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The turning point: digital innovation in education and training

The European Research and Innovation Days 2021 take place this week on 23 and 24 June. Since COVID19 struck more than a year ago, innovation and access to digital tools for education and training have become important priorities across Europe and offered new opportunities for the EdTech sector.

 
Final report available - Benchmarking of innovation procurement investments and policy frameworks across Europe

Want to know how much the public sector in your country invests in adopting innovations and in which sectors they invest most (health, ICT..)? Keen to find out if your country has an action plan, target, financial incentives and a competence center for innovation procurement? Check out the results of the EU wide benchmarking of national policy frameworks and investments on innovation procurement across Europe. Now available: Final report, executive summary, country profiles of all 30 benchmarked countries as well as presentations and video of the final workshop that presented the results.

 
Roaming in the European Union - Brochure

This brochure gives an overview of roaming in the European Union. Roaming charges ended for Europeans travelling within the EU countries on 15 June 2017. It took 10 years to eliminate them.

 
PROEMPOWER pilot phase: first positive feedback from end-users

400 patients across Turkey, Portugal, Spain and Italy are actively testing the new personalised diabetes management solutions developed in the PROEMPOWER pre-commercial procurement. Close to 90% of the patients monitored in their homes via the ProEmpower solutions have already returned to normal glucose values. This is thanks to data from Bluetooth-connected glucometers, blood pressure monitors, scales and smart trackers that is transferred automatically to the healthcare professionals, enabling better and more reactive diabetes care. Check out the video!

 
Meet the jury of the European Broadband Awards 2019

The projects applying for the European Broadband Awards 2019 will be assessed by a jury composed of five European broadband experts with comprehensive experience. The jury will select the finalists and the winners in each of the five award categories. The jury members are: Ivančica Urh, Mart Võrklaev, Koen Salemink, Maija Ahokas & Konstantinos Champidis.

 
H2020 - What can your Health National Contact Point do for you?

Societal Challenge 1 National Contact Points (SC1 NCPs), also referred to as “Health NCPs”, are people nominated by the national authorities in Member States and Associated Countries to provide assistance to potential Horizon 2020 applicants in their countries.

 
CONNECARE - Personalised Connected Care for Complex Chronic Patients

7 out of 10 hospital beds across Europe are occupied by people with chronic long term conditions. By integrating our health and social welfare systems, the EU funded project CONNECARE has the ambition to co-design, develop, deploy and evaluate a novel smart, adaptive integrated care system for chronic care management.

 
Congratulations to the Trillium II Prize Award Winners

On June 13, 2019 at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference in Helsinki, the winners of the Trillium Prize competition for most innovative idea or use of the International Patient Summary (IPS) standard were announced.

 
Packing some power: storing energy at ultra high temperatures

Is it possible to store energy at extremely high temperatures of up to 2000ºC? What are the advantages of having such technology? And what are the challenges when it comes to developing it? These are just some of the burning questions scientists from the FET-Open Amadeus project are trying to answer at an experimental foundry in Norway.

 
Improving disease detection through ultra-high-field MRIs

The widespread adoption of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revolutionised clinical medicine, and the revolution has not stopped. Scientists in the FET-Open project are exploring ways to make MRIs even more effective - aiming to help patients get the best possible treatment through early disease detection.

 
MERLIN: Helping today's researchers create tomorrow's enterprises

Do you have research results worthy of being exploited? But when it comes to the next stage of commercializing or setting up a company, are unsure of how to take the first step? MERLIN, as part of the EU’s Innovation Radar initiative, is your opportunity to take you and your research results to the next level.

 
Few days left: apply for the European Broadband Awards by 6 September!

Are you involved in a project on very high-capacity networks, infrastructure or applications? Has your project been at least 65% completed? Would you like to see your project recognised at a European level? Then don't miss the chance to apply for the 2019 European Broadband Awards! Big or small, rural or urban, private or public, you might be the next winner in one of the five categories. The winners will be announced in December 2019 and showcased across Europe in European Commission and very high-capacity network events. Deadline for application is Friday, 6 September 2019.