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StandICT.eu – Supporting European Experts Contribution To International ICT Standardisation Activities

Are you an expert working on ICT Standards? StandICT.eu is a new initiative funded by the European Commission focused on supporting the participation and contribution of EU Specialists to SDO and SSO activities covering the 5 essential building blocks of the digital Single Market: 5G Cloud Computing Cybersecurity Big Data IoT StandICT.eu, “Supporting European Experts [...]

EU support for “going global” on ICT standards development

The Service for Foreign Policy Instrument (FPI) of the European Commission, working with DG CONNECT and the European External Action Service (EEAS), has launched an action on International Digital Cooperation with a view to strengthen the European Union's position as a world leader in the digital economy. With this, the EU will promote a secure, [...]

U.S Department of Commerce released its new strategy for 2018 – 2022

The U.S. Department of Commerce has published its Strategic Plan (2018 - 2022), setting out the priorities established for this period with the aim to help American economy grow. An analysis of the contents of this plan and comparison to the previous one has been published in an SSTI news.

US Federal Communications Commission released online interactive map of broadband access

US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently released an online interactive map of fixed broadband deployment across the country. By choosing a specific location/block in the map, a list of available local broadband providers will be shown, using technologies ranging from ADSL, cable, fibre, fixed wireless, satellite to other. The speed for downlink/uplink broadband access [...]

PICASSO webinar on “Spectrum issues affecting EU/US ICT development collaboration”, 28th March 2018

The PICASSO project is organizing a policy webinar on "Spectrum issues affecting EU/US ICT development collaboration", planned to be held on the 28th of March 2018 (03.00 p.m. UTC). The webinar will discuss and refine policy recommendations designed to improve EU/US ICT-orientated collaborations – specifically in three technological domains: 5G networks; Big Data; and the [...]

PICASSO Newsletter – Issue N° 3

The PICASSO project has now published its 3rd Newsletter! Check out the content via the ‘Newsletters’ webpage and subscribe to the PICASSO Project News mailing list , if not yet done, to make sure you receive all important news and upcoming newsletters.

European Commission publishes and article on new 5G standard

The European Commission has published an article " New 5G standard gives 10 times faster mobile broadband access rate thanks to EU 5G research" in the Digital Single Market News Section, announcing that a new 5G standard called New Radio (NR) will provide the needed capacity to make data traffic jams a thing of the [...]

ENRICH in the USA initiative (powered by NearUS) announces exciting opportunities for 2018!

ENRICH is the European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs. Promoted by the European Commission through Horizon 2020, the ENRICH Network currently offers services to connect European research, technology and business organisations with three global front-runner innovation markets: Brazil, China and the USA. ENRICH in the USA is powered by NearUS, the H2020 [...]

Meeting on standardization issues with representatives from DG CONNECT

PICASSO partners met with representatives from the European Commission's Department DG CONNECT (members of 5G, IoT, Innovation/Standardization and International units) in Brussels, Belgium on Monday, Jan 16, 2018. Aim of the meeting was to exchange on standardization activities currently ongoing in Europe and overseas, related to the topics addressed by the PICASSO project in relation [...]

“DISCOVERY Partner Search Tool” and “PICASSO CROSSROADS – Your EU-US ICT info-hub” collaborate to maximise impacts for transatlantic collaboration

The PICASSO and DISCOVERY initiatives share a joint mission: supporting transatlantic collaboration in ICT (PICASSO: EU-US; DISCOVERY: EU-US-Canada). The “DISCOVERY Partner Search” web tool and “PICASSO CROSSROADS – Your EU-US ICT info-hub” mobile application and dedicated web pages are main means that contribute to promote, encourage and engage relevant stakeholders at an international level, stemming information [...]