As the European Union is moving from the 7th Framework Research Programme and the ICT Policy Support Programme to the Horizon 2020 (2014-2020), time is ripe to assess the competitiveness of key ICT sectors. In addition, it is important to understand the cross-sector challenges and obstacles which the European industry is facing in the global digital economy. The "ICT Competitiveness Week", organised on September 17th-20th, 2012, by the European Commission Directorate-General `Communications Networks, Content and Technology' (DG CONNECT), brought together officials from across twelve Commission services and more than 300 invited experts.

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Programme and Conclusions

Sept. 17 - Cross-cutting issues

Sept. 18 - Sector-specific issues

Sept. 19 - Sector-specific issues

Sept. 20 - Sector-specific issues; closing


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Gérald Santucci (DG CONNECT, Knowledge Sharing)

  • e-mail: gerald.santucci [at]
11 October 2012
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9 May 2017
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