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Are Smart Cities The Future Of Humanity?

Digital technology has provided society with hundreds of advances that make life easier and better for everyone. From the personal computer to the internet to the smartphone to the Internet of Things, we are increasingly living in a technologically driven world. But what if those technologies were bound together and used to build a Smart City? What would it take to make such a complex network feasible? And what would it look like to live in a such a city? Are these just the fevered imaginings of science fiction writers or could it be a real possibility?

Let’s dig a little deeper.

The EU will invest €450 million in this partnership under its research and innovation (R&I) programme H2020. In return, each euro of public funding is expected to trigger additional investments of three or more Euro by the cybersecurity market players represented by ECSO. In total, €1, 8 billion of investment by 2020 is expected to be raised.

The signature ceremony hosted by Vice President of Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip and Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Gunther Oettinger, gathered high-level ECSO member representatives of 48 public and private organisations from 14 different countries.

Timothée Mangenot, President of Eurosmart said: “Through this cybersecurity Public-Private partnership, the European Commission sets out an excellent initiative to strengthen the European cybersecurity sector. The raise in cybersecurity attacks over the last years is a severe threat for all the European economic actors, whatever their size. Europe deserves concreate measures to ensure highly secure and trustworthy digital environment. Eurosmart as a founding member of ECSO is fully committed to take up this challenge ”.

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