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ICT 2013: Create, Connect, Grow

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.

 
FP7 e-SAVE project video

The EU-funded e-SAVE project aims at developping energy-efficient supply chains thanks to automated collaborative tools.

 
FP7 ENERsip project - YouTube video

<p> Watch the 4.14' video about ENERsip, an&nbsp;ICT platform thats&nbsp;intends to optimize energy demand, by coordinating consumption and generation.</p>

 
Single market for gas & electricity • Smart Grids Task force • Synergies Telcos - Utilities

<p> Energy security and climate change are becoming more and more prominent on political agendas worldwide and across all sectors of the economy, so that it ranks highest among the EU&rsquo;s priorities. The EU is aiming for a 20% increase in energy efficiency, raising the share of EU energy consumption produced from renewable resources to 20% and 20% reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions, by 2020.</p>

 
Smarties - Smart City Guide - FTTH

Read the Smarties - Smart City Guide, an initiative of the Smart Group of the Fibre to the Home [FTTH] Council Europe, Revision date: 06/02/2012, (36 pages, 1.394 KB).

 
Last call - Help shape the Exhibition of ICT 2013

19 June 2013 - 16.00 is the deadline for submiting your proposal for ICT 2013 exhibition in Vilnius. 150 stands are available to showcase the latest findings in advanced research, technologies, new systems, innovation in services & business and ICT products just coming to market.

 
Deadline extended: Apply to become student / young ambassador at ICT 2013

The young ambassadors will contribute to the event in different roles: Session reporters will be following selected conference sessions and write summaries of the highlights, which will be published on the blog; Conference highlighters will follow the conference and report online; Exhibition watchers will highlight the most attractive exhibits; Social media managers will help to coordinate the information and content produced by different ambassadors. Deadline Wednesday 3rd July 2013, 16:00 CET.

 
ICT 2013 - Conference programme announced - Have a look!

ICT 2013 conference will feature top ICT professionals from industry, academia & research. Speakers from across the ICT sector will address a range of issues from cloud computing, broadband, ICT infrastructures, ICT skills, cyber security, long term visions on the future and much more. Experts will present details on how to participate in the next EU's Research Programme - Horizon 2020.

 
eCall – Frequently Asked Questions

<p> What is 112 eCall? Is there an obligation to use the 112 eCall? Can the vehicle be tracked or hi-jacked? What about privacy and data protection?</p>

 
EU Telecoms Council, Luxembourg, 6 June 2013

Vice-President Neelie Kroes, responsible for the Digital Agenda, represented the European Commission and participated in a policy debate on a telecoms Single Market and the role of ICT in the implementation of the Digital Agenda. She also took part in the debate on web accessibility, cybersecurity and electronic identification and trust services for transactions in the internal market (eIDAS).