Smart online platforms will be a vital enabler of future economic growth across the EU and a key component of the EU single digital market. They also promise new ways to pool and mobilise society’s resources with the potential to address various impending social and environmental crises.
However, to reap these benefits, new thinking is required around the regulation and governance of smart online platforms to ensure balanced interests, and to promote fair and safe forms of participation, particularly relating to the role played by algorithms and data in driving economies of scale.
The objective of the day is to inform the participants about the H2020 calls on ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs I4MS (FOF-12-2017), Customised and low energy computing (including Low power processor technologies) (ICT-5-2017) and Micro- and nanoelectronics technologies (ICT-31-2017). Participants will have the occasion to present their proposal ideas for these topics and to network with other participants. In addition it will be possible to pose questions to Commission staff about proposal ideas. Read more
Today, the Commission is launching the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, together with Member States, companies, social partners, NGOs and education providers, to help meet the high demand for digital skills in Europe which are essential in today's job market and society. Read more
Today and tomorrow hundreds of top filmmakers, industry representatives and policy makers are gathering in Brussels to explore the challenges and opportunities ahead for Europe's audiovisual sector, including the future of the EU's MEDIA programme, which is 25 years old this year. Read more
Key leading scientists met on 29 November with high level representatives from the European Parliament and the European Commission for a workshop on "Understanding the Human Brain, a new era of big neuroscience" organised by the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) of the European Parliament. Read more
In RITMOCORE (PPI) Spanish, English, Dutch and Italian procurers will deploy innovative solutions for elderly patients with arrhythmias using or in need of a pacemaker. In STARS (PCP) German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch procurers tackle health stress reduction. In LIVE INCITE (PCP) Swedish, Spanish and Danish procurers improve perioperative medicine. In NIGHTINGALE (PCP) Dutch, Swedish, English and Belgian procurers focus on wearable sensors for patient monitoring. In PROEMPOWER (PCP) Turkish, Portuguese, Spanish and Bulgarian procurers address diabetic patient empowerment. Read more