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Protecting critical infrastructure in Cyprus from natural disasters

Essential services such as water, energy and transport are increasingly under pressure from climate change, cyberattack and their own growing complexity. The EU-funded KIOS Centre of Excellence, powered by young researchers, has been developing digital solutions that protect key services. The work will keep EU citizens safe while boosting the knowledge-based economy in Cyprus and beyond.

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A clever shortcut to useful innovations in healthcare

A new innovative model allows health organisations across Europe to access new technologies through collaboration with IT companies. Some 22 solutions improving healthcare staff and patients’ daily lives have been developed using this model by the EU-funded inDemand project. And more will come soon, promising an even bigger boost in the drive to provide citizens with high-quality healthcare.

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Building a better prosthetic hand

Hand loss is a disabling condition that negatively affects quality of life, independence, and mobility. Unfortunately, most of the prosthetic hands currently on the market offer limited feeling and a restricted range of motion. But this could soon change, thanks to an EU-funded project that is creating the tools needed to build a more 'life-like' prosthetic hand that will improve the lives of amputees.

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Plug-and-play distributed intelligence for smart cities

Plug-and-play smart cities? An open source platform jointly developed by Japanese and EU-funded researchers is facilitating the deployment of smart city technologies in urban centres worldwide to tackle urban challenges ranging from air quality and energy use to traffic congestion and infrastructure upkeep.

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Unravelling the mystery of how viruses evolve and spread

Emerging viruses pose a serious threat to global public health. EU-funded research is helping to advance our understanding of how infectious diseases evolve and adapt genetically, informing our efforts to develop an effective response. Researchers have already applied these new methods to several public health crises, including COVID-19.

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