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18 March 2014
A Robot companion for the elderly - balancing autonomy and ethics

Professor Tom Sorell (University of Warwick) and Professor Heather Draper (University of Birmingham) have developped an ethical framework for companion robotics in the context of the ACCOMPANY project. In this blog post Professor...[more]


18 March 2014
Global approach, local results for new community networks

Community networks, combining low-cost hardware and open source software, enable a community to enjoy access to the internet independent of commercial providers. EU-funded research has taken a ‘glocal’ partnership...[more]


17 March 2014
FI-PPP International press release at FI-WARE meeting with entrepreneurs in Seville

FI-WARE FP7 Project met the press and announced FI-Labs expansion throughout Europe in order to create a powerful network of datacenters joining forces for promoting the adoption of FI-WARE as an open standard.[more]


17 March 2014
Video: Commissioner Neelie Kroes on mHealth

From simple apps to help you keep fit, to remote surgery - mobile technologies can be a huge help to healthcare. Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, sets out the...[more]


17 March 2014
CHEST project: Call for Ideas is now open!

The first CHEST Open Call is now running! Ideas can be submitted until 30 April 2014.[more]


17 March 2014
Innovate with ICT for energy and get EU funding

Need ICT for Energy Efficiency funding? Watch this video![more]


17 March 2014
Open access to scientific publications Horizon 2020 projects

Within the Horizon 2020 funding program, scientific articles published by EU-funded projects have to be freely accessible for all.[more]


17 March 2014
Info and Networking Day about Funding opportunities for Pre-Commercial Procurement ( PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative (PPI) in Horizon 2020 - 23/01/2014

On 23 January 2014 an Info and networking day took place around the PCP and PPI solutions related calls for proposals. Specifically the following calls in the 2014-2015 ICT LEIT Horizon 2020 Work Programme were addressed: ICT 36...[more]


17 March 2014
Towards further Globalisation of the Internet

Vice President Neelie Kroes today warmly welcomed the announcement of the United States Government to "transition out of the IANA function", which will allow a more global multi-stakeholder basis for an important element of...[more]


17 March 2014
Organic circuits - lighter, cheaper and bendier

A new type of plastic electronics made from organic materials is lighter, cheaper, and more flexible than any of today’s technology. Such circuits could be worn on clothing or placed inside medical sensors.[more]