Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Localised software makes ski goggles smarter

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The ski resort of Schladming is helping test a customised app for the latest winter sports technology – smart ski goggles – giving visitors to the Austrian ski resort locally-relevant real-time information as they ski.

New benchmarking tool for test-beds

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The Ear-IT project has released a benchmarking tool for test-beds. The project’s technology has been used for a new audio board. The project has also launched a survey on how to develop more applications of its technology.

Scaling up Europe’s app economy

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Europe’s app economy is healthy and growing, but a fragmented market and access to capital and talented developers remain a hurdle to scaling up the sector, according to two influential reports.

Study on the practical application of the new framework methodology for measuring the environmental impact of ICT - cost/benefit analysis (SMART 2012/0064 )

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The study concludes that existing methodologies for measuring the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy footprint of ICT developed by various standardization organizations are suitable for being integrated into concrete environmental policy measures. Applied to mandatory reporting of electricity consumption, the benefits outweigh the cost when applied to Data Centers and Telecommunication networks where there exists a lack of environmental policy measures and a lack of publicly available data despite their footprint growing by 45% by 2020 in EU-27.

Open science, open society

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European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation, European Parliament, Brussels, 25 September 2014

Which EU Internet of Things Large Scale Pilots? Consultation and Invitation for Commitment

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The European Commission is inviting stakeholders to provide advice and express a commitment for engagement on candidate target areas for future European Internet of Things (IoT) Large Scale Pilots (LSP). The results will contribute to the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-17 and European Commission actions. We welcome contributions until Sunday 30 November 2014.

Neelie Kroes' statement on smart cities and broadband

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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.

European Congress on e-Cardiology & eHealth

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At this conference you can hear about cutting edge science and discover new and emerging applications in eHealth and telemedicine in both chronic disease management and cardiology.

Lean LaunchPad (LLP) Pilot for European innovation researchers and start-up entrepreneurs in the ICT domain

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The European Commission will soon launch a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 60 000. The purpose of this call for tenders is to pilot up-to 3 coaching courses over 12 months dedicated to European innovation researchers and start-up entrepreneurs in the ICT area. The courses should be based on the Lean LaunchPad underlying concepts and methodology, and be tailored around researchers, innovators and ICT based high-tech start-ups that have been awarded EU grants under H2020 and/or FP7 ICT specific programmes.

The Success story of Italian Startup Doveconviene

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Italian Startup Doveconviene revolutionises customer promotions and allows users to organize their shopping trip online so they know exactly where to go to find the best deal.