The Core Resources for a Data Economy Conference brings together funding agencies, policy-makers and researchers in industry and academia to discuss the importance of data infrastructures for innovation and growth. It will present ELIXIR's work to develop indicators for Core Data Resources, showcase the impact of databases on science and the economy and discuss some of the challenges and solutions to the sustainability of these crucial resources.
On 24 March, a high-level roundtable on the 'Main Challenges for Cybersecurity in the Energy System' took place as part of the Digital Day, the digital part of the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and preparing for forthcoming G7 discussions on cybersecurity.
The report proposes that the European Commission should analyse potential threats to cybersecurity within the EU and how to combat them, and also encourage EU energy regions to cooperate and share information about cybersecurity risks.
A report by the Future and Emerging Technologies Advisory Group (FETAG) brings recommendations for new research initiatives to be funded through the FET Flagship program. This scheme is part of the Excellent Science pillar of Horizon2020 and is currently providing support to the Graphene and the Human Brain Project flagships. A new flagship on Quantum Technology is also under preparation.
Following an open Call for Proposals in 2016, two media consortia will receive support to inform Europeans on EU affairs from a pan-European point of view i.e. showing more than only a national perspective, by making innovative use of data-driven techniques. Support is given for the production and dissemination of information and content, while respecting complete editorial independence.The websites will be available in June (European Data News Hub) and in October (European Data Journalism Network), free of charge.
The High Level Group of the Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) has published a new independent scientific opinion on cybersecurity in the Digital Single Market. At the request of the Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip, the scientific advisers make a number of recommendations to make it easier and safer for people and businesses to operate online in the EU.
Professor Katrin Amunts is Chair of the Science and Infrastructure Board of the Human Brain Project, a Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship of the European Commission aiming to understand the human brain. In this interview, Katrin explains how understanding our brain will help the future of human kind.
The European Commission invites public administration representatives, legal and procurement officers and providers of IT solutions for the public sector to participate in the Sharing & Reuse Conference 2017.