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e-Inclusion Newsletter - 16/12/2010

16 December 2010

Latest News

Review shows strong SME interest and government backing for ICT to assist the elderly

(16 December 2010) The European Commission today presented a report on the progress of the Ambient Assisted Living joint programme (AAL JP) which highlights very high levels of involvement by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in projects, strong levels of financial support by participating countries and recommendations to ensure ongoing positive results. This €600 million research and development funding programme involves 23 countries and the EU to improve the quality of life of senior citizens through smart ICT-based solutions. The report is addressed to the European Parliament and Council of Ministers and is an important step to reinforce the AAL JP, one of the key actions of the Digital Agenda for Europe. The AAL JP can make an important contribution to the forthcoming pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

We're Making It Personal – Are You?

17 January 2011 - 18 January 2011 Brussels, Belgium

This symposium will bring together healthcare professionals, researchers, companies, entrepreneurs, policy makers, health ministries and other stakeholders for an in-depth look at a variety of Personal Connected Health solutions and how these tools and services will fit into Europe's current and future healthcare model. The symposium will specifically target Chronic Condition Management, Ageing Independently and Health & Wellness topics.

See also: EC Research on Personal Health Systems

Second W3C Web and TV Workshop

8 February 2011 - 9 February 2011 Berlin, Germany

The IT industry is building the future web platform at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Open global standards for web technology are starting to be deployed in browsers, and the web community is enthusiastic about several new features such as location-based services. W3C is organizing this workshop to bring the television industry and other producers of consumer electronics into the discussion. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to share their own perspectives, requirements, and ideas to ensure that emerging global standards meet their needs. Additionally, a W3C Interest Group on "Web and TV" is currently being created, and the results of this second workshop will be fed into the work of this interest group.

See also: Draft charter of the W3C Interest Group on "Web and TV"

eHealthweek 2011

10 May 2011 - 12 May 2011 Budapest, Hungary

Major stakeholders, such as Government decision makers, Industry leaders, Hospital Chief Information Officers, Practitioners and Patient Groups from across Europe will participate in this event. Panel discussions, debates, high level presentations and actual case studies will highlight the eHealth contribution to healthcare delivery. The speakers will share their experience on successful implementations, new trends and challenges in the eHealth sector.

New in the Library

Getting in early: New opportunities to access ICT Research and Innovation

10 December 2010

How early can you go in as an investor in start-up ICT businesses and what are the risk and benefits? Over 2000 ICT R&D projects are supported by the European Commission through its 7th R&D ICT framework programme, with a budget of €9.1bn. The ICT framework covers a wide range of different ICT areas. Yet of all these R&D projects supported by EU finance only a small number go on to commercialise the results and successfully spin out a viable business and go on to attract finance and capitalize on the EC investment, meaning that many potentially very exciting new technologies, products and services never get to the market place- and never get to the equity community. Learn why investors should invest in ICT R&D projects at early stage.

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