The EU is making it easier to re-use data held by the public sector. Today, member states’ ambassadors agreed on the Council’s negotiating position on reforms which are part of wider EU efforts to increase the supply of data to support the economy and to make sure that more data is used for the benefit of everyone. The new rules will encourage the development and uptake of new data-based services and technologies, such as artificial intelligence. They are also a major step towards making open data more widely available in the EU.
Cyber-physical systems that blend the digital and real worlds are driving the development of smart factories, transport networks, electricity grids and even cities. The opportunities and risks presented by this expanding Internet of Things and big-data environment are being explored in-depth by EU-funded researchers.
The Trillium Prize will be awarded to the organisation that has done the most to promote the beneficial use of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources International Patient Summary (FHIR IPS) for international medical information exchanges.
On 28 September, ISA² held a workshop gathering National Interoperability Framework Observatory (NIFO) Contact Points to discuss the new monitoring mechanism of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF). The new monitoring mechanism aims at measuring the level of implementation of the EIF recommendations and principles and in this way to provide better insight to the EU Member States on areas where they can improve when it comes to interoperability.