Neelie KROES
Vice-President of the European Commission

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  • 5G networks will be a leap, not a step, forward

    Fri, 04/07/2014 - 15:05

    Vice-President of the European Commission NeelieKroes says it’s important to understand 5G mobile will be more than just the next step beyond today’s 4G networks. “It will also offer totally new possibilities to connect people, and also things – being cars, houses, energy infrastructures. All of...

  • Have your say on the future of science: public consultation on Science 2.0

    Thu, 03/07/2014 - 12:28

    The European Commission has today launched a public consultation on ‘Science 2.0’, in order to gauge the trend towards a more open, data-driven and people-focused way of doing research and innovation. Researchers are using digital tools to get thousands of people participating in research, for...

  • Commission urges governments to embrace potential of Big Data

    Wed, 02/07/2014 - 12:14

    Data collection and exploitation is a growing phenomenon; in response to industry and grassroots demands the European Commission is today calling on national governments to wake-up to this “big data” revolution.

  • Making the most of the Data-Driven Economy

    Wed, 02/07/2014 - 12:03

    The Commission will use the full range of policy and legal tools, and invest in research and innovation for Europe to make the most of the data-driven economy.

  • €5 billion public-private partnership on electronics launched by European Commission

    Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:18

    The European Commission today launched a €5 billion public-private partnership - ECSEL - to boost Europe’s electronics design and manufacturing capabilities. This initiative is the core of the Electronics Strategy for Europe to mobilise €100 billion in private investments and create 250,000 jobs in...

  • New business opportunities with electronics

    Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:07

    Electronics is everywhere: from mobile phones to cars to medical devices. It is also the core business of many successful spin-offs involved in EU-funded projects. This background memo describes some of these spin-offs.

  • New guidelines to help EU businesses use the Cloud

    Thu, 26/06/2014 - 12:21

    Guidelines to help business users save money and get the most out of cloud computing services are being presented to the European Commission today. Cloud computing allows individuals, businesses and the public sector to store their data and carry out data processing in remote data centres, saving...

  • Huge cuts in mobile data roaming price caps from 1 July – a drop of over 50% from last summer!

    Tue, 24/06/2014 - 12:23

    It's a big summer sale courtesy of the European Commission! From 1 July 2014, the EU will cut the price caps for data downloads by more than half: down from 45 cents per megabyte to 20c/MB. It will become even cheaper to use maps, watch videos, check mails and update social networks while...

  • Commission announces huge new influx of partners to the Graphene Flagship project

    Mon, 23/06/2014 - 12:01

    To coincide with Graphene Week 2014, the European Commission announces that the Graphene Flagship, one of the largest-ever European research initiatives, is doubling in size. 66 new partners are being invited to join the consortium following the results of a €9 million competitive call.

  • Landmark agreement between the European Commission and South Korea on 5G mobile technology

    Mon, 16/06/2014 - 11:37

    An agreement signed today between the European Commission and South Korea is a milestone in the global race to develop 5G mobile technologies. Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda, and Mr Mun-Kee Choi, South Korea's Minister of Science, ICT and Future...