• Frequently Asked Questions
      Call document9 August 2013

      Third call Future Internet Public-Private Partnership, Objective 1.8; “Expansion of Use Cases”

    • Europe’s policy options for a dynamic and trustworthy development of the Internet of Things
      Report / Study9 August 2013

      The rapidly-developing Internet of Things (IoT) may challenge conventional business, market, policy and societal models. This final report to the European Commission aims to inform a consistent European policy stance capable of fostering a dynamic and trustworthy IoT that meets these challenges.

    • Network Technologies Newsflash
      Brochure4 June 2013

      Our newsletter brings you the latest in next-gen telecommunications: events, funding and research success. Enjoy reading!

    • Updated version of the European Commission's official response to the recommendations of the Interim Assessment of the Future Internet Public Private Partnership
      Brochure16 January 2013

      Following the publication of the Interim Assessment of the Future Internet Public Private Partnership Programme1 (FI-PPP) in May 2012, this report provides a follow-up on the recommendations presented therein.

    • Net-Tech Future Magazine
      Brochure3 October 2012

      Net-Tech Future Magazine is all about technologies that put ultrafast Internet connectivity at your fingertips. It sheds light on how communications technologies are shaping the future networks landscape, from developments in ultrafast broadband Internet to clever mobile networks, from network infrastructure and architecture to green technologies. With each EU-funded project showcase, it gives a glimpse not only of the ‘what’ but a little of the ‘how’ and ‘why’, and even ‘what next’ so you can see how these developments can make a difference to you, your organisation and your community.

    • Study Info 2020 (SMART 2010/0041)
      Report / Study11 June 2012

      Identifying and optimising existing Information flows to maximise Awareness and Management opportunities for Energy use and GHG emissions reduction. The delivery of the Information 2020 report this month marks the end of a 30 month cycle of studies. These studies looked at consumers, cities and Information in order to establish opportunities for delivery of service and value across all actors of society using existing technologies and processes. Some clear and applicable findings have emerged: 1) Information gaps and inadequacies negatively affect policy formation in all areas: there is a reason why we have become "irrelevant" as law makers to so many citizens 2) Existing information technologies, understood by perceptive and tech savvy public servants, can and should support and deliver significant benefits to policy formation in any area. 3) Non legislative, market driven information based initiatives can be rapidly deployed 4) Simple reusable processes and methods can rapidly make "game breaking" initiatives operational in areas as diverse as IPR protection and energy efficiency A pro-active approach to "Information design" provides support to policy makers by identifying and positioning information related flows, methods, processes, mechanisms, mechanics and metrics to policy processes: policy formation without an understand of the sea of Information that envelops it, is akin to building a submarine without understanding the properties of water. The provision of such support to policy makers in all and any DG wishing work with us will be the operational follow-up to the “2020” study cycle.

    • Webzine "Build Connect Grow" on Cross-Border Public Services
      Brochure30 May 2012

      Beyond their economic impact, digital technologies also play a vital role in improving people’s daily lives. They provide better access to information, enhance efficiencies and facilitate links between citizens, businesses and governments. Governments and businesses are looking for increasingly clever ways to encourage economic growth and save money for both themselves and citizens. The Large-Scale Pilots (LSPs) have been developed by the European Commission in close cooperation with EU Member States, industry, national administrations and local communities. This collaborative process ensures that all Europeans benefit from Europe’s commitment to developing ICT and the Digital Single Market. The second edition of the "Build Connect Grow" webzine, looking at the accomplishments of LSPs, is now available.

    • Filling in the gaps: COGEU sees Europeans switch over to broadband over TV white spaces
      Brochure28 September 2011

      Anyone who's switched to digital TV is all too familiar with its upsides: more channels, enhanced image quality or interactivity. But there is more to the ongoing analogue-to-digital switchover than meets the (usual TV viewer's) eye. European researchers seized the opportunity to increase broadband coverage by developing ways to improve the use of locally undistributed frequencies. Widely known as TV white spaces (TVWS) or the "digital dividend", the airwaves refer to the 790MHz to 862 MHz spectrum freed up following the switchover from analogue to digital television. Funded under the EU Commission's 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development, COGEU (Cognitive radio systems for efficient sharing of TV white spaces in European context) project aims to develop the existing radio technology that ensures an efficient use of frequencies and eventually more broadband access. These efforts come in line with the Digital Agenda for Europe actions: adoption and implementation of a common EU policy for radio spectrum, in the larger context of bringing broadband to all Europeans.

    • Future Internet Conference & Future Internet Assembly, Budapest May 2011
      Report / Study15 July 2011

      Since the 'Bled declaration' during the Slovenian EU Presidency in 2008, a large community of researchers and other stakeholders has worked tirelessly to drive forward the vision for Europe’s internet-enabled future. “A significant change is required,” the declaration stated, “and the European Internet scientific and economic actors, researchers, industrialists, SMEs, users, service and content providers, now assert the urgent necessity to redesign the Internet, taking a broad multidisciplinary approach, to meet Europe’s societal and commercial ambitions.” In the warm spring sunshine of Budapest this dialogue was continued. The technical issues of the future internet were firmly placed within their political and societal context. Concerns and challenges were shared, ideas voiced, suggestions debated. Europe is still a hotbed for internet research and the FIA is the place to discover the cutting edge of this endeavour.

    • Getting Europe connected: ALPHA and SARDANA's next generation networks bring fibre to European households
      Brochure12 July 2011

      The bets have been placed: by 2013, all European citizens shall benefit from a broadband Internet connection. The stakes are high, and projects like ALPHA (Architectures for fLexible Photonic Home and Access networks) and SARDANA (Scalable Advanced Ring-based passive Dense Access Network Architecture) are there to make it all possible. Funded under the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development, both projects feature an innovative approach towards increasing fibre optic networks reach and quality of service for European users. A broader reach to remote, rural areas of up to 100 km and greater network capacity ensuring considerably faster broadband connections for end-users is what the two projects have delivered so far. Moreover, SARDANA's approach won the award for broadband capacity innovation at the 2011 Global Telecommunications Business Innovation Awards in the fixed network infrastructure category. This comes as encouraging news, given the Digital Agenda for Europe's main aims: enabling 30Mbp/s connections for all Europeans and 100Mbp/s connections for at least 50% of households, by 2020.

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