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Regulatory Dialogue between the European Union and the Western Balkans

A core objective of the European Union’s engagement with the Western Balkans is to prepare them to meet all the requirements of membership. The 1st Regulatory Dialogue between the European Union and the Western Balkans on Information Society and Media was held in Brussels on 8 and 9 June.

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.

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.

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.

Special FET Pitch Event in Brussels

This is the final event of the Horizon 2020 project "COMPASS - Evidence and Opportunities for Responsible Innovation in SMEs". The event will be a meeting point for companies, researchers in the area of responsible innovation in industry, innovation support organizations and policymakers.

The FET-Open Laser Lightning Rod

Lightning is a fascinating albeit destructive manifestation of nature. Estimates on the average number of persons killed by lightning every year range from 6000 to as many as 24 000 worldwide. Lightning is also the cause of power outages, forest fires and damages to electronics and infrastructure amounting to billions of euros each year, making it a major societal concern.

Human-machine cooperation in healthcare

People are increasingly interacting with intelligent technology, as the real and digital worlds become intertwined. The EIC FET-Open project is working to bring new forms of human-machine collaboration into real-life educational settings for healthcare providers that will benefit students, trainers and patients.

Chromosome imaging promises breakthrough treatments

FET-Open-funded researchers are developing pioneering tools and techniques that will enable scientists to view chromosomes in unprecedented detail, greatly advancing research into life-saving treatments for cancer and cures for many genetic disorders.

Ultra Stable Lasers for Meteorology

Precision measurements of atmospheric conditions is a challenging but important task. One solution are laser based measurement systems. These enable precision wind velocity measurements for wind shear detection and the optimization of wind farm turbines. In addition, greenhouse gas concentrations can be measured from satellite based laser systems.