Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Project news and results

Quantum physics is helping researchers to better understand photosynthesis and olfaction Read more
DRIHM, or the Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology, together with its US facing companion project, DRIHM2US, is a prototype research infrastructure for simulating extreme hydro-meteorological events such as flash flooding. Both projects enabled a step change in how scientists can approach studying high impact weather events: more functionality, more efficiency and faster results. Read more
EU researchers are developing a new, broad-ranging, cloud-based infrastructure that makes the Internet more accessible for users with special needs. The new ‘ecosystem’ enables people previously excluded from ICT to get help using technology and aims to use their feedback to develop new apps and services. Read more
Mobile data traffic is expected to grow hundred- or thousand-fold by 2020, when the new 5G telecoms standards are due to enter the market. As the race is on to come up with new solutions for telecoms networks to accommodate this massive growth, one EU research project has already developed an ultra-fast solution using optical transmission technology. Read more
OpenAIRE stands for Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe, and its mission is to gather the metadata of research output (publications and associated research) funded by the European Commission. Read more
Exciting new technologies, which allow users to change the shape of displays with their hands, promise to revolutionise the way we interact with smartphones, laptops and computers. Imagine pulling objects and data out of the screen and playing with these in mid-air. Read more
Being able to maintain personal hygiene plays a crucial factor for independent living in old age. Loosing this ability means needing support for these activities, often resulting into a move in a nursing care home. This clearly suggests that automated showering support can foster independent living in dignity for persons experiencing loss of autonomy and relieve the caring and nursing burden of the family, domiciliary services, medical centers and other assisted living environments or nursing care homes. I-SUPPORT is a three-year HORIZON 2020 European research project launched in March 2015. Its goal is to develop a robotic shower system in order to enable independent living for a long period and thus, improve the quality of life of frail citizens. Read more
At the next CAPS/Networked Social Responsability conference, the report by Prof David Lane which assesses the impact and results of the Net Innovation Unit's activity on Collective Awareness Platforms (CAPS) will be distributed. Read more
Recent innovations in technological fields like embedded computing, communication, sensors and actuators, and informatics and control have enabled the implementation of complex systems that are able to control and coordinate physical and organizational processes on a local and a global scale via the use of information and communication technology. By their inherently socio-technical character, these systems – called cyberphysical systems – provide the potential for revolutionary changes, bringing disruptive change to existing economical value-chains and societal processes. Read more
Representatives of 20 journalists associations, publishing houses, academic institutions, trade unions and media rights experts from many European countries have founded the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) in Leipzig as an independent non-profit European Co-operative Society (SCE). Read more