Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


Communicating with strangers online has become commonplace in the digital era, but how can we be sure that we can trust the person on the other side of the screen? Spanish Startup Traity has made this possible by integrating profiles and feedback from various different online platforms. Read more
Whilst online shopping has great advantages, web users often have questions when purchasing a product and don’t want to spend hours at the end of a phone line waiting for help. Italian startup Vivocha (an acronym for ‘video, voice, chat’) solves the problem with their multi-channel online customer service website. Read more
From 07/10/2014 to 08/10/2014
Rome, Italy
Next to providing a networking arena, the European Telemedicine Conference 2014 in Rome will discuss how telemedicine can improve healthcare. It will evaluate applications of telemedicine and telecare and assess the sustainability of services. Read more
This video, created by the EU-funded SUCRE project, explains the problems hospitals nowadays face concerning their IT infrastructure. Cloud computing can offer solutions. Read more
The European Commission is committing €90 million to Open and Disruptive Innovation over the next 12 months. A new tool to help doctors communicate with non-responsive patients; a cloud-based irrigation controller to improve water efficiency on farms by up to 30%; an "electronic nose" to better determine how fresh your food is - these are a few of the 30 tech SMEs and start-ups to receive EU funding. Read more
While electric cars are on the rise, many drivers are still concerned about running out of juice. Six partners from Germany, France, Austria and Spain have cut the consumption of electric vehicles with a new intelligent energy management and recovery system. The OpEneR team developed new functions and connected better the components and systems, allowing the driver to receive braking tips based on traffic flows and advice on the best route to limit energy use. Up to 30% of energy can be saved without losing much time on the way. The new solutions will be progressively commercialised and integrated into production of new models, making electric cars even greener. Read more
By facilitating communication and simple interactions, web Startups are creating exciting new opportunities in a range of different fields. With Wisergo, an online marketplace for customised travel packages, finding a truly authentic experience abroad has never been easier. Read more
Most foot and leg ulcers are caused by diabetes and vascular problems but an important number of them are also due to other diseases (e.g. kidney disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure). More than 10 million people in Europe suffer from chronic wounds, a number which is expected to grow due to the aging of the population. Read more
From 15/10/2014 to 14/04/2015
A call featuring two important topics, representing more than €100 million EU investment, will open on 15 October. Read more
30 projects were selected to receive funding under the SME Instrument - Open Disruptive Innovation (ODI) theme following the first cut-off date of Phase 1 Read more