Support innovation, support start-ups

As the countdown to the European Start up Prize ceremony kicks off, it is the perfect time to stop and look at why there is so much interest in these innovative, new businesses. Needless to say, the advent of the Internet has made it easier for individuals and small groups to access information that can be used to find solutions that increase productivity and create innovation. Today, start-ups are a significant source of employment and have become an important driving force for the economy at all levels.         However, good ideas and commitment to innovation cannot thrive without a society open to change, and Europe, with its variety of lifestyles, cultures and...


Paving the way for the future of enhanced Traffic Management

The TM 2.0 Masterplan (2020- 2025- 2030) Workshop was held in Brussels on the 1 February 2018 with 25 participants representing not only TM 2.0 members but the entire transport industry. Public authorities (PAs), research institutions (RI), service providers (SPs), and the European Commission (DG MOVE) were among the participants. The objectives of the workshop were to collectively develop a short (2020), medium (2025) and long-term (2030) vision to support the already set goals of TM 2.0, and to agree on a roadmap for the TM 2.0 Platform for the period 2020-2030. The workshop consisted of three rounds of group discussion sessions, each followed by a plenary feedback session: Milestone 1...


Five ERTICO Partners sign charter on cybersecurity

At the Munich Security Conference this February, NXP, Siemens, Allianz, Deutsche Telekom and IBM signed along with Airbus, Daimler Group and SGS the Charter of Trust calls for binding rules and standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further advance digitalization. The Charter delineates 10 action areas in cybersecurity where governments and businesses must both become active. It calls for responsibility for cybersecurity to be assumed at the highest levels of government and business, with the introduction of a dedicated ministry in governments and a chief information security officer at companies. It also calls for companies to establish mandatory, independent third-party...


The future of Europe relies on e-mobility

“Fuelling Europe’s Future” is a study carried out by carried out by consultancy Cambridge Econometrics, with the participation of industry leaders and stakeholders of the automotive sector, consumer groups, trade unions and industry associations, all reunited under the umbrella of the European Climate Fundation. The project explores the economic impact of the transition to low-carbon vehicles and presents a series of possible future scenarios of the impact of vehicle technologies on the environment, health and economy of the Old Continent. The key findings can be summarised as follows: Thanks to E-mobility, Europe could cut its spending on oil imports by €49 billion in 2030 EU economy will...

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