The sixth meeting of the Horizon 2020 Future Internet Forum (FIF) took place in Ljubljana on June 21st 2018. The FIF meeting took place in parallel of the EUCNC 18 conference, the European Conference on Networks and Communications(18-21 June, Ljubljana). A key agenda item of the FIF meeting was a consultation session related to the preparation of future R&I initiatives and partnerships in the area of Communication Networks. This session was closely linked to the Next-Generation Internet initiative.
The fifth meeting of the Horizon 2020 Future Internet Forum took place in Luxembourg-Kirchberg on 29 January 2018. The main goal of the meeting was to exchange views, experiences and to develop common NGI actions for 2018 and beyond on the EU level, in the Member States and the Associated Countries.
The European week of regions and cities will take place between the 9 and 12 October 2017. 28 partnerships of regions and cities, 14 Directorates-General of the European Commission, several networks, associations and other institutions will organise the various events.
The Estonian Presidency of the Council organised the Ministerial eGovernment Conference to discuss how to boost e-governance development and cooperation in Europe. The concrete goal of the conference was to sign the Tallinn Declaration on eGovernment.
All the European Union Member States and EFTA countries signed the 'eGovernement Declaration' in Tallin on 6 October 2017. The declaration was signed during the Ministerial Meeting which took place in the framework of the eGovernement Ministerial Conference. This was chaired by Minister Urve Palo, representing the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU and in the presence of Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market.
The third meeting of the Horizon 2020 Future Internet Forum took place in Brussels on 28 June 2017. The meeting was dedicated to the Next Generation Internet Initiative (NGI), focusing on the follow up of the three main actions: Select a national NGI Contact Point and assign their role; Populate the NGI interactive map and carry out the relevant stakeholders to register for; Organise an NGI workshop until the end of 2017.
Prior the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2017 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (13-14 June) ENoLL team to the father of the living lab movement and the adviser for Innovation Systems at the European Commission – Bror Salmelin and a communication professional working for the Open innovation 2.0 team at DG CONNECT – Emiliya Hubavenska. ENoLL hosted a table and had a project at a booth during the conference co-organised by DG CONNECT.
The city of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) hosted the 2017 ceremony of the prestigious Innovation Luminary Awards. This Open Innovation 2.0 event brings into the spotlight the entrepreneurial spirit, the innovation potential and the commitment to create an innovative ecosystem.
The Cluj Innovation Dialogue was the first innovation camp organized in Romania. The format of the event proved to be an innovative tool for experts' opinion gathering to solve issues that communities or organizations are facing.
Thanks for attending the 'Open Innovation 2.0: The Platform for Digital Innovation' Conference in the heart of Transylvania - Cluj-Napoca (13 - 14 June 2017)!
The concept of open innovation (OI) has become a very popular topic during the last decade, with more and more small firms embracing OI practices to gain competitive advantage. Yet, open innovation in small enterprises has received few attention in the research.
The aim of this study is to identify the potential of frugal innovation for Europe. In particular, it explores how Europe’s competences in the area of industrial and key enabling technologies could be leveraged in ‘frugal’ solutions
The European Commission announced plans for a pilot project to provide working experience in the digital field for 5,000-6,000 graduate students in 2018-2020. The paid 4-5 months internships will be available for students of all disciplines.
Collaboration is a key conduit for innovation-related knowledge flows both for firms that use R&D and for those that are not R&D-active. The main idea behind is that innovation often results from the interaction and cooperative efforts of different organisation devoted to the achievement of a common goal. This study builds on the first IR report, it extends the number of reviewed projects, it looks at the relationship between the type of innovators and the potential of their innovations
The European Commission has announced the 15 members of the new High Level Group that will advise the Commission on how to strengthen support for breakthrough, market-creating innovation in Horizon 2020 and future research and innovation programmes.
At a turbulent time in global and European politics, can new technologies help to better support our democracy?
While the journey towards an entrepreneurial society is by no means a straight-line progression towards a well-defined destination, broad cultural changes have brought entrepreneurialism into the mainstream.
This study identifies eight prevailing research avenues of living labs, an increasingly popular innovation approach, based on a comprehensive literature review. It contributes to the literature of living labs by discussing perspectives that scholars in the field have taken to understand living labs and by providing an integrative framework to position these perspectives as distinct research avenues.
In this Policy Brief, the author explains recent developments in the scientific advice structures that shape EU policy-making, and provides a list of recommendations on how to address their shortcomings.
OpenLivingLab Days was the annual summit of the worldwide Living Lab community combing 4 days networking, sharing, learning and exploitation of theory, methods and tools.