Are you a European public procurer that wants to receive free of charge local assistance in preparing and implementing your next innovation procurement? The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative can help you in procuring innovative ICT based solutions. <strong> Don't miss the extended deadline for the call for assistance that is open now until 31 May 2020! The focus of the call has been widened to include also ICT solutions for realizing the green deal and to tackle COVID-19.</strong>
H2020 special issue
The Directive on the re-use of Public Sector Information (the “PSI Directive” ) stipulated that all accessible information produced and collected by public sector institutions must be made available for reuse under open terms. Given the growing importance of open research data in the economy, the European Commission wishes to engage in a debate concerning the possible extension of the Directive to publicly-funded research data.
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.
“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?
Open Government, engagement of young people, open participation, emerging technologies in the public sector, innovative mobile eGovernment, privacy, cloud of public services... <p>What is our vision of the societal challenge around Public Services? Which are the funding opportunities for these topics in the recently launched Horizon 2020 framework programme?</p> <p>Mechthild Rohen, Head of the Public Services Unit in DG CONNECT speaks about this. Enjoy this short video.</p>
The European Commission has for the first time presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme.
<p> The European Commission is calling for new projects. They are to be funded under the Horizon 2020 program, worth more than €15 billion over the first two years. eHealth is well represented in this. Researchers and innovators in ICT for health and care are requested to apply before 21 April 2015.</p>
The transformative power of ICT can help address many of Europe's most pressing societal challenges, such as health, environment, secure and inclusive societies.<br /> A challenge-based approach will bring together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities. This will cover activities from research to market with a new focus on innovation-related activities, such as piloting, demonstration, test-beds, and support for public procurement and market uptake. It will include establishing links with the activities of the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP).
'Excellent science' research will cover he radically new technological possibilities through the 'Future and Emerging Technologies', including FET Flagships, and the 'European research infrastructures' ('eInfrastructures').Within the new research programme, integrating more than ever research and innovation, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) will go beyond its historical role of path-finding information technologies: it will open to all technologies thus strengthening its multidisciplinary aspects to turn Europe's excellent science base into a competitive advantage.
Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), ICT and Space are areas of key industrial competences determining Europe’s global competitiveness.<br /> The first ICT-Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) Work Programme under H2020 combines a strong support to industrial roadmaps with new mechanisms to encourage disruptive innovation.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with some €79 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. In Horizon 2020, the EU is investing at least 25% more in ICT research than in previous research programmes.