Digital Agenda for Europe
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  1. ICT Innovation Vouchers Scheme for Regions

    The ICT innovation voucher aims to support micro-enterprises and SMEs to use digital technologies to innovate and increase their competitiveness. The ICT innovation vouchers' scheme is a useful instrument to include in strategies for innovation and g ...

    Felicia Liliana... - 03/03/2015 - 18:46

  2. 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. Action 23 committed to providing guidance on the link ...

    Felicia Liliana... - 26/02/2015 - 10:29

  3. ICT innovation vouchers in action

    The ICT Innovation Vouchers scheme aims to boost business innovation and increase competitiveness for micro-enterprises and SMEs, by investing in innovative digital business solutions. They have been tested and successfully implemented in various regions ...

    Felicia Liliana... - 26/02/2015 - 10:40 - 1 comment

  4. 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. A specification ...

    Felicia Liliana... - 13/03/2015 - 11:11

  5. 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 ...

    Felicia Liliana... - 26/02/2015 - 10:26

  6. 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. Horizon 2020 supports Innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) through a new dedicated ...

    Felicia Liliana... - 04/03/2015 - 09:58

  7. Innovation Procurement

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

    Felicia Liliana... - 13/03/2015 - 15:11

  8. Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions

    The Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) can stimulate innovation by bringing innovative commercial end-solutions earlier to the market. Contracting authorities can act as a launch pad for innovative goods or services which are not yet availab ...

    Felicia Liliana... - 03/03/2015 - 19:05

  9. Pre-Commercial Procurement

    Pre-Commercial Procurement is designed to steer the development of solutions towards concrete public sector needs. Under Horizon 2020, the EU increases support for groups of public procurers who work together on joint Pre-Commercial Procurements (PCPs). T ...

    Felicia Liliana... - 03/03/2015 - 19:06

  10. 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 ...

    Felicia Liliana... - 03/03/2015 - 17:42