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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Success Stories - How robots can enhance the lives of Europe's elderly citizens

[Source: Research & Innovation] Seventy-nine year old Isabel Neto shares her home with Hugo, a robot that's been designed to improve the quality of life for elderly people living alone. How, and to what extent, is that possible?

Source: What's New in Innovation



A pocket guide on the Innovation Union

Europe's future is connected to its power to innovate. The Innovation Union, an action-packed initiative for an innovation-friendly Europe, is the solution.

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Innovation Union progress at country level 2014 (PDF icon 5.3 MB)

Innovation Union progress at country level 2014
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28-30 June 2017

WIRE 2017 (Week for Innovative Regions in Europe), Košice, Slovakia

The 8th edition of the WIRE Conference is hosted by the Technical University of Košice and will take place from 28 to 30 June 2017 in Košice, Slovakia. The conference theme is 'Socially responsible, creative and trusted regional innovation in the digital era' and will cover topics like widening participation, digital innovation and much more.

WIRE provides a forum for policy dialogue on Research, Innovation, Regional Strategies and Growth. Held since 2010, it has been established as a debate leading to new proposals for improving the effectiveness of regional, national and European governance, measuring the impact and supporting regional development.