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Rehabilitation Robotics: What are the benefits?

Rehabilitation Robotics: What are the benefits?

Dr Thierry Keller Director of Rehabilitation at TECNALIA Research & Innovation discusses how robotic technologies can help assist rehabilitation… Rehabilitation robotics includes a wide range of stationary and portable electromechanical assisted training devices with the main purpose to train lost body functions caused by neurological or traumatic events. Although a...
digital europe

Strengthening Europe’s digital economy

Gerard de Graaf, Director – ‘Digital Economy and Coordination’ Communications Networks at the European Commission explains the importance of closing the ICT skills gap Digital technology, automation, computing and the Internet have revolutionised our daily lives and transformed the way products and services are designed and offered. This 4th industrial revolution...

Innovating growth in Ireland

Deirdre Glenn, Manufacturing, Engineering and Energy Research Commercialisation Manager at Enterprise Ireland speaks to AG about how the organisation is supporting innovation throughout the country Ireland is one of, if not the, leading Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) countries in Europe, offering key commercial environments for companies to develop their research...

A new green growth model for SMEs in the EU

Antonello Pezzini, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) explains the importance of European companies creating sustainability strategies European companies are progressively building sustainability into their strategies, together with a new culture of innovation, with a view to securing competitive advantages. It is widely believed, from top management down...

Rehabilitation Robotics: What are the benefits?

Dr Thierry Keller Director of Rehabilitation at TECNALIA Research & Innovation discusses how robotic technologies can help assist rehabilitation Rehabilitation robotics includes a wide range of stationary and portable electromechanical assisted training devices with the main purpose to train lost body functions caused by neurological or traumatic events. Although a...

Why European health systems must overcome the big challenge

Seemingly unaffected by recent financial crisis and austerity measures, European healthcare keeps improving. Performance, in key terms such as infant mortality, the survival of severe conditions, access to services, patient empowerment and the rational use of pharmaceuticals, all show improvement. The dire economic situation in a few countries hit...

Integrated farming delivers sustainable farming

Patrick Wrixon, President of the European Initiative for Sustainable Development in Agriculture (EISA) gives thought to integrated farming and its positive impact on the environment With global population growth, increased focus on addressing food security and concerns about environmental impact and biodiversity loss, it is essential that farming systems are...
Integrated farming delivers sustainable farming

Integrated farming delivers sustainability

Patrick Wrixon, President of the European Initiative for Sustainable Development in Agriculture (EISA) gives thought to integrated farming and its positive impact on the environment With global population growth, increased focus on addressing food security and concerns about environmental impact and biodiversity loss, it is essential that farming systems are...
Councils lose track of 100,000 Neets

Councils lose track of 100,000 Neets

The Public Accounts Committee has warned that around 100,000 teenagers who are supposed to be tracked by Whitehall have disappeared off the radar. Margaret Hodge, chair of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, has called for the government to do more to monitor teenagers who are not in education, employment or training...
The quality of Scottish university research praised

The quality of Scottish university research praised

A new survey has praised the range and quality of research conducted at universities in Scotland. A new survey produced by Research Fortnight analysed results from the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), looking at the quality of investigation in different subjects at universities across the UK. A panel of experts...

Economic Development It’s about place making

For those involved at a strategic level in economic development, place making as a tool is not new but its time is certainly now in view of the significant transformation towards a knowledge based economy which is taking place. The most important component of this transformation is a much...
forest

Forest engineering, the backbone of timber and fiber supply

Forests and some of the services they provide have been prominently on the international agenda, gaining considerable public attention: conservation, biodiversity, carbon storage, recreation or wilderness are the most notable issues thereof. Although those services only came on the public agenda from the 1960s, they have dominated the set...
Volunteering – developing key skills for employment

Volunteering: developing key employment skills

Volunteering can help young people develop essential skills they need for the world of work, here Fiona Blacke, CEO of the National Youth Agency details why. It is a very difficult time to be young. The recession has hit young people particularly hard, with youth unemployment hovering just below a...
youth

Investing in our youth

Adjacent Local Government sheds light on the European Youth Strategy and what role the Eastern Partnership Youth Window plays. Young people are key for a successful future and economic development throughout any nation. Through its Youth Strategy 2010-18, the European Commission aims to provide better and equal opportunities for young...

The FACE RAS

Effective information for health and social care. The FACE RAS is the country’s most widely used resource allocation system, being used by over 41 councils collectively, serving over 20% of the population. The goal of the FACE RAS programme has been to develop a resource allocation system that is: Needs-based; ...
sustainable vision

Sharing the sustainable vision

Lord Mayor of the City of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen gives details of how the City is becoming the first CO2 neutral capital in Europe…
sustainable growth

Driving smart, sustainable growth

Commissioner for Regional and Urban Policy, Johannes Hahn explains what smart and sustainable growth means for European cities… 

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