Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: PHC-34-2014 | Award Amount: 939.72K | Year: 2015
ASSESS CT will contribute to better semantic interoperability of eHealth services in Europe, in order to optimise care and to minimise harm in delivery of care. In a joint one-year effort, the ASSESS CT consortium will investigate the fitness of the clinical terminology SNOMED CT as a potential standard for EU-wide eHealth deployments, scrutinising clinical, technical, financial, and organisational aspects. Unbiased towards SNOMED CT adoption, the ASSESS CT project will employ established evaluation approaches from social science. It will scrutinise adoption against two alternative scenarios: to abstain from actions at the EU level, or to devise an EU-wide semantic interoperability framework without SNOMED CT. ASSESS CT will review the current state of SNOMED CT through survey and focus group, regarding its use by IHTSDO members and the fulfilment of semantic interoperability use cases, the relationship with EU-wide recommendations, known technical and organisational drawbacks, and maintenance of the terminology. A series of studies using sampled clinical data will provide new evidence about conceptual and term coverage for selected languages, as well as technical fitness in manual and automated semantic annotation scenarios. The consortium will also analyse the impact of SNOMED CT adoption from a socio-economic viewpoint, encompassing management, business, organisational, and governance aspects. Validation of all working tasks, both political and domain-specific, will be secured through four large workshops with a list of distinguished experts assembled in an Expert Panel, Committee of MS Representatives, and national focus groups. Sufficient budget is reserved, also for coordination across the parallel H2020 Call PHC34 projects. Concrete strategy recommendations will be delivered to both MS, the EC, and SDOs about how SNOMED CT can scale up successful adoption and contribute to building a EU eHealth Interoperability Framework.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: ERA-NET-Cofund | Phase: LCE-18-2014 | Award Amount: 44.56M | Year: 2015
From local trials to a European knowledge community. The challenges of modernising the electricity grids in Europe lies in enabling an increased flexibility of the European power system, efficiently providing increased transfer capacity and enabling an active participation of users and new market actors (by providing the information, services, market architectures and privacy guarantees). To address these challenges, innovation is needed in system integration, interoperable technologies, services, tools, co-ordination schemes, business processes, market architectures and regulatory regimes to plan, build, monitor, control and safely operate end-to-end networks in an open, competitive, decarbonised, sustainable and climate-change resilient market, under normal and emergency conditions. The major challenge is now to overcome the fragmentation of knowledge and accelerate knowledge exchange between the already existing demonstration projects and R&D initiatives with the goal to enable them to develop European wide interoperable solutions, according to a common reference architecture. With this, critical masses shall be reached in the development of a European market for smart grids technology providers and smart grids service providers. This initiative does not intend to find the final specifications for smart grids, but to organise the learning down to regional Smart Grids stakeholders, beyond the demonstration phase towards implementation. The overall goal of the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus is to support deep knowledge sharing between regional and European Smart Grids initiatives by financing 15-20 transnational projects on applied research, piloting and demonstration in the field of Smart Grids, taking a next step in Smart Grids development building on the knowledge base, R&D initiatives as well as research and demonstration facilities already in place at regional, national and European level. It will coordinate during 2015-19 national and regional RDD budgets of more than 30 M.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: SEC-2007-1.2-02 | Award Amount: 23.54M | Year: 2009
The Integrated Mobile Security Kit (IMSK) project will combine technologies for area surveillance; checkpoint control; CBRNE detection and support for VIP protection into a mobile system for rapid deployment at venues and sites (hotels, sport/festival arenas, etc) which temporarily need enhanced security. The IMSK accepts input from a wide range of sensor modules, either legacy systems or new devices brought in for a specific occasion. Sensor data will be integrated through a (secure) communication module and a data management module and output to a command & control centre. IMSK will have an advanced man-machine interface using intuitive symbols and a simulation platform for training. End-users will define the overall system requirements, ensuring compatibility with pre-existing security systems and procedures. IMSK will be compatible with new sensors for threat detection and validation, including cameras (visual & infra-red); radar; acoustic and vibration; x-ray and gamma radiation and CBRNE. Tracking of goods, vehicles and individuals will enhance situational awareness, and personal integrity will be maintained by the use of, for example,. non-intrusive terahertz sensors. To ensure the use of appropriate technologies, police and counter-terrorist operatives from several EU nations have been involved in defining the project in relevant areas. Close cooperation with end-users will ensure compatibility with national requirements and appropriate interfaces with existing procedures. The effectiveness of IMSK will be verified through field trials. Through IMSK security of the citizen will be enhanced even in asymmetric situations.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: ERA-NET-Cofund | Phase: NMBP-21-2016 | Award Amount: 27.34M | Year: 2016
Europe is facing major economic challenges that require an ambitious economic policy for the 21st century. The EU has set out its vision for Europes social market economy in the Europe 2020 strategy, which aims at confronting our structural weaknesses through progress in three mutually reinforcing priorities: smart growth, based on knowledge and innovation, sustainable growth, promoting a more resource efficient, greener and competitive economy, inclusive growth, fostering a high employment economy delivering economic, social and territorial cohesion. MANUNET III, as a continuation of MANUNET II, is aligned with the European priorities and pretends to create a smart sustainable growth in the European manufacturing sector by coordinating the research and innovation efforts in the field of advanced manufacturing with a special focus in the key areas of new production processes, adaptive manufacturing systems and technologies for the factory of the future. The project will also reinforce the territorial cohesion through an extended collaboration network. The consortium pretends to respond to the actual economic crisis by promoting the transnational research, innovation and entrepreneurship in the industrial sector, especially in the SMEs, which are the backbone of Europes economy. Through this strategic and integrated approach to innovation in advanced manufacturing, MANUNET III pretends to maximise European, national and regional research and innovation potential.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: CIRC-03-2016 | Award Amount: 1.77M | Year: 2016
SCREEN aims at the definition of a replicable systemic approach towards a transition to Circular Economy in EU regions within the context of the Smart Specialization Strategy, through the identification and implementation of operational synergies between R&I investments from H2020 and the European Structural and Investment Funds, thus contributing to novel future eco-innovative and horizontal business models across different value chains. The concept of the action is to develop a EU reference framework for establish operational synergies between Horizon 2020 and the European Structural and Investment Funds related to Circular Economy by: a) Sustaining the regional actors participation at H2020 The mechanism of the vouchers, already adopted in the past, will be reinforced an harmonized, in order to ensure common rules in EU regions and therefore encouraging to composition of international Consortia applying for circular economy projects related to the regional Smart Specialisation. b) Encouraging the entrepreneurial initiatives based on H2020 projects results The participating Regions will agree about a specific rule in their Structural Funds giving an advantage for those initiatives targeted to the exploitation of the H2020 project results with a circular economy approach. c) Investigating the possibility of maximizing the H2020 investment through a recovery(fully or partial) of well ranked unfinanced proposals dealing with circular economy Even if there is a clear presence of several bureaucratic and operational barriers, a possible solution could have an impressive multiplier effect on the H2020 results. The approach of the action is to leverage on growing industry sectors in EU regions to act as a driver also for the less performing ones, through a circular economy approach, and to support the emergence of new actors in the regional economies leading to new or redesigned value chains.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: PHC-34-2014 | Award Amount: 999.77K | Year: 2015
The eStandards CSA is proposed by HL7, CEN TC251, & IHE, leading Standards Organizations (SDOs), and is supported by the eHealth Network, ISO TC215, GS1, IHTSDO, IEEE11073, and IMIA to advance eHealth interoperability and global alignment of standards with seven objectives: 1. Join up with Stakeholders in Europe and globally to build consensus on eHealth standards, accelerate knowledge-sharing, and promote wide adoption of standards. 2. Deliver an evidence-based Roadmap for alignment, iterative consolidation, and broad acceptance of eStandards that is endorsed by SDOs, the eHealth Network, the providers, and the Industry. 3. Contribute to the eHealth Interoperability Framework use cases focusing on clinical content modelling for different paradigms and embed a Quality Management System for interoperability testing & certification of eHealth systems. 4. Collect evidence and provide guidance on the coexistence of competing or overlapping standards in large-scale eHealth deployment nationally and cross-border. 5. Participate in EU/US MoU roadmap actions as the international patient summaries standard. 6. Explore socio-economic aspects of eHealth interoperability, revisiting the language for user-vendor interaction that embodies co-making in trust, collaboration and long-term engagement. 7. Align across PHC-34 to nurture innovation, sustainability & growth under CEF and beyond contributing to Key actions of the Digital Agenda 2020. The proposals ambition is to strengthen Europes voice and impact, while reinforcing the bridges established with the EU Patient Summary guideline across the Atlantic in Trillium Bridge and among MS with epSOS, eSENS, Antilope, and EXPAND. The eStandards Roadmap and associated evidence base, a white paper on the need for formal standards, and two guidelines addressing how to work with: (a) clinical content in profiles and (b) competing standards in large-scale eHealth deployments will be pragmatic steps toward alignment and convergence.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: PHC-34-2014 | Award Amount: 997.94K | Year: 2015
The CSA will enhance the safety of cross-border healthcare through interoperable ePrescriptions. epSOS solved the message transfer problem, but encountered 2 serious delivery problems: the univocal identification of medicinal products (MPs) dispensed abroad, and substitution challenges. Global SDOs (WHO, HL7, IHTSDO, ISO/CEN, GS1), EU regulatory agencies (EMA), MS Competent Authorities, major stakeholders (industry, health professionals, patients) harmonise their related efforts to deliver common data models - expanding upon epSOS and existing standards (ISO/IDMP) - for prescribed MPs a common meta-vocabulary for unambiguous definition, description, and identification of MPs rules to harmonise practices of therapeutic and economic substitution a roadmap for post-project actions and implementations policy recommendations for the EU-USA road mapping process (MoU) Work will link to related research & innovation activities of SDOs, epSOS, policy and regulatory processes (eHealth Network), the three other PHC34 projects. WP1 develops a concise conceptual framework, including use case scenarios where the identification of a MP is an issue, including pharmacological and pharmacokinetic attributes, clinical indications and risks. WPs 2 address the identification and description of the pharmaceutical products, considering implementability as essential. WP3 investigates the situation in MSs with respect to substitution, and explores options for substitution. Each track develops a set of concrete solutions and road map recommendations, validated by experts in F2F meetings and workshops in WP4. Fostering exploitation by MS regulatory agencies and communication of results is the duty of WP5. The project involves national competent authorities, SDOs and stakeholders not part of the core team at an early stage to assure the practicability, acceptance and trust in the solutions developed. The CSA lasts 2 years involving 8 beneficiaries and about 25 expert organisations.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: GC.SST.2011.7-4. | Award Amount: 4.01M | Year: 2012
The SMARTFUSION public-private partnership (PPP) will build upon existing urban freight development strategies of three demonstration regions and to demonstrate smart urban freight solutions on co-operative and sustainable city distribution in urban interurban supply chains. Leading idea is to introduce the concept of the European Green Car Initiative in the last mile operations, introduce innovative technology developments in the field of urban freight planning, vehicle technology and urban inter urban transhipment and to develop comprehensive and transferable impact assessment models for smart urban freight solutions. The main objectives can be summarized as follows: to enhance the innovation process at urban-interurban interfaces, to demonstrate and evaluate the technical and logistical feasibility of introducing electric vehicles and the second generation of hybrid truck technology into existing business supply chains and to apply these vehicle technologies in conjunction with information technology, operational, managerial and regulatory innovations including urban consolidation centres and telematics systems. to determine the critical success factors in stimulating the market uptake of new sustainable vehicle technology and other innovations in the urban logistics environment. to develop a Smart Urban Designer tool that allows the other city-regions and company supply chains to analyse the likely success and benefits of applying these innovations in their domain. The project has a clear view as to the main goals for all the public and private partners, but we also recognise that the exact nature of the innovations and the demonstrations, between the demonstrations and the assessments needs to be localised in each demonstrator. Therefore we begin with 80% of the proposal clearly envisaged, but it is essential to address the crucial 20% through concertation and consensus.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: PHC-34-2014 | Award Amount: 999.82K | Year: 2015
VALUeHEALTH will establish how eHealth interoperability can create and deliver value for all stakeholders, for a sustainable market in scaling up cross-border services. We will develop an evidence-based business plan for interoperability, beginning with CEF support and then sustainable revenue streams for developing and operating self-funding priority pan-European eHealth Services beyond 2020. Our rich multi-stakeholder consortium of experienced partners and funded experts will fuse many essential viewpoints to action the work and importantly endorse and champion our business plan to ensure sustainability of the CEF beyond 2020. Starting with use cases already proposed for the CEF by the eHealth Network, we will adopt a robust methodology to prioritise additional use cases relevant to Member States for cross-border and also within border health needs. We will design a business model and multiple stakeholder Value Propositions for European-scale interoperability, construct the multisided market needed to sustain investments in CEF services and perform Cost Benefit Assessment and risk assessments. We will analyze costs for delivering the prioritised use cases, developing and maintaining the required assets and derive a costed deployment roadmap for generic and healthcare-specific services. We will provide a gap analysis of standards, specifications and translations plus their priority and estimated cost. We will collate success strategies for promoting EHRs, and of organisational changes needed to capitalise on richly interoperable EHRs, as a roadmap of scale-up adoption strategies, incentives and funders. Finally, we will integrate and validate these results in a definitive Business Plan and Sustainability Strategy for public-private investment in digital eHealth services, as clear guidance to the CEF on how it may construct its digital service infrastructure Building Blocks for health, to ensure maximum value and optimal sustainability beyond 2020.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: INCO.2010-3.2 | Award Amount: 2.58M | Year: 2011
The EU and Japan has recently signed an agreement on cooperation in science and technology. The EU Commissioner for Science and Research, Janez Potonik has stated that This agreement between the EC and Japan opens a new chapter in the history of science and research cooperation between two of the main knowledge providers in the world in a new era of international global cooperation in research. We face common challenges and we should address them together for our planet, for our people and for our future. It also represents one step further in the opening of the European research area to the world. Based on this rationale, CONCERT-Japan is bringing together the European countries to consolidate and structure their S&T cooperation with Japan. One of the main principles of EU FP7 is opening of the European Research Area (ERA) to the world. However, in the case of Japan, this objective still remains to be achieved. In this framework, CONCERT-Japan is an ERA-NET initiative to coordinate, network and enhance S&T cooperation of the European countries with Japan through developing a concerted cooperation approach. To that end, specific features of this ERA-NET action include the definition of common elements in present cooperation, identification of priorities and models for future cooperation, implementation of a pilot joint funding activity and development of a durable programmatic approach for the future. Enabling European countries to speak with one voice in science and technology cooperation with Japan, this project will unveil the mutual interests of Europe and Japan, bolster their position in the global competition for knowledge and elevate research excellence. A consortium consisting of 10 partners from European countries and 3 partners from Japan will realize this ambitious target. When doing this, the consortium will devote utmost care to principles such as inclusiveness, equitable representation, gender equality, environmental responsibility and efficiency.