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Uploaded On: 16/04/2020

Many of us are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic so take advantage of the EIT's educational offerings to develop your entrepreneurial skills. The EIT Community offers a variety of online courses suitable for professional and a wide range of learners. Source and further information...

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Uploaded On: 16/04/2020

EIT Climate-KIC’s partner, Exaptive, with the support of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has developed a Cognitive City to share knowledge and connect experts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and accelerate the development of a vaccine. Within only the first few days, the community grew exponentially. Source and further information:  ...

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Uploaded On: 16/04/2020

EIT Digital accelerator alumnus OpenTeleHealth has developed a tool that increases healthcare efficiency by screening and monitoring patients remotely with fully automated COVID-19 clinical protocols. Patients use a simple app to input their health status parameters from their own homes. Through a web portal, health professionals review patients’ health information and communicate via chat. The tool is a standardised solution for large scale roll out. One server installation, ...

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Uploaded On: 16/04/2020

EIT Health core partner, University of Copenhagen, and associate partner Leiden Universitair Medisch Centrum, join four other partners in the ambitious Prevent-nCoV project, a consortium that wants to deliver an optimal vaccine against the COVID-19 virus. Members of the consortium are all world-leading experts in their respective fields, covering all relevant areas of viral research and vaccine development. The consortium was just granted a EUR 2.7 million Horizon 2020 grant ...

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Uploaded On: 16/04/2020

Assisting in control and monitoring of the coronavirus Ares Genetics, a participant in the EIT Health Catapult programme, has announced it will launch next-generation sequencing testing services for control and monitoring of 2019-nCoV evolution, using BGI Group reagents. The move will bring to Europe technology that was developed to fight the coronavirus in China. The Chinese firm BGI sequenced the genome of the new coronavirus and successfully developed a real-rime fluorescent, polymerase...

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Uploaded On: 16/04/2020

As part of the Copernicus Academy, an association of institutions, business representatives, and public authorities, a Virtual Summer School will take place from June 1st to July 10th. New methods of data integration and analysis will be presented, with a special focus at the intersection of land observation and climate change adaptation. The summer school entitled OBIA for the operational Copernicus service challenge offers an overview on Copernicus, its data and services as well as a ...

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Uploaded On: 16/04/2020

There is a growing awareness that the failure to take sex, gender and family interactions into account in research has the potential to limit the benefits for today’s science. Most scientific research does not consider sex or gender as variables and treats the male standard as the norm, resulting in potentially inaccurate or incomplete outcomes. The EU’s six-year GENDERMACRO project, funded by the European Research Council, addressed a number of current topics of interest in macroeconomics. ...

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Uploaded On: 15/04/2020

Now’s your chance to get involved in addressing the coronavirus pandemic! The European Commission, in close collaboration with EU member states, will be hosting a pan-European hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and buyers across Europe to develop innovative solutions to overcome coronavirus-related challenges.  The #EUvsVirus Hackathon will take place on 24, 25 and 26 April and address approximately 20 imminent coronavirus challenges (e.g. fast production of ...

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Uploaded On: 15/04/2020

The European Union is stepping up its research and innovation cooperation with Africa in order to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is launching calls for expressions of interest to support research on the coronavirus and strengthen research capacities in sub-Saharan Africa. Three calls in total will be funded with up to €28 million from Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme. The first call, with a ...

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Uploaded On: 14/04/2020

Malta as a research destination - EURAXESS TOP IV project (Network Call) video...

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