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Apply for the 2021 Procura+ Innovation procurement of the year award

Are you a public procurer in Europe who completed an innovation procurement that led to significant improvements of public goods, services, processes or infrastructure? Apply for the award by 30 April 2021. There is also a specific award category for outstanding innovation procurement in ICT. The award is part of the activities of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project Procure2Innovate that is setting up a European network of national competence centres around Europe.

Call for tenders open: Spanish national cybersecurity institute launches pre-commercial procurement

The Institute for Business Competitiveness and the Spanish national cybersecurity competence center (INCIBE) invite interested bidders to submit offers for their first pre-commercial procurement in the cybersecurity field. The aim is to develop tools that can discover and eliminate websites or domains where hidden illegal activities happen, not only on the regular Internet but also on the Deep Web. The procurement receives funding from the European Union's European Regional Development Fund. Check out the video presentation of the tender scope. Deadline for submission of offers: 14 May 2021

IoF2020 Final Event: the future of farming is here

As the Internet of Food and Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project comes to an end, this three-day online event will celebrate its legacy and take a look at the project's achievements and impact since its January 2017 launch.

Europe sets 5G investment agenda for Connected and Automated Mobility

Today, the 5G Public Private Partnership, a joint Commission and European ICT industry initiative, publishes the Strategic Deployment Agenda for the roll-out of 5G corridors. Connected vehicles will be able to access mission-critical information in real time. This will contribute to road safety, to a lower carbon footprint, and to a broad range of digital services for drivers and passengers.

Expert Workshop on a Common European Agricultural Data Space

On 8 September 2020, DG CNECT, in cooperation with DG AGRI, brought together key experts, scientists, IT and data specialists and interested participants working in the agri-food sector in a technical workshop on a Common European agricultural data space.

Apply for free of charge assistance to implement your innovation procurement

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>

PCP brings unmanned oceanographic surface vehicles to the market

In 2014-16 the UK National Oceanography Centre implemented a pre-commercial procurement (PCP), also on behalf of the UK Natural Environment Research Council and the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. Oceanographic surveillance and research as well as military operations required cheaper, more energy efficient robotic vehicles that can operate autonomously for long distances and long durations on the surface of ocean waters. Today, the resulting solutions are used and sold widely to public and private sector customers for different application.

ENISA publishes threat landscape of 5G networks

ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, publishes a Threat Landscape for 5G Networks, assessing the threats related to the fifth generation of mobile telecomunications networks (5G). This report complements the EU Member States report on EU-wide risk assessments on 5G security released in October 2019.

Few days left: apply for the European Broadband Awards by 6 September!

Are you involved in a project on very high-capacity networks, infrastructure or applications? Has your project been at least 65% completed? Would you like to see your project recognised at a European level? Then don't miss the chance to apply for the 2019 European Broadband Awards! Big or small, rural or urban, private or public, you might be the next winner in one of the five categories. The winners will be announced in December 2019 and showcased across Europe in European Commission and very high-capacity network events. Deadline for application is Friday, 6 September 2019.

European Big Data Value Forum 2018

The European Big Data Value Forum is a key European event for industry professionals, business developers, researchers, and policy makers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the European data economy and data-driven innovation in Europe. Keynotes and presentations will range from cutting-edge industrial applications of Big Data technologies, artificial intelligence, innovative business cases of the data economy, inspiring future visions, and insights on EU policy-making and Research and Development and Innovation funding in this area.