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INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP

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DIGITAL ECONOMY

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SCALE-UP: THE NAME OF THE GAME

Travelling to INNOVEIT 2015 in Budapest, Portal met with EIT Digital chief executive Professor Willem Jonker, who detailed how

the KIC has developed since 2010, the creation of a new hub in Silicon Valley, and the encouraging European entrepreneurship. He

also provided an insight into the role of the KIC in creating jobs and key targets for the next five years

SPARKING THE DIGITAL CONNECTION

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Portal carries the announcement of the creation of the Digital Single Market by European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip

TAPPING THE FUTURE

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At the European Business Summit 2015, MasterCard executive Ann Cairns explained to Portal the varying trends in moving to mobile payments

THREE PRIORITIES

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At the 2015 European Business Summit, Portal heard from Intel corporate vice-president Christian Morales on three digital economy priorities

WATCHING THE WATCHERS

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Vice-principal Dr Steven N Liss outlines the importance of research undertaken at the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University, Canada

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH

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JOINING FORCES FOR E-HEALTH

Portal explores some of the points made by various influential speakers at the eHealth Week conference in Riga concerning the importance of e and m-health

PROFILE:

The CARDIS Project works to develop a low cost, non-invasive, point of care screening device for cardiovascular diseases

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3D CONNECTION

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As European and Australian researchers collaborate in the NEXT-3D health project, Portal hears from co-ordinator Dr Artemis Stamboulis

PROFILE:

The Institute of Fundamental Technological Research outlines its health-related research fronts

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PROFILE:

The AIDE project works to create interfaces that can adapt to all situations when assisting disabled people in everyday life

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MORE THAN JUST IMAGING

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The CABMM’s leading researchers discuss proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and the findings of initial surveys concerning dogs

HEALTH & PATIENT DATA

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INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE

The executive director of the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine, Denis Horgan, writes on the potential in the sector

ASSESSING THE DATA

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Portal explores the study of the German Ethics Council into the use of big health data, with comments from the organisation’s Dr Nora Schultz

PROFILE:

Black Swan Analysis works towards understanding the big picture when it comes to healthcare innovation

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ADOPTING A GATEWAY FOR HEALTH

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Writing for Portal, Michaela Th Mayrhofer, senior project manager at Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Research Infrastructure,

details the development of the ERIC, the wide-ranging benefits of Europe’s biobanks, and realising the potential of this multinational

research network. She also provides an insight into BBMRI-ERIC’s role in Horizon 2020-funded projects

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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 TA L

www.horizon2020projects.com

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ORGANIC PARTNERING

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Portal details the European Commission’s support for chemistry, including the SPIRE cPPP and the BBI JU, amidst pressure on resources

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Preparative pathways must be developed if novel materials and new functions can be gained, explains Professor Mathias S Wickleder

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BLUE SKY BORON

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Portal sets out the second ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Professor Dr Holger Braunschweig for his research into the element boron

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The Novoa Group of the Department of Physical Chemistry is working towards the rational design of bistable molecule-based materials

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NATIONAL FOCUS: PORTUGAL

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INVISIBLE EUROPE

Portal carries the thoughts of Portuguese EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas as he marks the 30th anniversary of the country’s membership signatory

STAYING THE COURSE

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Announced in April as the new president of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, Maria Arménia Carrondo writes

exclusively for Portal about the country’s investment in PhDs, a review of its centres of excellence, goals for Horizon 2020, and

Portugal’s international connections, in particular with a number of universities in the United States

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Professor Isabel Coelhoso highlights her main achievements in the topic of membrane development from biopolymers

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PROFILE:

The Champalimaud Foundation works at the cutting-edge of research to improve the health and wellbeing of people the world over

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EXCELLENT SCIENCE (continued)

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