At the recent G7 ICT Ministers’ meeting held in Kagawa, Japan, there was a strong and clear recognition of the importance of national research and education networks (NRENs) and of the global networking of the research and education community. Read more
This was the most 'market-ready' track of the Net Futures 2016 conference. In three separate sessions, the opportunities of sharing economy were debated, FIWARE explained their open platform technology as well as the benefits of their ecosystem and possible solutions to fill the digital skills gap in ICT were reflected upon Read more
During the Open Innovation 2.0 event several topics were discussed, like European Innovation Living labs; Innovation Ecosystems; OI2 funding opportunities under Horizon 2020; Online Engagement Platforms (Big Data, Cloud, IoT, participatory design); etc.
The European Commission has just released a report on digital progress in the EU. The analysis shows that Member States are at very different stages in the development of the digital economy; some, for example, such as the Nordic countries, are among the most advanced in the world, whilst other still have a lot of catching up to do. Read more
The European Commission has published the results of a study on electronic communications. The findings of the study show that Europeans are increasingly using internet-based communication. The study found mobile internet access increased significantly with 69% of households now having at least one member with a mobile internet access, a +21 points increase over 2014. Read more
Europe's Digital Progress Report provides an overview of the progress made by Member States in digitalisation. It also details the policy responses by Member States to address the specific challenges that face them. Read more
A new travel experience is emerging, thanks to Fed4FIRE project, SilverWolf- developed by Televic Rail and iMinds. Silver Wolf offers a ground-breaking, real time monitoring fleet manager for trains. It also provides passengers with Wi-Fi connection and trip management services along with data transfer and passenger information system. More than 22.000 rail cars including Eurostar are now fitted with this equipment. Read more