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.

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Robot tutors make learning fun

9 September 2015 New ways to learn in the classroom and beyond. Empathic robot tutors for children.
3829 Andrea SERVIDA Andrea SERVIDA

The first big step in eIDAS implementation accomplished

9 September 2015 With the adoption of all the implementing acts we have taken a concrete step to building and unleashing the potential of the Europe’s Digital Single Market.
1134 Ralph DUM Ralph DUM

Art and Technology collaborate for the future city

1 comment 9 September 2015 Will work handled by robots, information on cities and citizens gathered and analysed by intelligent networks and autonomous cars and drones that deliver goods and transport citizens change the...
29975 Alexander PEINE Alexander PEINE

Digital innovation to address homes as social and creative environments

7 September 2015 Innovation of digital technologies and ICTs provide ample opportunities to improve active and healthy ageing, and transform the nature of health care. Most of these innovations, of which myriads are...
28994 Roberto VIOLA Roberto VIOLA

Machine to machine connectivity in a Digital Single Market

3 comments 4 September 2015 Communications networks will play an even more important role in our economies as the number of objects connected to the internet increases. Here some rather technical thoughts that came to my mind...
28994 Roberto VIOLA Roberto VIOLA


1 September 2015 Today is my first day as Director General of DG CONNECT.

IM-CLeVeR: Towards Intelligent Humanoids

31 August 2015 This EU funded project came up with new ways through which robots can autonomously acquire an increasingly large amount of knowledge and skills
29504 Pieter VAN DE GRAAF Pieter VAN DE GRAAF

The digital way to patient empowerment

27 August 2015 If there is a common message from the European events on eHealth that I have attended recently, it is that patients are increasingly expecting to have more say in their personal healthcare, with the...

Transforming industrial designs into Virtual Reality Scenarios? With CTIC Plant VR, it's easy!

26 August 2015 CTIC Plant VR automatically transforms 3D CAD designs into virtual reality scenarios ready to use in virtual reality devices. With this system, you will be able to navigate through an immersive...
26501 Pedro LIMA Pedro LIMA

RoCKIn-MOnarCH: Robots Helping at Home and in Hospitals

25 August 2015 Two EU-funded projects bring robots to our service. Whether it is at home, at work or in a hospital, they will soon be a part of our life.