• 23/05/2017
    A new step has been reached in the implementation of the FET Flagship on Quantum Technologies announced one year ago, with the adoption on 24th of April of an update of the Horizon 2020 FET Work Programme 2016-2017, which now includes a call for proposals for a Coordination and Support Action to support the community in establishing the flagship initiative and its coordination with national activities in the field.
  • 18/05/2017
    This dialogue with stakeholders follows the adoption of the Communication on Building a European Data Economy and its accompanying Staff Working Document. Results will feed into the Commission’s initiatives on data announced in the Mid-term review of the 2015 Digital Single Market strategy.
  • 11/05/2017
    You are involved in a project that is providing citizens with access to high-speed broadband internet? Apply for the European Broadband Award 2017! We are looking for all types of projects irrespective of size, location or technologies, led by public and private organisations. The winners will be awarded by the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society in November at the Broadband Day and will be showcased by the European Commission in the media, website, newsletters and in the good practice database. Application deadline is 7 September.
  • 10/05/2017
    On 5th of May, the cornerstone for the construction of a neuromorphic computing facility in Europe was laid at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. With the financial support of the European Union and German public and private institutions, the new building will house leading European researchers working on neuromorphic computing within the Human Brain Project, a FET Flagship of the European Commission.
  • 10/05/2017
    Having reached the middle of its mandate, the European Commission has publishedthe mid-term review of its Digital Single Market strategy. It takes stock of the progress made, calls on co-legislators to swiftly act on all proposals already presented, and outlines further actions on online platforms, data economy and cybersecurity.
  • 08/05/2017
    The White Paper looks at how Europe will change in the next decade, from the impact of new technologies on society and jobs, to doubts about globalisation, security concerns and the rise of populism. It spells out the choice we face: being swept along by those trends, or embracing them and seizing the new opportunities they bring. The White Paper marks the beginning of a process for the 27 Member States to decide on the future of their Union.
  • 08/05/2017
    The Interoperability Maturity Model (IMM) is a user-friendly online tool that assesses the interoperability maturity of public services.
  • 05/05/2017
    nöGIG is one of the five winners of the European Broadband Awards 2016 competition. The project implements a three-layer open access model with point to point FTTH networks in underserved rural areas, combining attractive prices for private and business end users with large choice of service providers. This is an excellent example of striving for openness and competition in broadband.
  • 02/05/2017
    The European Commission recently adopted the 2017 revision of the ISA² rolling work programme.
  • 26/04/2017
    The Executive Board of the Active Assisted Living (AAL) Association selected Mr Klaus Niederländer as the new Director of its Central Management Unit. The AAL Programme funds applied research for developing ICT-based innovation in order to enhance the quality of life of older people.