Digital Day, the digital part of the official celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, took place in Rome (Italy), on 23 March 2017. The event was organised around industrial competitiveness and societal challenges, and it brought together Ministers, high-level representatives and key stakeholders in four different sessions:
- Europe as a global player in high-performance computing
- Digitising European industry
- Towards connected and automated mobility
- Impact of digital transformation on jobs and skills
The press pack prepared for the occasion highlighted 12 EU research projects, most of them bringing together partners from several countries. Among these 12 projects, HPC for Energy (HPC4E).
During the event, seven European countries announced a joint initiative to acquire and deploy world-class high-performance computers, a project the European Commission says is comparable to the size of Airbus or the Galileo satellite navigation project. The EuroHPC declaration was officially signed in the Italian capital by representatives of the governments from France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.