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Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) (Unit C.3)

Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) (Unit C.3)

B2G data sharing in cities: series of 5 workshops

On the initiative of Amsterdam and Florence, both signatories of the movement, supported by Eurocities and the European Commission, a series of workshops will be organised to reflect on on how cities and regions can further develop Business-to-Government (B2G) data sharing and on opportunities for upscaling data sharing practices across Europe.

5th plenary meeting

The 5th plenary meeting with signatories took place on the 22nd of April and focused on How Local Digital Twins can contribute to the European Green Deal. The meeting counted with over 100 participants and joined the signatory Cities and the European Covenant of Mayors.

Living-in EU and the Covenant of Mayors on ‘How Local Digital Twins can contribute to the European Green Deal/ transition'

The workshop aims to discuss the twin digital and green transition, with a particular focus on the potential of Local Digital Twins. It will feature high level keynote speeches and a panel discussion on the twin digital and green transition at local level with city mayors. Breakout sessions will explore how cities and communities are using local digital twins to drive efficiencies in service delivery and reduce emissions, led by practitioners from cities and research institutes from across the EU. The workshop is organised in the context of next meeting of Living-in EU signatories, in conjunct

Stakeholder Consultation on European Interoperability Framework for Smart Cities and Communities

Appointed by the European Commission, Deloitte and KU Leuven are currently developing a proposal for a European Interoperability Framework for Smart Cities and Communities (EIF4SCC). Take part in the current stakeholder consultation by the 12 April 2021 and help us shape this promising document! Your contribution will help to fine tune it and make it a great tool for local government leaders in the digital transformation of their city or community.

HBP Call for Expressions of Interest (CEoI): COVID-19 and its impact on the brain and mental health

A Human Brain Project (HBP) Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) to support COVID-19 research, in particular in the field of COVID-19-related brain-disorders and mental health issues, by building on the strengths of EBRAINS research infrastructure. The successful applicant(s) will contribute, in close collaboration with HBP Partners, to the HBP project mission, complement expertise already present in the HBP, and use a portfolio of tools and services provided by EBRAINS to conduct the proposed work.

Research Meets Industry

FET BRIEFING organizes an online matchmaking event for Future and Emerging Technologies projects focused on energy.

A-LEAF: exploring artificial photosynthesis

The objective of the A-LEAF (An Artificial Leaf) project is to develop a novel concept for a photo-electro-catalytic cell from earth-abundant materials for sustainable solar production of CO2-based chemicals and fuels. It is a FET Proactive project that started in January 2017.

Bio4Comp unveils novel aspects of cell function

Bio4Comp is a 66-month FET Proactive project, which started in January 2017. It focuses on parallel network-based biocomputation. The project has recently published a study presenting the use of their technology in molecular research.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

More than 5 years ago, on 22 December 2015, the UN General Assembly decided to establish an annual International Day to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. Since then, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated on 11 February, to commemorate the inaugural High-Level World Women’s Health and Development Forum, which gave birth to the original idea and took place on the same date in 2015.

Connect University Online Session on: Intraneural stimulation: the role in restoring sensory, motor and autonomic neural functions

Neuroengineering is a novel discipline combining engineering including micro and nanotechnology, electrical and mechanical, and computer science with cellular, molecular, cognitive neuroscience with two main goals: (i) increase our basic knowledge of how the nervous system works; (ii) develop systems able to restore functions in people affected by different types of neural disability. In the past years, several breakthroughs have been reached by neuroengineers in particular on the development of neurotechnologies able to restore sensorimotor functions in disabled people.

Interview with Future and Emerging Technologies Innovator Silvia Scaglione

Silvia Scaglione is specialist in bioengineering. Since 2010, she is a permanent researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and head of the Laboratory of Tissue Engineering CNR-IEIIT in Genoa. She is also founder, president and chief scientist of React4Life, an innovative biotech start-up.

Molecules That Count

Bio4Comp organises this webinar informing about its achievements. Learn how millions of biomolecules can solve mathematical problems energy efficiently and how this technology could transform computing and biotechnology alike.

OPSCIDIA project detects early trends in research and development

OPSCIDIA offers tools to detect early trends in specific research and development areas. Based on the automatic analysis of a large number of scientific articles and projects, the OPSCIDIA tools are useful for R&D teams, innovation professionals and public decision makers.