JRC News

  1. 17 Mar 2015

    Nearly a third of patents filed for technologies in digital communication at the European Patent Office originate in Asia (mainly China, Japan and Korea) and numbers are increasing; what are the consequences? This and other questions were addressed today at the JRC's conference on "The Role of Patents – Innovation in the European digital single market".

  2. 26 Feb 2015

    A JRC-hosted roundtable on creative and cultural industries on 25 February brought together policy- and law-makers, as well as cultural associations and foundations and other stakeholders, who discussed how to measure the impact of this remarkably dynamic and innovative sector.

  3. 25 Feb 2015

    The JRC and the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) association today agreed on cooperation in a range of fields of common interest, including environment and climate change, energy, transport, agriculture and food security, health and consumer protection, information society, technological advances, innovation and standardisation.

  4. 10 Feb 2015

    Today, on the occasion of the 2015 Safer Internet Day, the JRC presents Happy Onlife; an interactive game for children and adults, aimed at raising awareness of the risks and opportunities of the internet and promoting the best practices online.

  5. 28 Jan 2015

    The JRC organised today a round table debate focusing on digital privacy in relation to citizens` rights in the light of new technologies and commercial needs, in cooperation with the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE).

  6. 29 Dec 2014

    JRC scientists in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy have built a composite index (MPI-reg) that measures non-income related poverty by studying three dimensions: education, health and living standards.

  7. 2 Oct 2014

    Low digital skills and competences among school pupils and the need to integrate effective use of information and communication technologies into teacher training are among the most pressing challenges faced by European school education today.

  8. 19 Sep 2014

    A JRC-designed path for the visually impaired was inaugurated today in Melsungen, Germany. The new path will enable a visually impaired person to move around independently in the historical centre of Melsungen using a walking cane, which recognises the signals emitted by microchips placed in the pavement.

  9. 14 Apr 2014

    ICT excellence is highly concentrated in a few areas in Europe which are closely clustered among themselves. These are the main conclusions of a JRC-led study which maps ICT activity and ranks European regions based on their performance. Results show that most ICT activity takes place in 34 EU regions (out the 1303 analysed) located in 12 countries, which represent a large share of the total EU ICT activity.

  10. 24 Mar 2014

    e-Health deployment in European hospitals has increased slightly over the period 2010-2013. The gap between best performers (mostly Nordic countries) and less advanced countries (mostly Eastern European countries and Greece) in hospital e-health deployment has narrowed (from 42% in 2010 to 34% in 2013). Medical professionals actively use e-health functionalities once available.