Today marks the beginning of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF2018) in Toulouse. This is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe that brings together over 4000 delegates from 80 countries. At this event Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, will deliver a keynote speech on Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme proposed for 2020-2027.
The European Council confirmed in Brussels yesterday the set-up of an European Innovation Council for market-creating innovation under the next EU long-term budget. The Council also invited the Commission to launch a new pilot initiative on breakthrough innovation within the remaining time of Horizon 2020.
A total of 242 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 30 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the SME Instrument. The companies will receive a total amount of €12 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market.
The Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) Summer School offers keynote lectures of world-class international researchers and hands-on training on computer modelling. Attendees will be able to handle synchrotron images, perform human body motion captures, run finite element simulations or create agent-based models.
As part of the EU-funded inDemand community, companies co-develop their innovations with health care professionals and validate them into their health care organisations. Are you interested and would you like to know more? Join the webinar on 11 June 2018 at 3 pm CET.
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission today proposed €100 billion for research and innovation. The new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation. Horizon Europe is the most ambitious research and innovation programme ever.
During IoT Week 2018, the EU-funded ACTIVAGE Large Scale Pilot will present its vision and achievements regarding Internet of Things for active and healthy ageing (AHA-IoT). The project will pre-announce its Open Call for proposals of new AHA-IoT services and solutions, and SMEs and H2020 projects can discuss engagement in the ACTIVAGE AHA-IoT ecosystem.
With a budget of almost €5 Million, the EU-funded C3-Cloud project will establish an ICT infrastructure facilitating a collaborative care and cure cloud to enable continuous coordination of patient-centred care activities by a multidisciplinary care team or informal care givers.
The European funded City4Age project aims to make cities more age-friendly. It will create innovative ICT tools and services for early detection of risks related to frailty and of Mild Cognitive Impairments (MCI). The services will be tested in several European cities, as well as in Singapore.