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The Human Face of ICT Research: the DiscoGnosis Project


Maurice Mutro Nigo is a doctor fighting malaria in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He has come to Germany and Switzerland to test a new diagnostic device, not bigger than a cd-rom, which could help save millions of lives. This revolutionary device, called DiscoGnosis, was developed by a consortium of researchers from Freiburg and Basel Universities, with the support of the European Union 7th Research and Technological Development Framework Programme in the area of Information and...

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International Cooperation in Research and Innovation


International cooperation in research and innovation is possible thanks to Horizon 2020 the new Framework programme of the European Union. The European Union is a world leader in research and innovation. With 7% of the world's population, it accounts for 24% of the world expenditure on research, 32% of the high impact publications and 32% of the patent applications. Horizon 2020 is the most open research and innovation programme in the world. Researchers from all over the globe can be part...

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