Research & Innovation


Germany pens EU’s largest single funding for AI brain data research

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German start-up Zander Laboratories GmbH signed a €30m funding deal with the German government's cybersecurity innovation agency on Friday (15 December), making it the largest single investment by an EU government in AI research.


EU Commission allows state aid for pan-European cloud project

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The EU executive gave the green light to public spending up to €1.2 billion by seven member states for their common research interest project on interoperable cloud and edge computing for multi-providers.


Experts question EU report on emerging deep tech

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Experts have criticised a new report by the European Innovation Council (EIC) on emerging deep technologies, breakthrough innovations, and early-stage research projects, calling into question its approach to quantum computing and semiconductors.

Economy 14-08-2023

Behind shiny new semiconductor investments, the EU Chips Act needs more work

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While Thierry Breton hailed chip manufacturers' recent investment pledges in Europe as a ‘culmination’ of the EU's industrial strategy and its newly-adopted Chips Act, a lot more work is needed.

Industrial Strategy 08-08-2023

TSMC in Germany: The successes and limits of the EU Chips Act

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The EU Chips Act, a new-generation industrial policy tool for the European Union, is producing appreciable results, but not those expected by its early advocates, writes Mathieu Duchâtel.

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Nokia inventions are improving the safety of vehicles. Watch our inventors tell their innovation stories. Learn more.

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No one wants to see video compression from the 1990s

Nokia’s video coding inventions have enabled digitalization. Without them we would be in a completely analogue world. Watch our inventors tell their innovation stories. Learn more.

Industrial Strategy 21-11-2022

Czech presidency seeks Council’s position on Chips Act with reduced budget

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With six weeks before the end of its EU Council presidency, Prague is trying to set the outstanding differences among member states in the European chip legislation by reducing the budget by €400 million and opening up funding allocation to different contractual arrangements.

Technology 18-11-2022

Tech Brief: ePrivacy strikes back, the Netherlands’ early AI move

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Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Providers of electronic communications networks and services shall be permitted to process electronic communications data only if it is strictly …

Technology 14-11-2022

Once bitten, Netherlands wants to move early on algorithm supervision

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The Dutch government is set to be an early implementer of several crucial provisions of an upcoming EU legislation to regulate Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of an ambitious working agenda for digitalisation. In the past years, the Netherlands was the …

Brexit 07-11-2022

Britain to reclaim access to EU research programmes

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London will Monday (7 November) urge Brussels to unblock access to European scientific programmes for British researchers, which it says is provided for in the post-Brexit trade deal.

Health 26-10-2022

French CEO warns of uncertain future for Europe’s MedTech sector

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French company Carmat announced on Tuesday (25 October) that it will resume production of the world’s most advanced total artificial heart. However, Stéphane Plat, Carmat's CEO, told EURACTIV France he is concerned about the future of Europe's MedTech sector.

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Innovation springs eternal, even through crypto winter

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As autumn descends, it is popular to talk about crypto being in the midst of a new ‘winter’ caused by the fall-out from the market turmoil, as well as some high-profile collapses and hacks.  The situation overall has been sobering …

Technology 14-10-2022

Tech Brief: fair share stumbles, national security and AI, executive orders and Arctic cables

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Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “BEREC's experience shows that the internet has proven its ability to cope with increasing traffic volumes, changes in demand patterns, …

Technology 30-09-2022

Tech Brief: liability in the digital age, tailored general purpose AI

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Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “While considering the huge potential of new technologies, we must always ensure the safety of consumers.” -European Commissioner for Justice Didier …

Agrifood 26-09-2022

Germany lags far behind on gender equality in agriculture, study finds

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Germany is lagging far behind its EU counterparts when it comes to the share of farms being managed or passed on to women according to a new study, which points to the far-reaching consequences this has on their financial security.

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Digital inclusion 22-09-2022

AI for All: Two Suggestions

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Mohammed Sijelmassi, CTO of Sopra Steria, a European IT company, stresses the importance of making AI accessible and transparent to and for all. He underlines the trustworthiness of AI not only as a value but also as a competitive advantage. He proposes two measures: first, in line with his previous article on the Digital Decade, to introduce AI-specific curricula into educational and adult learning systems to a much higher degree. Second, the EU and Member States should pool their resources to build AI superclusters, enabling European researchers and companies to train their models. This would be a measurable contribution to digital sovereignty.

Politics 15-09-2022

MEPs back new law to ease funding rules for political parties

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Lawmakers in the European Parliament have backed a new law designed to strengthen the role of European political parties and make it easier for them to secure funding, including from parties outside the EU. 

Technology 02-09-2022

Leading MEPs seek broad consensus on regulatory sandboxes in AI Act

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The lawmakers co-leading on the Artificial Intelligence (AI) regulation have circulated a new compromise that largely incorporates elements proposed by other political groups in the innovation part of the proposal. The co-rapporteurs for the AI Act, Brando Benifei and Dragoș Tudorache, …

Technology 02-09-2022

UK leadership election a potential ‘reset opportunity’ on tech policy

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Tech issues have not played a prominent role on the campaign trails of either candidate for the UK’s next prime minister, but experts agree that whoever the next leader is will have a number of digital initiatives to contend with as they begin their premiership.

Technology 26-08-2022

Tech Brief: back to school edition

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Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The Czech Presidency invites the delegations to discuss the changes in Chapter V and the related recitals during …

Brexit 17-08-2022

UK launches case against EU over Horizon shut-out

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The UK on Wednesday (17 August) launched dispute proceedings against the EU over the long running stalemate that has kept UK universities and researchers shut out of the €95.5 billion Horizon Europe research programme two years after agreeing participation as part of the Brexit agreement. 

Technology 22-07-2022

Tech Brief: AI gets narrower, Commission gets sued, LIBE’s mission to Ireland

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Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The basic concepts from the OECD definition of an AI system have been kept, and additionally the concept of autonomy …