May 19, 2016

Hard work paying off: Eurice among Top-10 SMEs in Europe

Out of the more than 15,000 international SMEs participating in Horizon 2020, Eurice has reached the Top-10 regarding the number of project participations. The new official report published by the European Commission covers 101 call deadlines closed in 2014 with 36,139 unique applicants worldwide. It thereby identifies the most important facts as measured by the Key Performance Indicators,...
May 18, 2016

Registration now open! Special webinar series: "IP Challenges in Life Science"

There are few business sectors in which IP management and the professional exploitation of results are as crucial as in Life Science. As a partner of the European IPR Helpdesk we have been working on communication and training services for entrepreneurs, start-up companies or SMEs looking to protect their Intellectual Property. We are happy to announce that the Helpdesk has just opened the...
May 17, 2016

Fit for Health 2.0 supports applicants of the Call on Personalised Medicine in Rome

On 07 June 2016, “Fit for Health 2.0” will organise a full-day international training in Rome addressing applicants of the Call on Personalised Medicine in Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing in Horizon 2020. The event is tailored to the needs of representatives and researchers from companies, universities, research institutes, hospitals, and patient organisations, which are coordinating or...
Apr 26, 2016

Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

Every year April 26 marks the international "World Intellectual Property Day", which raises awareness of the role intellectual property rights such as copyright, patents or design play in fostering innovations around the globe. Just in time for this year's World IP Day the European IPR Helpdesk has released a short, entertaining animated video highlighting the importance of IP and...
Apr 18, 2016

The European Research Council (ERC) awards prestigious Advanced Grant to a professor of computer science at Saarland University

Prof. Hermanns’ project „Power to the People. Verified.“ addresses safety and security issues of embedded systems in e-bikes. You can read the press release in German language here.
Apr 18, 2016

GoodBerry kicks off project activities in Málaga

The GoodBerry project was officially launched at the kick-off meeting from 14-15 April 2016 and hosted by the coordinating institution Universidad de Málaga on its premises. The meeting was a perfect opportunity for the consortium members to come together for the first time and to lay the foundation for a successful cooperation in the years ahead. The kick-off meeting was introduced by the...
Apr 06, 2016

IMPROVE invited to EFFRA FoF Impact workshop

The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) together with the European commission will hold a workshop on the Impact of the Factories of the Future PPP  on April 14th and 15th in Brussels. The workshop aims at reporting on the success and impact of a selection of ongoing and completed PPP projects from FP7 and Horizon 2020. IMPROVE is invited and will take...
Apr 05, 2016

New project ScreenTB strives to make testing for active tuberculosis easier

According to the WHO, 1.5 million people were killed by TB in 2014. It now ranks alongside HIV as a leading cause of death worldwide. It is crucial for people who are affected by both HIV and TB to be reliably diagnosed with the latter, because the tuberculosis skin test can be compromised by HIV. The high burden of undiagnosed TB fuels on-going transmission and poor treatment outcomes. In...
Apr 04, 2016

One year of TRADITOM: Older and wiser

Following the official project start in March 2015, all TRADITOM partners have taken significant initial steps towards the realisation of the project’s objectives. Within year one, partners have put together the largest collection of European traditional tomato varieties by requesting seeds from seed banks, research laboratories and farmers associations. The initial aim of 1.200 varieties...
Mar 16, 2016

Improving yield and quality of tomato varieties in the face of climate change

Fresh fruits and vegetables are essential components of a healthy diet and are part of our everyday meals. For instance, fleshy fruits such as tomatoes, oranges or cherries provide an important source of vitamins, minerals, fibres and antioxidants. However, in the face of rapidly changing and increasingly extreme climate conditions, there is a need to design new strategies aimed at maintaining...