Digital Agenda for Europe
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  1. Financing Innovation

    Support for entrepreneurs and growing businesses SME Instrument – The SME Instrument is a new scheme introduced under Horizon 2020. It provides grants to help small businesses develop their ideas, build and develop prototypes, get their products validated ...

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

  2. Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions

    Contracting authorities can act as a launch pad for innovative goods or services which are not yet available on large scale commercial basis and may include conformance testing. A strong and stable demand through government procurement can create demand l ...

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

  3. Pre-Commercial Procurement

    The procurement of research and development (R&D) is an important tool to stimulate innovation. It allows public authorities to steer the development of new solutions directly towards their needs. However, the procurement of R&D remains underused ...

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

  4. SME Instrument

    Horizon 2020 supports Innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) through a new dedicated SME instrument. This instrument it is managed by the Executive agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). In total, more than € 2.8 billion will ...

    Felicia Liliana... - 25/06/2015 - 09:47

  5. ICT Innovation Vouchers Scheme for Regions

    The ICT innovation vouchers' scheme is a useful instrument to include in strategies for innovation and growth implemented at local and regional levels. It enables regional and national authorities to facilitate SMEs' access to digital know-how a ...

    Felicia Liliana... - 25/06/2015 - 09:47

  6. Innovation

    We are working on initiatives to stimulate innovation in Europe by strengthening the ICT ecosystem, and supporting European researchers, companies, and entrepreneurs. One of these initiatives is to increase the focus on the innovation potential of researc ...

    Felicia Liliana... - 19/06/2015 - 12:04

  7. EU funded projects

    More information on the ongoing projects in the ICT domain listed below is collected in this brochure. The following  presentation  provides an overview of PCP and PPI projects in other non-ICT domains funded by other Commission Directorates General. EU c ...

    Felicia Liliana... - 23/06/2015 - 17:31

  8. 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

  9. European Multi Stakeholder Platform on 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 the implementation of ICT standardisation policies, it deals with: potential future ...

    Felicia Liliana... - 24/06/2015 - 15:42

  10. Open standards

    Action 23 committed to providing guidance on the link between ICT standardisation and public procurement to help public authorities use standards to promote efficiency and reduce lock-in. The Commission issued on June 2013 a communication, accompanied by ...

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