The programme addresses obstacles hindering further and better use of ICT based products and services and barriers for the development of high growth businesses, notably SMEs, in this field. In addition to illustrating and validating the high value of digital technologies for the economy and society, it will foster the development of EU-wide markets for innovations enabling every company in Europe to benefit from the largest internal market in the world.

Funding goes mainly to pilot actions in areas such as:

  • ICT for health, ageing and inclusion
  • Digital Libraries
  • ICT for improved public services
  • ICT for energy efficiency and smart mobility
  • Multilingual web and Internet evolution