The Commission on Tuesday (5 June) released its new European Innovation Agenda, setting out five core channels through which it will seek to boost deep tech investment and innovation within the EU. The five areas include talent attraction, policymaking and bridging the scale-up gap and aim to foster a more comprehensive supportive landscape for startups in Europe.
The DMA establishes that gatekeepers that have a dual role as developers of operating systems and device manufacturers, namely Apple and Google, cannot impose restrictions to access certain functionalities in their devices to third parties, like near-field-communication technology (NFC)
Cybersecurity Regulation aims to create a Cybersecurity Board to monitor the implementation of the new rules. All EU institutions, bodies and agencies will have to identify cybersecurity risks, set up a plan to improve their cybersecurity, do regular assessments and share details about incidents.
The Greek Ministry of Digital Governance is a new unit of public administration that, for the first time, brings together all critical IT and telecommunications infrastructures related to the provision of electronic services to citizens and the wider digital transformation of Greece.
The latest funding announcement shows that the main work program will receive €1.38 billion for investment in AI, “cloud and data spaces” that facilitate cross-border data sharing and edge computing, quantum communication infrastructure, advanced digital skill and the wide use of digital technologies across society and the economy until the end of 2022.