(24/09/2012 — 25/09/2012) The next stop of the cross-borders LSP Roadshow (www.buildconnectgrow.eu) will be the IT Forum –"Europe goes online" – in Cologne, Germany. It will be held September 24 - 25, 2012 in the Higher Regional Court Cologne, in a 101 year old historical building. Over two days several hundred invited guests will gain an insight into the progress and achievements of all LSPs and different European projects of the national e-Justice and e-Government sectors.
(17/10/2012) The workshop is addressed to scientists and project managers in SMEs, research institutes and universities, as well as hospitals in the fields of health, life sciences, genomics and biotechnology. The workshop will be dedicated to valorisation strategies for R&D results generated during, or at the end of, FP7 projects. It will provide practical, easy-to-use information on IPR aspects as well as on further financial resources from Venture Capitalists and Bank specialists.
(06/11/2012 — 07/11/2012) The event will reconvene the key Health 2.0 stakeholders in Europe: health entrepreneurs, IT solution providers, health professionals, patient organizations, health authorities, public and private insurance organizations, medical devices and pharmaceutical companies, telecom groups, VC and financiers, policy makers, academics. This conference is about leveraging the European Health 2.0 community to promote cross-pollination of ideas and collaboration. See detailed agenda on the conference website.
In the framework of the Connecting Europe Facility initiative, EU Digital Services Infrastructures (DSIs) will be deployed and operated for delivering cross borders eServices to support the EU Digital single market. Learning from and comparing similar initiatives all around the world through benchmarking activities will bring comparative, coherent and realistic figures. The study will deliver a report showing in practical terms what are the costs and the main needs and requirements for the setting up an entity responsible for running the services. Contract signed with Gartner Belgium BVBA on 24/8/2012 under the DIGIT Framework Contract Nr DI-06690 "Information and Communication Technology Advice, Benchmarking and Consulting Services (ABCII)" - Lot 1.
European Project GERYON which is seeking to improve and modernise the communications used by the emergency services. Firstly, it sets out to eliminate the incompatibilities existing among certain systems in order to facilitate interconnection among ambulances, firefighters, police, etc. And secondly, to combine the best of each system: the security of the classical emergency transmitters with the multimedia capability offered by the broadband of the 4G networks.
Challenging, colourful, multifaceted and at times surprising, the Rubik's Cube is probably one of the most famous inventions to emerge from Hungary. But while Erno Rubik, a sculptor and professor of architecture, can take credit for designing the world's best-selling puzzle, other Hungarians have been making equally colourful and surprising contributions to the world of science and technology. Read more...
The study will deliver a comprehensive analysis to assess the sustainability and future roll-out of the services developed by the portfolio of eGovernment CIP ICT PSP Large Scale Pilots (LSPs). The study will investigate the possible organisational, financial and resource as well as governance aspects for their long-term sustainability. The in-depth feasibility study should include a deployment cost/economic benefit analysis and an impact assessment of possible scenarios and propose one. Furthermore, the study should give concrete recommendations on how to make the proposed scenario happen. Contract signed with DELOITTE Consulting CVBA/SCRL on 28/8/2012 under the Framework Contract No SMART 2007/0035 – Lot 4: "Provision of impact assessment and/or ex-ante evaluation tasks in the sphere of ICT deployment, innovation, public services and quality of life"
European researchers set out to develop a process for manufacturing high-quality disposable polymer-based surgical blades with funding of the Disblade project. Their ultimate goal was to enhance surface sharpness by 40 % compared to existing SS blades and to demonstrate stiffness, sharpness and wear resistance comparable to that of SS blades.
To touch something is to understand it – emotionally and cognitive. It´s one of our important six senses, which we use and need in our daily lives. But accidents or illnesses can disrupt us from our sense of touch. European researchers of the projects NanoBioTact and NanoBioTouch delve deep into the mysteries of touch and have developed the first sensitive artificial finger.