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Health 19-10-2017

Silicones – enabling the next big leap in prosthetics and health

Prosthetics have been used for hundreds of years, but for much of that time saw little to no technological development. They were heavy, single-purpose, unattractive and, in many cases, unhygienic.
Economy & Jobs 15-09-2017

Bütikofer: ‘The priority to support additive manufacturing is financing research’

Reinhard Bütikofer is one of the most authoritative voices in the European Parliament on 3D printing. In his view, Europe will have to struggle over the next decade to be a leader in industry, and will get there only if it turns research efforts into innovative results.
Economy & Jobs 14-09-2017

FP9: An unmissable chance to boost European additive manufacturing industry

The new EU Framework Programme offers an unmissable opportunity to step up public research investment in additive manufacturing/3D printing. Let’s make the most out of this key technology for Europe’s future, writes Filip Geerts.
Economy & Jobs 12-09-2017

Europe looks at 3D printing to pursue its industrial renaissance

The European Commission backs additive manufacturing as one of the pillars to strengthen its industrial sector and step up efforts to maintain the EU's global advantage.
NAO robot

Stabilising the EU is a prerequisite to reigniting European growth

Robust regulatory frameworks are necessary if Europe is to reignite growth but innovation remains the great growth driver, writes Luca Rossi.
European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli
Digital 11-09-2015

EU privacy watchdog planning international board on tech ethics

The EU's Data Protection Supervisor made an unexpected move today (11 September) by releasing an opinion on technology and ethics, aimed to fill in gaps in consumer protection rules left unaddressed by the ongoing EU privacy reforms.

3D printing needs rapid attention of EU Commission

3D printing is reshaping some of the foundations of today’s society and economy. A report by Netopia shows the opportunities are monumental, but so are the legal and regulatory challenges on product safety, consumer protection or even international trade tariffs and value added taxes, writes Per Strömbäck.