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On 14 and 15 November the JRC organised a high-level kick-off roundtable on 'scientific support for public health: existing actions, new challenges and European added value'. The participants, ranging from policy-makers, scientists, industry representatives and patient organisations, reviewed current actions in the field and discussed pressing issues for the health sector in the years to come. Some of the future scientific challenges discussed were resistance to antibiotics, new drugs and vaccines, counterfeit medicines, smart genomics and ethics, neuroscience and new technologies. [read more]
On 28th November 2013, DG Research and Innovation will gather research organisations and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) participating in EU-funded projects under the Environment Programme to discuss the role of SMEs and resource efficiency in the context of green economy. Resource efficiency is a priority for Europe. The Europe 2020 strategy highlights the role of Research and Innovation (R&I) in enabling the transition towards a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Building on the experience acquired during the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) this event aims at consolidating the perspective of participants on resource efficiency, SMEs and green markets. [read more]
An EU-27 survey of intermediary organisations operating on the education, social and employment sectors and providing IT training has produced a first ever assessment of the e-Inclusion intermediary sector. It accounts for a total of 250,000 organisations, or one e-Inclusion actor per every 2,000 inhabitants. One in two employs 10 staff or less and operates on a budget smaller than €100,000. Half of the e-Inclusion actors go further and offer employment–related training. [read more]
The EU-funded HERMIONE project ('Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man's Impact on European Seas') has contributed much needed data on the complexity of deep-sea ecosystems. This in turn has created a community of scientists who continue to work together to better understand the remarkable world of the deep sea and its vast diversity of habitat and life. [read more]
European research is very interesting and good because of two or three reasons: the first one being that it forces competitors or people who are kind of competitors to work with each other and if they do this for three, four years, the mindset changes. I saw in the last years many people who really thought they couldn't collaborate with a competing company and through the project they did it during years and this goes on and on. It creates networks which are then used for business later. [read more]
Spurred by a renewed interest in power storage, the JRC provided several recommendations in a recently published report on how to improve assessing the economic value of storing electricity. Drafted in cooperation with the R&D department of Electricité de France (EDF), it presents an overview of the current research on the economic drivers or barriers (such as high costs, restrictions to offer certain services) for electricity storage. [read more]
Between Monday 18 November and Wednesday 20 November 2013, scientists and policymakers from across the world will come together at TU Delft to search for solutions to the global shortage of raw materials. The conference, organised by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), will provide an excellent opportunity to develop a broad understanding of this increasingly pressing problem. [read more]
I would say that of course these words are very popular now but it's not so simple maybe to make them happening and to work, especially to make some social innovations because we're having an ageing society, we have some health problems and people have not so many concerns about technology, they are concerned about their own life. That's what we have to find. It's a good example: how Apple or the iPhone has changed the world. So the technology is not enough, you have to work with the people and you have to change their life. [read more]
After nearly two years of worldwide research, the European MovingLife project (part of the 7th Framework Program) produced a roadmap for mobile health. It includes recommendations for technological research, clinical implementation practice and policy support. Its aim: to accelerate the establishment, acceptance and wide use of mobile eHealth solutions. What actions should be taken to secure a widespread uptake of mobile healthcare technologies? [read more]
Via an easy-to-read =988">infographic, published on the website of the National IT Institute for Healthcare in the Netherlands, you can check whether your app or medical device requires CE marking. The infographic is based on a Commission document, which you can consult here for more detailed information. [read more]