The EPN Consulting Newsletter No. 102 | February 2019
The Editorial
Dear Colleague, 
A couple of weeks ago, I attended the MOVE Conference in London where there were many speeches in parallel organised in several macro-topics. According to my own interest I mainly attended those held in the Smart Cities and Business Models where I have learned a lot, in particular, the direction where the mobility market is going to. Read more
EU invests a further €800 million in priority Energy Infrastructure
EU Member States voted on a Commission proposal to invest almost €800 million in key European energy infrastructure projects with major cross-border benefits. The EU funding comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the European support programme for trans-European infrastructure. Priority is given to projects that increase competitiveness, enhance the EU's security of energy supply through the promotion of safe, secure and.. Read more
The European Commission decides to harmonise radio spectrum for the future 5G
The EC adopted an amending Implementing Decision to harmonise the radio spectrum in the 3.4-3.8 GHz (or 3.6 GHz) band for the future use with 5G. This is necessary to enable Member States to reorganise and allow the use of that band for 5G systems by 31 Dec 2020 in line with the European Electronic Communications Code. This decision will enable the take-up of 5G services in the Union. Read more
Brexit Preparedness: the EC adopts final set of “no-deal” contingency measures for Erasmus+ students and more
Given the increasing risk that the United Kingdom may leave the EU on 30 March 2019 this year without a deal (a “no-deal” scenario), the European Commission adopted a final set of contingency proposals in the area of the Erasmus+ programme, social security coordination and the EU budget.
Young people from the EU and the UK who are participating in the Erasmus+ programme on 30 March 2019 can complete their stay without interruption.... Read more
Brexit notice on the use of the EU domain for UK-based companies
Scenario 1 - Should the UK leave the EU with no deal, from 30 March 2019, 00:00:00 CET, EURid will NOT allow the registration of any new domain name where the registrant country code is either GB/GI(Gilbratar)... Read more, carefully!
Lyft is giving its customers an electric option
Lyft is looking to bring thousands of electric vehicles onto its platform, potentially making it easier for riders seeking an environmentally-friendly commute. The ride-sharing service announced a new Green Mode, which will allow riders to request a ride specifically in a hybrid or electric vehicle for their ride. The feature is launching first in Seattle (USA), and later in other parts of the country. Read more
The Website of the Month: EBAN
EBAN is the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early-Stage Market Players and is the pan-European representative for the early stage investor gathering over 150 member organisations in more than 50 countries today. Established in 1999 by a group of pioneer angel networks in Europe with the collaboration of the European Commission and EURADA, EBAN represents a sector estimated to invest 7.5 billion Euros a year and playing a vital role in Europe’s future, notably in the funding of SMEs.
Upcoming Professional Events - find many more in our Events Section
05 Mar 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [CE-BIOTEC-05-2019] call (RIA – Microorganism communities for plastics bio-degradation)

05 Mar 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to No. 4 topics of the H2020 [H2020-SPACE-EGNSS-2019-2020] call ( EGNSS Market Uptake)

12 Mar 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to No. 12 topics of the H2020 [H2020-SPACE-2018-2020] call ( SPACE)

13 Mar 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [INNOSUP-05-2018-2020] call (CSA Lump Sum – Peer learning of innovation agencies)

14 Mar 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [GOVERNANCE-01-2019] call (RIA – Trust in governance) plus other No.10 GOVERNANCE calls

14 Mar 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [MIGRATION-01-2019] call (RIA – Understanding migration mobility patterns: elaborating mid and long-term migration scenarios) plus other No.3 MIGRATION calls

14 Mar 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [TRANSFORMATIONS-03-2018-2019] call (RIA – Innovative solutions for inclusive and sustainable urban environments) plus other
04-06 Mar 2019 - Sophia Antipolis (FR) - 10th ETSI ITS Workshop

05-06 Mar 2019 – Luxembourg – THE EMERGENCE OF THE SMART CITY: Stakes, Challenges, Practices and Impacts for Public Governance – 10th International Symposium

06 Mar 2019 – Brussels (BE) – Moving towards Smart Cities: Tackling Urban Challenges Using Technology-Based Solutions

06-07 Mar 2019 – Brussels (BE) – ROAD USER CHARGING Conference 2019

12 Mar 2019 – Manchester (UK) – RAI19 – Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Industry Showcase

12-13 Mar 2019 – London (UK) – SMART IoT 2019 - EPN Consulting will attend

13 Mar 2019 – London (UK) – UK RAIL SUMMIT 2019 – Rethinking Rail Delivery: Coordination, Strategic Direction and Capacity Growth

13 Mar 2019 – Manchester (UK) – TRAVELSPIRIT Annual General Meeting and Networking Event - EPN Consulting will attend

13-14 Mar 2019 – Brussels (BE) – GASIFICATION 2019
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