Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Project news and results about Spain

The MONT-BLANC project builds on the observation that current high performance computing (HPC) challenges related to energy consumption can be solved by learning from energy-efficient ARM processors powering our mobile devices. The team has taken another key step in their quest for low consumption Exascale systems, by proving the portability of their software stack on new high-performance ARM-based server platforms. Read more
Community feedback and advanced analytics, combined with lesson planning and monitoring tools for teachers make this social learning platform, PRAISE, a step forward in collaborative online learning. Read more
Scientists are developing ways to produce self-organising genetically-programmable robots systems. Swarm robotics, inspired by nature, is a combination of computer science and biology that has the potential to change the way we build things. Read more
An EU-backed project is simplifying cloud data management. This could help banks, telcos and other prospective customers build Big Data apps in hours instead of months. Read more
Museum curators, art restorers, archaeologists and the broader public will soon be able to learn much more about paintings and other historic objects, thanks to an EU project which has become a pioneer in non-invasive art exploration techniques, based on a graphene scanner. 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
A personal health system helps Parkinson’s patients manage their symptoms while providing doctors with a rich source of information from continuous monitoring. Read more
HELICOID project is developing a new system with hyperspectral cameras to acquire images in real-time during surgery and to indicate to the surgeons, via a convenient interface, the boundaries between normal and cancer tissues. This can make a real difference in the future, in particular in case of brain tumours for which a complete resection offers better chance to the patients. Learn more about this project after its first year in this article. 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 Finnish start-up CyberLightning used FI-WARE, a set of online services for developers, to create a new software platform named CyberVille®. This 3D visualisation tool can monitor Internet of Things networks such as Smart Grids and Smart City infrastructures. 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
Future supercomputers are machines that would be capable of performing at least 10 trillion operations per second. However, developing a radically new energy aware computing paradigm and programming methodology for this capacity is necessary. Read more
In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of neuroscientists and robotics engineers have demonstrated the viability of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans. Recently published in PLoS ONE, the highly novel findings describe the successful transmission of information via the internet between the intact scalps of two human subjects located 5,000 miles apart. Read more
An EU project has developed robots that can fly into places too dangerous for humans and work independently on a large range of tasks. Read more
An EU-funded initiative for creating a European music industry roadmap has led to a series of music technology events around the world. Five ‘Music Tech Fest’ events have already been held and 13 more are scheduled for the coming year, covering eight countries and drawing hundreds of participants. Read more
Trying to squeeze into small enclosed areas, carrying out highly repetitive tasks, retiring with back injuries even while your expertise is needed: these everyday realities of working in aviation construction may become a thing of the past. By helping to bring robots onto the factory floor to carry out the uncomfortable and tedious tasks, the VALERI project hopes to place a higher value on human know-how. Read more
Would you like to help researchers understand the workings of our sun, or discover how large crowds of people can work together? While you may think such breakthroughs are the preserve of highly-specialised scientists with expensive equipment, the EU-funded project SOCIENTIZE allows you to lend your skills and time to some exciting research. Read more
Diabetes affects around 10% of the population; according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The disease places a huge financial burden on healthcare systems, and also leads to early death and poor quality of life. However, patients and healthcare professionals will now be able to partner up and manage the illness in better, more effective ways. Read more
Our ageing population is changing our society's dynamics and our economy. By 2050 there will only be two (instead of 4) Europeans of working age for each person over 65, and within a decade Europe will need to care for an estimated 84 million people with age-related health problems. Read more