Our challenge is to ensure that all industrial sectors make the best use of new technologies and manage their transition towards higher value digitised products and processes, commonly known as “Industry 4.0”. In order to reach this goal, I propose to take action in four key areas:
1) Digital innovation hubs
Our ambition should be to empower any business, wherever it is located in Europe, and especially SMEs, to master its digital transition. Regions and local authorities have a key role to play in this effort, with digital research and competence centres leading the way. Continue reading “European Commission announces action plan to support Industry 4.0”
The EU has been urged to abandon the privacy rules ‘it is so hung up about’ because they are hampering technological innovation.
A Brussels conference on the future of the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Europe on Thursday heard from key industry figures on the emergence of an IoT ecosystem.
Wim de Waele, the CEO of Belgium’s Eggsplore who has been in the ICT business for almost 30 years, stressed the need to work on large-scale pilots to experiment with technology. Continue reading “IoT – Key to developing ‘hotbeds of innovation’”
EIT Digital and the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) signed on June 17 a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to join forces to support the advancement of European Big Data Economy. Continue reading “European Big Data Economy gets boost!”
Here is the management summary of the 94 pages report. This report identifies and benchmarks possible use cases for future Large-Scale Pilots (LSPs) in the domain of the Internet of Things (IoT) to be included in the next Horizon 2020 work programme. Continue reading “IoT Benchmark Study – Final Report by the European Commission”
A high-profile group of mayors and industry representatives, under the European Commission’s leadership, has started to work towards making Europe’s cities ‘smarter’. Continue reading “European Commission plans to support development of ‘smarter cities’ (VIDEO)”
The ‘Smart Guide’ is part of a framework of publications on the support of SME Policy from Structural Funds. Continue reading “The European Commission has released The Smart Guide to Service Innovation”
Systems to improve patient rehabilitation, methods that help detect diseases, and smart biomaterials for optimising treatments—scientific advances in the field of biomedical engineering are unstoppable. Continue reading “Wearable Sensor Monitoring System Identifies Motor Status of Parkinson’s Patients in Real Time”
Deletions in the new Energy Efficiency Directive result in loss of €3.5 – 5 billion per year in new direct revenues for local businesses in Europe . Continue reading “The Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC): EU Governments’ Energy Efficiency Directive Draft faces a €5bn Loss”
In the future cars will be shared, able to avoid traffic and, above all, driverless. Continue reading “Driving Home a Better Future in the Connected Car”