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Innovation Radar Prize 2016

Aug. 6, 2016, noon

Recently the European Commission opened the official voting period to the Radar Innovation Awards 2016 (Innovation Radar Awards) which, since its first edition in 2015, aim to identify potential innovations within the various existing European programs which aid research such as FP7 (7th Framework Programme), CIP (Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme) and Horizon 2020. The prestigious awards recognize and support science and technology initiatives with resources and advice to reach their potential markets and to promote research.The Innovation Radar is an initiative supported by the European Commission.

Every year 40 projects are selected across the continent. This year, four of them are from Spain, and among them the UPF-GTI's proposal on the WebGLStudio has been preselected. This work is being supported in the context of the ongoing Horizon 2020 KRISTINA project, which targets the development of multilingual embodied conversational agents for health and basic care.
The Research Group on Interactive Technologies at the University PompeuFabra of Barcelona (GTI) has been nominated for his work reaching new communication forms applied to the digital reality.
GTI from Universitat Pompeu Fabra works with the Project Kristina investigating the ways doctor-patient communication works. This initiative also involves the partner universities and institutions from different European countries whose aim is to break down the language barriers in order to assist the integration of immigrant groups with communication problems regarding their health care needs. Kristina its funded by the European Horizon 2020 program.
You can already vote for the Research Group on Interactive Technologies at the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona following this link. Votes can be submitted on the website for the entire month of August.

Those selected will present their projects to an expert jury during the Day of Speakers of information and communications technology, to be held on 26 September in Bratislava (Slovakia).

Good luck!


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