The EU Commission has published details on how businesses, including those in the UK, can get better access to the technologies that will help them to modernise. The package includes improving access to cloud computing and services, data analytics and the Internet of Things.
Four areas of working are suggested as follows:
•digitising European industry, which sets out how the European Commission will help industries to take advantage of digital technologies; supporting collaboration between EU and UK high value manufacturing
•European cloud initiative, to be used by the science community, which could include making scientific data generated by the Horizon 2020 programme open by default
•priorities for ICT standardisation, which will help to make it easier for British businesses to operate in the single market
•an eGovernment action plan 2016 to 2020, which will help to modernise public administration, making it easier for UK citizens and businesses to access government services in other European countries
Business Minister, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, comments: “The package builds on the existing work going on in the UK, such as digital catapults and support for quantum technologies. It will also help our business and research communities make the most of EU research and development in high technology areas.”