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Follow the links below for more information on each topic. These were the EPIC focus topics for European ICT cooperation with Australia, Singapore and New Zealand:


Digital Single Market (DSM): The DSM denotes the strategy of the European Commission to ensure access to online activities for individuals and businesses under conditions of fair competition, consumer and data protection, removing geo-blocking and copyright issues. EPIC sought to explore the Digital Single Market and its impact in New Zealand, Singapore and Australia. Together with our partners, we discussed sustainable ways for the EU to work together in this area.


Artificial Intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence): Intelligence displayed by machines, in contrast with the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals. Topics of AI research include reasoning, knowledge, planning, learning, natural language processing (e.g. translation), perception and the ability to move and manipulate objects.

You want to know more? Here is our video tip on "Artificial Intelligence - Advantages for New Zealand". Panel discussion at the Canterbury Tech Summit 2017.


Cybersecurity: Is the protection of computer systems from theft and damage to their hardware, software or information, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. 

Curious about the role artificial intelligence plays in cybersecurity? Read about the EPIC event on this topic or watch our video overview to learn more.


Internet of Things (IoT): The network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to connect and exchange data.

Curous about IoT solutions? Read the EPIC policy brief Connecting Things and Industries Around the World: EU-New Zealand Industry 4.0 and IoT Solutions.


ICT in Transport: ICT has become a major driver force for sustainable and intelligent transport systems of the future. It is a major enabler for smart cities, but also for energy efficiency, and new services for a networked society.


Digital Economy: Many aspects of our global society will to some extend be digitalized; the resulting exponential development, aka digital disruption, affects not just technology, but also ways of doing business, and more generally how we live as humans.

Read about the future of Australian-European e-Research cooperation and how the benefits of AI can be maximised for society through collaboration.


Spatial Intelligence: Deriving meaningful insight from geospatial data relationships, in particular but not exclusively based on data from satellites.

Read the EPIC policy reccomendations for the future of Singapore-Europe Earth observation research cooperation.