Malta is holding a Presidency event, in cooperation with the Commission, to inform the community about the status of the preparation of the Quantum Technology (QT) Flagship and to promote its objectives. The high level experts group will present its first recommendations towards the QT Flagship. It will be a key contribution to the definition of the research topics for the first three years of the Flagship, starting in 2018. At the event, several countries intend to announce important national initiatives that complement very well the European strategy.
The European Aviation Safety Agency and the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EU) of the EU Institutions signed on 10 February 2017 a Memorandum of Cooperation with a view to the establishment of a European Centre for Cyber Security in Aviation (ECCSA).
QuantERA organises a networking event to allow researchers to exchange ideas in order to form or strengthen consortia for proposals to its Call 2017 on Quantum Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies.
The European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee recently presented a report on civil law rules on robotics. As there is an increasing public debate about the use of robots and artificial intelligence, this initiative comes at the right time and raises important questions for the European Union. I presented the European Commission's first reaction to this report during a seminar in the European Parliament.
The future holds much potential, whether we'll end up in Utopia or Dystopia will be up to us and the following few generations. Walter Van de Velde, European Commission FET Programme and Strategy Officer gives an inspiring Tedx Talk on "The Deep Future? It Starts With Believing In It" and on how the European Commission still believes in magic with its Future & Emerging Technologies funding scheme.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic, as yet incurable disease. Early diagnosis is a matter of increasing urgency, as prompt detection improves patient outcomes. Scientists of the EU-funded DIPAR project developed a digital sensor pen. By recording biomarkers, it enables diagnosis and monitoring of PD.
Healthcare systems nowadays require a robust supply of both highly proficient eHealth/IT professionals as well as an overall workforce that has a sufficient level of digital skills to make the optimum use of eHealth information technology. You can now have your say on this matter: What are the needs, trends and gaps you are experiencing?