“Europe’s digital transition must protect and empower citizens, businesses and society as a whole. It has to deliver for people so that they feel the benefits of technology in their lives. To make this happen, Europe needs to have its own digital capacities – be it quantum computing, 5G, cybersecurity or artificial intelligence (AI). These are some of the technologies we have identified as areas for strategic investment, for which EU funding can draw in national and private sector funds”: so Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, on the occasion of the presentation of the new strategy for Digital Europe.
The HIGHLANDER project goes exactly in this direction, as it uses High Performance Computing, processing data and obtaining accurate weather forecasts, studies new sectors enabled by emerging technologies interested in reducing risks on human health, agriculture and livestock production.