Tuesday, 15 January 2019
This is a cash prize awarded every year to European women who founded a successful company and brought an innovation to market.
Why is there a prize?
Why is there a prize?
Women are underrepresented in terms of creating innovative enterprises. This is untapped potential for Europe, which needs to optimise all available resources to remain competitive and find solutions to our societal challenges.This award recognises the role of women in bringing about game-changing innovations to market and honours the outstanding achievements of female entrepreneurs running innovative companies. The prize will be awarded to up to 4 women innovators in total, who have had the largest impact on the innovation ecosystem by transforming ideas into new and advanced products and/ services for the benefit of European citizens.
Monday, 14 January 2019
Sunday, 13 January 2019
Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar are home to nearly one million people; 80 percent of the refugees are women and children. They survived horrific violence in Myanmar and they still face risks such as abuse, child marriage, and violence in the camps. With EU funding, UNICEF provides safe spaces to offer protection to women and girls.
Friday, 11 January 2019
Thanks to EU funds the infrastructures of the University “Federico II” have been renovated attracting investors like Apple who made the iOS Developer Academy happen! The Academy attracts more and more students every year, supporting them in their IT career and specifically to develop apps with scholarships funded with the support of the EU.
Identifying the chemical switches that turn different parts of our immune system on and off is opening up new avenues for treating diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis – and potential new uses for discarded drugs, according to Professor Luke O’Neill, an immunologist at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
‘The normal job of inflammation is to fix tissues. If you sprain your ankle and get an injury, inflammation is triggered to repair the wound. What’s amazing is that inflammation lies at the heart of so many diseases, when it gets out of control. That could be Alzheimer’s in the brain, rheumatoid arthritis in joints, Crohn’s disease in the gut or arteriosclerosis in the blood vessels. Steroids work for several of these diseases. Though steroids have side effects, this shows the diseases follow a common pathway. This gives us hope that if we can find specific pathways we could treat patients with different inflammatory disorders.’
Wednesday, 9 January 2019
In general, universities are quite widely distributed across Europe. Convenient access to higher education can be an important asset for regional development and competitiveness. It can boost innovation and upgrade the skills of the labour force through education and lifelong learning. Widespread access will allow more people to attend university, including those who cannot afford to move to get a degree. In the EU and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) area an average of four out of five people live within a 45-minute drive of the main campus of at least one university.
Si vous êtes malade, en congé maternité ou bien avez simplement besoin de souffler, l’UE vous protège à tout moment. Et ce n'est pastout: la Commission européenne a présenté une proposition pour améliorer davantage l'équilibre entre vie professionnelle et vie privée pour que l'Europe continue à être un lieu de travail heureux et sain.
Most children are able to learn language almost effortlessly. But for those with communication disorders such as dyslexia, mastering their native tongue can be a challenge. EU-funded researchers are exploring how links with noise, language and motion could help diagnose problems earlier and pave the way for better treatment.
Jordan hosts more than 660,000 people who fled Syria. International Medical Corps (IMC), an EU humanitarian partner, is the main medical provider in Azraq, a Jordanian camp sheltering close to 40 000 Syrian refugees. The organisation runs primary healthcare clinics, as well as the only fully equipped hospital inside the camp. Together, the facilities provide more than 21 000 monthly consultations. The EU funds Azraq Hospital’s maternity ward, which has cared for thousands of Syrian mothers and babies since it opened in 2014. Last year alone, the IMC team in Azraq Hospital helped more than 1 500 women give birth. One of them is Rasha, who was assisted by Basmah, a Jordanian midwife, and Reyhab, a Syrian volunteer. This is Reyhab’s story.
Sunday, 6 January 2019
Friday, 4 January 2019
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 17.7 million deaths are caused by cardiovascular disease every year, representing 31 % of total global mortality. The total budget for the project is over EUR 1 600 000, with more than EUR 800 000 coming from the ERDF plus co-financing from the universities themselves.
If you fly in winter, you know just how annoying it can be when your take-off is delayed for obligatory de-icing. But can't we find a better solution? The problem is that water droplets stick to aluminium surfaces. That's how icy particles attach themselves to aeroplanes when it is cold and moist. Researchers are looking into how this can be prevented. One of the solutions to avoid ice formation on the aircraft is to coat the elements with superhydrophobic coatings.