The Digital Single Market blog is a collection of opinion pieces from DG CONNECT, and guest contributions from stakeholders involved in shaping DSM policies. Feel free to comment and share your ideas by participating in the discussions.

You can also read the posts from the Director General of DG CONNECT, Roberto Viola's blog.

38612 Michal HORÁČEK Michal HORÁČEK

Industry 4.0 players to meet in an iconic place of the first industrial revolution soon

17 January 2017 500+ stakeholders will meet in Essen in a few weeks to discuss the future of European industry and society in a digitised world, and the Czech Průmysl 4.0 initiative will bring their contribution.
38564 Stefano FIRPO Stefano FIRPO

Digitising European Industry: new challenges ahead for EU decision-makers, and how to turn them into opportunities

13 January 2017
38300 Heiko HAMANN Heiko HAMANN

Natural plants and robots are building our future cities together

11 January 2017 Technology and nature, two essentials for our life on this planet, are being merged in the project flora robotica.
1212 Mechthild ROHEN Mechthild ROHEN

'Internet of Things (IoT)' For You: Our mission and vision

6 January 2017 We believe that the Internet of Things has the potential to drastically improve our lives, our work places and our industrial efficiencies and capabilities while taking into account security, privacy...
38183 Ulrich AHLE Ulrich AHLE

FIWARE is ready for you!

5 January 2017 FIWARE: Much more than a platform capable of breaking vendor lock-in challenges, geographical barriers and the lack of open standards in several scenarios.
28994 Roberto VIOLA Roberto VIOLA

Objective 2017: more investments in digital

22 December 2016 The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has pleaded in his last State of the Union address that connectivity should benefit everyone. There is a wealth of economic evidence that links...
7579 Khalil ROUHANA Khalil ROUHANA

From Brussels over Essen to Rome: a European journey towards the digitisation of industry

22 December 2016 I’m looking forward to the first edition of the yearly Stakeholder Forum for the Digitising European Industry initiative. It will take place in Essen at the end of January. For the first time we will...
33722 Claire BURY Claire BURY

Women on the move – for more gender equality in the film industry

7 December 2016 We need to trust in diversity. The more your project includes individuals from different backgrounds, the more you will be creatively stimulated by different ideas and perspectives. Let's take...
7579 Khalil ROUHANA Khalil ROUHANA

Japan Week - Closer cooperation with Japan on digital economy and society

5 December 2016 Last week was Japan week for us. Several events took place showing the depth and breadth of EU-Japan cooperation in the development of the digital economy and society.
28994 Roberto VIOLA Roberto VIOLA

A Fantastic Voyage ahead to understand the human brain

30 November 2016 Large-scale brain initiatives from the EU, the US and Japan start collaborating to accelerate the development of new theories and innovative technologies in this field.