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The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

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Do you trust the police? Do you think the police trust you? The public’s relations with Europe’s boys and girls in blue can be rocky, particularly for members of minorities. EU-funded research has looked into the power of restorative justice to foster constructive attitudes and defuse conflicts. Read more
EU-funded researchers are developing an environmentally friendly alternative to petrochemical-based coatings on food and beverage packaging. Made from food processing by-products, the biodegradable coatings would decrease dependency on fossil fuel-based plastics, improve recyclability and reduce landfill waste. Read more
FARSEEING aimed to focus on the issue of promoting healthy, independent living for older adults. More specifically, it aimed at better prediction, identification and prevention of falls with a focus on ICT devices and the unique proactive opportunities they can provide to older adults to support them in their own environment. Key to this was the falls repository (real-world falls) and a broad range of technologies which include the use of smartphone, smarthome, wearable sensors and exergames. Read more
The main goal of WIISEL is to develop a flexible research tool to collect and analyze gait data from real users and correlate parameters related with the risk of falls from the elderly population. The WIISEL system can be useful as a research tool for studying fall risk and as a clinical tool for long-term monitoring of fall risk in the home and community setting. Read more
When we look at galaxies far, far away, we don’t see them as they are today. We see them as they were a long time ago, because their light takes a while to reach us. These images could easily fade on their epic journey, but “natural telescopes” in their path enable astronomers to study some of these postcards from the distant past. Read more
The T-REX project is sending outdated business practices the way of the dinosaurs by showing how closer cooperation between manufacturers and their clients can save resources and boost productivity. Up to 50% gains have been achieved thanks to real-time equipment performance-monitoring implemented by a Spanish project partner. Read more

The briefing will reflect on how to reduce energy needs for the next generation of smart buildings from Swiss and EU perspectives.

The Swiss Innovation Briefing, jointly organised by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and SwissCore, will host the following speakers: Gian-Luca Bona, Alexander Wokaun, Walter Steinmann and Mark Van Stiphout, who, after their presentations, will take part in a panel discussion moderated by Christian Schaffner.

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Manchester, UK

Please join us on the 13 October in Manchester for a European Commission presentation on the content of the EU Horizon 2020 Work Programme SC2 on Resource Efficient Bio-based Value Chains, including opportunities in Primary Production, Food, Marine and the Bioeconomy.

Annette Schneegans from European Commission, DG Agriculture & Rural Development, Unit Research & Innovation, will be the keynote speaker.

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Brussels, Belgium
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ERA-Can+ promotes cooperation between the European Union and Canada in science, technology and innovation with a broad range of activities.

This Information Session will consist of several presentation slots during the breaks of the eScience Symposium in Amsterdam.

Venue: 3rd National eScience Symposium ArenA Boulevard 1 1100 DL Amsterdam The Netherlands

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