Commission Backs Data Sharing to Spur Innovation
The EurActiv website reported that the European Commission’s upcoming data initiative will establish open data as the paradigm “by default”, while allowing opt-outs only in restricted cases for commercial purposes. A new wave of entrepreneurs in fields such as health and energy efficiency have demonstrated the importance of data sharing ― not only for businesses, but also for research communities working to enrich innovation across Europe. “For European industry to remain relevant in the digital age, we need to leverage data. We need to unlock its vast economic value. We need open data for open innovation,” Carlos Moedas, the European Union Commissioner in charge of Research, Science and Innovation said.
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