Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


Electronics industry CEOs have told European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes that Europe can capture up to 60% of new electronics markets, and double the economic value of semiconductor component production in Europe within the next 10 years, in a plan delivered to the European Commission today. Read more
On the occasion of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival the European Audiovisual Observatory releases its first estimates for European cinema attendance in 2013. The Observatory estimates that total admissions in the European Union1 dropped by 4.1% to 908 million tickets sold, around 39 million less than in 2012 (947 million). This would mark the second lowest admissions level in the EU since the turn of the century. Read more
Athens, Greece
The workshop wil be organised on 20th March 2014 at 2pm-6:30pm in Megaron Athens International Conference Center Read more
How to get interoperability projects from pilot stage to actual deployment in Europe? The EU has granted nearly a million euros to the EXPAND project to fill this gap. Read more
Do you remember the James Bond film Casino Royale? After being poisoned, the agent uses a portable diagnostic kit to identify the toxic substance and alert his HQ in London. Such type of technology is not fiction anymore. European researchers have developed a ground-breaking diagnostic system based on smart cards and skin patches combined with a portable reader. Test results can directly be sent to a remote computer, a tablet or a smartphone through a wireless connection. This small lab can already detect cocaine consumption, monitor colon cancer, identify bacteria in food and analyse environmental contamination. Many other useful applications can be foreseen. Companies in Spain, Ireland and Denmark will soon commercialise this innovative diagnostic system. Read more
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) launches a selection process today to set up two new Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), with partners from higher education, research and business. The two KICs will focus on innovation for healthy living and active ageing, and on raw materials – sustainable exploration, extraction processing, recycling and substitution. The application process is open until 10 September. Following an independent evaluation of the proposals, guided by specific selection criteria, one KIC in each field will be designated. The EIT is part of the EU's Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation. Read more
From 12/03/2014 to 14/03/2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This event aims to facilitate the exchange of information and best practices for all major players in the cable industry such as Network Operators, Service Providers, Content Suppliers, Equipment Manufacturers, Vendors, Software and Services Providers, Press, Analysts, Industry Regulators and Investors. At the event, the European Cable Industry will also celebrate its best innovations and most promising talent with the Cable Europe Awards, recognizing significant contributions that help create a flourishing future for the Cable industry and its partners in Europe. Read more
From 07/05/2014 to 09/05/2014
Crete, Greece
Do not miss an excellent opportunity for the dissemination and discussion of your project and achieved results at the conference for Learning Innovations and Learning Quality. Read more