EIT KIC Policy Reports

The objective of this study report is to provide an analysis and set of scenarios as a tool for policy shapers on the future of digital infrastructures and personal data governance. Can we combine European value-based regulation with vibrant innovation for a sovereign, secure and trusted European society?

The European Commission expects AI to significantly improve the lives of EU citizens and bring major benefits to society and economy through better healthcare, more efficient public administration, safer transport, a more competitive industry, and sustainable farming (European Commission, 2018b).

In Europe, as in the rest of the world, digital innovation and transformation foreshadow the coming of what has been called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The concept of Industry 4.0 has emerged to describe this digital transformation in industry in all sectors. Integrating digital innovations in their business strategies is an essential means of creating value and digital integration and connection of systems may create seamless digitalised value chains.

This document contains the official information regarding activities done during 2020 related to Industrial Policy for the European Battery Industry, which refers to the complete value chain from mining for raw materials and all the way through to recycling of used batteries. In this document, there will be specific focus on the general activities analyzed on a high level to show the progress during the year 2020. Furthermore, four examples of actions linked to industrial policy for the European Battery Industry are described.

European policy makers have been working to enhance quality of life in the places we live and work through the development of new mobility services and technologies. MaaS is central to achieve this objective. MaaS is a new concept aiming to provide passengers with flexible, efficient, user oriented and ecological mobility services covering multiple modes of transport on a none‐stop shop principle (Kamargiannietal.,2018). It offers multimodal route planners and different services under one fare and on the same ticket.

In this paper, members of the EIT Climate-KIC community propose undertaking a “deep community retrofit” that scales up renovation at the district level rather than implementing piecemeal energy efficiency measures at the household level. Increasing the scale will not only boost the rate of renovation, but also generate co benefits not possible on an “apartment by apartment” basis. They also propose engaging whole communities in the renovation of common areas to create the conditions for pooling investments and demand.

The aim of this Deliverable (D.2) is to provide an in-depth analysis of the current organizational set-up of Energy Agencies (EAs) at European level. EU Energy Agencies' current governance models, processes and systems, as well as the skills and capabilities of their employees, are mapped and analysed via an ad-hoc methodology including a comprehensive survey and a specific focus on the three agencies that are partners in the project.