A report by the Future and Emerging Technologies Advisory Group analyses how technological innovations need to pay close attention to the social contexts in which they are to be placed. It recommends more support to multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research that brings together engineering, natural science and the social sciences and humanities. Read more
With more than 90% of all car accidents caused by human error, connected and automated driving promises to bring huge safety benefits on our roads. Read this blog post by Roberto Viola (European Commission, Director General DG Connect) and Henrik Hololei (European Commission, Director General DG MOVE). Read more
The European Commission will soon launch a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 135.000.
The main objective of the study is to gather relevant information to assist the Commission in evaluating to which extent amendment of the SMP Guidelines is necessary. In this respect, experience of the NRAs and of the Commission with the application of the regulatory framework and developments in the jurisprudence of the EU Courts and of national courts will be taken into account (SMART 2016/0015). Read more
Stonehenge. The wooden Churches of Maramureş. Palmyra. Herkulaneum. The Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni ... to mention but a few of the world's unique heritage sites testifying of cultures before our day, are increasingly at risk due to environmental changes, natural disasters or armed conflicts. Read more
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation over the price caps for the fixed termination rates proposed by the German telecoms regulator BNetzA. The Commission intends to investigate further, in cooperation with BNetzA and BEREC, whether there are adequate grounds for setting price caps considerably in excess of the initial result of the cost model used by BNetzA. Read more
The Quantum Technology (QT) Flagship Intermediate Report, defining the research agenda of the initiative, has been published. Read the blogpost from Khalil Rouhana, deputy Director-General at the European Commission. Read more
The conference gathered around 150 participants in Malta who heard about the recommendations, by the High-Level Expert Group, on the Strategic Research Agenda of the Quantum Technology Flagship, and some national initiatives in quantum technology. Read more