Action Plan on Synergies between civil, defence and space industries

The European Commission presents an Action Plan on Synergies between civil, defence and space industries to further enhance Europe’s technological edge and support its industrial base. The Action Plan is devised against the background that, for the first time, EU funding presents opportunities to reinforce European innovation by exploring and exploiting the disruptive potential of Read more about Action Plan on Synergies between civil, defence and space industries[…]

European Commission proposes new rules for digital platforms

The Commission has proposed today an ambitious reform of the digital space, a comprehensive set of new rules for all digital services, including social media, online market places, and other online platforms that operate in the European Union: the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. European values are at the heart of both proposals. The new Read more about European Commission proposes new rules for digital platforms[…]

Is there any digital innovation for farmers

The digital age brims with promise for the world’s half-billion smallholder farmers. Smartphones with the right apps can tell farmers when it’s likely going to rain, how to identify and eradicate pests, and negotiate the prices for a bountiful harvest delivered by a combination of hard work and big data. While digital technologies are steadily Read more about Is there any digital innovation for farmers[…]

Europe’s leading role in supercomputing and quantum computing

The Commission takes further steps in the Digital Decade agenda to strengthen Europe’s digital sovereignty, as announced by President Ursula von der Leyen in her State of the Union Address on Wednesday. The Commission has proposed a new Regulation for the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking to maintain and advance Europe’s leading role in supercomputing and quantum computing. It will support research Read more about Europe’s leading role in supercomputing and quantum computing[…]

EU ambitious goals for 5G network roll-out

The Commission takes further steps in the Digital Decade agenda to strengthen Europe’s digital sovereignty, as announced by President Ursula von der Leyen in her State of the Union address on Wednesday. The Commission has published a Recommendation calling Member States to boost investment in very high-capacity broadband connectivity infrastructure, including 5G, which is the most fundamental block of the digital Read more about EU ambitious goals for 5G network roll-out[…]

Innovation potential in the digital age

Speech by Commissioner Moedas, responsible for Research, Science and Innovation, at the conference ICT 2015 Innovate, Connect, Transform Kept indoors during the French revolutionary years − and in search of a worthwhile distraction − a young Parisian called Sophie Germain turned to studying her father’s library. From intellectual works like Montucla’s Histoire des Mathématiques, Sophie soon Read more about Innovation potential in the digital age[…]