Digital Single Market: Digitising Industry (Communication)

The European Commission wants to speed up the digitisation of European industry and calls, inter alia, for an EU-wide network of "Digital Innovation Hubs". These will help small and medium-sized enterprises, in particular, to develop digital innovations more easily. In cep's view, public funds should not be channelled into such "Hubs".


The free flow of data within the EU can lead to significant cost reductions. The removal of localisation requirements is, in cep's view, therefore appropriate. Uniform EU-wide safety and liability rules for new digital technologies allow for greater legal and planning certainty and should therefore be introduced as early as possible.