8th State of the Art Adolescent Medicine Course

The Adolescent Health Unit of the Second Department of Pediatrics of the University of Athens, in collaboration with the Hellenic Company of Adolescent Medicine and the non-profit company Together for Adolescent Health, is organizing the 8th State of the Art Adolescent Medicine Course. The course will take place 13-14 March 2015 at the Hellenic American…

Fractals: FIWARE goes farming

FRACTALS is one of the 16 FIWARE accelarators, aiming to support startups and SMEs in harvesting the benefits of FIWARE to develop applications for agriculture. FRACTALS will distribute a total grant support of 5,5 m€ to 50-60 SMEs to develop FIWARE based applications for the agricultural sector. From September 2014 €80 million became available for…

FOGII—Automatic portable and digital soil calcimeter

Calcimeters are instruments used to measure calcium carbonate in research or quality control. Currently, the most common types are the ‘Bernard’ or ‘Scheibler’ calcimeters whose measurements are time-consuming and require approximate mathematical calculations by the user, while not taking into account reaction temperatures. These calcimeters are of questionable accuracy, bulky, difficult to use, of reduced…

ERANETMED – Call preannouncement for research proposals

ERANETMED funded by the EC’s 7th Framework Programme has made a call preannouncement for research proposals in the fields of Renewable Energies, Water Resources and their connections for the Mediterranean Region. In specific, the call will be aimed at research groups from Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Jordan, Greece, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Portugal, Tunisia, Turkey…

Linking diseases and exposure to environmental factors using innovative omics technologies

Current technologies have made it possible to study how the interaction of genetic and environmental factors affects disease risk in whole populations. The EU-funded EnviroGenomarkers project with partners from Greece (Coordinator), the UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Finland and Taiwan carried out the first wide-reaching population study of this type. The study used pre-existing blood samples…

Impressive Greek innovation and tech in Taiwan

The 2014 International Invention Show & Technomart took place in Taiwan 18-21 September and had more than 600 participants from 22 countries presenting over 2000 inventions and innovative products. The Greek mission, consisting of research centers under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT), participated and won several international awards. GSRT…