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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
The times when all farmers needed was a fertile plot of land are long gone. Today, they need input from many sources to do their job. Agricultural knowledge and information systems (AKIS) provide farmers with knowledge on agricultural innovations; an EU-funded project took stock to better understand these systems. Read more
From 09/11/2015 to 10/11/2015

The event targets potential applicants from all sectors to the call for proposals of the Horizon 2020 Space Work programme 2016-2017.

The agenda comprises sessions on:

  • The call content (both, as overview and in dedicated detailed sessions)
  • Participation rules and lessons learned
  • Innovation-related instruments (SME instrument, Fast Track to Innovation - FTI, …)
  • International partner countries
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This brokerage event will offer the opportunity to meet stakeholders in the robotics field and to learn about the open calls for proposals. Read more
Innovation and deployment of new technologies, products, services and solutions are key to economic growth and employment. Therefore, converting outcomes of R&I projects into the market applications is critical. The 'Transport SME Innovation Day' is open to all Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) active in the Transport sector and its value chain, interested in receiving first-hand information. Read more
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
Registration is now open for the Infoday on Societal Challenge 2 calls 2016, which will take place on 25/11/2015 in Brussels. Registration will close on 13 November, or earlier if the event gets fully booked. Read more
At the latest FLAG-ERA Project Workshop that took place from 28 to 30 September 2015 in Madrid, the General Assembly of FLAG-ERA voted in favour of accepting the Academy of Finland (AKA) as a new member. . Read more
Farmers and forest managers need to monitor vital land management activities and changes in vegetation. They are just two potential end-users of a comprehensive new satellite-based earth monitoring system providing free, full and open mapping data to boost management and protection of the environment. Read more
A comprehensive study of farming practices is underway as part of an EU-funded project to help tackle the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans. Read more