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Growth & Innovation. The new European research agenda (22nd January 2015, Brussels).

Panel Discussion with new European Commissioner of Science Carlos Moedas on the new European research agenda with participation of prof. Bart De Moor. Frank Luyten and Prof. De Moor provided testimonies from excellent researchers based in Europe on the challenges they face when trying to bring their frontier ideas closer to the market.

Europe has great expectations on science, research, technology and innovation as the sources of future sustainable growth. New ideas from fields such as digital technology, new materials and biotechnology are expected to generate economic growth and competitiveness, while addressing new global societal demands related to ageing, health, the environment, security and inclusion. But these expectations have to be squared with a history of not brilliant performance, despite ambitious EU research policy plans, like the Lisbon 3% target, the Innovation Union Flagship, the European Research Area, along with Horizon2020.

Will more of the same do, do we need a game changing new perspective in the EU research agenda or do we just need to walk the talk?

Panel speakers: Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Frank Luyten, Professor in Biomedical Sciences and a co-founder of Tigenix, a biotech spin-off currently in phase II & III trials in Europe, Bart De Moor, Professor in electrical engineering, data mining and bio-informatics, a co-founder of several spin-offs, and actively advising Flemish/Belgian Science Policy, Magda Chlebus, EFPIA Director of Science Policy, Sebastian Gerlach, Senior Manager, External Affairs, Microsoft, Chair: Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow at Bruegel

51 SPS Members Elevated to Fellow, unusual distinction in IEEE's designated fields

Among which prof. dr. ir. L. De Lathauwer (KU Leuven, ESAT-STADIUS/iMinds Med IT department) for contributions to signal processing algorithms using tensor decompositions.

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Data Visualization for Biology: a practical workshop on design, techniques and tools

This workshop is jointly organized by KU Leuven ESAT/STADIUS, EMBL-EBI and VIB. (prof. J. Aerts is Scientific Organizing Committee member)

Date: 23 - 27 November, 2015
Location: KU Leuven ESAT/STADIUS, Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, 3001 Leuven, Belgium

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Eight Flemish tech companies poised for global expansion

iMinds has selected eight promising companies to participate in its Go Global Internationalization Program targeted towards the US, Asian and Latin American markets.

Three spinoff companies: D Square (STADIUS), icoMetrix (iMinds Med IT) and DataCamp (of which prof. De Moor is the proud patron-KU Leuven) are involved and have been granted participation in the ‘Go Global’ internationalization program of iMinds.

For info on iMinds' commitment to help Flemish Tech Companies realize their full potential on an international scale read: http://www.iminds.be/nl/nieuws/newsitem_20141218_flemish-tech

For info on Go Global Internationalization Program read: http://www.iminds.be/en/start-and-grow-your-business/internationalization/go-global-program

Next call : Q2 2015

New iGEM 2015 KU Leuven TEAM selected

(iMinds Med IT sponsors iGEM KU Leuven team and look forward to their upcoming project topic.)

KU Leuven iGEM 2015 team

BeSHG meeting 2015

(With collaborations of SymBioSys consortium)

Topic: The Annual meeting of the BeSHG will showcase to scientists and clinicians the recent developments in genetic approaches to behavioural epigenetics and heritability of personality traits.

Date: March 6, 2015
Location: Palais de Beaux Arts, Charleroi

Register on-line at www.beshg.be

Important dates:

  • January 10, 2015 ‐ Abstract deadline
  • February 10, 2015 ‐ Abstract acceptance

PhD defence - Tim Willemen

Title: 'Biomechanics based analysis of sleep'

The defense will be preceded by a symposium featuring lectures by Prof. dr. phys. Dries Testelmans (UZ Leuven), Prof. dr. ir. Ronald Aarts (TU Eindhoven) and dr. ir. Vincent Verhaert (IRISI).

The symposium takes place on Wednesday, 4 February 2015, between 11h00 and 13h00 in the Arenbergkasteel (Arenberg Castle) in Heverlee, followed by the PhD defense at 14h00.

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Download abstract: in het Nederlands - in English

Lees het rapport: "Medische technologie als motor voor de innovatieve gezondheidszorg"

(met medewerking van prof. dr. ir. B. De Moor)

Industry day - Next-generation supercomputing in Flanders: value creation for your business!

Date: Tuesday 27 January 2015
Location: Technopolis, Mechelen

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Admission is free after registration before 16 January 2015

With participation of prof De Moor, Chairman Hercules Foundation
"The importance of High Performance Prof. Dr Bart De Moor, Herculesstichting Computing for future science, technology and economic growth".

From big data to bedside: translational bioinformatics in cancer research.

Symposium on translational bioinformatics

Date: April 2nd 2015
Location: Ghent

Registration will start on the 1st of December 2014. Seats are limited: 180 for symposium (small registration fee), 40 for workshop (free).

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With participation of prof. D . Lambrechts, partner in PF SymBioSys

IOTA 2015 International Ovarian Tumor Analysis Second International IOTA congress: How to classify and manage ovarian tumors?

Date: April 17-18, 2015
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Local organizing committee: from STADIUS-iMinds Med IT : prof. B. De Moor and prof. S. Van Huffel
Program and invited speakers

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BLINK UIT IN TECHNOLOGIE - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) VJTO, VTO en TT opnieuw in aantocht.

Vlaamse Jeugd Technologie Olympiade ( VJTO) (4de editie), presitgieuze wedstrijd opnieuw in aantocht , Onder de Hoge Bescherming van Zijne Majesteit de Koning en onder het wakend oog van peter prof. B. De Moor en meter ir. Ann Lambrechts. Reeds meer dan 13.000 inschrijvingen alweer een record!


Alle info over de VJTO, VTO en TT op: www.technologieolympiade.be
Doe ook mee aan de fotowedstrijd.

Vlaamse Jeugd Technologie Olympiade (VJTO) -Toekomstige spitsen in spitstechnologie- Wat en voor wie? Wat wil je later worden? En welke studierichting kies je het best in het secundair onderwijs? Ontdek jouw technisch talent en pols je technologisch inzicht aan de hand van meerkeuzevragen en praktische proeven. Deze olympiade is de wedstrijd voor leerlingen uit het 6de leerjaar lager onderwijs. Meer informatie ...

Vlaamse Technologie Olympiade - Technisch talent in de kijker- Wat en voor wie? Hou je van probleemoplossend denken als een echte ingenieur? Wil je de lessen wiskunde, fysica, chemie, biologie toepassen in een technologisch kader dat ons leven duurzamer en aangenamer maakt? Deze olympiade is de wedstrijd voor leerlingen van de 3de graad secundair onderwijs. Meer informatie ...

Techniek Toernooi - Ervaren dat wetenschap & techniek leuk is ... en vaak eenvoudiger dan gedacht - Wat en voor wie? ‘Techniek Toernooi’ wordt ondersteund door VJTO. Zoek je spelenderwijs mee naar creatieve en technische oplossingen voor praktische uitdagingen? Deze internationale wedstrijd is voor leerlingen uit het 6de leerjaar van het basisonderwijs. Meer informatie ...

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In the spotlight

Projects/Programmes granted @ iMinds MedicalIT

Closing events to be announced for ICON projects, mark the dates: Fallrisk: April 27 2015; NXT-Sleep: March 27th 2015 (details will follow)

4 new ICON projects approved @ iMinds Med IT department:

MyHealthData, Mecovi, AORTA and MSIpad

ERC advanced grant BIOTENSORS

Started on April 2014

ExaScience Life lab

With participation of prof. Moreau.

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