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H O R I Z O N 2 0 2 0 P R O J E C T S : P O R T A L

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SMART FUTURES (continued)

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TOWARDS NEGATIVE CO

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EMISSIONS

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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd’s Dr Sebastian Teir on the potential for mitigating climate change using new technologies

ENABLING THE TRANSITION

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EDSO’s Christian Buchel discusses the role of DSOs in enabling the energy transition and some of the benefits of the smart grid revolution

SMART SOLUTIONS

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Chief strategy officer at geo Simon Anderson tells

Portal

why new solutions are needed for the way energy is used

GETTING SMARTER

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Eric Woods, research director at Navigant Research, spoke to

Portal

about how smart cities are evolving

PROFILE:

LNEG researches, demonstrates and transfers knowledge in energy and geology, benefitting decision makers and the economy

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PROFILE:

Based in Malmö, Sweden, Modcam AB explains how computer vision and retail analytics provide data on the behaviour of shoppers

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INDUSTRY

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THE PATENT RACE

Leif Nielsen and Poul Erik Bak of Patrade A/S explain why one million filed Chinese patent applications matter in Europe

INNOVATION LEADERS

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Portal

speaks to Ian Roberts and Michael Thiel, the 2016 recipients of the CTO of the Year Award

EUROPE’S INDUSTRIAL FIST

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The REinEU 2016 event saw Robert Jan-Smits outline the commission’s FIST strategy

PROFILE:

Hessen Trade & Invest presents some success stories for the reindustrialisation of Europe

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SUPPORTING INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION

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At the REinEU 2016 event in Bratislava, Slovakia,

Portal

listened to Sean O’Reagain discuss Horizon 2020 and strategic industrial innovation

SOCIETAL CHALLENGES: HEALTH

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PUBLIC HEALTH

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TREATING INCONTINENCE

With some 2% of the population thought to experience faecal incontinence,

Portal

looks at some of the available treatment options

PROFILE:

My-qup Medical offers holistic and user-centred ABL management solutions, empowering patients to recover quality of life

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DEFEATING DIABETES

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Diabetes UK, the country’s largest diabetes research charity and a leading source of support for every person affected by or at risk

of the condition, is calling for swift action to stem the threat of diabetes and improve the care of the millions of people already living

with some form of it.

Portal

spoke to head of policy Robin Hewings to find out more

PROFILE:

Dr Stefanie Hauck of Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany, details the connections between proteomics and epidemiology

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HEALTHCARE AND CITIES

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Healthcare and cities are two of the ways Newcastle University is leading the pack in ageing activity, as Graham Armitage explains

SLEEP MATTERS

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Lack of sleep has significant costs in terms of both loss of GDP and health impacts, as

Portal

reports

PROFILE:

Finnish SME Nukute Oy has discovered a novel way to diagnose and treat insomnia and sleep apnoea

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POLICY MAKING SUPPORT

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The University of Southern Denmark’s Professor Arja R Aro outlines how policy makers can benefit from support by researchers

OMICS IN ROUTINE HEALTHCARE

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Recent developments in genomics, proteomics and metabolomics are opening unprecedented opportunities in understanding health

and disease. Personalised healthcare enabled by the era of omics-aided diagnostics can be seen as a technological vision, but how

distant is the future of omics in routine healthcare? Brainshake CEO Teemu Suna gives his insight

E-HEALTH

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INTEGRATION AND INTEROPERABILITY

At EHI Live 2016, Inderjit Singh and Richard Jefferson outlined NHS work towards interoperability and integrated care

PROFILE:

Germany-based software developer Nurogames details how project development and gamification can help improve health

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LIFE SCIENCES

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ON THE HORIZON

LS2 president Jean Gruenberg outlines the reasons behind Switzerland’s impressive reputation in research and development

REJECTION PROOF

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Ksenia Stankevich of Russia’s National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University is spearheading an effort to overcome medical implant rejection