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New $3m European-Israeli collaboration to build brain training system and enhance football (soccer) players’ game intelligence


The ini­tial pilot, fund­ed under the EU Hori­zon 2020 frame­work and to be com­plet­ed by 2017, will start with lead­ing Euro­pean soc­cer acad­e­mies includ­ing Ajax Ams­ter­dam, PSV Eind­hoven, AZ Alk­maar and FC Freiburg, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Sports Uni­ver­si­ty in Cologne, Ger­many. Read the rest of this entry »

June 22nd talk @ Fundacion Edad y Vida (Barcelona) on Health in the XXI century

aa-225x300Last Novem­ber, talk­ing with some Japan­ese col­leagues at the World Eco­nom­ic Forum’s Coun­cil on the Aging Soci­ety, I dis­cov­ered that it is com­mon there to orga­nize research-dri­ven consortia/ learn­ing labs among for-prof­it, non-prof­it and aca­d­e­m­ic orga­ni­za­tions inter­est­ed in the devel­op­ment of “sil­ver indus­tries”, this is, where com­pa­nies devel­op prod­uct and ser­vices spe­cif­ic to the needs of old­er adults.

I just dis­cov­ered ‑hav­ing been invit­ed to speak there, togeth­er with Prof. Shlo­mo Breznitz- that my native Spain counts with a sim­i­lar inno­v­a­tive plat­form. You can see below (in Span­ish) the details of my tak in Barcelona on June 22nd, and here you have how the Fun­da­cion Edad y Vida describes itself:

  • The Edad&Vida Foun­da­tion is a plat­form where all the dif­fer­ent agents involved in con­tribut­ing to the qual­i­ty of life of elder­ly peo­ple con­verge. Edad&Vida is an open space to com­pa­nies from dif­fer­ent eco­nom­ic sec­tors, social agents and aca­d­e­m­ic enti­ties.
  • Edad&Vida is the result of the effort of more than 40 lead­ing com­pa­nies that belong to dif­fer­ent eco­nom­ic sec­tors. We can find Read the rest of this entry »

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