The Multi-Actor Approach in Horizon 2020 Agri-Food calls is a critical component for proposals but is one that applicants often get wrong. What it really means, how you can address it well in your proposal, and some good and bad examples, explained by Ian Holmes, H2020 UK National Contact Point for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Blue Growth and the Bioeconomy.
Using Internet of Things (IoT), ActivAge aims to prolong and support the independent living of older adults, whilst responding to real needs of caregivers, service providers and public authorities. Have a look at the video to see how this works.
How can farmer-scientist cooperation deliver useful outcomes which can be quickly put into practice? The first "multi-actor" project under Horizon 2020, "HENNOVATION" explains how they used the multi-actor approach to improve animal welfare.
The science dissemination initiative called European Researchers' Night within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions was again a success in its last version in September 2016. This Europe wide public and open event aims to raise awareness about research, dispel stereotypes about researchers and entice young people to take up a research career in the future.
The future holds much potential, whether we'll end up in Utopia or Dystopia will be up to us and the following few generations. Walter Van de Velde, European Commission FET Programme and Strategy Officer gives an inspiring Tedx Talk on "The Deep Future? It Starts With Believing In It" and on how the European Commission still believes in magic with its Future & Emerging Technologies funding scheme.
This video by the EU-funded HEARTEN project describes their innovative mobile platform that will allow patients suffering from heart failure to be managed and linked with healthcare professionals, caregivers, their families, physical activity experts and nutritionists; all of this, just by using their smartphones.
The High Performance Analytics and Computing (HPAC) Platform within the Human Brain Project provides supercomputing, storage, and visualisation resources for the simulation of complex models and for analyzing huge neuroscientific datasets.