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The objective of smashHit is to assure trusted and secure sharing of data streams from both personal and industrial platforms, needed to build sectorial and cross-sectorial services, by establishing a Framework for processing of data owner consent and legal rules and effective contracting, as well as joint security and privacy preserving mechanisms. The vision of smashHit is to overcome obstacles in the rapidly growing Data Economy which is characterized by heterogeneous technical designs and proprietary implementations, locking business opportunities due to the inconsistent consent and legal rules among different data-sharing platforms actors and operators.
To read more about how smashHit is funded, and the roles of the smashHit consortium members, visit the European Commission’s Website here: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/871477
Project information and references.
smashHit Grant agreement ID: 871477. Status Ongoing project with a start date of the 1st January 2020 and forecast completion date of 31st December 2022. smashHit is funded under the H2020-EU.2.1.1. strategy. Funding allocated has overall budget € 6 990 893,75 of which the EU contribution is € 5 888 620,63. smashHit is coordinated by INSTITUT FÜR ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMTECHNIK BREMEN GMBH, Germany.
smashHit is part of the EU Horizon 2020 Programme
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over seven years – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness.
By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.
Read more about the Horizon 2020 programme here>> https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/what-horizon-2020#Article
The smashHit Parent Programme
H2020-EU.2.1.1. – INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP – Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and, INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP – Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
To master increasingly complex and multidisciplinary technology and business chains in ICT, partnering, risk-sharing and mobilisation of critical mass across the Union are needed. Union level action should help industry address a single market perspective and achieve economies of scale and scope. Collaboration around common, open technology platforms with spill-over and leverage effects will allow a wide range of stakeholders to benefit from new developments and create further innovations. Partnering at Union level also enables consensus building, establishes a visible focal point for international partners, and will support the development of standards and interoperable solutions both in the Union and worldwide.
In line with the flagship initiative ‘Digital Agenda for Europe’ (4), the specific objective of ICT research and innovation (R&I) is to enable Europe to support, develop and exploit the opportunities brought by ICT progress for the benefits of its citizens, businesses and scientific communities.
As the world’s largest economy and representing the largest share of the world’s ICT market, worth more than EUR 2 600 billion (EUR 2 600 000 000 000) in 2011, Europe should have legitimate ambitions for its businesses, governments, research and development centres and universities to lead European and global developments in ICT, to grow new business, and to invest more in ICT innovations.
By 2020, Europe’s ICT sector should supply at least the equivalent of its share of the global ICT market, which was about one third in 2011. Europe should also grow innovative businesses in ICT so that one third of all business investment in ICT R&D in the Union, which amounted to more than EUR 35 billion per year in 2011, is made by companies created within the last two decades. This would require an increase in public investments in ICT R&D in ways that leverage private spending, towards the goal of amplifying investments in the next decade, and significantly more European poles and clusters of world-class excellence in ICT.
Read more of how smashHit fits within the European Commission’s strategy here>> https://cordis.europa.eu/programme/id/H2020-EU.2.1.1.