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Ministerial Declaration on eGovernment - the Tallinn Declaration

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.

DSM Cloud Stakeholder Meeting

In this Digital Single Market (DSM) Cloud Stakeholder Meeting, the Commission wants to welcome each and every stakeholder active in the European Union with the purpose of interacting with the broadest possible collection of stakeholders.

Net Futures 2017 conference

This is a networking event where policy makers and technologists will meet to have deep dive conversations and learn about each other's wishes and needs for tomorrow's internet, the economy and society.

Study on service portfolio development and implementation of the "service desk" component of the CEF Automated Translation platform

The European Commission has launched a call for tenders, composed of two lots, for a study to assess the service portfolio development and business case for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Automated Translation platform (lot 1) and the implementation of the service desk of the CEF Automated Translation platform and a programme support action (lot 2) (study reference SMART 2016/0103)

New PPI project on High Performance Computing started

PPI4HPC -Public Procurement of Innovative solutions for High Performance Computing- is forming a buyers group to launch together a joint PPI procurement of about 73 EUR million. The involved supercomputing centres are JUELICH (DE), CEA/GENCI (FR), CINECA (IT) and BSC (ES).

FIWARE – a European success story

FIWARE is an open source cloud platform with a collaborative and mature ecosystem of developers, innovation Hubs, accelerators, cities and more than 1000 SMEs and startups.

CloudTeams project: Where end users meet developers

The CloudTeams Collaboration Platform (from a Horizon 2020 project) enables software users and software developers to collaborate in early stage of software creation and helps software teams to deliver better software products for end users.

The Economic and Social Impact of Software and Services on Competitiveness and Innovation

This EU supported study summarises the importance of European software and the software-based services (SSBS) industry and their contribution to growth and high value employment in Europe. The report also identifies and describes the key drivers for the industry’s growth and competitiveness. Particular attention is given to the extent and role of in-house software development. Furthermore it includes a number of suggestions for future policies.

The innovation potential of software technologies

Software has become pervasive and increasingly complex. Software technologies are an enabling technology for most ICT developments and are affecting emerging application domains like the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 . This study report outlines the main innovation potential for software technologies considering the convergence of Cloud, Big Data and future networks and analyses also the role of open source (OSS) technologies in this context.

Future trends and research priorities in the area of Software Technologies

In the words of the web’s pioneer Marc Andreessen, “software is eating the world”. Ever more products, services, and entire industries, existing ones as well as new, are running on software. The main technological trends for future software development and its challenges will define where investments, for example through Horizon 2020 (H2020), will be useful and efficient. This study report on the research priorities for software technologies, gives an analysis of this area and its emerging issues.

Public consultation on Building the European Data Economy

This public consultation on Building a European Data Economy helps shaping the future policy agenda on the European data economy. This dialogue with stakeholders follows the adoption of the Communication on Building a European Data Economy and its accompanying Staff Working Document. Results will feed into the Commission’s initiatives on data announced in the Mid-term review of the 2015 Digital Single Market strategy.

Report on the trends and current practices in the area of patentability of computer implemented inventions within the EU and the US

Software is a strategic tool for the European economy to compete at a global level. Many new products and services would not and could not exist without software, which has thus become a key enabler for innovation and a strategic driver for growth. Software is strongly related to President Juncker’s objective for a connected Digital Single Market. More and better software is the essential vehicle for building better, trusted and reliable cloud services