Brochures :: ICT for Societal Challenges
12 April 2013
This booklet highlights some of the many EU initiatives and co-funded research and innovation projects which address societal challenges through digital innovation, such as better healthcare, independent living for the elderly, delivering effective public services, energy saving, smart transport, secure internet, inclusion, preservation of cultural heritage.
A showcase of policy actions and projects illustrates what role ICT plays in addressing societal challenges and how ICT research and innovation result in very practical applications that help improving quality of life, push productivity and competitiveness and lead to new opportunities for EU citizens and businesses.
The European Commission, through the Digital Agenda for Europe and the EU's new Research and Innovation programme, H2020 is supporting ICT policy initiatives and investing in related R&D to enable breakthrough digitally-based solutions to issues which affect our citizens and communities.