The European Commission has announced the second set of calls for proposals in the Digital Europe (DIGITAL) programme. The forthcoming calls address a large array of the themes in the Digital Europe, among others data spaces, testing and experimentation facilities, public sector open data, medical data, blockchain, digital identity, cybersecurity and skills. The calls prepare and advance deployment of digital technologies and services in sectors such as health care, smart cities and communities, education, agriculture, culture, manufacturing, security and law enforcement.
The Digital Europe Programme drives the digital transformation of Europe with 7.6 B€ and the first calls have just opened
Making a greener and more digital Europe is one of the biggest challenges for our generation. The Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL) is a new funding programme from the European Union, which focuses to strategically fund the development and acceleration of European digital technologies to businesses, citizens and public administrations and support the recovery of the economy from the pandemic. With the opened and upcoming calls for proposals, that release the budget of 7.6 B€, there will be remarkable growth opportunities to small and mid-sized enterprises working on digital technologies as well as to organisations providing key technological capabilities and services.
“As the environment gets a breath of fresh air and the planet vibrates less from the world’s greatest unplanned experiment in physical movement, the internet is humming with activity that is accelerating the deployment of exponential technologies to solve critical challenges,” says Patrick Halford, Vice President for Key Digital Technologies at Spinverse. Here are some of his insights on converging business models.
Business Finland and companies involved in its digitalisation programs have joined forces to fund research and development activities with one billion euros in the upcoming five years. Spinverse is commissioned to help in getting the most out of the billion in this big digital transformation for Finland.
Spinverse and the Nordic Council of Ministers through the Danish Business Authority have broadened the CTO Forum concept to cover all Nordic countries. The first ever CTO Forum Nordics was held in Stockholm, Sweden on the 14th of December 2017. The aim of the day was to find ways to enhance Nordic cooperation in industrial digitalisation: Industry 4.0.
The exponential development of technology is driving fundamental change in the world. As the pace of change is continuously increasing, people and companies need to understand the nature of exponential growth.
Does your company have a great product, service or technology that can radically transform the forest industry? Can you spot patterns in data that allow you to draw insights that others are not able to? Would you like to work with a global technology powerhouse, a leading European research and technology organisation, as well as the Nordic leader in open innovation management? Join the Digital Fiber Initiative today!
FinEst Smart Mobility project strengthens links between Helsinki and Tallinn with the funding from Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020. By piloting smart solutions that will reduce the travel time between the two capitals, as well as by contributing to open data and open source enablers, the project aims to drive towards sustainable innovations in the Baltic Sea region.
According to the annual CTO-Survey, Finnish technology companies are preparing for digitalisation. It is believed that digitalisation will create new business models and ways to accelerate the development of current business. New business is needed, as the survey results reveal a concern for public funding cutbacks and poor predictability of Finnish and EU legislators.
FIMECC’s Breakthrough Materials Doctoral School presented its latest results at the Manufacturing Performance Days (MPD) event in Tampere on June 10. This intensive research collaboration which already involves 37 doctoral works sets special focus on multiscale modelling and so called integrated computational materials engineering (ICME). New digital tools are used to build comprehensive understanding and to control material properties from microstructure to product design. This will speed up the product development and greatly improve the predictability of product endurance in demanding industrial applications.