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The PICASSO Project will edit several newsletters that will be published in this section.

Issue N° 1 – September 2016

PICASSO Expert Groups met for the first time: here our findings

PICASSO’s first Expert Group Meeting took place in Washington D.C. on May 20, 2016 and was hosted by NIST at the Department of Commerce. Technical issues (5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems) related to smart cities, smart energy and smart transport, as well as horizontal overarching policy aspects relevant for EU-US collaboration in the ICT areas identified, were discussed.


Join us at the Trans-Atlantic Symposium on Technology and Policy for a Smart Society

Hosted by the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) at the University of Minnesota, on 19-20 June 2017, the symposium will cover the spectrum from research assessments, to commercialization opportunities, to technology policy issues in the fields of 5G networks, big data,  Internet of Things (IoT)/cyber-physical systems (CPS), with particular focus on impacts for a smart society and related industry.


PICASSO Expert Groups: Focus on Policy overarching issues

The role of policy reflection and intervention to solve and mitigate the challenges posed by technological developments is crucial. Discover our policy work on the evolving ICT technological scenario.


Who is working on PICASSO?

In this issue we will know more about ATC, the Athens Technology Center S.A (Greece), and TLI, the Technological Leadership Institute of the University of Minnesota (USA).


Issue N° 2 – March 2017

A new tool will support EU-US ICT collaboration: CROSSROADS

Coming soon! The PICASSO Project will soon launch a new tool fully dedicated to EU-US ICT collaboration: CROSSROADS. It will be available both on the PICASSO website and as an application on the App Store and Android Market. Free of charge and updated on a regular basis, CROSSROADS will offer a smart and easy access to all the information needed. More information will be posted on our website.

Where do EU and US industrial and societal needs meet?

Through an extensive interview and analysis work, PICASSO has recently produced a comprehensive Analysis of industrial and societal needs, and of cross-domain relationships/application areas and opportunities for EU-US collaboration in non-competitive and pre-competitive areas.

Read the summary on our website.

Save the date! Trans-Atlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy

PICASSO is organizing a “Trans-Atlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy: 5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems for a smart society”, which will take place on June 19-20, 2017 in Minneapolis, USA.

Check out the agenda outline in the related flyer, and mark your agenda! The event’s page will be updated with more information in due time.

PICASSO speaks at DISCOVERY ICT Transatlantic Workshop

On 16 and 17 November 2016, PICASSO was invited to join as experts to the DISCOVERY project’s Transatlantic ICT Forum Workshop in Brussels, Belgium.

The workshop brought together senior policy analysts and influencers keen on facilitating transatlantic ICT collaboration, and high-level experts in data-driven innovation, data privacy, IP, cyber security, Internet of Things and smart cities.

Read the PICASSO contribution to the event!

The new EU-US Implementing Arrangement

An agreement has been signed between the European Commission and the US Government on October 17, 2016, simplifying the cooperation between European and American researchers or entities taking part to projects funded under Horizon 2020 – the European Union’s research and innovation programme. Discover more in our website

Who is working on PICASSO?

In this issue you will get to know more about the Miami European Union Centre of Excellence – a consortium of FIU, the Florida International University, based in Miami, Florida (US); and about APRE, the Agency for the Promotion of the European Research, based in Rome, Italy.

Check out the partners already presented in Newsletter Issue N° 1 on the related webpage.

PICASSO has been financed with support from the European Commission. PICASSO brings together prominent specialists willing to contribute to enhancement of EU-US ICT collaboration. PICASSO does not represent EU or US policy makers, and the views put forward do not necessarily represent the official view of the European Commission or US Government on the subject. PICASSO cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of information granted.