The EIT Digital Policy Perspective Reports aid European stakeholders that are involved in the development of digital policies. They provide an analysis of specific digital technology fields and reflect, through a set of scenarios, on the likely outcome of strategic policy choices. In the larger context of the EU’s position in digital geopolitics, our reports provide concrete proposals for leveraging on regulatory initiatives to foster innovative European digital entrepreneurship and platforms.

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A European Approach to Artificial Intelligence

This report features in the EIT Digital policy perspective report series and is the result of a combined effort from five EIT KICs (EIT Manufacturing, EIT Urban Mobility, EIT Health, EIT Climate-KIC, and EIT Digital as coordinator). The EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities represent the largest innovation ecosystem in Europe with more than 1,500 organisations from business, research, innovation, and higher education from all across Europe. By tapping into the vast innovation and application knowledge, the report identifies both general and sector specific concerns and opportunities for the further deployment of AI in Europe.

The report provides business and policy decision makers with a scenario-based impact assessment instrument. The scenarios off-set generic across the board application of policies and regulation against domain specific policies and regulation; and on the other hand, the level of regulation varying from soft to firm.

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European Digital Infrastructure and Data Sovereignty

Recent discussions around 5G and COVID-19 contact tracing amplify the need for European sovereignty when it comes to digital infrastructures and the handling of data. This report provides an overview of policy motivations, trends, instruments and the role of various actors that jointly create the digital reality. With the aim to develop policies that will contribute to a stronger European sovereignty when it comes to digital infrastructures and handling of data, a scenario-based framework representing policy choices is introduced that allows the assessment of these scenarios with respect to policy objectives.

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Digital Transformation of European Industry

Digital innovation and transformation drive what has been called the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. This digital transformation of all industry sectors will revolutionise the structure and governance of markets and lead to a significant reconfiguration of work and employment. On the one hand, integrating digital innovations in business strategies is an essential means of creating value. Further, the digital transformation allows deep connection of systems creating seamless digitalised value chains with increased efficiency.

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Other publications

The EIT Digital dissemination policy allows for the sharing of foresighting material with the public, after a grace period of internal use. Below, you will find direct links to reports pertaining to our different Innovation Areas, as well as some more general foresight reports.