Human Brain Project, Fight against coronavirus, HPC, EIC, EOSC and more
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15 July 2020
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The last Horizon 2020 calls in numbers
In the current year, the Horizon 2020 Framework programme will be
closing its funding opportunities. The first numbers proved that the
last calls and their topics attracted lots of attention, as the calls
have met great response.
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Proposals for scaling up the European Open Science Cloud
Ten proposals were submitted under the last calls of Horizon 2020 for
the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The calls,
with a deadline on 18 June 2020 and a total budget of €64,9 million,
aimed to consolidate, scale up and increase the service offer of the
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Coronavirus: Using European supercomputing, EU-funded research project
demonstrates promising results for potential treatment
The EU-funded consortium Exscalate4CoV just announced that an already
registered generic drug used to treat osteoporosis, Raloxifene, could be
an effective treatment for COVID-19 positive patients with mild or
asymptomatic infection. The consortium is using an EU-backed
supercomputing platform, one of the world's most powerful, to check the
potential impact of known molecules against the genomic structure of
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EuroHPC Joint Undertaking
Can supercomputers help find a COVID-19 treatment?
Launched in January 2020, the first project to receive funding from the
European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) is
now helping to support research into SARS-CoV-2.
MareNostrum Experimental Exascale Platform
19 proposals selected to develop a world-class supercomputing ecosystem
The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU)
selected 19 projects during the evaluation of its first research and
innovation call. These projects will help the EuroHPC JU to draw on the
skills and knowledge of European SMEs and industry to put its ambitious
work plan into action and develop HPC applications and services.
A Conceptual vision of a Datacenter/supercomputer on the cloud
Emerging technologies in brain research
How the digital revolution is transforming EU-funded brain research
As the world continues to be remodelled by the digital revolution, we
are seeing digital technologies embed themselves firmly into all aspects
of our lives, including into the mainstream of neurosciences research to
help unravel the complexity of brain disorders. A cross-cutting CORDIS
Results Pack highlights innovative projects from across the full
spectrum of EU-funded research programmes that are helping science make
sense of arguably the most complex and mysterious machine in existence –
the human brain.
digital rendering of a brain
EIC supports BRAINIAQS: Brain imaging with arrays of quantum sensors
The newly signed Pathfinder project called BRAINIAQS promises huge
breakthrough for biological imaging experiments. It will develop
state-of-the-art technology using quantum sensing.
stylized insight into human head and brain
Current challenges of neural nanotechnology: Developing brain-implants
The BrainCom project develops novel medical devices for restoration of
speech and communication in aphasic patients suffering from upper spinal
cord, brainstem or brain damage. At the same time the researchers also
tackle the ethical aspects of the innovative technology.
array of graphene sensors (screenshot from FETFX video-interview)
Flagships and large research initiatives
Paweł Świeboda is the new Director General of the Human Brain Project
The Human Brain Project (HBP) is the largest brain science project in
Europe and stands among the biggest research projects ever funded by the
European Union. Mr Paweł Świeboda takes up his position at the beginning
of the HBP’s final phase as a ten-year EU Flagship project.
Photo of Paweł Świeboda
EU projects in the fight against infectious diseases
FET-Proactive projects contribute to global research efforts into
Two former Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) projects have helped
to develop a software, which could support ongoing effort to prevent the
spread of infectious diseases.
Marilia, a new Pathfinder project focused on detection of pathogens in
The Marilia project got selected in the 2019 EIC Transition to
Innovation Activities call. The project’s aim is to develop industrial
low-cost identification assay improving the quality of water.
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eInfrastructure & Open Science Cloud
EOSC beyond 2020- next steps
To ensure the development beyond 2020 of the European Open Science Cloud
(EOSC), the open and trusted environment for accessing and managing
research data and related services, the EOSC interim Governance has been
working to establish a European Partnership under the Horizon Europe
programme. The draft EOSC European partnership proposal has now been
published. Furthermore, the stakeholders are invited to express their
interest to join the new EOSC Association, which is in process of being
established and will become the leading entity of the partnership.
Logo of the EOSC portal: a cloud surrounded by 12 stars reminding the
flag of the EU
Projects' news & stories
IM-TWIN: EIC Pathfinder project addressing autism spectrum disorders
The IM-TWIN project wants to develop an innovative, modular,
technological system for the monitoring and treatment of cognitive and
emotional skills of typical developed children and children with autism
PlusMe robot in testing
ODYSSEY: A new EIC Pathfinder project promising game-changing innovation
for eyeglasses industry
Imagine you can get on demand prescription eyeglass lenses, which are
laser-printed in the shop while you wait – that is exactly what the new
Pathfinder project ODYSSEY proposes.
glasses on the desk
Smartwave, a new Pathfinder project, will innovate the beam steering
The Smartwave project got selected in the 2019 EIC Pathfinder call. It
focuses on development of phase shifters for future generation phased
array antenna applications.
communication tower (transmitter)
MARVEL project will propose new diagnostic and therapeutic tools using
The MARVEL project is focused on diagnostics and regenerative medicine.
The new technology can help for example to detect cancer or provide
medicinal products for cardiac repair.
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Future Tech Week 2020
The European Commission in collaboration with FETFX organises the second
annual Future Tech Week, which will be held as a virtual event from 21
to 25 September 2020. Save the date!
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21/09/2020 - 25/09/2020
FET Disruptive Project Ideas Week
PREFET, a platform based on and bearing the same name as the ongoing
Pathfinder project, offers a four day event focusing on the top
technology trends for long-term Research and Development and social impact.
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26/10/2020 - 29/10/2020
Brussels, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium
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