Podoactiva, a Spanish traditional podiatrist company,
saw the potential of digitisation to create a unique method to scan feet in order to produce made-to-measure
medical insoles. Podoactiva developed the technology in partnership with Ingecontrol, an IT company who
provided them with the specific software.
Digitisation is not a choice but a necessity for European businesses and economies as a whole. It cannot be stopped but needs to be accompanied. Digitisation brings plenty of opportunities, but also repercussions, and above all change: some jobs will be replaced, new jobs will be created, and many jobs will be transformed.
A survey held by the European myAirCoach project shows that both patients and healthcare professionals are strong supporters of mobile health tools (apps and smart inhalers) for the self-management of asthma.
European citizens will soon benefit from the WiFi4EU initiative which supports installing free public Wi-Fi hotspots in local communities across the EU: in public squares, town halls, parks, libraries, and other public spaces.
The 'Digital Tomorrow' video contest has been launched in the context of the 60th Anniversary and the White Paper debate. Young people across Europe, between 16-25 years old, have created videos on their vision of the digital world in 2025.
The winners are now known and they will participate in the Digital Assembly 2017 in Malta.
The Commission has launched a call for tender for a pilot project on Digital Skills: New Professions, New Educational Methods, New Jobs. Its overall objective is to engage and empower people to use technology with confidence and acquire the digital skills, know-how and capabilities that will make them more competitive in the modern labour market.
The European Commission has launched a call for tender for a Pilot Project to design training solutions to upskill people working in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and re-train unemployed people for jobs in small businesses. The Pilot Project was initiated by the European Parliament (on initiative of MEP Victor Negrescu).