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Current EAMBES Governance and the past Executives of EAMBES.
On 1 July 2015 Luxembourg has taking over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, the European institution representing the executive governments of the EU Member states.
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In January 2015 took off RETRAINER, a project aiming at developing robot-based technologies to speed up the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered a stroke, by facilitating the recovery of arm and hand function. Partially funded by Horizon 2020, the EU framework programme for research and innovation, the project is due to receive 2.8 million euro over 4 years.
The Council held a policy debate on open and excellent science, as a follow up to the Science 2.0 public consultation, carried out by the Commission from July to September 2014 in order to gather the views of stakeholders on the future of science.
The Council adopted conclusions on open, data-intensive and networked research as a driver for faster and wider innovation, supporting the establishment of the right framework conditions for research and innovation focused on big data and for strengthening the whole data value chain in Europe. The Conclusions stress the importance of data for digital transformation of industry.
On 20 July 2015, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) launched for public consultation a Draft Guidance document on the re-manufacturing of Single Use Devices (SUDs), aiming at medical devices industry, healthcare establishments and healthcare professionals.
Following the adoption by the Council of the partial general approach on the Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulations in June, the Working Party (WP) on Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices has started the work to finalise the outstanding technical work concerning the preamble of the two draft regulations (which give important clues for interpretation of the articles in the body of the regulations) and technical inconsistencies.
Relevant Parliamentary Questions (PQs) raised or answered during the month of July focused on eHealth and mHealth.
On 24 July, the Commissioner for Research, Carlos Moedas, presented a poster with a to-do list summing up the top priorities of his five-year term, which had been sent the day before to the civil servants working in his research directorate.
On 28 July the European Commission adopted the annual work programme for the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.