India and EU leaders have agreed to build a sustainable and comprehensive Connectivity Partnership, as well as cooperate on supercomputers to bring solutions to challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, during the 16th EU-India Summit held on the 8th of May.
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The Commission and India reaffirmed their shared principles and values at the 13th India-EU Joint ICT Working Group meeting on 19 April, and agreed to enhance their digital partnership in a number of key areas.
BETTEReHEALTH, funded under Horizon Europe and started in January 2021, aims at mapping and identifying human, technical and public policy factors that are barriers or enablers for eHealth implementation in low and lower middle income countries in Africa. BETTEReHEALTH will coordinate and support the deployment of sustainable eHealth solutions to derive strategies and policies for more successful use of eHealth, and thus better health.
Museums, opera houses and tourist attractions across Europe and the world are making more and more content available online to make the self-isolation and social distancing more enjoyable and relaxing for everyone in times of confinement.
The FLIPT project tests and develops a novel way of polymer processing via controlled solidification derived from natural materials with reduced use of water and energy ("aquamelt" concept).
The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation LaunchPad aims to turn results from FET funded projects into societal or economic innovations. Up to EUR 100.000 is available to support short actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a FET result into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts.
Hosting agreements have been signed between the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) and the eight sites where its first supercomputers will be located.
How can connectivity bring the EU and Asia closer? From geopolitics and economics to standards and finance, join European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the Asian Development Bank Takehiko Nakao and many others at the EU-Asia Connectivity Forum.
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.
This event was organised by the European Commission on 8 April 2019 as the first step towards developing a connectivity and data strategy for the Southern Mediterranean countries (South Med). It gathered 200 participants from governmental and private organisations from the North and South of the Mediterranean. The conference discussed how the changes brought by the EU's Digital Single Market offer the opportunity to put our relationship with the South Med on a new footing, focusing on areas that can have the biggest impact and where the EU has relevant experience and demonstrated expertise.
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.
The Biomedical Applications of Electromagnetic Energy workshop features the technological developments made by the project Semiconductor-based Ultrawideband Micromanipulation of CAncer STEm Cells (SUMCASTEC).
The European Union-African Union Digital Economy Task Force (EU-AU DETF) provides a platform of partnership for the private sector, donors, international organisations, financial institutions and civil society based on a shared understanding of how an already fast evolving African digital transformation can achieve cross-border integration, and bring benefits to all citizens. During 6 months, the EU-AU DETF developed a shared vision, a set of common agreed principles and a list of policy recommendations and actions focusing on four main objectives. You can read the final report here.
On May 23, 2019, the United States of America hosted the 16th U.S.-EU Information Society Dialogue (ISD) in Washington, D.C. Robert Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State, and Roberto Viola, Director General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), European Commission, co-chaired the dialogue.
A instant messaging group, that arose as part of a EU funded project called SURG-Africa, allows health workers to ask specialists for advice before – or sometimes during – surgical operations. The aim is to expand access to safe surgery in sub-Saharan Africa through training, supervision and the increased use of the World Health Organization’s surgical safety checklist.
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.
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.
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.
EIC FET-Open project STARDUST will deliver a conceptually new device for in vivo optogenetics, electrophysiology and triggered local drug-delivery for Parkinson’s Disease.
The changes brought by the EU’s Digital Single Market offer the opportunity to put the relationship between the EU and the Southern Mediterranean countries on a new footing. This was discussed during the high-level conference Digital4Med.