29 European countries, Members of the European Union and of the European Economic Area, have signed a Letter of Intent to intensify cooperation on testing of automated road transport in cross border test sites. This initiative drives forward the plans of the Commission's strategy to build a European Data Economy announced in January 2017.
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.
European Robotics Forum (ERF 2017) will take place in the beautiful Scottish city of Edinburgh on 22-24 March 2017. The topic of this time's conference and exhibition is Smart Robots for the Real World. The 14th edition of the Technology Transfer Award will take place during the the 3 days.
58% of EU citizens live in rural, remote and mountainous areas. Currently only 28% of such areas are covered by fast or ultra-fast broadband . This issue is going to be debated during the Rural Summit 2017 in Eindhoven.