Commissioner Gabriel made a tour and met with staff members in DIGIT’s headquarters Black Pearl – an example of a modern office design and digital workplace which allows more flexibility and collaboration in open space.
The European Commission’s proposal is overdue, and lacks ambition, consistency, and convincing mechanisms for its effective implementation.
From 26 to 28 February, 79 high-potential SME Instrument companies participated in Mobile World Congress (MWC) and 4YFN in Barcelona (Spain) thanks to the EIC Business acceleration services in collaboration with EEN-Acció. Twelve of them pitched their business ideas on mobile solutions to repsresentatives of big companies at a bespoke pitching contest. Lumen Research Limited, a company that uses eye tracking technology to optimize creative development and cross-channel media placement of advertising, won the pitching contest. The 2nd place went to Secure Secure Ltd, that presented a system to detect cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The 3rd place was given to SAT4M2M GmbH, for their system for industrial IoT data communication.
This study – through examining the relationship between innovation, new technologies, employment and inequality – investigates the potential employment effects of new information and communication technologies.
We are pleased to announce Trind Ventures has concluded the first closing of its new fund at €21 million. The three largest investors in the fund are European Investment Fund (EIF) under the Juncker Plan, LHV pension funds (LHV) and Trind Ventures’ team itself. The fund shall invest into early stage ICT companies in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and the rest of Central and Northern Europe. It will help to address the increasing demand for seed capital by early stage teams and improve the capacity of regional syndication for early stage funding.
As the ‘digital revolution’ expands into more areas of our lives, from the way we work, to how we consume, look after our health, learn and take part in politics, it is increasingly clear that this is not just a purely technical – or economic – process, but also a social one, and one which is not gender-neutral. Analysis of the risks and benefits finds that new information and communication technologies can be a gateway for women and girls to access new opportunities, means of expression and participation, and a powerful tool for advancing gender equality.