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PICASSO: First EU-US Expert Group Meeting on 20th May 2016

16 May 2016

The First Meeting of the PICASSO Expert Groups took place on 20th May 2016 in Washington, D.C.

The aim of the meeting was to reinforce EU-US ICT collaboration and support the policy dialogue on pre-competitive research and innovation related to the societal challenges – smart cities, smart energy, smart transportation and in key enabling technologies: 5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems.

The meeting presented a panorama of the ICT landscape and programmes currently underway in Europe and the US as well as programmes in the rest of the world. Existing funding opportunities for collaboration were highlighted. The views of the three EU-US ICT Expert Groups on 5G Networks, Big Data and IoT/CPS were presented identifying gaps and opportunities, a map of challenges, open problems, and the needs for supporting policy measures and strategic EU-US initiatives (both policy and research related). Key actors, as NIST, and NSF, participated highlighting existing opportunities for collaboration.

In order to assess policy issues that touch upon the domains in the focus of PICASSO, the EU-US ICT Policy Expert Group will take the results of the three technical ICT Expert Groups into account. A first horizontal overarching policy issue, Privacy and Data Protection aspects relevant for EU/US collaboration in these domains was addressed both during the morning session of the ICT Policy Expert Group and during the afternoon plenary.

ATC is chairing the Big data expert group.