The new European Health and Digital Executive Agency is born!

This is not just another brick in the wall of the EU, but a truly remarkable milestone.

HaDEA will address, it is stated on the Agency’s website, the European Commission’s ambition to help rebuild a post-COVID-19 Europe, which will be greener, more digital, more resilient and better fit for the current and forthcoming challenges.

And in order to reach such goals, the Agency is ready to contribute with an exceedingly large dowage:

  • EU4Health programme: €5,1 billion;
  • Horizon Europe: Pillar II, Cluster 1: Health: €4,8 billion;
  • Single Market Programme: Food safety…

In times when cities and communities are looking to digital solutions to tackle a growing range of interconnected challenges, we must boost these efforts through a European Way where digital solutions help to create places where people enjoy living and working.

At Tanglegence, we endorse and are fully committed to supporting the Living in EU Declaration, promoted by Eurocities, Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC), ENoLL (European Network of Living Labs), the European Commission and European Committee of the Regions.

Credits: Microsoft

Here is our personal choice of interesting insights from the digital landscape in Europe and beyond.

First, data

During her address at the State of the Union 2020, President of the European Commission, Ursula von den Leyen, has explicitly recognised that as far as personalised data (i.e. business to consumer) is concerned, Europe has been too slow and is now dependent on others, that is, on US-based companies.

With industrial data, this scenario is simply not an option. …

Credits: Cities Today

Effective from October 1st, 2020, our EU offices will be headquartered in central Dublin, at 71 Lower Baggot Street.

The new location is at walking distance from the iconic Merrion Square, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Library and the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Concert Hall, and the Docklands, in a thriving and lively neighbourhood we are earnest to contribute to.

Notwithstanding the ever changing environment we all are living through, our pledge is to support the local landscape whilst at the same time developing a globally distributed operational structure. …

The concept is still in its early days, although the word has already circulated within European tech-savvy élites. Tanglegence is a contraction of (en)tangled and convergence: a first definition is the “entangled” convergence of cloud, mobile, social, big data, IoT, blockchain, and so forth, that is, of paradigms and technologies whose intertwining is not deterministic (let alone linear) and leads to mini-singularities with unexpected effects. In short, a complexity with the capability of generating either value or chaos as a function of our readiness to conceive it, to manipulate it, to implement adequate governance.

A governance which will be entrusted…


Untangling Complexity

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