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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Women in the digital age: the whole is more than the sum of its parts

11 February 2017 On Saturday the 11th February we celebrate the International Day of Women in Science, so this is a perfect time to give you an update on what the European Commission is doing for women in tech.
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Stakeholder Forum: from Essen a message of cooperation for the digitisation of industry

10 February 2017 500 people met to discuss how to make European industry digital and fit for future. The event stressed the need for EU-level cooperation and the importance of digital know-how and skills for the jobs...
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What next for the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition?

9 February 2017 On 1 December 2016, we launched the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition as one of the ten initiatives in the New Skills Agenda. The Coalition brings together Member States, companies, social partners,...
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Showcasing the potential of digitalization for industry is key to promoting its successful roll-out

31 January 2017 Assessing the digital readiness of a company is often the first step to kick-start a digital transformation strategy. An initiative of the Association Industry 4.0 Austria supports businesses in this...
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The Baltics – a future central hub of service and production

27 January 2017 Industry 4.0 is a key driver for major innovations in production and services. It affects industrial manufacturing as well as customer relations and vocational training.
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Together we can effectively respond to new ageing-related needs

26 January 2017 Encarna Guillen, Health Minister of the Spanish Region of Murcia, shares her views on the Blueprint on Digital Transformation for Health and Care.

The project SkAT-VG spurs sonic creativity by voice and gesture

26 January 2017 SkAT-VG project has been doing research around the ideation, sketching, and design of sounds, with a focus on voice and gesture. A Sound Design Rendezvous marked the conclusion of the project, in...
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Implementation of an Industry 4.0 Strategy - The German Plattform Industrie 4.0

25 January 2017 Industrie 4.0 has been established as a collaborative effort and is now also very active beyond German borders, especially at the European level and in collaboration with international initiatives.
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ClouT project receives H2020 12 “Stars of Europe” award

20 January 2017 A great recognition for the first jointly funded Europe-Japan collaborative project on emerging important topics such as IoT, Cloud Computing and Smart Cities
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Seizing opportunities of the 4th industrial revolution – supporting digitisation of the Swedish industry

19 January 2017 Digitisation of industry SMEs is not happening quickly enough. The Stakeholder Forum in Essen will be a learning opportunity to improve digital coaching programs in Sweden.