIND FET Open project developed the tools to detect them. Read more
The TERACOMB FET Open project successfully developed quantum cascade lasers emitting stably in the terahertz region of the electromagnetic spectrum. This technology would allow for the creation of compact high resolution spectroscopy devices. Read more
In an era when we increasingly use mobile phones and tablets to download and exchange heavy files of high quality data, wireless super-speed becomes a must. The "Integrated Photonic Signal Sources for wireless communications" project (iPHOS), a research project under the 7th Research and Innovation Framework Programme is adressing this need. Read more
This article explains how ICT can help people with Down’s syndrome become more independent in their daily lives. It is about an EU research project (POSEIDON), developing visual and touch apps. Read more