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The European Commission has approved funding for 11 new projects aiming at promoting innovative solutions for water-related challenges. The projects, which involve the collaboration of 179 partners from research organisations and private companies (more than 70 partners are SMEs), will lead to the effective implementation of European directives and policies while creating market opportunities for European industry and SMEs. Furthermore, they will contribute to the aims of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water. The €50 million funds are included in the 2013 Environment call of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) and will involve partners from 19 European countries. [read more]
Source: Research & Innovation Events
The EU-funded REACTION project has received CE marking for their GlucoTab device. The GlucoTab, a mobile system for blood glucose management, can now be used for diabetes patients outside of clinical trials. [read more]
The creation of a pan-European information system will help unlock substantial forest resources in more a sustainable manner. This is the aim of the EU-funded SIMWOOD (Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood) project, which is developing the MOBILISER, a new online knowledge base that will spread integrated, transferable solutions and viable policies across Europe. Europe has more than 117 million hectares of forest. Quality validation date: 2013-12-19 [read more]
To help patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to reduce the burden on our health systems, the EU has awarded about 6 million euros to the WELCOME project. It aims to create innovative solutions such as an integrated care management tool and a monitoring vest. [read more]
The European Commission adopted a policy package yesterday with new measures to reduce air pollution. The clean air package updates existing legislation and further reduces harmful emissions from industry, traffic, energy plants and agriculture, with a view to lowering their impact on human health and the environment. [read more]
We need structural changes, we need to really actively work on education, we need to actively work on bringing curiosity in the DNA of our people. The more curious people are about things, the more questions they will ask, the more innovative they will be and the more solutions will be at hand. So if you bring curiosity in the DNA of people or citizens in general, no matter how high or low their education is, they will go after answers and if you involve the population in bringing the answers together then you have tons of differents solutions and that's actually what innovation does. [read more]
This year's Med-e-Tel conference will cover topics such as telehealth for chronic disease management, telehealth service standards, telenursing, eLearning, open source software in healthcare, eHealth in low resource settings and developing countries, and much more. An exhibition will feature telemedicine and eHealth solutions. [read more]
In the UK, small scale telehealth initiatives have announced spectacular successes like 45% drops in hospital admissions, 30% reductions in length-of-stay and 60% fewer bed days. [read more]
Picture a chemical plant. How would you describe it? Youre probably not thinking along the lines of compact, nimble or adaptable but that's about to change. Europe's chemical industry is innovating in order to survive and thrive in the face of rapidly changing market demands and fierce global competition. New technologies will enable the industry to manufacture products faster, more flexibly and more sustainably, and EU-funded research is providing the solutions. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation