Innovation Fund Large Scale Projects
The projects to be funded by this Innovation Fund call for proposals should contribute to the transition to a climate-neutral economy and to the achievement of the policy objectives set out in the European Commission's Communication "A Clean Planet for All - A strategic long-term European vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate-neutral vision, also with reference to the European Green Deal. Continua a leggere ->
Innovative medicines initiative
The Innovative Medicines Initiative is a jointly funded partnership between the European Union, represented by the European Commission, and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). Continua a leggere ->
This report presents some best practices related to the technological frontier of artificial intelligence. It is mainly based on projects co-funded by the European Union to raise awareness among the various stakeholders (companies, institutions, public and private administrations, citizens) on a crucial issue for highly industrialized and computerized societies.
Eco-Innovation, a new development model
Eco-innovation expresses a complex and extremely revolutionary principle that represents a new path with respect to the concept of innovation as we know it. It is a new philosophy, a new way of understanding scientific research, as well as social and economic research. It is based the redefinition of products, modes of production, consumption, organizational systems, business models, models of governance of political and economic systems, with a single, great, ambitious goal: to protect the planet Earth by changing our way of life to ensure a future for humanity. Eco-innovation refers to all forms of innovation, technological and non-, that create business opportunities and bring benefits to the environment by preventing or reducing their impact or optimizing the use of resources, also by changing production and distribution systems and business models through a new sensitivity and awareness at the political and decision-making level.
H2020-JTI-EuroHPC-2020-01-Advanced pilots towards European supercomputers
The objective of these supercomputing pilot systems will be to produce a prototype system that can be used in a pre-operational environment, able to perform jobs and run software components designed as part of the pilot program. The proposals are expected to cover European research, integration of technological components, joint design of systems, validation and testing of advanced supercomputing pilot systems for exascale performance, driven by an ambitious set of extreme data and application of HPC and energy efficiency requirements Project proposals should address the following points (non-exhaustive list): Description of the supercomputing pilot system, with architectural features and measurable objectives that demonstrate the relevance and potential of the pilot system as a significant step towards the implementation of future operational European exascale systems. The description of the pilot should cover, inter alia: targeted number of computational elements, interconnections and network topologies for exascale, cooling, I/O, etc. Definition of clear and measurable intermediate and final objectives to demonstrate the suitability of the pilot system, e.g. in terms of system performance, performance improvements for the selected applications, energy balance and efficiency, scalability, resilience, etc. The proposal should clearly describe the approach to measure and verify each of these objectives and should demonstrate that the pilot scheme would offer a clear approach towards an overall reduction in energy consumption. Description of software related issues, including software stack, software scalability and adaptation for heterogeneous systems, software reliability, optimisation and inclusion of a range of software programming tools and environments, compilation technologies for basic education sets and for higher level support of large-scale applications with various programming models, etc. The proposal should clearly describe the approach to measure and verify each of these objectives and should demonstrate that the pilot system would offer a clear approach towards an overall reduction in energy consumption. Pilot systems should aim to offer pluralism in European solutions and maximise their integration within the software stack. Continua a leggere ->
THE CHALLENGES OF DIGITAL: Three thematic webinars
First technical webinar: ‘Business intelligence’ – 9 June 2020 During the webinar "The challenges of digital: Business intelligence," experts talked about the importance of drawing useful information from the data available to the company, and making better business decisions. video Barbara Pralio presentation Marcello Ricci presentation Second technical webinar: ‘Towards Intelligent Market: e-Commerce and e-Business’ – 11 June 2020 Emanuele Frontoni, professor at the Polytechnic University of the Marche, and Edmondo Sparano, Director and Chief Digital Officer of Digital Magic, discuss the new digital sales scenarios with particular reference to the innovation of traditional business models. video Dino Sparano presentation Emanuele Frontoni presentation Francesco Ronchi presentation Sara Ghorbanali presentation Third technical webinar : ‘Smart Working: why is it worth it?’ – 12 June 2020 Mariano Corso, Full Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the Politecnico di Milano and Scientific Director of the Smart Working Observatory, illustrates the advantages of implementing Smart Working for business organizations and told about successful experiences in small businesses. video
Webinar - The Challenges of Digital: Towards Intelligent Market: e-Commerce and e-Business
The webinar Towards Intelligent Market: e-Commerce and e-Business took place on 11 June 2020. Emanuele Frontoni, professor at the Polytechnic University of the Marche, and Edmondo Sparano, Director and Chief Digital Officer of Digital Magic, discussed the new digital sales scenarios with particular reference to the innovation of traditional business models. Francesco Ronchi, President & CEO of Synesthesia and Sara Ghorbanali Rad of Paola & Sara Miniatures, will speak about their companies' experiences. The webinar is part of the Bando Bridge to Digital – Regione Umbria, Department of Economic Development. View the video and presentations here.
Webinar - The Challenges of Digital: Smart Working: why is it worth it?
The webinar The Challenges of Digital: Smart Working: why is it worth it? took place on 12 June 2020. Mariano Corso, Full Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the Politecnico di Milano and Scientific Director of the Smart Working Observatory, illustrated the advantages of implementing Smart Working for business organizations and told about successful experiences in small businesses. Other speakers were Sabrina Paolini, Head of the Digital Transition Service of the Umbria Region, and Mauro Agostini, Managing Director of Sviluppumbria. Luigi Rossetti, Director of Economic Development of the Umbria Region, made concluding remarks. The webinar was organized as part of the Bando Bridge to Digital – Regione Umbria, Department of Economic Development View the video here
Webinar - The challenges of Digital: Business Intelligence
The first of three webinars on digital innovation, The challenges of Digital: Business Intelligence, took place on 9 June, with sector experts discussing the importance of extracting useful information from the data available to a company to guide its business. Marcello Ricci, Business Development & Delivery Manager di XCC – eXperience Cloud Consulting, Federico Baffetti, CEO of Cloudif.ai and Roberto Grassi, Chief Data Officer of Hopenly, will illustrate their companies' experiences. View the video and presentations here
POST EVENT-Video and Slides of the Webinar ‘Bridge To Digital’- call presentation
presentaton of the Bridge to digital call