SPEECH/14/610  19-09-2014 - Speech - A transatlantic digital single market? 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Neelie KROES Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda Speech - Lisbon Council Washington DC, 19 September 2014 To add your comment to this speech, see the social version of the speech here Today I want to talk about the relations between...
IP/14/1019  18-09-2014 - EU-funded driving system to boost electric cars 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 September 2014 Watch the video (bottom of the page) While electric cars are on the rise, many drivers are still concerned about running out of juice. Six partners from Germany, France, Austria and Spain have cut the consumption of electric vehicles with a new...
MEMO/14/533  18-09-2014 - Tech start-ups and SMEs share €90m of EU funds to disrupt the European markets 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 September 2014 #DisruptiveInnovation @ICTinnovEU @H2020SME The European Commission is committing €90 million to Open and Disruptive Innovation over the next 12 months. A new tool to help doctors communicate with non-responsive patients; a cloud-based irrigation controller to improve water efficiency on farms by up to...
IP/14/1014  17-09-2014 - €80 million available for Europe’s SMEs 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 September 2014 Today the European Commission launched the FIWARE Accelerator Programme. €80 million will be awarded to SMEs, Startups and web-entrepreneurs using FIWARE Technologies. The FIWARE Accelerator is a network of European organisations which has already launched first calls for proposals earlier this month.
IP/14/1005  16-09-2014 - EU Science and Technology Flagships pick up steam - final inclusive structure announced 
European Commission - European Commission Press release 16 September 2014 The European Commission published today a report on its ambitious science and technology Flagships. The report draws the lessons from setting up the first two such Flagships, Graphene and the Human Brain Project, each representing an investment of EUR 1 billion.
MEMO/14/531  16-09-2014 - From lighter airplanes to new treatments for brain diseases 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO 16 September 2014 IP/14/1005 The two ambitious EU science and technology Flagships (@FETFlagships) will have a great impact on various sectors in the next 10 years. Graphene (@GrapheneCA) Mission: take wonder material graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to society, revolutionise multiple industries and create...
SPEECH/14/594  12-09-2014 - Taking TV and film into the digital age 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Neelie KROES Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2014 Amsterdam, 12 September 2014 To add your comment to this speech, see the social version of the speech here The world of audiovisual is changing, converging, going digital.
IP/14/993  11-09-2014 - An app helps taxi drivers to find you 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 September 2014 Watch the video (in Spanish) Have you ever been stuck in a long queue outside a bar, club or venue waiting for a taxi to arrive, wishing the company would send more cars? A new EU-funded tool has helped develop an app...
STATEMENT/14/272  05-09-2014 - Fighting for a free and open internet 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 5 September 2014 Joint statement from the EU delegation to the Internet Governance Forum 2-5 September 2014 in Istanbul; signed by and Vice President Neelie Kroes and Member of the European Parliament Pilar del Castillo,  Paul Rübig, Sabine Verheyen, Renato Soru and  Julia Reda "Access to...
MEMO/14/513  02-09-2014 - European Commission position for Internet Governance Forum 2014, Istanbul 2-5 Sept 
European Commission - MEMO Brussels/Istanbul, 2 September 2014 European Commission The 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 2-5 September. This UN-initiated body is a multi-stakeholder, non-decision making forum of global importance for forward-looking discussions on Internet issues.