This Communication proposes a strategy to establish Europe's industrial and technology leadership in information and communication technologies (ICT), to make Europe more attractive for ICT investments and skills, and to ensure that its economy and society benefit fully from ICT developments. Building on Europe's assets, the strategy seeks to step up the effort in ICT research and innovation (R&D&I) and to maximise its impact in today's economic context. It forms part of the preparations for a European plan for innovation and research, encompassing the main technologies of the future including ICT, as called for by the European Council.

Reference: Strategy for ICT R&D and Innovation in Europe: Raising the Game: communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regiosn, COM(2009) 116 final, 13.3.2009

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