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08 May

Making Quantum Technology Ready for Industry

The Quantum Technologies Flagship, officially launched on 29 October 2018 in Vienna, is a EUR 1 billion initiative, supported by the European Commission and Member States, funding over 5,000 of Europe's leading Quantum Technologies researchers over the next ten years and aiming at placing Europe at the forefront of the second quantum revolution. Its long-term vision is to develop a quantum web, where quantum computers, simulators and sensors are interconnected via quantum communication networks.

03 Apr

EC White Paper on Artificial Intelligence: a European approach to excellence and trust

Artificial Intelligence is developing fast. It will change our lives by improving healthcare (e.g. making diagnosis more precise, enabling better prevention of diseases), increasing the efficiency of farming, contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation, improving the efficiency of production systems through predictive maintenance, increasing the security of Europeans, and in many other ways that we can only begin to imagine. 

13 Mar

"High Priority IoT Standardisation Gaps and Relevant SDOs Release 2.0" - AIOTI WG03

This reportintroduces an approach for the definition and identification of key gaps in several initiatives. Based on the prioritisation of these gaps, the deliverable starts to address the work done within the relevant SDOs that need to cooperate in order to solve these gaps. The purpose of this document is to reflecta structured discussion within the AIOTI WG03 community and to provide consolidated technical elements as well as guidance and recommendations.

03 Mar

BLOCKCHAIN AND THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL ASSETS

The European Union Blockchain Observatory & Forum has set as one of its objectives the analysis of and reporting on a wide range of important blockchain themes, driven by the priorities of the European Commission and based on input from its Working Groups and other stakeholders. As part of this it will publish a series of thematic reports on selected blockchain-related topics. The objective of these thematic reports is to provide a concise, easily readable overview and exploration of each theme suitable for the general public.

21 Feb

The NIST Cloud Federation Reference Architecture (February 2020)

This document presents the NIST Federated Cloud Reference Architecture model. This actor/role- based model used the guiding principles of the NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture to develop an eleven component model. This document describes these components individually and how they function as an ensemble. There are many possible deployments and governance options which lend themselves to create a suite of federation options from simple to complex.

17 Jan

The EU Cybersecurity Act and the role of standards for SMEs - Position paper

In the new position paper “The EU Cybersecurity Act and the role of standards for SMEs”, DIGITAL SME outlines “four A” challenges of standards-adoption for SMEs: affordability (most SMEs simply can’t afford paid-for standards), adaptation (most standards are not tailored to different types and needs of SMEs), awareness (ask your friend who works in a small consultancy firm if they can name a single cybersecurity standard), and access to standardisation organisations (SMEs often don’t get to participate in the standards-making process, putting them at a decisive dis

14 Jan

ETSI Knowledge and Education About Standardisation - "Understanding ICT Standardization: Principles and Practice”

ETSI has released a new set of classroom teaching materials on ICT standardization. A comprehensive textbook, “Understanding ICT Standardization: Principles and Practice”, together with an extensive slide pack have been developed with the support of the European Commission and the EFTA Secretariat.

The textbook and slides, written by six experts who have both academic and practical standardization experience, are available for download for free from the ETSI website.

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