Artificial intelligence holds great potential for the European economy and AI applications are expected to bring numerous benefits for citizens and small businesses. But the adoption of AI technologies poses a particular challenge for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and the potential of these technologies will only materialise if SMEs are properly supported in their AI transition.
As outlined in Orgalim’s ‘2030: an industry vision for a renewed Europe’, technology innovation driven by EU industry will be key to delivering on what matters most to Europe’s citizens over the coming decade – from addressing climate change, to delivering smart healthcare in a time of demographic shifts, to improving quality of life in tomorrow’s cities.
These priorities are clearly shared by legislators in the European Parliament, who have now established a parliamentary Intergroup ‘Competitive European Industry: long-term and sustainable investment’ to promote dialogue on the future of industry in Europe.
The Djewels project will develop and demonstrate a novel, high pressure, high performance alkaline electrolyser that will help green the production of methanol in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The 20-megawatt (MW) electrolyzer, to be owned and operated by Nouryon and Gasunie, will be the first of its kind to be implemented in Europe on this scale.
12th European Space Conference, Brussels, 21 January 2020
In 2019, European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe combined to offer an end-to-end European energy experience for the whole energy supply chain, from power generation through to end-use, under one roof.
The event is a business, innovation, networking and information platform and is seen by the industry as their terrain. They use the event as their annual meeting place to thrash out strategies and do business to help drive efficiencies in meeting their sustainable development goals.
The Summit and Hub Sessions unpack a narrative that energy professionals operating in an increasingly interconnected energy value network need to understand, in order to fully appreciate the implications of the convergence and sector couplings, rapidly connecting the worlds of electricity, gas, heat, cooling and transportation.
The European Commission is partnering with the European Investment Bank Group, announcing EUR 200 million of investments into the EU space sector, supporting ground-breaking innovation in the industry. During the European Space Policy Conference in Brussels, EIB Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle is signing an agreement with André-Hubert Roussel, CEO of ArianeGroup, confirming a EUR 100 million loan for the new Ariane 6 launcher programme.
Includes Council conclusions on Climate diplomacy.
Foreign ministers today discussed climate diplomacy and restated the political centrality of climate action for the European Union. Following the discussion, the Council adopted conclusions on climate diplomacy. This is a clear sign that in 2020 climate will be one of the priorities in the EU’s external policy.
‘Connecting the dots’ is a new series from Orgalim that takes an in-depth look at the EU policy debates impacting Europe’s technology industries and the ability of these sectors to shape a future that’s good for the EU, its economy and society. In this first edition, we look at how different understandings of EU industry’s position on the global stage are presenting stark choices for policymakers seeking to design a policy strategy to help Europe survive and thrive in the decades ahead.