DISCOVERY Presented at the 25th GENI Engineering Conference

DISCOVERY partner SAVI attended and presented in the panel session of Looking Ahead: Future Research and US and International Interoperability Needs at the 25th GENI Engineering Conference host in Miami, March 14, 2017. Hadi Bannazadeh from University of Toronto presented about the SAVI testbed vision and highlighted the Discovery Project. Hadi highlighed in the session that DISCOVERY…

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Comments to the Commission on Smart Wearables by CDI

Center for Data Innovation (CDI) is the leading think tank studying the intersection of data, technology, and public policy. It recently published some comments to the Commission on its reflection and orientation paper on smart wearables, First of all, CDI welcomes and recognises most of the conclusions drew by the Commission, including agreeing the opportunities…

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Capacity Building Workshop to Happen in Orlando, Florida

DISCOVERY Workshop Health and Data Analytics   February 18th 2017, Orlando, Florida From 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm Venue: Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819 You can download the PDF version of the agenda and the bios of speakers here!  This DISCOVERY Workshop, co-organized by DISCOVERY partners INMARK, UPM and EACCNJ, will…

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Save the date: Data Flows – The 3rd European Data Economy Conference

As data-driven innovation becomes an increasingly significant factor of economic and social value for Europe, the European Commission has proposed a new European Data Economy Communication as part of its Digital Single Market strategy. The initiatives aim to tackle restrictions on the free movement of data within the EU, and “will address the emerging issues…

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TABC Hosts EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue Stakeholder Meeting

On Thursday, 15 December 2016 the Trans-Atlantic Business Council hosted the Stakeholder Meeting for the EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue. On the occasion of the 3rd EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue, U.S. Government and European Union representatives engaged in a discussion on EU-US cooperation on cyber foreign policy issues with stakeholders from industry, consumer groups, think tanks/academia, and civil…

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How Europe Can Kickstart Its Internet of Things

  The Internet of Things presents tremendous opportunities to increase productivity in the private sector, build more resilient and energy-efficient cities, improve the delivery and management of healthcare, and create safer and more accessible homes. However, market forces alone will not be enough to achieve all these benefits soon enough. Government support for the Internet…

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US Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Issued a Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy

The United States President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity has delivered a report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy.  The Presidential Commission was formed in April, 2016 to develop a plan for protecting cyberspace, and America’s economic reliance on it. The published report, which was completed on 1st December, 2016, provides a set of…

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ENISA Published National Cybersecurity Strategy Good Practice Guide 2016

European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) published its first National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) Good Practice Guide in 2012. Since then, EU Member States and EFTA countries have made great progress in developing and implementing their strategies. This guide is updating the different steps, objectives and good practices of the original guide…

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ITIF Report: A Policymaker´s Guide

Policymakers around the world have been asking for years how to create “the next Silicon Valley.” This is understandable: in the digital economy, they see leadership in information and communications technologies (ICT) as the key to boosting competitiveness, spurring growth, and creating jobs. But while policymakers’ general instinct is right, their specific question is based…

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Europe should put data at the service of society

Europe faces some daunting challenges – an aging population, sluggish growth, an influx of migrants and refugees – yet in the age of data-driven innovation, it also has powerful new tools to help address them, writes Nick Wallace. Nick Wallace is a Brussels-based senior policy analyst for the Centre for Data Innovation, a think tank…

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EU-US cooperation for a better usability of open data

On both sides of the Atlantic, we are in regular dialogues. These are important, but what we also need is more collaboration and joint efforts. Collaboration brings scale, standards, and progress. Authors: Roberto Viola (DG Connect, European Commission) / Justin Antonipillai (Department of Commerce, U.S.G.) In that spirit, together, we are proud to announce a…

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Europe should put data at the service of society

Europe faces some daunting challenges – an aging population, sluggish growth, an influx of migrants and refugees – yet in the age of data-driven innovation, it also has powerful new tools to help address them, writes Nick Wallace. Nick Wallace is a Brussels-based senior policy analyst for the Centre for Data Innovation, a think tank…

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Canada: the next step of FIWARE Mundus

In the endeavour of expanding the cooperation with innovation ecosystems at global scale, the FIWARE community has recently engaged with distinguished allies in Canada, continuing the engagement with North American stakeholders. On September 15, 2016, FIWARE Mundus was invited to the final event of the ERA-CAN+ project, a platform that has been working for the last 10 years to…

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Sep 22 Save the date: Getting to know Europe

  On Sep. 22, our US partner European American Chamber of Commerce New Jersey (EACCNJ) is co-hosting ¨Getting to know Europe¨ event with Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART) and New Jersey Institute of Technolog (NJIT). The event invites Stephen Ezell, Vice President Global Innovation Policy of The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) to…

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Cheers to A New Generation Relationship Between EU and Canada

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Framework Agreement for commercial and economic cooperation between the European Communities and Canada and of its presence in Canada, the European Union Delegation to Canada is hosting The European Union and Canada as Strategic Partners: Towards a New Generation Relationship, a conference aimed at highlighting their strategic relations.…

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DISCOVERY Echos EU US ISD Joint Statement

The European Union and the United States issued a joint statement after the fourteenth EU-U.S. Information Society Dialogue held in Washington, DC on 28 June 2016. The dialogue has proved to be the longest-running formal channel of EU-US cooperation on ICT and digital economy matters. This joint statement highlights a section of ICT Standards which…

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Call For Scholarship Applications to Our Canadian Partners!

Supporting emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland. These awards will support up to six Canadian research scholars travelling to Ireland, and up to six Irish research scholars travelling to Canada, for visits of between 4 and 6 weeks in duration. With this strand, it is the aim of…

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DISCOVERY will have its first Capacity Building Workshop at Toronto

On 8th, July, DISCOVERY will host a Capacity Building Workshop as a side event of SAVI Annual General Meeting. DISCOVERY Capacity Building Workshop is part of the DISCOVERY cycle of workshops to explore and share opportunities for EU-North America collaboration in ICT R&I under EU H2020, Canada and US Programmes. The event is happening right after SAVI Annual General…

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DISCOVERY will be at 14th Annual Digital Economy Workshop (DEW)

On 28 June, 2016, DISCOVERY partners will attend the 14th Digital Economy Workshop (DEW) hosted by  the Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) in Washington DC. The DEW is held in the margins of the U.S.-EU government-to-government Information Society Dialogue (ISD). This year’s DEW will include three panels with U.S. and EU government officials and industry speakers:…

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