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The Smart Ageing Prize is a competition that aims to identify the most promising solutions in Europe using ICT for active ageing and its main theme, this year, is ‘products and services that use innovative digital technologies to support older people to participate fully in social life’. The prize process supports selected applications to develop their business through small financial...

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As part of the work-programme, the AAL Programme intends to launch a new Challenge-led Call for Proposals in February 2018: “Smart Solutions for Ageing well”.
The aim of this call is to support innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects.

AAL Pre-...

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The Network for Access to Risk Finance and SMEs National Contact Points, Access4SMEs, jointly with the European Commission and the European Investment Bank will organize a webinar to present opportunities on the above mentioned instruments. In this sense we invite you to attend to this webinar that will take place next 17th November, from 12:00h to 13:30h (Central European Time).

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Registration is now open for the IMI2 – Call 13 webinars, which will be held on 27 November to 15 December. As usual, we will have webinars on all the topics plus a webinar on IMI’s rules and procedures. In addition, this time we will have a dedicated webinar for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to highlight the opportunities for them in this Call and provide them with information that may be particularly relevant for them.

Registration for the webinars is free but obligatory

The draft topic texts for IMI2 – Call 13 are online
 

Connected to the Open Info Day of the European Commission (December 8th, 2017 in Brussels) dedicated to “Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing” (SC1) in Horizon 2020, the EU-funded project Health-NCP-Net 2.0 is organizing a free of charge Partnering Event on December 7th, 2017 in Brussels which is meant to assist you in finding the right project partners for the upcoming Health calls.

The registration deadline has been prolonged until 5th of November

The draft of the SC1 part of the 2018-2020 Work Programme has just been pre-published on the Commission Work Programme

Download the SC1 Work Programme 2018-2020 here

Connected to the Open Info Day of the European Commission (December 8th, 2017 in Brussels) dedicated to “Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing” (SC1) in Horizon 2020, the EU-funded project Health-NCP-Net 2.0 is organizing a free of charge Partnering Event on December 7th, 2017 in Brussels which is meant to assist you in finding the right project partners for the upcoming Health calls.

Register here until 31st October

Research and Innovation: What's New in Health and life sciences

  • 15.11.2017 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - Virtual models tackle EU healthcare challenges

    Healthcare costs across Europe are increasing, with an ageing population and the burden of treating chronic diseases consuming valuable resources. EU-funded researchers have used Model-Based Therapeutics (MBT) - a process whereby computer models of the human body, patient data and automation are combined - to create new treatments for common medical problems that improve patient well-being and save money.
  • 15.11.2017 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - An efficient test for harmful chemicals in consumer products

    Brominated organic chemicals, man-made chemical compounds added to many consumer products to make them less flammable, have raised numerous health and environmental concerns in recent years. An EU-funded project is evaluating a commercially ready tool to test for the presence of these harmful substances and prevent them from affecting ecosystems and human health.
  • 15.11.2017 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - New microscope technologies light up vital medical research

    New photonic microscopes, systems and techniques developed within the EU-backed PHOQUS project are shining a light on vital medical research bringing life sciences and physics closer together. Findings will have direct applications in medicine, especially for better disease diagnosis.
  • 14.11.2017 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - Targeted treatment for colorectal cancer

    EU-funded researchers have developed an efficient colorectal cancer treatment that can prevent relapses in patients post-surgery. It involves applying drugs that kill cancer cells directly to the tumour site, eliminating the need for unpleasant, ongoing injections that can cause side effects.
  • 14.11.2017 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - From chickenpox to shingles: new insights

    The virus that causes chickenpox can also lead to more serious and painful conditions in older people. An EU-funded researcher is discovering how the virus interacts with the immune system and, possibly, how it might be controlled.
  • 14.11.2017 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - Europe's new neural engineers

    With EU support, academic and industrial partners across Europe came together to train early-career researchers in the emerging field of neural engineering. The skills learned promise to advance fields as diverse as cognitive computing and prosthetic limb control.
  • 14.11.2017 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - More inclusive physical education to better tackle obesity

    Obesity is on the rise in Europe and with that worrying signs of poor health, stigmatisation and social exclusion, especially among the young. International research is now under way to help schools tackle this scourge through physical education classes that better communicate the benefits of being active to all students, regardless of their gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race and social class.
  • 14.11.2017 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - Saving lives with a new liver dialysis device

    New technology could soon revolutionise the treatment of liver failure: an innovative dialysis device is currently being trialled. It aims to greatly improve the outlook for patients, helping them to recover or supporting them while they wait for a transplant, say the EU-funded researchers taking this innovation forward.