This publication is a documentation of smart projects and strategies implemented by 35 European islands and showcased during the 1st Smart Islands Forum, 21-22 June 2016, Athens, Greece . The publication presents lighthouse projects from: Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
According to Robert Madelin, Senior Adviser for Innovation to the President of the European Commission, Europe has always been a world-leading inventor. Europe retain the core skills and deep science culture that have made this possible. In this century too, Europe can contribute a great share of the world’s new tools: in genomics and biotech, in data and materials, in energy and nutrition, in propulsion and cognition, in health and well-being, both physical and mental.
The Global Information Technology Report 2016 is a report produced by the World Economic Forum aiming to present some key messages regarding the proper measurement and the effective and smart use of ICTs for achieving global economic growth and societal inclusion. According to this report the leading countries in terms of generating economic impact from investments in ICT are Finland, Switzerland and Sweden.
URBACT, the European Programme focused on cities, presents in this report the results of the IN Focus transnational exercise. This act constitutes a pioneering initiative, trying to explore the urban agenda on economic development in terms of smart specialisation.
This report produced by Mckinsey Global Institute (MGI) aims at providing a detailed analysis regarding the evolution of global data flows and the ways in which they affect people and economic growth. Within the report an extended econometric analysis is used, based on a sophisticated methodology, providing evidence for the economic value of that kind of global flows.
The Global Information Technology Report is prepared and published by the World Economic Forum. In the 2015 edition of this report, special focus is being given on the ways in which ICTs can work as promoters of Inclusive Growth. As it is highlighted in this report, a number of challenges arise by the ICT evolution, apart from all possible benefits that will probably emerge.
Disrupting Development with Digital Technologies is the Brookings Blum Roundtable 2015 post-conference report which focuses on the ways in which new digital technologies might change global development process.