Update: New questions have been published.
In the two years since the launch of the EU’s eCall emergency response system, which automatically calls emergency services in the event of a road accident, manufacturers have been quick to implement the life-saving technology, with around 3 million eCall-enabled vehicles already sold in Europe.
Tomáš Šedivec, Department of the Chief eGovernment Architect, Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic, has used IMAPS for assessing a number of digital public services provided by public administrations in the Czech Republic, such as the Czech Ministry of Health. He shared with us his IMAPS user experience and explained the benefits of IMAPS for his organisation.
On Tuesday, the EMA has published its Regulatory Science Strategy to 2025. The strategy provides a plan for advancing regulatory science over the next five years, covering both human and veterinary medicines.
The five key goals of the strategy include: catalysing the integration of science and technology in medicines development; driving collaborative evidence generation – improving the scientific quality of evaluations; advancing patient-centred access to medicines in partnership with healthcare systems; addressing emerging health threats and availability/therapeutic challenges; and enabling and leveraging research and innovation in regulatory science.
ESA launches the announcement of funding “Space in response to COVID-19 outbreak” in collaboration with the Italian Minister for Technological Innovation and Digitalization (MID) and the support of the Italian Space Agency and other countries. With this Announcement of Opportunity (AO), the ESA is inviting companies to submit their ideas for deploying and demonstrating services to respond to the emergency that Europe is facing because of the spread of the coronavirus.
Companies responding to the AO are invited to propose Demonstration Projects dedicated to the deployment and demonstration of pre-operational services, addressing Healthcare or Education.
ECSEL JU is inviting potential candidate partners in projects for their Call 2020-3 to express their vision on how electronics technologies, in collaboration with an already ongoing project of IMI “Trials@Home” – can simplify and accelerate the essential clinical trials phase when introducing new treatments and drugs.
At present, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is disrupting both society and economies across the world. EIT Digital is committed to support the pan-European ecosystem to find effective solutions in dealing with the pandemic’s societal and economic effects and implications. A number of deep tech scaleups from EIT Digital’s Accelerator program respond to the global challenges by offering their innovative solutions to support the affected sectors and ensure business continuity in this difficult period.
EMA has implemented a new system to issue electronic certificates for human and veterinary medicines. As of today, the Agency will no longer provide printed certificates but only electronically signed and authenticated certificates to maintain EMA’s ability to provide these documents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All available resources need to be brought to bear on the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Artificial intelligence can help fight the coronavirus through applications including population screening, notifications of when to seek medical help and tracking how infection spreads. The COVID-19 outbreak has triggered intense work on such applications, but, how much time is needed before the results will be visible? What risks are there in using big data to combat COVID-19, and what policies can mitigate any limitations that these risks impose?
In the last three months prior to the 2019 survey on the use of ICT in households and by individuals, one in two EU citizens (53%) aged 16-74 reported that they sought online health information related to injury, disease, nutrition, improving health or similar.
The highest share was recorded in Finland, where 76% of internet users searched online for health-related topics, followed by the Netherlands (74%), Cyprus (69%), Denmark (67%) and Germany (66%). In contrast, the lowest shares were observed in Bulgaria (30%), Romania (31%), Italy (35%) and Poland (47%).
Update: due to COVID-19, the event will be held online.
To affect this change, 2000+ pharma leaders (from across Commercial, Marketing / Digital, Medical, Patient Engagement, Market Access, RWE and Clinical) will join healthcare’s brightest innovators at eyeforpharma Barcelona 2020 – where pharma decision-makers come to learn, collaborate and see the future of our industry.
The 7th Human Brain Project (HBP) Summit & Open Day was held in Athens, Greece in February 2020. The Human Brain Project is one of the Flagships of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Programme. The focus this year was on the key steps taken to establish EBRAINS, the new European Research Infrastructure for Neuroscience. This video highlights the important and exciting moments of the fruitful four-day event.
Update: Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity together with the national planners unanimously decided to postpone the exercise for early 2021.
EIT Health supported Altoida helps protect caretakers and patients during COVID-19 pandemic.
Interview with Tomáš Šedivec, Department of the Chief eGovernment Architect, Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.
Tomáš Šedivec has used IMAPS for assessing a number of digital public services provided by public administrations in the Czech Republic, such as the Czech Ministry of Health. He shared with us his IMAPS user experience and explained the benefits of IMAPS for his organisation.
Update: The European AI Policy Conference is postponed due to the coronavirus. There will be a video webinar on Wednesday, March 25 from 11:00 to 12:00 PM CEST on “European AI Priorities Over the Next 6 Months.”
The European AI Policy Conference is a high-level forum to connect stakeholders working to promote AI in Europe, showcase advances in AI, and promote AI policies supporting its development to EU policymakers and thought leaders.
Andrea Jelinek, Chair of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), looked into the processing of different types of personal data in the measures taken by governments, public and private organisations throughout Europe to contain and mitigate COVID-19.
This event has been cancelled.
This workshop will provide best practices and ideas on how Digital Innovation Hubs can support public administrations, smart cities and healthcare organisations.