Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Digital economy, digital society: the European vision

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An article by Robert Madelin, DG Connect Director General, published in the latest issue of the Eyes on Europe magazine tackles several issues related to digital economy and society.

Turn on the light! Grand launch of the International Year of Light

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2015 will be filled with light festivals, light and art, physics courses, lectures, astronomy, astrophysics, street lighting as part of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015(@IYL2015). This year was proclaimed by the United Nations to raise global awareness about light-based technologies, to promote sustainable development and to provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health.

MAXICULTURE boosts initiatives in digital culture

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Digital technologies provide a unique opportunity to preserve, access and spread our cultural heritage. But what are their socio-economic and technological impacts? The MAXICULTURE project provides a toolkit for measuring projects’ socio-economic and technological impact and how they can best use ICT in the cultural heritage domain.

Nano-RF Project: a low cost and secure way to double air traffic

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NANO-RF is aiming to produce a new generation of smart reflect array antennas for improved communication, and a low-cost radar for increased air traffic with better security.

International Year of Light 2015

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On 20 December 2013, The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).

Shaping the Future of Digital Social Innovation in Europe

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Digital technologies and the internet are changing how social innovation happens. Over the last 18 months the European Commission has funded Nesta, the Waag Society, Esade Business School and the Institute for Research and Innovation to study this new phenomenon, which we call Digital Social Innovation (DSI).

Joining Forces for Sustainability

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The 2014 Sustainability Report shows that a growing number of companies are turning to collaborations – with suppliers, NGOs, industry alliances, governments, even competitors – to become more sustainable. Research for this report was undertaken by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group and the UN Global Compact.

Digital Action Day Report

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This high-level policy event focused on the 'Digital transformation in traditional EU industries'. It was organised by the European Commission services, DG CONNECT, in the context of the Digital Agenda for Europe. The report highlights the key moments of the conference and its main outcomes.

Kurento wins the "Best of show" award at the WebRTC Conference & Expo Paris 2014!

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Kurento received the "best of show" Award at the WebRTC Conference & Expo in Paris with a demo showing a street view in Madrid and how groups of people are identified and colored accordingly. All this happens in real-time so security services can focus their attention when a sudden crowd is formed. Kurento is one of FIWARE's Generic Enablers. It already won the "Best WOW factor" and "Audience Choice" awards at the WebRTC Conference in San José, California.

Net Futures Information Day on H2020 ICT-2015

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The Directorate "Net Futures" organised this Information Day presenting the topics in the area of Future Internet in the second ICT call H2020-ICT-2015 published in October 2014. The deadline for submission of proposals is 14 April 2015.