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From 22/09/2015 to 24/09/2015
Ghent, Belgium

The AAL Forum is the annual platform for the European Ambient Assisted Living community. Its purpose is to exhibit and demonstrate ICT solutions, promote networking, foster the interest of other sectors, provoke debate on various topics and highlight new developments to increase the well-being of older adults.

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From 14/09/2015 to 15/09/2015
Hamburg, Germany

The workshop is designed for early-stage researchers in engineering and natural sciences and provides insight into exploitation of knowledge and entrepreneurship, acquisition of grants, intellectual property rights and the management of interdisciplinary projects.

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04/08/2015
Why do people break the law? Are the risks of punishment too low or sentences too lenient? These are the wrong questions, say European researchers studying criminal trends, attitudes towards crime, and the impact of technology and EU mobility on our justice system. Their work is set to have a profound impact on policymaking for “trust-based” justice in Europe. Read more
04/08/2015
GEOSS is not just a system of systems, it is also a community of communities — a global ecosystem of groups and entities that provide or use earth observation data. An EU-funded project has smoothed the path for new members joining this growing alliance, notably by developing guidance for future contributors and setting up a stakeholder network. Read more
04/08/2015
Why should gluten intolerance condemn people to a lifetime of limited – and often bland – food choices? By using new innovative ingredients and techniques to replicate the taste and texture of gluten, an EU-funded project has taken impressive steps to ensure that nothing is off the menu. The project’s techniques are also helping Europe’s smaller food manufacturers develop new products for the gluten-free market, helping them compete. Read more
03/08/2015
Many African countries lack the skills, resources and funds to efficiently control and manage waste – a threat to the environment and people’s health. An EU-funded project involving European and African partners has provided practical solutions that policymakers and communities can use to resolve a common problem Read more
03/08/2015
An EU-funded consortium has developed innovative retrofit strategies for buildings to significantly improve energy efficiency, reduce construction time and costs, increase worksite safety and generate added value from existing residential areas. Read more
03/08/2015
Nanotechnology has become part of daily life – be it in stain-repellent fabrics, sunscreens or hundreds of other applications. But what do people actually know about nanotech? And how do they feel about it? The EU-funded project NanOpinion found people to be positive in principle and used its findings to formulate policy recommendations. Read more
03/08/2015
The EU-funded research projects set out in this booklet reveal what we can learn from traditional African medicines, how we can collaborate to tap into gamma ray astronomy, how we can harness the desert sun to produce clean energy and even how we can bring Africa’s culinary diversity to European markets. Read more
03/08/2015
By developing techniques to produce everyday foods that are both affordable and nutritious, EU-funded researchers are showing the path to a future in which everyone – including those at risk of poverty – can enjoy a healthy diet without worrying about cost. The project’s techniques are being applied by small food processors – a boost to their competitiveness. Read more

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