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New matchmaking call for images of skin conditions

Leo Innovation Lab is partnering with the EU-funded eHealth Hub project and its Solution Match service to source clinically validated images of skin conditions. Such images will allow LEO to do research on the application of imaging technologies to support diagnosis, predictive and tracking solutions applied to skin diseases.

The 2018 Ageing Report: Underlying Assumptions and Projection Methodologies

The long-term projections show where (in which countries), when, and to what extent ageing pressures will accelerate as the baby-boom generation retires and as the EU population continues to extend its life span in the future. Hence, the projections are helpful in highlighting the immediate and future policy challenges for governments posed by demographic trends. The report provides a very rich set of information at the individual country level, compiled in a comparable manner. Comparable and reliable underlying projections are crucial since they cover a long time-span (until 2070).

Workshop on Open Research Data

The Directive on the re-use of Public Sector Information (the “PSI Directive” ) stipulated that all accessible information produced and collected by public sector institutions must be made available for reuse under open terms. Given the growing importance of open research data in the economy, the European Commission wishes to engage in a debate concerning the possible extension of the Directive to publicly-funded research data.

Webinar Horizon 2020 innovation procurement funding

Horizon 2020 provides EUR 124 million of EU funding for innovation procurement in 2018-2019 across different areas such as ICT, health, security and energy. Participate in this webinar to get up to speed about the Horizon 2020 funding conditions for pre-commercial procurement and public procurement of innovative solutions projects. Learn also about the open call that provides funding for pre-commercial procurements in any domain of public interest.

EU funded positioning kit for visually impaired smartphone owners

The French SME Navocap has created a smartphone-based navigation aid for cognitively-impaired and visually-impaired persons suffering from spatial disorientation. Funded by Horizon 2020, the positioning kit is both reliable and safe for urban pedestrian mobility.

Digital Health & Wellness Summit 2018

This annual event showcases the best innovators bringing digital technologies to improve healthcare delivery around the world. It allows matchmaking between suppliers and customers (policy-makers, hospitals, insurers), as well as digital health start-ups and investors.

DSM cloud stakeholder meeting

The Digital Single Market (DSM) Cloud Stakeholder meeting will bring together cloud experts and professionals. They will kick-off the work on a self-regulatory code of conduct for data porting and switching cloud providers and on a cloud security certification scheme.

Self-management of low back pain via an app leads to 20% less disability

With the selfBACK solution you can self-manage your low back pain through a smartphone app. A study estimates that selfBACK users experience a 20% reduction in pain-related disability at nine months follow-up, compared to patients who receive the standard treatment. In an article published by 'Impact Publication', Professor Paul Jarle Mork and Associate Professor Kerstin Bach (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) expand on the advantages of their work.

Shifting to value: Transforming Europe’s Health Systems

This conference will discuss the future of health systems and how Value-Based Healthcare can tackle the challenges they face. Speakers include Belgian Minister Maggie De Block (Social Affairs and Health) and Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho (Head of Unit Health, Wellbeing & Ageing, European Commission).

Smart Ageing Prize 2018

The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme, in collaboration with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has launched the 2nd edition of the Smart Ageing Prize. This competition aims to identify the most promising solutions in Europe using ICT for active ageing. Its main theme this year is 'products and services that use innovative digital technologies to support older people to participate fully in social life'. You can submit your idea before 30 March 2018.

Scale AHA Study: Work together to scale up digital innovation

The final report of the Scale AHA Study recommends to continue promoting the European reference sites and their collaborative work to innovate services for active and healthy ageing (AHA). The study also champions the twinning support scheme as part of the Digital Single Market initiative.

Gamification for cognitive stimulation

Who said that the cognitive training has to be tough and focused on boring and repetitive exercises? Based on recent studies on the medical use of gamification, ICT4Life developed specific games for people affected by Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or other kinds of dementia to offer them a tool to train their cognitive skills by playing alone or with their relatives or friends.