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EU funded societal challenges projects | From Lab to market

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The following projects are just some examples of many successful results of the EU funded research and innovation in the Societal Challenges areas which already are integrated into commercially viable products, start-ups and services. Some of these products or services are already available in the market in 2015, some will be in the near future.

ICT based research and innovation projects addressing societal challenges in the areas listed below, received almost €2bn funding through the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) and Active Assisted Programme. After the completion of the research or innovation phase, some of the projects that have successfully transitioned from the lab to the market are featured below.

 

eHealth

From management of chronic diseases, through surgical treatment to the recovery phase; patients can already benefit from several projects' results.
 

  • EPILEPSIAE
     

    A brain-computer interface to help you stay in control

  • CONTRAST
     

    The human (inter)face of ICT to recover after a stroke

  • SAFROS
     

    Safe in robot surgeons' hands

  • PASSPORT
     

    A virtual liver for real patient safety

Read more on eHealth.

 


Active and Healthy Ageing

Silver economy has a huge potential. These are some concrete products to support independent living that already exist and are ready to use, be it in fall detection, robotics or serious gaming.
 

  • FATE
     

    Monitoring devices helping fall detection

  • RGS
     

    Reaching out brain recovery through serious gaming

  • DOMEO
     

    Turning a robot into a companion for frail people

  • SILVER
     

    Enabling technology with a human touch

  • REMPARK
     

    Monitoring devices for Parkinson's Disease patients


Read more on Active & Healthy Ageing.

 


Public Services

Cross-border business and private life can be much easier when using digital solutions like in the following projects.
 

  • STORK
     

    Take your e-identity with you, everywhere in the EU

  • PEPPOL
     

    Digital public procurement across the borders


Read more on Public Services.

 


Cybersecurity and Privacy

Trusted biometric systems, cryptography, digital privacy: solutions in these fields contribute to security and privacy of online communications.
 

  • TABULA RASA
     

    Protecting biometric recognition from external attacks

  • SPaCIoS
     

    Testing the security of Internet services

  • CACE
     

    A toolbox for cryptography software development

  • ABC4TRUST
     

    The privacy-ABCs to gain trust in the digital world


Read more on Cybersecurity and Privacy.

 


Smart Cities

Energy efficient buildings, smart mobility, smart public lighting and flood prevention are some examples of how smart cities and communities can be built using the solutions that will benefit the citizens, the city budget and the environment.
 

  • Adapt4EE
     

    Making public and private buildings more energy-efficient

  • Nobel
     

    Smart energy management for smart cities

  • Green@Hospital
     

    Making hospitals "healthier" and greener

  • UrbanFlood
     

    Managing climate change in urban contexts

  • SuperHub
     

    Tailor made mobility


Read more on Smart Cities.

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