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I think it makes a great change because with everything that can come out of Research and Innovation, to me you have to see how it's going to be implemented because something you discover can be used one way or another. But to me, being optimistic, I think it's a really good thing. We should also employ more resources, to finance researchers and innovation to create new ways of living, of working, new technologies... Because it's not only about having a focus research to me, again, it's about having a fundamental research, which maybe for a long long time won't lead to anything - so to speak, nothing that you can use right away - but which in the long run would make a difference in our lives, in society, for the world actually. [read more]
An EU-funded project that aims to improve the quality of life of children affected by chronic pain - who in most cases are treated with drugs that lack commercial authorisation - has just been launched. GAPP (GAbapentin in Paediatric Pain), which involves nine different countries from within and outside the EU, is the first international project to fully tackle this issue. Chronic pain is estimated to affect between 15 and 20% of children with varying disabilities. Quality validation date: 2013-12-06 [read more]
On Monday November 25 over 600 enthusiastic participants and other stakeholders of the Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing gathered in Brussels for the second Conference of Partners. They engaged in debates on the Innovation Partnership and its contribution to economic growth and job creation, and on scaling up its activities. Other sessions were devoted to the Action Groups' first year's results and next steps; and to horizontal issues. [read more]
It's not just science, you have to get products to market. And it's not just about doing basic science, you have to be out to take science out of the lab and to create products that actually mean something for end-users. You have to create value for the end-customer. And today, especially with genetics in the European Union you simply can't do that because of the incredible restrictions around genetically modified organisms in the UK and in Europe and that's why I, as a UK national, had to go to the United States to do our work because the US has much more liberal policies and understands the importance of being out to take these technologies out of the lab and into the market. [read more]
At the occasion of the World Soil Day international symposium in Paris, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the French Soil Study Association (AFES), the JRC launched the French version of its European Atlas of Soil Biodiversity. The Atlas presents a map for soil biodiversity covering most EU Member States, in order to guide decision-makers in protecting this crucial resource. [read more]
An innovative new three-year research project will see the aquaculture, agriculture and biogas sectors working together to develop renewable energy. The initiative demonstrates how improving sustainability, reducing waste and achieving operational efficiencies can be achieved simultaneously. Indeed, the EU-funded project, known as BIFFiO, will play an important role in contributing towards the EU goal of sourcing 20% of Europe's energy demands from renewable energy systems by the year 2020. Quality validation date: 2013-12-05 [read more]
In 2011, 44 AAL (Ambient Assisted Living) projects with the involvement of ca. 200 organizations signed the Lecce Declaration, which caused the strategic and the operational plans of the EIP-AHA (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Living) to include the C2 action group on interoperable independent living solutions. After more than two and a half years, this event aims at bringing the demand and supply side together in order to evaluate the achievements so far and collect recommendations for the way forward. The workshop will include three plenary sessions and two parallel tracks, one specific to the demand side and the other to the supply side. [read more]
As a reporter I have covered the economic crisis from 2008 to 2010 intensively. And then I went into a more editing role so it changed slightly but it just means that I have been thinking about even in more detail. To go into political speak I guess growth, for the southern countries that are facing so much unemployment, youth unemployment in particular. But what that actually means in practice is a bit hard to visualize. I know that the new term is innovation to get to growth. [read more]
An open-access platform to enable the integration of European and Brazilian biodiversity research tools has been developed through an EU-funded programme. The EUBRAZILOPENBIO (EU-Brazil Open Data and Cloud Computing e-Infrastructure for Biodiversity) project, which was completed earlier this year, will help promote cross-border innovation and the sharing of best practice in a vitally important field of research. Indeed, one of the great challenges of the 21st century will be addressing biodiversity loss, which is already estimated to cost the EU around EUR 450 billion a year. [read more]
ELIXIR's formal launch takes place in Bibliotheque Solvay, Brussels on 18 December 2013. The event will mark the ratification of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement and the launch of ELIXIR as Europe's sustainable research infrastructure for biological data.The Founding Ceremony and Launch event is by invitation only and prior registration is required. [read more]
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