Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Press releases and speeches

Young Innovators Unconvention 2014, Brussels, 25 September 2014 Read more
European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation, European Parliament, Brussels, 25 September 2014 Read more
Europe needs to make massive investments to secure its digital future. Those investments are often linked in interesting ways and will need to be funded from a wide range of private and public sources. Two of the core areas of investment will be smart cities and connecting rural and regional areas to fast broadband networks. Read more
Would you like to discover secret treasures of the Roman Empire, guided by an old merchant and his nephew? New technologies make this incredible journey possible. Read more
Lisbon Council, Washington DC, 19 September 2014 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
The European Commission has just launched the FIWARE Accelerator Programme. €80 million will be awarded to SMEs, Startups and web-entrepreneurs using FIWARE Technologies. The FIWARE Accelerator is a network of European organisations which has already launched first calls for proposals earlier this month. The remaining calls will be presented in Munich on 17th & 18th September on the occasion of the European Conference on Future Internet. Read more
The European Commission just published a report on its ambitious science and technology Flagships. Read more
The world of audiovisual is changing, converging, going digital. Digital developments bring new dilemmas: how to ensure a level playing field, the role of competition law, contract law, sector-specific law; the role of intermediaries and internet providers; and how to enjoy the economies of scale of our single market. Read more