As part of the next long-term EU budget – the Multiannual Financial Framework – the Commission has proposed the Digital Europe programme, the EU’s programme focused on building the strategic digital capacities of the EU and on facilitating the wide deployment of digital technologies, to be used by Europe’s citizens and businesses. With a planned overall budget of €9.2 billion, it will shape and support the digital transformation of Europe’s society and economy.
ENISA launches a Call for Participation to invite experts to participate in its expert group.
The Call for Expression of Interest remains open for a period of 1-2 years.
Joinup was created in 2011 by the European Commission to provide a common platform that allows public administrations, businesses and citizens to share and reuse IT solutions and good practices, as well as facilitates communication and collaboration on IT projects across Europe. Managed via the ISA² Programme, the Joinup online platform currently offers a plethora of interoperability solutions in every major policy domain, along with thousands of eGovernment-related material such as news and events.
An EU-funded project is developing a new industrial shop floor concept comprising mobile robots that can perceive their surroundings and collaborate with people. The expected efficiency boost could benefit the EU economy and society in general.
When you hear the word ‘quantum’, you may imagine physicists working on a new ground breaking theory. Or perhaps you’ve read about quantum computers and how they might change the world. But one lesser-known field is also starting to reap the benefits of the quantum realm – medicine.
The Human Brain Project is featured in the “How the digital revolution is transforming EU-funded brain research” brochure published by CORDIS, the service disseminating the results of projects funded by the EU’s framework programmes for research and innovation.
The Sunrise project aims at providing a sustainable solution to mitigate the effects of climate change by developing a sustainable alternative to the production of fossil-based, energy-intensive fuels and basic chemicals. The project is committed to help establish a carbon-neutral circular economy and contribute to a carbon-neutral Europe by 2050.
After undergoing a significant overhaul, the new edition of the European Semester report has been published. The study seeks to assess how the European Semester, the cycle of EU economic and fiscal policy coordination, is addressing the issues related to the promotion of digital government. It evaluates how the ISA² Programme can contribute and helps identify and address the key trends affecting the digitisation of public administration in Europe, as well as strategies and processes to tackle common challenges faced by the EU countries.
Update: a revised version of the final draft legislative text as agreed by the co-legislators is now available.
The European Commission’s new European Innovation Council (EIC) will help European researchers turn their most radical ideas into innovative and game-changing new technologies. A pilot scheme is currently underway to test ideas for the EIC’s two main branches, which focus on supporting advanced research and on business growth and creating new markets.
A new, digital revolution might be about to hit us. Autonomous cars are driving our way, cities and companies are rapidly ramping up the use of sensors – also called the Internet of Things (IoT) – and virtual and augmented reality are making rapid strides.
But in order to build all of this we’ll need the fifth generation of mobile internet – 5G. This generation of wireless networks, which will not only connect people to people but also to objects, will offer a range of improvements compared to today’s 4G technology, including a potential tenfold decrease in latency (signal delay), a tenfold increase in the data speeds experienced by users and ultra-reliable coverage.