Background

The Digital Helix was amongst the first tranche of Helix communities launched by Crowdhelix in early 2013, and is led by the world-renowned academic institution University College London.

Scope

Closely intertwined with the activities of almost all other Helixes, the Digital Helix provides a broad Open Innovation community for experts seeking international collaborators to carry out ICT-related research and innovation in support of the following objectives, and many more:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Cloud computing & Blockchain
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Connectivity, including 5G
  • The Internet of Things & the Future Internet
  • Photonics & Electronics
  • Digital Inclusion, Skills, & Jobs

Policy

The EU’s European Digital Strategy also aims to foster a trustworthy environment in which citizens are empowered in how they act and interact, and are in control of the data they provide both online and offline. This empowerment will lead to a digital transformation which enhances democratic values, respects fundamental rights, and contributes to a sustainable, climate-neutral and resource-efficient economy. Crowdhelix intends to facilitate the creation of this environment by promoting wider participation in digital research and innovation actions to communities beyond direct stakeholders, which will help lead to more citizen-centric and co-developed outcomes along with increased societal uptake.

Organisations

  • IBM
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Digital Catapult
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Imperial College London
  • Tampere University
  • ETH Zurich

Projects

  • IDEAL-IST Network

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