Ministers from seven European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain) have signed in Rome a declaration to support the next generation of computing and data infrastructures, a European project of the size of Airbus in the 1990s and of Galileo in the 2000s.
The workshop organised during the European Robotics Forum in Edinburgh in March will showcase some of the best results achieved with EU funding in the last few years. Seven FP7 robotics projects have all shown amazing results and great potential for exploiting the results.
Digital Day, the digital part of the official celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, will take place in Rome, on 23 March 2017. The event is organised by the European Commission - Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT) and Representation in Italy – in cooperation with the Italian government and under the auspices of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It will look at topics that impact the near and long term future of EU citizens.
As part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, the Commission brought together Ministers to progress on high-performance computing, connected mobility and industry digitisation. Initiatives to support digital skills were also be discussed.
Software has become pervasive and increasingly complex. Software technologies are an enabling technology for most ICT developments and are affecting emerging application domains like the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 . This study report outlines the main innovation potential for software technologies considering the convergence of Cloud, Big Data and future networks and analyses also the role of open source (OSS) technologies in this context.
In the words of the web’s pioneer Marc Andreessen, “software is eating the world”. Ever more products, services, and entire industries, existing ones as well as new, are running on software. The main technological trends for future software development and its challenges will define where investments, for example through Horizon 2020 (H2020), will be useful and efficient. This study report on the research priorities for software technologies, gives an analysis of this area and its emerging issues.
The Open Public Review (OPR) provides an engaged stakeholder community and the wider public the opportunity to give open and transparent feedback on the progress of European Commission funded research projects in emerging technologies in the public sector. By reviewing and scoring project deliverables and initial results, participants can provide valuable feedback to the project coordinators on initial objectives, future impact and potential.
Through the use of pre-commercial procurement, the European LIVE INCITE project both challenges and stimulates the market to develop patient-centred interactive IT-solutions, promoting lifestyle changes. An open market consultation will be open until 22 June 2017.
The entrepreneurship workshop provides the ability for small innovative companies to pitch their ideas for the next big thing in robotics to a panel of technology investment experts. As well as the chance to win a cash prize, entrants stand the chance to gain valuable skills in how to pitch an investment idea together with the potential to gain interest in their company from the investment community.