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07/01/2016
Patients are at the heart of the EU’s innovative medicines initiative (IMI) that seeks to speed up the development of more effective and safer medicines. Created in 2008 as a public-private partnership, IMI plays a leading role in the EU’s efforts to remove barriers to the discovery of new treatments. It does this through collaborative research projects and by building networks of industrial, academic experts, researchers, regulators, clinicians and patients. Read more
04/12/2015
Earth observation data and information are vital to allow decision-makers and society in general to take informed decisions about climate, energy, food security, natural hazards, health and other societal challenges. These challenges are complex, interrelated, cross-border in nature and interdependent at the global scale and therefore coordination is essential to avoid duplication of efforts and reduce observational gaps. Read more
24/11/2015
How can the public sector become an agent of innovation through Innovation & Communication Technologies? A new section within the Joinup Open Government community is devoted to discussing the draft outputs and results of an ongoing study on the new generation of eGovernment services. Give your input! Read more
13/11/2015
This report presents the conclusions of the independent Expert Group on the “Follow-up to Rio+20, notably the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” that was established by the European Commission (EC) to provide advice on the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) for implementing the new global sustainable development agenda (2030 Agenda). Read more
10/11/2015
What is the origin of the Universe? How do galaxies form and evolve? Is there a possibility of extra-terrestrial life? This brochure presents a few projects addressing some of the most important challenges in the field of Universe Sciences which were funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Read more
29/10/2015
Diabetes is a chronic disease that constitutes a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Diabetes rates are alarmingly increasing both in developed and developing countries across the world. It poses a considerable burden to patients and healthcare systems. The report presents the outcome of discussions carried out during a workshop on prevention and diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Read more
28/10/2015
Researchers from the EU-funded research project HELiCoiD have developed hyper-spectral imaging technologies which can help distinguish more accurately between healthy tissue and that affected by tumour. The prototype hyper-spectral camera has been tested during brain cancer surgery at Negrín Hospital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in Spain. This non-invasive technology can provide more detailed information allowing real-time identification of healthy and affected tissue during brain surgery. Read more
13/10/2015
This monitoring and evaluation report assesses in a thorough and detailed manner how the different SSH disciplines have been integrated into the projects funded in 2014 under the Societal Challenges and the Industrial Leadership priorities. Read more
30/09/2015
The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Advisory Group has produced a report which proposes to put FET at the nucleus of the European Innovation Council. Read more
28/09/2015
This infographic describes what High Performance Computing (HPC) is, what the HPC applications are, and what the European Commission does within its HPC strategy. Read more

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