Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

FP7 project MARKOS - Final Prototype released

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MARKOS is an open source tool, now available as final prototype version, supporting software analysts and developers to inspect the code structure and possible license issues of Open Source Software (OSS) available on public software forges. A software forge is a collaboration platform allowing collaborative software development over the Internet.

RoCKIn Competition 2015

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The second RoCKIN robotic competition will take place in Lisbon during the European Robotics Week. All teams interested to participate in RoCKIn Competition 2015 should declare first their intention to participate (until 31 May 2015)

Innovation is about starts: when ICT and ART Connect

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The ICT ART CNECT study reveals new evidence for the integration of the Arts as an essential and fruitful component within research and innovation in ICT. The underlying aim of this study is to contribute to enhancing creativity and innovation in society, technology, science and education.

Have your say on the Digital Single Market - Digital4EU

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Digital4EU is a website for conversations, co-creation, and dialogue on the Digital Single Market.

European Commission requests the German regulator to amend its fixed termination rates in line with the EU's rules

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Following a three-month in-depth investigation the Commission issued a recommendation concluding that the German regulator (BNetzA) does not follow the EU recommended approach for the calculation of fixed termination rates (FTRs). BNetzA proposes to base FTRs for Deutsche Telekom (DT) on the previously applied methodology, which is contrary to the EU regulatory framework.

The 2015 Smart Systems Integration (SSI) Conference was spiced with ...Danish flavour

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SSI is the international communication platform for research institutes and manufacturers to exchange know-how and create the basis for successful research cooperation. This year SSI brought together 271 experts from 21 countries to discuss, explore and collaborate on the latest trends in the sector.  

Mid term data from FP7 funded Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) projects

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The first 7 out of 14 FP7 funded PCP projects have awarded contracts and are procuring R&D right now. The first data coming from these projects shows interesting results for example on creating opportunities for cross-border growth for new players/SMEs and bringing research outcomes to the market.

Blog post: Chair of the European Steering Group on Sustainable Healthcare announces the publication of a European White Paper

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Mary Harney, Chair of the European Steering Group on Sustainable Healthcare and former Minister of Health of Ireland, will take part in the Thematic Panel on Sustainable Health and Care Systems for an Ageing Population at the European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing. The debate will bring together different contributions on the “new vision” to sustain Europe's health and social care models meeting the needs of a growing ageing population and a shrinking labour force.

Ten technologies which could change our lives

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The Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) unit of the European Parliament published an analysis entitled "Ten technologies which could change our lives: Potential impacts and policy implications", covering topics such as Graphene and Massive Online Courses.

Workshop for Mathematics and Digital Science

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A workshop for Mathematics and Digital Science organised by DG CONNECT (Unit C1 – eInfrastructure) took place in November, with around 50 mathematicians with expertise in the mathematical disciplines related to big data and High Performance Computing (HPC) from around Europe, and even from the US. Notably, this included also the Chair of European Research Council, Dr Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, as well as the Joint Research Centre. The workshop was preceded by an open online consultation.