There are more than 1000 EU startups that build on top of technologies such as social media, mobility and cloud computing aiming to become future leaders in their markets, and more than 30 of them exist today in Europe. But how can we double or triple this number in the years to come?
Net Innovation looks into ways to accelerate new forms of Internet-based innovation throughout Europe. How can we stimulate Internet-based innovation? What are your ideas for this? What would you do if you were us?
Investment in ICT and SMEs from EU FP7 funding is strengthening this essential sector of the Bulgarian economy in order to help the country – and the region – maintain its technical advantage on the world stage.
Discover the 10 award-winning best practices of the Italian contest Actions for Digital Culture, to promote digital literacy and inclusion.
A collaboration between the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT ICT Labs) and the Future Internet Public Private Partnership (FI-PPP) aims at boosting the adoption of Future Internet technologies within startups, SMEs, Public Administrations to create new innovative businesses and new job opportunities.
“5G won’t just be a bit faster, a bit higher capacity, or a linear progression from what we know today. The change will not be incremental, but exponential,” said the EU’s Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes in February this year. A big endorsement for Europe’s digital future, but is it not a little early to be thinking about fifth-generation internet?
Present your business idea or your company to business angels and private investors from different European countries
Are you interested in finding how the EU can help ICT entrepreneurs and innovative SMEs under Horizon 2020? Come and find out how the Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support -announced in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme - will operate.
40 teams are invited to attend Campus Party Brazil and will compete for prizes and glory.
This new instrument, open to different entities, will help to boost innovation and increase private sector participation under Horizon 2020. Contribute to the set-up of the pilot program by participating in our workshop on December 16!
<p style="margin-left: 0pt"> <strong>Are you an SME looking to expand into new international markets?</strong></p>
<p> Interested in Open Government, eParticipation, mobile eGovernment, cloud of public services, use of emerging technologies in public sector...?</p> <p> Find your way and your funding opportunities in the new programme Horizon 2020. Read the flyer!</p> <p> (latest update: 24/3/2014)</p>
As a generic technology, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is present in many areas of the EU's new funding program Horizon 2020. This guide is designed to help potential project proposers find ICT-related topics across the different parts of Horizon 2020.
The SME instrument is a new initiative under Horizon 2020.It supports Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) throughout the innovation cycle. It addresses a funding gap for high-potential but high-risk innovation projects, through integrated support from lab to market. Highly innovative SMEs with a strong ambition to develop an important growth and internationalisation potential are the prime target of this SME support tool.
ICT2013 will bring together Europe's best & brightest in ICT research, with businesses old & new, web start-ups and digital strategists to chart a path for Europe's ICT research policy. Join us to share your vision for the future with EU policy-makers, and see the latest advances in EU-funded ICT research.
DG CONNECT is organising this autumn two investment forums for ICT-innovative creative industries SMEs and start-ups: 1) at the NEM Summit in Nantes, 29-30 October; and 2) at the EU ICT Conference in Vilnius, 6-7 November.
<p> The <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/future-internet-assembly">11th Future Internet Assembly (FIA) edition</a>, FIA Athens 2014, will be a three-day EU Greek Presidency event, supported jointly with the European Commission. It will take place during 18 to 20 March in Athens and will focus on reshaping the Future Internet infrastructure for innovation.</p> <p> FIA Athens 2014 will be the first FIA under Horizon 2020, allowing presenting a wider picture of Net Futures EU research activities. The programme is under preparation and the FIA Steering Committee has launched an open call to select up to nine forward-looking and inspiring working sessions. Submit your working session proposal by 25 October 2013!</p>
BearingPoint is organising a workshop: ‟Building tomorrow’s E-commerce”, on behalf of the DG CONNECT. It will take place in Brussels on October 14th 2013, from 10.00 am to 17.00 pm., Avenue de Beaulieu 33, 1049 Brussels.
<h4> Making e-commerce easier and more profitable for SMEs: a top priority for the European Commission</h4> <p> The European Commission has presented numerous initiatives over the past three years to promote the Digital Single Market (DSM) in order to maximise the opportunities offered by the digital economy and foster growth and jobs in Europe.</p> While significant progress is evident, the DSM is not yet complete. Business and consumers continue to face significant barriers that prevent them from realising the full potential of their commercial objectives.