News & Events
November 20, 2017

This is the newsletter of the European Commission’s eHealth, Wellbeing and Ageing team. It is hosted by the Digital Agenda for Europe Newsroom. In this update: Top news, Calls, Research & Innovation, Events and Audiovisual.


Smart spatula for healthy cooking wins public vote Inovation Radar

COOKiT smart spatula for healthy cookingNext to the smart COOKiT spatula, two other winners presented innovative solutions for health and care at the ICT Proposers’ Day 2017. At this large event, the eHealth and ICT for Ageing topics were also presented; the slides are now available.
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Horizon 2020 calls for projects launched: 2 Billion for Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing

Horizon 2020 logoThe European Commission is calling for new projects to be funded under the Horizon 2020-Work Programme 2018-2020. With Europe facing healthcare challenges, ICT for health and ageing is an important part of this. Researchers and innovators in this field are requested to apply before 24 April 2018.
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2018 Call for proposals of the Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme pre-announced

Logo Active and Assisted Living (AAL) ProgrammeThe AAL Association has announced the challenge for its next AAL 2018 Call for proposals: ‘Smart Solutions for Ageing well’. The new challenge-led call will have room for more flexible, smaller innovation projects. It will open in February 2018.
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Silver Economy Awards – Application deadline extended

Logo Silver Economy AwardsThe Silver Economy Awards is an initiative to reward ICT-based innovative solutions that improve the lives of European seniors and support the growth of the European Silver Economy. If you offer such a solution and you represent a public authority, non-for-profit or for profit organisation, you can still apply until 10 December 2017.
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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.
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Security of health data exchange: end-user survey

The Horizon 2020 KONFIDO project is working to advance digital security of eHealth technology. In order to identify barriers and facilitators of cross-border data exchange, they have launched a survey. You can have your say until 19 November 2017.
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Cross4Health: unlocking collaboration between aerospace and energy for health innovation

The new Cross4Health project will promote and support innovative health solutions generated by Aerospace and Energy SMEs together with Health-related SMEs. More than 70 innovative project ideas will be selected and further supported.
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Mobile app captures early signs of Parkinson’s disease

i-PROGNOSIS is an EU-funded multiscope research project aiming to provide technology-based solutions against Parkinson’s. Their latest mobile app was presented at the ‘eHealth Tallinn 2017’ conference and offers opportunities for health professionals to detect subtle changes that neurologists cannot perceive in consultations.
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See also : i-Prognosis video


22 November 2017 — Health Foundry – London

‘Lunch & Learn’ legal workshop on data protection
This workshop will explore how European data protection laws impact data collection and processing, thereby affecting businesses. It is organised by eHealth Hub, an EU-funded initiative which provides free support to help eHealth start-ups thrive.
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6 December 2017 — BluePoint Brussels, Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80, 1030, Brussels

COCIR Digital Health Summit
COCIR Digital Health SummitThis event, organised by the European Coordination Committee of Radiological, Electronical and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR), aims to support developing measures in the digital health and care domains that will advance the Digital Single Market. The outcomes of the panel discussions may define some measures that could be included in a multi-stakeholder Digital Health Roadmap.
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7 – 8 December 2017 — Brussels, Belgium

Info Days Horizon 2020 ‘Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing’
The draft Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020 with new calls for project proposals in the field of Health, Wellbeing & Demographic Change has been published. For this occasion, two info days will be held, a general one and one focusing specifically on innovation procurement. Registrations have closed but you can follow them via live web-streaming.
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27 – 28 February 2018 — Brussels, Belgium

Save the date: Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing
This event will be dedicated to reviewing the action plans of the Action Groups and the Reference Sites Collaborative Network, and especially how these plans are aligned with the European Commission policy activities, notably the “Transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market” that was announced in the mid-term review of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market. The event is open to EIP partners.
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ActivAge project: Supporting Active and Healthy Ageing through IoT technologies

Screenshot of project video with the cartoon of an older lady and gentleman, surrounded and linked to devices with words security and privacyUsing Internet of Things (IoT), ActivAge aims to prolong and support the independent living of older adults, responding at the same time to real needs of caregivers, service providers and public authorities. Have a look at the video to see how this works.
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