Digital Agenda for Europe
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  1. EU funded projects

    The EU funds a number of ICT projects where procurers from different countries participate to implement Pre-commercial procurement or Public procurement for innovative solutions projects This page provides an overview of ongoing EU funded projects in whic ...

    - 31/07/2014 - 16:23

  2. SME Instrument

    Horizon 2020 provides easy access to € 2.8 Billion to SMEs for funding research and innovation businesses and accelerating the exploitation of innovations. SME Instrument Picture Horizon 2020 will support Innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME ...

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  3. Financing Innovation

    Horizon 2020 aims to bridge the gap between research and the market. Access to funding is part of this, helping to ensure that entrepreneurs and businesses have the capital they need to turn their ideas and products into commercial successes. Support for ...

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  4. Inducement Prizes

    Inducement prizes provide alternative opportunities to develop innovative solutions to challenges by offering a financial reward for completing a specific technological challenge. Inducement Prize Contests are a new instrument introduced under Horizon 202 ...

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  5. Innovation Procurement

    Innovation procurement can deliver solutions to challenges of public interest and ICTs can play a major role in this. Innovation Procurement   Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) can be used when challenges can be addressed by innovative solu ...

    - 05/08/2014 - 11:52

  6. Open standards

    The Digital Agenda for Europe identified "lock-in" as a problem. Building open ICT systems by making better use of standards in public procurement will improve and prevent the lock-in issue. Open standards Action 23 committed to providing guidan ...

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  7. Standardisation

    Standardisation is the process by which specifications are set. The majority of ICT specifications help ensure that products retain the ability to connect with each other, boosting innovation, and keeping ICT markets open and competitive. Standardisation ...

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  8. European Multi Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardisation

    An advisory expert group on all matters related to European ICT standardisation. The European Multi Stakeholder Platform (MSP) on ICT standardisation was set up at the end of 2011. Based on a European Commission Decision to advise on matters related to th ...

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  9. ICT Innovation Vouchers Scheme for Regions

    ICT Innovation Vouchers aim to help micro-enterprises and SMEs in the EU to use digital technologies to increase their competitiveness and enhance their growth prospects. ICT Innovation voucher schemes offer vouchers valued up to €10,000. Innovation vouch ...

    - 31/07/2014 - 16:23