The European Commission is holding its first Innovation Convention following the adoption of the Innovation Union Flagship initiative in October 2010. This major event will gather more than 1200 participants involved in the innovation chain, including high-level policy makers, leading CEOs, deans of universities and research centres, bankers, venture capitalists, top researchers and innovators. The programme of the Innovation Convention will include master classes and round tables on innovation, an interactive panel debate with global innovation players and the award of the Women Innovators Prize. The exhibition of the Innovation Convention will showcase exciting research and innovation results being developed in Europe.
Participation is free but places are limited so you need to register for the event. Read more
Watch a 4-minutes Video on Magwire, the project that shows how technology can make the ICT world more eco-friendly. Read more
I would like to welcome you to the first issue of the Nanoelectronics Newsletter. Recently appointed Head of Unit for Nanoelectronics, I am looking forward to an effective collaboration.
Europe needs more than ever to stay competitive and gain scientific and technological supremacy. Also, we need to find answers for various societal challenges: health, ageing population, energy, mobility, environment, safety, communications, etc.
Tackling these issues is highly dependent on research and innovation in nanoelectronics as key drivers of social and economic prosperity and of environmental sustainability.
I am convinced that working together we can deliver the best results for a competitive Europe in the nanoelectronics field.
Willy VAN PUYMBROECK
Join the ICT for Energy Efficiency wiki-site! It is designed to share information about local, regional and national ICT initiatives to improve energy efficiency. The wiki is now fully operative and provides practical advice and examples of good practices in the planning and implementation of energy efficiency initiatives involving ICT. These materials together with the executive summary of the current content is available in 22 languages at http://ict4eewiki.eu.
Learn how EU VPH funded projects are working on efficient ways of integrating various levels of information to improve the holistic approach of the human body and its behaviour in front of illnesses. Watch a short film (09:37mn) profiling the work of the Virtual Physiological Human research and clinical communities. Read more
Varese, Centro Congressi Ville Ponti (Italy)
Developmental Neurotoxicity is an issue of growing concern in the context of chemical exposure. The developing human nervous system is susceptible to toxicants, and exposure during development may cause lasting neurological deficits. This conference will bring together diverse stakeholders from around the globe (research scientists, regulators, industry representatives, academics, paediatricians etc.) Read more
FET11 is a European forum dedicated to frontier research in future and emerging information technologies. The event will give an opportunity to take an early look at what are likely to become tomorrow’s science successes and groundbreaking technologies based on ICT-led research. During the event, diverse communities will meet to discuss visionary, high-risk research in a broad range of scientific fields and debate on technologies which will emerge at their crossroads - and on their societal impact. An exhibition is organised in parallel. Expected participants include scientists, policy makers, European researchers, industry representatives and journalists. The event is co-organised by the European Commission, ERCIM (the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, under the auspices of the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union. Read more
A new section on JRC-IHCP Computational Toxicology and Biostatistics activities is now available on the IHCP web site. Computational (in silico) methods, sometimes referred to as “non-testing methods”, can be used to reduce our reliance on experimental testing, and in particular animal testing. The Biostatistics team contributes its statistical expertise to activities on alternative (non-animal) methods and assessment strategies for chemical toxicity. Read more
The Commission considers wide broadband coverage in Europe as crucial for fostering growth and jobs in Europe. This is why EU telecoms legislation, structural and rural policy instruments need to be mobilised in full respect of state aid rules in a joint drive to bring high-speed “broadband” internet access to all Europeans, in particular to the EU’s less-developed areas. Read more