The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement Initiative published the third module of its toolkit on innovation procurement. This module is aimed at legal departments of public procurers and legal experts in general: it explains, illustrated by case law and example legal formulations, the different steps of how to implement innovation procurements in line with the legal framework.
The European Broadband Mapping project will be presented at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Regional Development Forum in Vilnius on 26 April. The mapping project, launched by the European Commission, will result in an interactive online mapping application that will aggregate and benchmark measurements of fixed and mobile broadband connectivity. All Member States of the EU and EEA will be covered. The database and online application will go live in late 2017.
The eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 was published a year ago, on 19/04/2016, as part of a package of initiatives related to the realisation of the Digital Single Market (DSM). While the Commission is reviewing the progress made towards completing the Digital Single Market and will publish the DSM Midterm Review in May, we are now taking stock of the efforts made in accelerating the digital transformation of government. What have we achieved together in eGovernment, since the Action Plan was published?
In the context of the Horizontal Taskforce on FinTech and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), the European Parliament has mandated the European Commission to implement a Pilot project in order to build up technical expertise and regulatory capacity. The European Commission intends to launch a call for tender for a service contract to set up an EU Blockchain Observatory.
The FEAT project brings together artists and Future & Emerging Technologies projects to push the boundaries of human knowledge. The exhibition will display the work of six leading international artists hosted within FET projects.
On 12 April 12 at 6pm CET, you can join a live twitter debate about sharing data, the main eHealth Week theme. Teresa Bau, Healthcare Reporter and Communications Consultant, and Denise Silber, eHealth and social media consultant, and the eHealth Week Social Media Ambassadors will moderate this 60 minutes tweet chat. The hashtag to be used is #eHealthChat.
The final report of the January 13th workshop on Internet of Things Privacy and Security is now available to download. It reflects the main workshop's findings on minimum IoT privacy and security principles to create a trusted IoT environment.
The moment when stroke patients return home after treatment has always been a source of concern for both themselves and their physicians, as the latter are left blind without any feedback. But this is now a thing of the past: a novel suit fitted with 41 sensors is finally ready for commercialisation.