With more than 90% of all car accidents caused by human error, connected and automated driving promises to bring huge safety benefits on our roads. Read this blog post by Roberto Viola (European Commission, Director General DG Connect) and Henrik Hololei (European Commission, Director General DG MOVE). Read more
The European Commission will soon launch a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 135.000.
The main objective of the study is to gather relevant information to assist the Commission in evaluating to which extent amendment of the SMP Guidelines is necessary. In this respect, experience of the NRAs and of the Commission with the application of the regulatory framework and developments in the jurisprudence of the EU Courts and of national courts will be taken into account (SMART 2016/0015). Read more
Stonehenge. The wooden Churches of Maramureş. Palmyra. Herkulaneum. The Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni ... to mention but a few of the world's unique heritage sites testifying of cultures before our day, are increasingly at risk due to environmental changes, natural disasters or armed conflicts.
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation over the price caps for the fixed termination rates proposed by the German telecoms regulator BNetzA. The Commission intends to investigate further, in cooperation with BNetzA and BEREC, whether there are adequate grounds for setting price caps considerably in excess of the initial result of the cost model used by BNetzA. Read more
The Quantum Technology (QT) Flagship Intermediate Report, defining the research agenda of the initiative, has been published. Read the blogpost from Khalil Rouhana, deputy Director-General at the European Commission. Read more
The conference gathered around 150 participants in Malta who heard about the recommendations, by the High-Level Expert Group, on the Strategic Research Agenda of the Quantum Technology Flagship, and some national initiatives in quantum technology. Read more
The event aimed to provide information about the topics addressed in the ICT30-Photonics KET (Key Enabling Technology) call, covering a number of different areas with different funding schemes and with a budget of 89 M€. Read more
How can we explore the inside of a volcano? What are the conditions in caverns deep beneath the earth surface? FET Open project Phoenix seeks to get information about places where humans have no or only extremely difficult access. Read more
MAFEIP ('Monitoring and Assessment Framework for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing') was initially developed in response to the specific monitoring needs of the EU Innovation Partnership. At present, it must be considered and used as a support to evidence-based decision-making for all institutions and users. You can join now. Read more