European ICT Poles of Excellence: Results from a European Commission StudyMonday, 14 October 2013
Head of Sector
Institute of Prospective Technological Studies
European Commission Joint Research Centre
The European ICT Poles of Excellence (EIPE) Project is defining, identifying, analyzing and monitoring the existence and progress of current and future EIPE.
The Commission's Communication entitled "A Strategy for ICT R&D and Innovation in Europe: Raising the Game" proposes a strategy to establish Europe's industrial and technology leadership in ICT, to make Europe more attractive for ICT investments and skills, and to ensure that its economy and society benefit fully from ICT developments.
The strategy seeks to step up the effort in ICT research and innovation and to maximize its impact in today's economic context. In particular, the Communication anticipates a landscape where by 2020, Europe has nurtured an additional five ICT poles of world-class excellence.
Marc Bogdanowicz is currently managing the 'International Digital Economy Analysis' research activities of the IS Unit. These focus on two main areas: the competitiveness of European industry and its R&D system in a global perspective, and the analysis of the Digital Economy itself. He has a background in Educational Sciences and Adult Training, Organisational Sociology and Medical Science.
Before joining IPTS in 2000, he held successive senior research posts in Belgian universities, where he participated in European activities, networks and observatories. His professional interest in the Information Society dates back to 1993.
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