Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Public survey on Net Innovation for the Work Programme 2016-2017

Net Innovation looks into ways to accelerate new forms of Internet-based innovation throughout Europe. How can we stimulate Internet-based innovation? What are your ideas for this? What would you do if you were us?
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From 12/08/2014 to 10/10/2014

The survey

It is no longer possible to fill in the survey.

Reference documents

Important information can be found in the background documents:

Net Innovation workshop report with external experts

Please read these before answering the questionnaire.

Objective of the survey

DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) is launching a public survey on Net Innovation. This survey is related to the definition of the new Work Programme 2016-2017 for Horizon 2020. To prepare the new Work Programme, the Commission is updating its vision for the Net Innovation area, identifying key technological challenges and research priorities, and establishing a research and innovation agenda for the coming years. The questionnaire is aimed at gathering the opinions of all interested in Net Innovation topics that are to be covered under the 2016-2017 Work Programme.

Net Innovation supports research, innovation and policy initiatives in order to accelerate new forms of Internet-based innovation throughout Europe. This is not mainly about pure technological developments on networks, software or devices. The focus is rather on the integration and adaptation of new internet technologies and their application at large by people, businesses, and the public sector. At present, Net Innovation supports actions in the areas of the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership, Collective Awareness Platforms, Web Entrepreneurship and Digital Business Innovation. In future, the support to some of these areas might be stopped, and new areas may be supported.

Target group(s)

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from innovators and entrepreneurs, civil society organisations, research institutions, business, policy makers, higher education institutions, and public authorities.

Period of consultation

From 12 August 2014 to 10 October 2014.

How to submit your contribution

Before filling out the questionnaire, you may wish to read the PDF file of the questionnaire and to prepare your answers.

The questionnaire is only available in English.

To submit a valid questionnaire you must at least answer all the compulsory questions and click the "submit" button.

Contributions will be published on this webpage after the survey ends. Submissions that are clearly marked as "anonymous" will be treated as such and published without personal information. Submissions indicated as "not for publication" will be treated as such and will not be published. Please read the privacy statement attached to this survey for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

Contact details

DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology - Unit E.3 “Net Innovation”
Postal address:
European Commission
B-1049 Brussels, Belgium

Next steps

After closure of the survey, the Commission will analyse and process the replies received and use them for the definition of the Work Programme 2016-17.

The Commission will publish a report on the public consultation. The responses to the survey will be published soon.