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Institute of Innovative Governance, Brussels and Estonian-based organisation, is co-founding European Digital Development Alliance to provide a platform for better cooperation on common projects and making applications for Horizon and other EU grants.

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Strong customer authentication become mandatory as of September 14, 2019. The updated rules of Payment Services Directive will help to facilitate innovation, competition and efficiency in the EU online payments market.
On 18 September 2019, the German Federal Government has officially adopted a blockchain strategy, which aims to transfer a majority of the public services used by both the population and ministers on the blockchain.
This project aims to safeguard and protect the rights of musicians and creators in the country by utilizing the secure storage offered by blockchain technology.
New solutions for fast growing population of India were presented. Under Smart Cities initiative which is spread over 100 cities about 3,880 projects worth ₹1.41 lakh crore have been tendered, out of a total of about 5,000 projects.
The newly established Ministry will be responsible for the formation and implementation of the state policy in the sector of digitization, open data, national electronic information resources and interoperability, introduction of electronic services and more.
The two biggest European e-commerce associations will join forces. The merger will become fully effective as of 1 January next year, with the two associations continuing under the name ‘E-commerce Europe’.
Government of Texas is going to implement law and introduce mandatory annual cybersecurity training for nearly all government employees.
Ping An insurer proposes an algorithm that can then send over an offer to settle the claim straight away. Everything you need is a smartphone. This can become a new step in fintech.
Date: 14-16 October, 2019
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Date17 October 2019
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date22-23 October 2019
Location: Auderghem, Belgium
Date: 11-13 November 2019
Location: Malaga, Spain
Date: 13-15 November 2019
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: 19-21 November 2019
Location: Helsinki, Finland
€10 million EU funding available for projects stepping up EU's cybersecurity capabilities and cross border cooperation.
Deadline: 14 November 2019.
Digital Innovation Hubs projects
The EU initiatives Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) and ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS) offer funding opportunities for enterprises to implement and test digital innovations within the framework of the European network of Digital Innovation Hubs.
Deadline: 20 September 2020.
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