The project PICASSO “ICT Policy, Research and Innovation for a Smart Society: towards new avenues in EU-US ICT collaboration“, funded under the European Union Horizon 2020 programme, brings together EU and US prominent specialists with the aim of reinforcing EU-US ICT collaboration in pre-competitive research in key enabling technologies related to societal challenges of common interest – 5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems – and to support the EU-US ICT policy dialogue.
Impact in international / European cooperation
PICASSO looks specifically into EU-US collaboration in targeted ICT domains, as well as policy issues relevant to these domains: 5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems. This unique linkage between technological and transversal topics and the involvement of high-level experts from both sides of the Atlantic is expected to bring concrete ideas for new ways of collaboration. Dedicated reports (e.g. Opportunity reports on potential collaboration in each of the domains such as joint calls and policy recommendations) will be disseminated to relevant stakeholders from the technical communities and policy makers in order to maximize the impact of project findings.