108 innovative projects will get support from the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot to bring their innovations faster onto the market. The total amount to be distributed to the projects under the EIC Accelerator and the Fast Track to Innovation strands of the EIC pilot is €210.216 million.
The date of the third call of the WiFi4EU voucher initiative has been announced for 19 September 2019 at 13:00 CEST. With a call budget of EUR 26.7 million, the Commission will distribute 1,780 vouchers across European municipalities on a first come, first served basis.
In order to be able to apply for the EUR 15,000 voucher, municipalities need to register on the WIFi4EU Portal before the call. The voucher will allow the winning municipality to set up free Wi-Fi networks in public spaces. The call will be open until 17:00 CEST on 20 September 2019.
The EU supports the widespread uptake of digital technologies in manufacturing business operations. Since 2013, the Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS) initiative has helped SMEs and mid-caps to improve their products, business processes, and business models via digital technologies. Launching the 4th phase of this initiative, Digital Innovation Hubs are called for that strengthen European SMEs and mid-caps by experimenting and testing Artificial Intelligence techniques in manufacturing. Experiments should aggregate and analyse data from multiple sources.
The Commission is investing in research and innovation actions that will build on the current state-of-the-art to:
- Integrate AI technologies in the manufacturing domain
- Develop innovative concepts and tools of AI application in manufacturing
- Build on the AI4EU platform, where relevant
- Promote the effective collaboration between humans and AI
- Ensure the application of Trustworthy AI
- Demonstrate technologies and solutions in different manufacturing cases
Six European healthcare procurers from Barcelona(ES), Sheffield(UK), Aachen(DE), Trento(IT) and Wuppertal(DE) challenge industry to develop smart ICT solutions able to detect the presence of resistant microorganisms, give real-time feedback to the user and share the information with the healthcare provider electronic record systems linking the infection with the place of the detection.
Deadline for submission of offers is 28 October 2019.
The aim of this audit is to analyse how effective the DEI initiative has been so far, focusing in particular on DIHs and on the support provided by the Commission to Member States. We will interview representatives of DIHs and other project beneficiaries in various EU countries. We will also meet with other national and international stakeholders to assess the effectiveness of the support provided.
As required by Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (EU 2019/790) on the use of protected content by online content-sharing service providers, the European Commission will organise a stakeholder dialogue to discuss best practices for cooperation between online content-sharing service providers and rightholders. The Commission will hold the first meeting of the stakeholder dialogue on 15 October, in Brussels.