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Blog: Announcing the winners of the first Wifi4EU call!

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Call for Tender: Emerging Technologies in Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) – Opportunities Ahead

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Press Release: Good practice: Michaelston-y-Fedw Internet Community Interest Company | UK

“Michaelston-y-Fedw Internet Community Interest Company” is one of the five winners of the European Broadband Awards 2018. The project gained start-up capital from the local community and provides 1 Gbps broadband to a small region. Any profits generated by the broadband services are reinvested. This project is an excellent example in its pursuit of future-proof technology solutions.

Call for Tender: Study on “Support to the Observatory for the Online Platform Economy”

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Press Release: Commission awards €66.000.000 to new robotics and artificial intelligence projects

On 6 December the European Commission awarded €66.000.000 to robotics projects that will help digitise companies across the European Union.

Press release: Winners of the 2018 Innovation Radar Prize

The European Commission has awarded Europe’s most promising digital innovations emerging from EU funded research and innovation projects. Gr3n (pronounced ‘green’) from Switzerland won the 2018 Innovation Radar Prize for for their breakthrough technology for ‘upcycling’ PET / polyester. The awards ceremony took place at the European Commission’s ICT 2018 in Vienna, Austria on 6 December. Five other EU-funded innovators also secured prizes at the awards ceremony.

Press Release: Broadband good practices from the 2018 European Broadband Awards

This brochure features the winning projects from the 2018 European Broadband Awards, which recognise innovative ways of achieving the Gigabit Society objectives. In order to support the development of more such projects across the EU, this brochure showcases these projects’ good practices in: innovative models of financing, business and investment; cost reduction and co-investment in a future-proof infrastructure; territorial cohesion in rural and remote areas; socio-economic impact and affordability; and openness and competition.

Press Release: The FIWARE ICT Challenge Vienna – create a Smart City app in 48 hours!

The FIWARE ICT Challenge is a developers’ competition taking place at the ICT 2018 event. Participants will create apps that make cities a better place to live in, using real-time data from cities and other data sources, together with FIWARE open source components.

Press Release: Agreement signed to strengthen cooperation in cybersecurity and 5G

At the ICT 2018 event in Vienna, representatives of the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. They have committed to working together towards the creation of a secure and trustworthy 5G communication network in Europe.

Press Release: Improving the use of API in digital Government

How does the current use of APIs (application programming interfaces) in digital government bring added value for public services? A study launched by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and DG Connect entitled “APIs4DGov: APIs for Digital Government” will gain further understanding of the current use of APIs in digital government and their added value for public services.

Press Release: CEF Telecom at the ICT 2018: Showcasing how investments into the European digital landscape improve daily lives of citizens

In the framework of the CEF Telecom program, the EU invests more than EUR 1 billion to overcome barriers in the European digital landscape and to improve the daily lives of citizens, businesses and supporting the vision of cross-border public services.

Press Release: eProcurement Network ready to adopt new eDelivery Technology

The European Commission welcomes an important step towards the interoperability of electronic document delivery within the European Union. Work has been completed so that services provided for electronic procurement will be able to use the very same technologies underpinned by the European Commission Digital Service Infrastructure for electronic delivery. These technologies support secure and reliable exchange of documents and data.

Press Release: Connected and automated mobility: three 5G Corridor trial projects to be launched at ICT 2018 event

Three projects chosen to set up trial 5G networks along cross-border corridors, which will be used to help connected and automated mobility become a reality in Europe, will be formally presented on 5 December at the ICT 2018 event in Vienna.

Call for proposals: Preparatory Action “Subtitling European cultural TV content across Europe”

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Press Release: Boosting women in digital is imperative for Europe’s economic and societal success | Women in tech summit 2018

Commissioner Mariya Gabriel outlined her “Women in Digital” strategy and the actions that are in place to promote more women and girls participation in the digital sector in her speech at the Women in Tech summit.

Evaluation Report on the Commission’s 2009 Recommendation on Termination Rates

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Press Release: European Cinema Night: The MEDIA Programme goes local and connects citizens through films

MEDIA – the European Commission programme supporting the development and the distribution of European audiovisual works – is organising for the first time a unique outreach event with the objective of bringing Europe closer to citizens while celebrating together the richness of the European film culture. The event, entitled ‘European Cinema Night – Sharing stories we love’ will take place from 3 to 7 December in 34 cities across Europe and will reach more than 7200 people.

Factsheet: Digital Innovation Hubs: helping companies and public administrations make the most of digital opportunities

Digital technologies such as High Performance Computing, Internet of Things, Big Data, blockchain, robotics and artificial intelligence allow businesses to produce higher value products and improve production processes. However, European companies are not making the most of all the opportunities digital has to offer. This slow uptake of digital technologies poses a risk to the European Union’s ability to compete in the global economy, to create new jobs and to grow.

Press Release: CEF Telecom call on cybersecurity: Strong demand for EU support to build cybersecurity capacity

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call on cybersecurity has just closed. 49 project proposals have been submitted by transport and energy companies, ICT firms, ministries and national organisations from 19 EU Member States. The applicants are proposing an overall investment of 28 million euros to improve their operational capabilities in cybersecurity, of which 18.3 million euros have been requested to be co-financed by the European Union. The EU budget dedicated for this call was 13 million euros.

Press Release: Commission appoints Expert Group on Business-to-Government Data Sharing

Following an open selection process, the Commission has appointed 23 experts to a new Expert Group on Business-to-Government Data Sharing. The group is composed of independent experts with a high level of expertise in the field, covering a broad range of areas of interest and sectors.

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