The Open Government Partnership (OGP) summit will involve 3000 representatives from 70 countries: Heads of State and governments, ministers, public servants, members of parliament, local authorities, civil society representatives, start-ups and digital innovators, civic techs, developers, researchers and journalists will gather in Paris to share their experiences and push forward the open government agenda in light of the global challenges. Read more
In its follow-up to the Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission has undertaken a study aimed at learning more about the business-to-business (B2B) relations between online platforms and businesses active on these platforms.
In order to learn more about current trading practices, the Commission invites all businesses using online platforms and the online platforms themselves to take part in a survey launched by the study. Read more
The European Commission honoured 74 EU regions for their commitment to invest over €4 billion in innovative digital services for older persons, today, at the European Reference Sites awards ceremony in Brussels. Read more
A new study examining the current European legal landscape on access to and rights over data found that data ownership is not explicitly dealt with by any of the legal instruments at EU and national level. Read more
FLAG-ERA (the Flagship ERA-NET) will present on 12 January 2017 its second Joint Transnational Call (JTC) for collaborative research projects in synergy with the two Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagships, the Graphene Flagship and the Human Brain Project. The purpose of this pre-announcement is to enable interested parties to start building their consortia and preparing their proposals. Read more
Graphene, the thinnest, strongest and lightest known material is also flexible, impermeable as well as extremely electrically and thermally conductive. These are all properties that are well suited for next generation Near-field communication antennas enabling two electronic devices to transfer data. Read more