The European Commission will soon launch a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 60 000.
The purpose of this call for tenders is to contract service to carry out the analysis of the reported outcomes of research activities in the form of publications, patents, innovations and new organisations originating from FP7-ICT and CIP-ICT projects (SMART 2015/0078). Read more
In the last months, valuations of venture capital backed companies increased dramatically, reaching new heights since 2009: earlier stage valuations almost doubled while later stage valuations went up 3.5 times. Internet, mobile & telecommunications, and software companies are attracting the majority of venture capital investments, reaching 71% of them in the first quarter of 2016. It all sounds amazing, but are we really getting into the golden age of digital entrepreneurship? Read more
These reports combine the quantitative evidence from (DESI) with country-specific policy insights, allowing us to keep track of the progress made in terms of digitalisation by each Member State and providing an important feedback loop for policy-making at EU level. Read more
Innovation is in the air. The need for innovative responses to pressing societal challenges is evident, and a collective sense of urgency is becoming clear. The many activities – and the potential of emerging initiatives – are promising. The recognition that collaboration and co-creative partnering is required – that ad hoc actions are not enough – is important. Read more
Following a public consultation, the European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) have adopted an opinion on 'Disruptive Innovation. Considerations for health and health care in Europe'. Read more
We shouldn’t be naive and organize the concept of openness avoiding monopolies who are capturing the entire value created by the chain. The so called Open and Shared Culture comes from the digital industry and the upcoming Internet of Things will rapidly confront any industry with this new mindset. Read more
In this knowledge exchange seminar, European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans will present his views on the objectives and ambitions related to better regulation, followed by an interactive debate with academic experts and the audience discussing the implications and underlying assumptions of smart regulation. Linda Senden, professor of EU law at Utrecht University and member of the CoP Steering Committee, will give a pitch on the role and responsibility of private actors in the better law-making. Read more