Vienna is a hotspot for future key technologies these days: INDTECH2018 opened on the morning of 30 October 2018 at Messe Wien. The conference “INDustrial TECHnologies 2018 – Innovative Industries for Smart Growth” ran until 31 October 2018 and was attended by more than 1 300 research and industry experts to exchange views on current research trends in production, materials, nanotechnology and biotechnology. The conference was held for the first time in Vienna during the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU. It was jointly organised by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the European Commission.
In the context of the trilogue negotiations on the Cybersecurity Act, T&D Europe and co-signing associations have sent a letter to decison-makers to highlight the need for the forthcoming cybersecurity certification scheme to be flexible and future-proof in order to encourage innovation and competitiveness of EU industry.
The objective of the conference will be to exchange views on existing and new challenges and opportunities of EU tourism under the Renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy adopted in September 2017 and to share good practices of harvesting the advantages offered by this horizontal strategic approach.
Brussels, 3 October 2018 – The EU Parliament has confirmed today in a plenary vote the political will to go for higher targets to limit CO2 emissions from cars and vans by 2025 and 2030. The Paris agreement confirmed the need for the transport sector to urgently curb its CO2 emissions drastically. Unfortunately, the EU Parliament did not have the courage to make lightweighting more relevant by deleting the mass-based utility parameter.