Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


The Digital4Science platform was launched in September 2015 to build bridges between scientists, citizens and policy-makers. It allows you to conduct and be part of interactions with scientists, technologists, researchers and innovators. Since its launch, the Digital4Science platform has seen the opening of 18 discussions on European e-infrastructures. Read more
From 23/02/2016 to 24/02/2016
CEA, Grenoble, France
Listen to state-of-the-art research, industry representatives giving their view on graphene in biosensor and implant applications. Building on these presentations, there will be moderated group discussions with the possibility of representatives across industry sectors to interact with each other as well as with researchers. The aim is to strengthen collaboration throughout the value chain from researchers, to component, system producers and end-users. Registration is open until 7 February. Read more
The Digital Champions Expert Group met for the 10th time on 20-22 October 2015. The group discussed the Digital Single Market with Commissioner G H Oettinger and DG CONNECT Director-General Roberto Viola. Read more
A new section within the Joinup Open Government community is devoted to discussing the draft outputs and results of an ongoing study on the new generation of eGovernment services and how can the public sector become an agent of innovation through ICT. Read more
From 01/02/2016 to 05/02/2016

Startup Europe's next big activity is Startup Europe Week, a bottom up movement that aims to set up a meetup in every single region of Europe to inform startups about the available support and resources both at local and EU level.

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This workshop will share the results of the study, “Economic and Social Impact of Repurposing the 700 MHz band for Wireless Broadband Services in the European Union” which is being conducted for the European Commission by LS telcom and VVA. It will offer a platform for stakeholders to provide feedback on the findings of the study. Read more
Discover how EU companies are putting big data to use. Join the webinar on 26th November on the uptake of big data by European business. Read more
Robot Care Systems, the company behind LEA, has won the prestigious Herman Wijffels prize in the Netherlands, which comes with a €30.000 reward. LEA is a care robot disguised as a rollator that provides a number of fully autonomous functions. It can assist the elderly person with getting out of bed or chair, with walking or with holding a cup. It monitors the daily routine such as the taking of medicine or of food and drink. LEA is also the tender that has won a pan-European Pre-Commercial Procurement under the EU-funded project Silver. Read more
From 23/11/2015 to 07/12/2015
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Plants can do something that until now no one thought them capable of – they can learn: two scientists engaged in Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) projects discussed the brilliance of plants with the BBC World Service. Read more
EC premises, Rue Van Maerlant (salle VML02), Brussels
Following the success of the last two workshops, the European Commission's DG Connect organises a third workshop on the EU eGovernment Action Plan. One of the main purposes of this meeting will be to present the stakeholder engagement platform. Read more
RADIO is a Horizon 2020 action started on April 2015 to develop an Ambient Assisted Living solution that integrates robotic and home automation technologies. The RADIO Home is designed to support independent living of elderly population. Three academic partners, three SMEs and three clinical partners, led by the National Centre of Scientific Research “Demokritos” (Greece), cooperate to develop the RADIO ecosystem and to pilot the system in two clinical sites (Italy, Spain) and several home environments (Greece). Read more
The EU-funded EMPOWER project has developed prototype web and mobile applications that allow diabetic patients not only to contribute to their own healthcare but also to be more in control of their disease. Read more
From 06/06/2016 to 09/06/2016
Durban, South Africa
QuEBS 2016 will provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussions to researchers from biology, chemistry and physics. The workshop will offer a platform to exchange new ideas and to show the latest developments in the field of quantum biology. Read more
'Political debates around the trustworthiness of reusing health data in Europe started five years ago. Have we made any progress?' This question, raised by 'Himss Insights', has been answered by, amongst others, Claudia Prettner (Policy Officer Unit Health & Wellbeing, DG Connect, European Commission), Dipak Kalra (President of the EuroRec Institute) and Catherine Chronaki (Secretary General HL7 Foundation). Read more
From 18/07/2016 to 22/07/2016
Edinburgh (UK)
The Convergent Science Network (CSN) for Biomimetics and Neurotechnology (FET Proactive co-ordination Activity) is co-organising the 5th edition of the Living Machines conference. This event will focus on biomimetic and biohybrid systems, and the demonstrations of state-of-the-art living machine technologies. Call for papers, satellite events and sponsors is now open. Accepted papers will be published in Springer Lecturer Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Submission deadline is March 11th, 2016. Read more
Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens
The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) will be present at this Conference on Internet of Things (IoT) in Athens. Mr. Harris Moysiadis, Business Development Manager in Future Intelligence and member of the AIOTI, will represent the Alliance and explain AIOTI's latest achievements and future plan for leading the creation of a vibrant European IoT Ecosystem. Read more
From 24/11/2015 to 25/11/2015
This second annual eHealth Summit organised by trade organisation COCIR aims to provide key EU and national policy-makers and health stakeholders with a unique opportunity to discuss solutions on how to overcome these challenges and to achieve tangible outcomes that will provide a platform for action. Read more
The Czech National eHealth Center and the Palacký University of Olomouc (member of the EU-funded United4Health project), have published a video on how telemedicine improves healthcare in the Czech Republic: "The biggest advantage is that it's saving the patient's time, because the data travels, not the patient." Read more
Cyprus has just launched a national coalition for digital skills and jobs in support of the European Commission’s call for action within the Grand Coalition. The coalition is addressing the shortage in digital skills and the future anticipated mismatching of unfilled ICT-related vacancies across Europe. Read more