Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Bridging R&I Sectors in Europe and Worldwide - Promoting cross-border research and innovation in the EU: Selection of consortia to participate in staff exchanges under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
» Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Fred Wolf receives the Mathematical Neuroscience Prize 2017

For the first time, a European researcher is awarded the world’s most highly endowed prize for groundbreaking mathematical contributions to the understanding of the brain.
» Fred Wolf receives the Mathematical Neuroscience Prize 2017

New publication on the economic impact of blindness in Europe

The purose of the publication is to estimate the annual loss of productivity from blindness and moderate to severe visual impairment (MSVI) in the population aged >50 years in the European Union (EU)
» New publication on the economic impact of blindness in ...

Investing in the European future we want

Report of the independent High Level Group on maximising the impact of EU Research & Innovation Programmes
» Investing in the European future we want

Tactile Displays for the Visually Impaired - Horizon Prizes - € 3 Million

People with visual impairment have serious difficulties in accessing digital information. Their access becomes even more problematic when the digital content is composed of graphic elements, which are particularly hard to translate. Tactile or haptic displays are the next frontier in communication, relaying texts and graphics through our sense of touch. So let them feel the internet!
» Tactile Displays for the Visually Impaired - Horizon Prizes ...

Traffic Light Pilot for Visually Impaired People

Today's smartphones are powerful enough to perform complex image processing. The idea was born to develop an innovative app to detect the red and green phases of a pedestrian lights and translating them to acoustic or tactile signals.
» Traffic Light Pilot for Visually Impaired People

Visionary of the Quarter

Young Researcher in Focus

Read more about Federica Storti and her work in the field of vision research.

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Scenarios for future research and innovation policies in Europe are presented to the Commission

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