Survey on the current situation and future challenges of the architecture profession in Catalonia

The Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC) is launching the survey Els arquitectes. Situació, oportunitats i perspectives (The architects. Situation, opportunities and perspectives), for which Open Evidence was entrusted with the technical direction and execution. The objective of the survey is to analyse and describe the professional situation of the Catalan architects in detail. The results will allow to define the scope […]

Crowdfunding on research and innovation in Europe

Alternative finance includes a set of fast-growing solutions, from equity-based crowdfunding to peer-to-peer business lending, and from reward based crowdfunding to debt-based securities, is supplying credit to SMEs, providing venture capital to start-ups, offering more diverse and transparent ways for consumers to invest or borrow money, fostering innovation, generating jobs and funding worthwhile social causes. […]

Open Government Services

The study on the new generation of eGovernment services has been launched in August 2015 by the European Commission in order to provide an analysis of the new generation of Open eGovernment Services as well as of how the public sector can become an agent of innovation. The aim of the study is to produce […]

Care for the Future, Use Cases for Informal Care (USECARE)

The aim of this study is to evaluate a self-management system (SENACA 2.0) with particular focus of joint application by Patient and Carer for stabilizing or improving behavioural or clinical risk factors (Patients) as well as improving Quality of Life (QoL) with both (Patients and Carers). With increases in life expectancy, delayed onset of morbidity, […]

INdependent LIving support Functions for the Elderly

INLIFE aims to prolong and suport the independent living of seniors with cognitive impairments through interoperable, open, personalised and seamless ICT solutions that suport home activities, communication, health maintenance and mobility using novel business models based on feedback from large-scale and multi-country pilot applications. Existing flexible ICT solutions can assist elderly users with cognitive impairment […]

Startup Manifesto Policy Tracker

The Startup Manifesto Policy Tracker translates recommendations of the Startup Manifesto into easy-to-track policy indicators that enable an on-going review of the progress of the EU Member States in the implementation of policies in support of entrepreneurship and a startup-friendly environment. It is a visual, open and evidence-based approach to monitoring policy progress in key areas, and is intended […]

PROEIPAHA – European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

The EIPAHA brings together key stakeholders such as end users, public authorities and industry. All of these are actors in the innovation cycle, from research to adaptation, along with those engaged in standardisation and regulation. The partnership provides these actors with a forum in which they can cooperate, united around a common vision that values […]

GIPO – The Global Internet Policy Observatory

The Global Internet Policy Observatory (GIPO) is an online platform aimed at facilitating the understanding of the influence and development of the Internet.  The goal of the GIPO initiative is to make information about Internet-related policies (including Internet governance matters) accessible to the audience currently  not taking part to the broader debate, in addition to facilitating access […]

Evaluation of the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative

The Innovation Union is the EU strategy to create an innovation-friendly environment in Europe. Launched in 2010, it is one of the Flagship initiatives of the Europe2020 strategy. The strategy, built around 34 specific commitments, consists of a bold, integrated and strategic approach to innovation combining various policies, tool and levels of intervention – Member States and EU – […]

European Union Low Emission Standard (EULES)

The EULES standard will provide a unique opportunity to distinguish clean vehicles and help consumers purchase less polluting cars in order to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions.  Road transport is one of the main sources of air pollution in Europe. Especially diesel cars show particularly high nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions. In order to help consumers […]