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EU sets out €1.98bn spending plan for digital innovation


Areas for investment include artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and a network of digital innovation hubs

The European Commission has set out how the EU will invest €1.98 billion in digital innovation through its new Digital Europe funding programme over the next few years, to help tackle one of the bloc’s two main political priorities—the ‘twin transitions’ of digitisation and climate change.

Three work programmes published on 10 November detail how the funding will be spent. The main one, detailing €1.38bn in spending to the end of 2022, is focused on investment in artificial intelligence, cloud computing and data spaces, quantum communication infrastructure, advanced digital skills and the use of digital technologies across the economy and society.

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