Heather Smith

European Artificial Intelligence (AI) leadership, the path for an integrated vision

As a general-purpose technology Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to bring about far-reaching effects on business and society. Worldwide, governments have launched ambitious programmes to support the development of AI-based technologies and achieve technology leadership. Against this background, this study was commissioned by the Policy Department A upon request of the ITRE Committee to feed …

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Future and Emerging Technologies proactive project searches for a new cure for cancer

The FET Proactive project MECHANO_CONTROL is investigating how external mechanical forces affect biological processes, including tumor growth. This project could open up new avenues for cancer research. Mechanical forces transmitted through specific molecular bonds drive biological function, and their understanding and control hold an uncharted potential in oncology, regenerative medicine and biomaterial design. Unfortunately, this …

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15 new FET Proactive research and innovation actions chosen

Under the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme, and specifically FET-Proactive, 15 new research and innovation contracts have been signed. These projects will strive to create and consolidate science-to-technology breaktroughs, establish multidisciplinary research communities and help develop innovation around them. The essence of FET Proactive is to encourage researchers from different disciplines to work together to open …

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Can the Digital World Encourage Healthy Living?

For better or worse, many of us are hooked to our digital devices. We use them to socialize, learn about the world around us, and have a few laughs. The Consumer Goods Forum Health & Wellness initiativealso sees opportunities to empower people to live healthier lives and drive shared value with a digital framework. Do our …

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What Internet Habits Say about Mental Health

Researchers find clues to depression in what people do online Consider two questions. First: Who are you? What makes you different from your peers, in terms of the things you buy, the clothes you wear, and the car you drive (or refuse to)? What makes you unique in terms of your basic psychological make-up—the part …

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Long read sequencing and cell/organoid differentiation

DigiTwins partner Prof. George Church from Harvard Medical School and his group are taking multiple approaches towards the medicine of the future with advances in long-read sequencing and cell/organoid differentiation for autologous transplantation. The induced-pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology has opened new frontiers to regeneration and organ replacement. Many protocols have been generated and optimized …

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Health at a Glance: Europe 2018 – State of Health in the EU Cycle

Health at a Glance: Europe 2018 presents comparative analyses of the health status of EU citizens and the performance of the health systems of the 28 EU Member States, 5 candidate countries and 3 EFTA countries. It is the first step in the State of Health in the EU cycle of knowledge brokering. This publication …

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The 4YFN Awards 2019

FIVE finalists, ONE winner! The 4YFN Awards 2019 is the startup competition of the 4YFN during MWC Barcelona 2019 event, focused on accelerating business development and the investment of new technologies.  Startups have the opportunity to be selected as one of 5 finalist to pitch on the main stage in front of a 450+ capacity …

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The EU Blockchain Roundtable supports efforts to deploy blockchain technologies in the EU

Industry leaders and innovative startups have agreed to work together with Governments and the European Commission to support the development of blockchain technology. This will reinforce the chances of developing the right conditions for this technology to flourish and boost Europe’s chances of maintaining its leadership in this field. The EU Blockchain Industry Roundtable, which …

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The digital transformation of health and care will improve the lives of all Europeans

Many things are happening in the European digital health and care domain. A European exchange format for Electronic Health Records is getting closer and more and more countries are joining the declaration to share access to their genomic databanks. Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Andriukaitis unveils his ambitious view on all of this in …

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