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European high-performance computing joint undertaking

29-06-2018

Following a declaration made by seven EU Member States in March 2017, the European Commission adopted a proposal to establish a joint undertaking for high-performance computing (HPC) under Article 187 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) on 11 January 2018. The proposed regulation would establish the joint undertaking for the period to 31 December 2026, and provide it with €486 million in EU funds from the Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility programmes as well as ...

Following a declaration made by seven EU Member States in March 2017, the European Commission adopted a proposal to establish a joint undertaking for high-performance computing (HPC) under Article 187 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) on 11 January 2018. The proposed regulation would establish the joint undertaking for the period to 31 December 2026, and provide it with €486 million in EU funds from the Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility programmes as well as an equivalent contribution from the participating countries. The joint undertaking would be charged with the joint procurement of two pre-exascale supercomputers for the Union. It would also implement an HPC research and innovation programme to support the European HPC ecosystem in developing technologies to reach exascale performance by 2022-2023. Within the European Parliament, the Industry Committee adopted its report on 19 June 2018. It is expected that Parliament will adopt its opinion during the July 2018 plenary session. Second edition, based on an original briefing by Vincent Reillon. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

European app economy: State of play, challenges and EU policy

24-05-2018

Ten years have passed since the app economy was launched. Since then apps have evolved to play an increasingly important role in the life of citizens and became crucial to the success of many industries. Growing connectivity and availability of portable devices ensure that this trend will continue. The European app economy is rather successful and accounts for just under a third of revenues in the global market. Clusters of app developers exist in a few western European and Nordic Member States creating ...

Ten years have passed since the app economy was launched. Since then apps have evolved to play an increasingly important role in the life of citizens and became crucial to the success of many industries. Growing connectivity and availability of portable devices ensure that this trend will continue. The European app economy is rather successful and accounts for just under a third of revenues in the global market. Clusters of app developers exist in a few western European and Nordic Member States creating well-paid jobs, value and innovation in the digital economy. However, some bottlenecks still exist and hamper the growth of the sector. These include limited availability of finance, shortage of digital skills, the need to constantly upgrade infrastructure, and improving access to data. The EU strives to address these issues by creating an environment conducive to growth of the app economy. The main policy actions include strengthening the digital single market, funding research and innovation, creating fair taxation rules, developing standards and interoperability, fostering consumer protection and confidence, reforming training and education systems and supporting the development of a data economy and the internet of things.

EYE 2016 – Patents, pirates and fair play

28-04-2016

Today the internet is at the heart of the new digital society. It is a communication tool but it can also be used to offer and to access online a vast range of commercial and cultural services or content. Policy-makers are trying to clarify the respective rights and obligations of consumers, creators of content and intermediaries who interact on the internet, and to make sure that innovation and fair competition can flourish. This note has been prepared for the European Youth Event, taking place ...

Today the internet is at the heart of the new digital society. It is a communication tool but it can also be used to offer and to access online a vast range of commercial and cultural services or content. Policy-makers are trying to clarify the respective rights and obligations of consumers, creators of content and intermediaries who interact on the internet, and to make sure that innovation and fair competition can flourish. This note has been prepared for the European Youth Event, taking place in Strasbourg in May 2016. Please click here for the full publication in PDF format

Copyright in the EU - What Next ? (Study and Options Brief)

15-03-2011

On October 12, 2010 the Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA) together with Technopolis Consulting Group supported by Knowledge4Innovation/The Lisbon Forum, and TNO, organised a half-day workshop entitled ‘Copyright in the Single Market, Opportunities for Harmonisation and management of Rights’. This workshop was part of the 2nd European Innovation Summit at the European Parliament which took place on 11-14 October 2010. The workshop addressed in the first part the topic of the opportunities ...

On October 12, 2010 the Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA) together with Technopolis Consulting Group supported by Knowledge4Innovation/The Lisbon Forum, and TNO, organised a half-day workshop entitled ‘Copyright in the Single Market, Opportunities for Harmonisation and management of Rights’. This workshop was part of the 2nd European Innovation Summit at the European Parliament which took place on 11-14 October 2010. The workshop addressed in the first part the topic of the opportunities for further harmonising EU Copyright law. Despite a number of copyright related Directives, harmonisation of copyright law remains an area of controversy and a considerable number of issues arise where higher degree of harmonisation and also the level of protection to be granted are heavily debated. The second part focused on issues related to the management of rights, i.e. the means by which copyright and related rights are administered (licensed, assigned and remunerated), and whether current practices with a particular view on transparency and governance of copyright management hinder the development of the Internal Market. Despite difficulties to reach consensus in the discussion, four areas for possible policy action were identified.

External author

Alfred Radauer (Technopolis Group)

Open-Source Software - in e-Government - Analysis and Recommendations Drawn Up by a Working Group under the Danish Board of Technology

15-12-2003

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Jan Birk (Employment Training - AMU Centre, Copenhagen, Danemark), Jens Hørlück (Department of Economics, Århus University, Danemark), Niels Jørgensen (Department of Computer Science, Roskilde University Centre, Danemark) and Mogens Kühn Pedersen (Department of Informatics, Copenhagen Business School, Danemark)

The Patentability of Computer Programs - Discussion of European-Level Legislation in the Field of Patents for Software

01-09-2002

Study on the desirability of EC level legislation in the area of software patents. It is based on a comparative analysis of the present state of the law, and the advantages and disadvantages appearing from current practice in the EC Member States, the United States and Japan. While its principal focus is on software patents, the study also includes commentary on the patenting of 'business methods', as patents in this area are closely related to software patents. It has also considered the proposal ...

Study on the desirability of EC level legislation in the area of software patents. It is based on a comparative analysis of the present state of the law, and the advantages and disadvantages appearing from current practice in the EC Member States, the United States and Japan. While its principal focus is on software patents, the study also includes commentary on the patenting of 'business methods', as patents in this area are closely related to software patents. It has also considered the proposal for a 'Directive on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions', that was published on February 20, 2002.

External author

Reinier Bakels and P. Bernt Hugenholtz (University of Amsterdam, Holland)

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