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ICT for Societal Challenges: new publication on research and innovation projects | Europe

ICT for Societal Challenges: new publication on research and innovation projects | Europe | Digital Scotland | Scoop.it

This booklet highlights some of the many EU initiatives and co-funded research and innovation projects which address societal challenges through digital innovation, such as better healthcare, independent living for the elderly, delivering effective public services, energy saving, smart transport, secure internet, inclusion, preservation of cultural heritage.  

 

A showcase of policy actions and projects illustrates what role ICT plays in addressing societal challenges and how ICT research and innovation result in very practical applications that help improving quality of life, push productivity and competitiveness and lead to new opportunities for EU citizens and businesses.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 16, 2013 11:02 AM

 

A MUST download!!!

 

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Scotland & Wales broadband update | EU Broadband Policy Watch:

Scotland & Wales broadband update | EU Broadband Policy Watch: | Digital Scotland | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, the Scottish Government announced that Scotland is set to benefit from nearly 15,000 new jobs thanks to investment in broadband infrastructure. These figures formed part of the first annual progress report of the Scottish Government’s digital strategy - Scotland’s Digital Future. From the press release:


"The jobs will be created across the economy in areas such as e-commerce, engineering, social media, tourism, laser technologies, cyber security and research and development. The investment will also help job seekers, older people and those with disabilities gain access to employment. The employment opportunities are forecast to emerge over the next 15 years as the Scottish Government invests in providing faster, next generation broadband access for businesses and communities...The Scottish Government is investing nearly a quarter of a billion pounds to deliver improved broadband access for people across Scotland. This includes a £120 million broadband boost specifically for the Highlands and Islands and £5 million to assist community groups in rural areas gain access to broadband networks."

 

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