Vice-President Ansip in Budapest to discuss progress towards EU’s Digital Single Market

Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip is in Budapest, Hungary today and tomorrow holding a number of meetings on the Digital Single Market and opening the European ICT Proposers’ Day 2017. During the visit, Vice-President Ansip will discuss progress towards the Digital Single Market with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Minister of National Development Miklós Seszták and Minister of National Economy Mihály Varga. Tomorrow afternoon, he will participate in a dialogue on digital Europe with the students of the Central European University (CEU). His speech will be available here at around 13:30 CET. After the debate, Vice-President Ansip will meet the President and Rector of CEU Michael Ignatieff and CEU Professor Zsolt Enyedi. Tonight, the Vice-President will open the two-day event ICT Proposers’ Day 2017 with a keynote speech. The event is dedicated to research and innovation in the ICT sector and will focus this year on the Work Programme 2018-2020 of Horizon 2020, the EU’s €77 billion research and innovation funding programme. The Vice-President’s speech will be available here at 18:15 CET. Another highlight of the ICT Proposers’ Day will be the final of the Innovation Radar Prize tomorrow evening. The Innovation Radar is a Commission initiative to identify and recognise high-potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. Using the radar, 48 of the best EU-funded innovators were pre-selected to compete with their innovation for the Prize. After more than 62,000 public votes, 20 finalists were been selected for the finale in Budapest. More information on the event can be found here.