European Commission Moves to Digitize European Industry

EC LOGOThe European Commission (EC) recently announced a set of measures to support and connect national initiatives for the digitisation of industry across all sectors. This move is part of the EC’s Digital Single Market Strategy. The first step will be to set up a European cloud, to provide a virtual environment for sharing, storing and exchanging large amounts of research data. Investments will focus on public-private partnerships and prompting the use of opportunities offered by the EU Investment Plan and European Structural and Investment Funds. An EU skills agenda, scheduled to be released later this year, is expected to help give people the skills needed for jobs in the digital age job market. Specific steps are proposed to improve the development of areas such as cybersecurity, modernisation of public services and 5G networks.

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