Events - Human Brain Project & Dutch Neuroscience: Shaping Collaborations - 14 February 2020, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Health and life sciences - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 01:00
In this one-day event, HBP experts and leadership will present EBRAINS infrastructure, and demonstrate the capacities of the underlying HBP platforms.
They will present a range of opportunities for engagement of researchers in the project’s activities. These presentations will be coupled with talks by Dutch researchers, that may be interested in using HBP facilities in the near future. The event will be open for the wider research community.
14 February 2020 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Research Headlines - Creating sustainable value from used nappies

Health and life sciences - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 01:00
Disposable nappies, or diapers, are a hygienic time-saver - but one with an environmental impact. An EU and industry-funded project has developed collection and recycling systems that turn used nappies and similar products into profitable new materials for more sustainable use.
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Research Headlines - New blood for healthcare technology innovation

Health and life sciences - Mon, 11/25/2019 - 01:00
The potential for new advances drawing on medical physics and biomedical engineering is vast. Cross-disciplinary expertise is needed to unlock it for the benefit of society and industry, say the partners in an EU-funded network that is helping 15 young researchers to hone the required skills.
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Research Headlines - Pancreatic cancer test to offer life-saving early diagnosis

Health and life sciences - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 01:00
An innovative Swedish SME will soon launch a life-saving test for one of the most lethal and hard-to-detect forms of cancer. Clinically validated in an EU-funded project, the test could revolutionise the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, providing early detection with unprecedented accuracy, boosting patient survival rates and enabling widespread screening of high-risk groups.
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Research Headlines - Understanding food choices to create healthier eating habits

Health and life sciences - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 01:00
An EU-funded project is taking an innovative multi-disciplinary approach to improving our understanding of food choices. Knowledge gained will help policy-makers to 'nudge' people into eating more healthily, so reducing the incidence of food-intake disorders.
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Research Headlines - Diabetes prevention: a family affair

Health and life sciences - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 01:00
Are you likelier than others to develop type 2 diabetes? Lifestyle changes could dramatically reduce the risk, but you may need advice and support to make them. EU-funded researchers are trialling an affordable way for healthcare systems to make effective assistance available across entire populations - with a little help from patients' families.
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Research Headlines - A shared mouse-model network for disease research

Health and life sciences - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 01:00
An EU-funded project is integrating research resources and providing services to support access to specific mouse models for scientific investigation of the genetic foundations of human health and disease. The aim is to boost the translation of this knowledge into better treatments for patients.
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Events - Mapping Skill Needs & Supply in the Dairy Sector - Results & Recommendations - 26-27 November 2019, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Health and life sciences - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 01:00

After 117 interviews at dairy plants in 14 European countries, 53 interviews with dairy educational institutions and 65 ex-students, AEDIL is now ready to present Results & Recommendations based on the analysis of this vast amount of data.

We are very pleased to invite you to Leeuwarden, The Netherlands on the 26th of November and the 27th of November to:

    • Hear and see the results from this Erasmus+ project ‘Mapping skills needs and supply in the dairy sector’. • Hear the recommendations we wish to give back to the dairy sector based on the analysis of data and inputs from experts. • Give your inputs on how best to roll out the recommendations in your country and at a pan-European level.

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Events - Future in Medicine – Innovative Cell and Gene Therapies, ATMP Workshop - 3 December 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Health and life sciences - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 01:00
The workshop is organised by CARAT in collaboration with BIO.NRW.

Advances in CAR-T cell develoment made with in CARAT will be presented. Further, various aspects such as production, application and reimbursement options for this novel therapeutic approach will be examined. In addition to scientific lectures, a panel discussion on opportunities and threats of the broad application of CAR-T cell therapies from different viewpoints will be held.

Please register until November 26, 2019 by email:
Dr Martina Wessling: m.wessling@bio.nrw.de
Tel: +49 211 385 469-9205

Venue: Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union
Rue Montoyer 47
1000 Brussels
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Research Headlines - Benign-by-design approach to nano-innovation

Health and life sciences - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 01:00
EU-funded researchers have developed a fresh 'benign-by-design' approach to balancing the commercial and societal benefits of nanomaterial innovations and their environmental impacts, which are notoriously difficult to pinpoint.
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Research Headlines - The hunt for better ways to use psychology to treat pain

Health and life sciences - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 01:00
EU-funded researchers studied the way attention affects how we perceive pain, in the hope of improving the performance of psychological methods for treating chronic pain for the millions of people around the world who suffer from it.
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Research Headlines - The sensor that thinks for itself

Health and life sciences - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 01:00
EU-funded researchers have demonstrated a new type of biomedical sensor featuring embedded intelligence. The sensor measures ion concentrations but the computing principles have far-reaching implications for all kinds of biomedical and environmental sensing.
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Research Headlines - Tailoring smart homes to seniors and the disabled

Health and life sciences - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 01:00
EU-funded researchers have developed a hands-free, voice-controlled system for smart homes to facilitate and improve the day-to-day lives of seniors and the disabled, enabling them to operate appliances and go online without ever touching a device.
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Research Headlines - Decoding 'bubbles' from bodily fluids to diagnose disease

Health and life sciences - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 01:00
Miniscule messenger bubbles floating in all your bodily fluids could hold important insights into many complex diseases from Alzheimer's to heart disease - if they can be isolated, analysed and their messages decoded. An EU-funded researcher has made significant strides toward achieving that goal.
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Research Headlines - New drugs could reduce risk of stroke happening again

Health and life sciences - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 01:00
A wide-reaching EU-funded project is testing new anti-blood clotting treatment in patients who have suffered a brain haemorrhage. Researchers hope to reduce the risk of the patient suffering from another stroke, which would impair their quality of life and life expectancy.
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Events - Forward together with innovation:The importance of policy making in the era of personalised medicine - 3-4 December 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Health and life sciences - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 02:00
The ​Belgian ​capital ​has ​been ​chosen ​to ​host ​the ​event ​as ​the ​new ​Parliament ​will ​be ​in ​place ​after ​the ​summer ​elections, ​while ​a ​new ​European ​Commission ​will ​be ​in ​the ​process ​of ​being ​formed, ​ready ​to ​formally ​move ​into ​the ​Berlaymont ​not ​long ​afterwards.
The ​event ​will ​be ​held ​under ​the ​auspices ​of ​the ​Finnish ​Presidency ​of ​the ​EU, ​which ​will ​run ​from ​July ​to ​December. The ​Congress ​is ​in ​a ​focused ​format ​to ​allow ​concrete ​issues ​to ​be ​tackled ​and ​to ​have ​a ​dialogue ​with ​our ​policy ​makers. Essentially, ​this ​3rd ​annual ​Congress ​will ​provide ​the ​ideal ​space ​to ​allow ​for ​a ​meeting ​of ​minds ​and ​expertise ​and ​represent ​a ​vital ​opportunity ​for ​top-level ​discussion ​and the ​formulation ​of ​real ​action ​plans, ​for ​example ​in ​the ​area ​of ​translational ​research.
Congress ​will ​showcase ​different ​objectives ​which ​both ​the ​public ​and ​private ​sector ​can ​support, ​with ​a ​view ​to ​allowing ​the ​EU ​to ​present ​a ​common ​objective. Innovation ​and ​the ​incentives ​for ​it ​are ​key ​to ​health ​and ​wealth ​in ​the ​current ​EU-28 ​(and ​will ​be ​even ​more ​important ​after ​the ​UK ​leaves). It ​also ​encourages ​investment ​from ​outside ​of ​the ​EU, ​which ​is ​good ​for ​business ​and ​jobs. It ​is ​clear ​that ​innovation ​needs ​to ​soar ​to ​new ​heights, ​and ​be ​implemented ​and ​integrated, ​for ​the ​bene ​t ​of ​EU ​citizens.
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Research Headlines - New treatment could reduce disability in severe stroke patients

Health and life sciences - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 02:00
A wide-reaching EU-funded clinical trial is testing thrombectomies for severe stroke patients. Researchers hope to show that the treatment - which is only currently available for those who have suffered less severe strokes - can also improve the lives of severe stroke patients.
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Events - EU financial support for R&D through Horizon 2020 and EMA’s support to SMEs - 12 November 2019, Hamburg, Germany

Health and life sciences - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 02:00

Panel discussion

Bio-Europe, Hamburg, 11-13 November 2019
Horizon 2020, the European Union's Framework program for support to research and innovation provides various types of grants for research as well as other financial mechanisms. Small and Medium-sized companies (SMEs) can apply for these funds, in some cases as individual entities (e.g. the EIC Accelerator) or as a partner in a larger consortium applying for large collaborative research grants to work with academic groups and/or other companies including via the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). The European Medicines Agency (EMA) also provides specific and dedicated support for SMEs.

Moderator:

Stéphane Hogan, Head of Sector, Stakeholder Engagement, DG Research & Innovation, EC

Panellists:

Gregor Novak, Project Advisor, European Innovation Council Accelerator, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), EC

Angel Fuentes, Policy Officer, Sustainable Industry Systems unit, Prosperity Directorate, DG Research & Innovation, EC

Emmanuel Vincent, CEO, Aenitis Technologies, France

Magali Poinot, Advisor to the Executive Director, IMI

Constantinos Ziogas, Head of the SME office, EMA

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Events - EBRAINS – New enabling infrastructure for neuroscience - 25 November 2019, Heidelberg, Germany

Health and life sciences - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 02:00
This event is open to the entire scientific community, aiming to introduce EBRAINS with an overview of interdisciplinary efforts for the advance of digital neuroscience, presented by HBP leadership and experts.
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Events - A Future for All to INHERIT: Taking Action Now - 10 December 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Health and life sciences - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 02:00
Around the world, parallel environmental and societal crises are unfolding on an unprecedented scale, posing great threats to human health, well-being and our very existence. Time is running out. We need to take action now to ensure that these times of crises are the opportunity for a socially-just transition to a more sustainable future for all.

Join us on 10 December for key insights on:
• How the new European Commission and Parliament will deliver integrated measures for more sustainable, healthier and equitable societies;
• How EU Member States are achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through a whole-of-government approach;
• How municipalities across Europe and beyond are implementing concrete, innovative solutions for sustainable change;
• Whether “growth” can be sustainable environmentally, socially, and economically.

We welcome you to debate with conference speakers, discuss how to enable behaviour change for more sustainable futures, and apply the learnings from the 4-year EU H2020 research project, INHERIT.

VENUE: KVS-Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg | Royal Flemish Theatre Rue de Laeken 146 | Lakensestraat 146, 1000 Brussels
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