The Commission's Digital Europe programme, launched on 6 June 2018, proposes €9.2 billion of investment to meet the digital challenges of the future. Find out more about how EU funding is making a difference to projects in key areas, including supercomputing, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

Artificial Intelligence


The Aeroarms project is developing drones to carry out safety checks of hard-to-reach parts of industrial plants. 

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The Alfred project created a personal assistant that elderly people can interact with online.

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The Bots2Rec project is creating a robotic system to remove asbestos from buildings.

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The Bridget project made it possible to create an image search engine able to match photos and videos depicting the same scenes by tracking visual similarities.

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The project has built a robot that interacts with children with autism and helps them learn about showing emotions.

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Project researchers developed versatile robots to carry out a range of farming tasks.

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The GiantSteps project created tools to help amateurs and professionals compose electronic music.

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The Murab project is developing technology that will make it possible to take more accurate biopsies and diagnose cancer and other illnesses faster.

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The WiMUST project devised new technologies for marine surveying.

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Cybersecurity and Trust


The PQCRYPTO project focused on developing post-quantum cryptographic techniques.

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Privacy Flag

The EU-funded Privacy Flag project helps people to check that their data is protected online.

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The Secured project devised a system for keeping multiple devices at the same time safe from security threats, without asking individual users to take action.

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The Types project developed tools to help internet users learn how online advertisers use their data.

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Digital skills

Living Schools Lab

Living Schools Lab carried out practical research into the best uses of ICT in education.

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The ProsocialLearn project devised games to help children, especially those in danger of social exclusion, improve their social skills.

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The OpenBudgets project created a platform that citizens, activists and journalists can use to analyse financial data from public bodies.

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Mobile Age

The Mobile Age project, funded by the EU, helps older people to access public services digitally.

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The RECAP project has developed tools to make it easier to follow EU agricultural regulations.

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The VisiOn project makes it easier to check that public administrations are storing personal data responsibly.

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The IN LIFE project is devising ways to help older people with cognitive disabilities stay living at home for longer.

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PAL developed digital tools to help young diabetes patients learn to live with their condition.

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High Performance computing


The ESiWACE project is developing tools for using big data in order to produce more accurate weather forecasts.

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The EU-funded ExCAPE project is devising ways to develop new medicines fast using high performance computing and machine learning.

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The Fortissimo project and its successor Fortissimo 2 have enabled manufacturing SMEs to benefit from access to supercomputers.

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The I-ALLOW project developed a camera system to monitor critical infrastructure in all conditions.

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Next Generation Internet


The MAZI project works with local communities to help them build their own networks to share information and promote social interaction.

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This EU-funded project focused on the technologies that will be needed to make 5G a reality.

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