Digital Agenda for Europe
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My car drives, parks and charges itself for me

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Imagine you are rushing to catch a train but must first park your electric car inside the station garage. You lose precious time searching for a space, ideally one where you can charge your vehicle, which might cause you to miss the train. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just drop off the car in front of the station and let it do the rest? Soon it will be possible, thanks to V-CHARGE, an EU ICT research project. Successful tests took place at Stuttgart airport in April 2014.

A robot that grows like plant roots

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Scientists in Italy are working on creating robots that mimic the properties of plant roots, including the capacity for growth. They believe the potential future applications are not just the stuff of science-fiction.

ICT Proposers' Day 2014: Health Data & Modelling and ICT for Integrated Care

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Passionate about the future of health care? Looking to find out more about Horizon 2020 funding, network with potential partners and discuss ideas? Come to Florence for ICT Proposers' Day 2014 and sign up to the Health Data & Modelling and ICT for Integrated Care Networking Sessions!

Promoting coding skills in Europe is part of the solution to youth unemployment

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European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes (Digital Agenda)and Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou (Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth) have sent a joint letter to EU Education Ministers urging them to encourage children to get involved in EU Code week. "Promoting coding skills in Europe is part of the solution to youth unemployment," they say.

Call for proposals - Fiber to the Home - FTTH 2014

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Pilot project – Connected for Health: Well-Being and Healthcare Solutions in Open Access FTTH Networks

Details: deadline for submitting applications 30/09/2014 as evidenced by postmark

Guide to evaluation to be uploaded in due time.

The Success story of Italian Startup Beintoo

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Nowadays, all successful businesses need to make the most of new technology. Italian Startup Beintoo is an example of how young entrepreneurs can bring technology to the next level and use it as an opportunity to change the game.

2010 National Reports on Digital Preservation

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Member States regularly reported on the progress they were making by implementing the 2006 Recommendation on digitisation, online accessibility and digital preservation.

Commission announces €100 million Fast Track to Innovation and five innovation prizes

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The European Commission today presents details of a new €100 million "Fast Track to Innovation" (FTI) pilot action and five innovation prizes under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme. The FTI aims to support Europe's economy by offering innovative businesses and organisations grants to give a final push to get great ideas to market. The prizes offer a reward for technological breakthroughs of high societal relevance. The initiatives underscore the drive to support innovation in Europe as part of the first, two-year Horizon 2020 work programme. Today's announcement also confirms the €7 billion for Horizon 2020 calls during 2015 and sets out the timetable for applications.

Enabling synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds, Horizon 2020 and other research, innovation and competitiveness-related Union programmes

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The guide contains explanations on the basic rules and principles for obtaining synergies and combining the different funds, and contains recommendations to the relevant actors, as well as Commission support to facilitate synergies. It is accompanied by explanations on each programme (Annex 1) and guidance to a set of scenarios to inspire programme designers and implementers regarding project formats and potential and non-exhaustive combination schemes (Annex 2).

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