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Takeaways of the Webinar on National Initiatives for Digitising Industries

On March 4 2021, the European Commission (DG Connect), with the support of VVA and WIK, organised a webinar on the potential for Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRP) to support the digital transformation of the economy. The webinar reported on the results of a 3-year study to monitor progress in national initiatives for digitising industry.

Digitranscope project key findings

The final report of the Digitranscope project examines the role of governments and the EU in distributing the value generated from data more equitably in society. The report highlights the need for the EU and its Member States to intensify and accelerate the development of a European way of governing digitization.

Blueprint on Digital Transformation of Health and Care for the Ageing Society

The European “Blueprint on Digital Transformation of Health and Care for the Ageing Society ” reflects the common policy vision of European policy makers, civil society, professional organisations and industry on how innovation can transform health and care provision in our ageing society. As a shared policy vision, the Blueprint guides the efforts of the Action Groups and Reference Sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

Innovation 2 Market Plan

The I2M initiative is destined to identify measures (beyond funding) that could contribute to help
innovative SMEs and start-ups to scale up their solutions (products or services) and explore market
opportunities across the EU. It aims to improve the match between the demand side and the supply
side within active and healthy ageing, by engaging in a dialogue and organising a series of activities meant to involve
both sides of the market.

Study on Digital Technologies to Reduce Elderly Social Isolation

Research has demonstrated social isolation can lead to a number of health and well-being issues including loneliness, depression, and low self-esteem. With an ageing population and people living longer, the levels of social isolation are likely to increase for this age group. Governments have recognised the challenges from demographic change and ageing and, in many instances, regions have developed strategies to reduce older adult isolation.