Enabling Technology
for Europe 2020

Daniel Hamilton

by Professor Daniel Hamilton,

Coordinator, Enabling Technology Coalition; Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

The Enabling Technology project seeks to deliver empirical academic analysis and data on the size and potential of the market for so-called 'enabling technologies'—habit-changing information and communication technologies. The initiative promotes research on the potential for enabling technologies to facilitate economic growth and social benefits in three areas:

  • health
  • low-carbon economy
  • education

Research results in each of the three areas are generated by a group of experts, headed by a leading university-based research team. The study and analytical models are developed in consultation with other scholars and a variety of stakeholders, either common to all clusters, such as business stakeholders and government decision-makers, or specific to some clusters, such as clinicians and patient associations for the e-health cluster or environmental NGOs and energy experts for the low-carbon economy cluster.

Helping direct and enhance the research methods and outputs is a coalition of businesses, non-governmental organizations and other key stakeholders. These players also contribute by sharing case studies, introducing best practices and organizing events to help disseminate results.

The research and models developed through the Enabling Technology project can be applied by national governments, regional authorities, and local decision-makers, and offer useful analytical tools for business and other stakeholders. The Coalition welcomes additional partners and is available for consultation and collaborative arrangements that apply its research to specific situations.

Daniel Hamilton
Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)


We are now kicking off the IT2ET Education cluster.

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E-Health Report


A healthier Europe: applying the tempest model to twelve EU countries

Warwick Business School, United Kingdom, deployed a Health Enabling Technology Assessment tool to compare and contrast eHealth across member states of the European Union. The study concludes that enabling technologies promise more integrated, interoperable, mobile, accessible and affordable healthcare that is citizen-centric and based on new business models that offer clearer value for money.

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E-Health Report

Tool: Benchmarking for a healthier Europe

Explore a rich picture of the eHealth landscape with our Study Findings.
Our TEMPEST analysis shows wide variations between the 27 EU Member States where policy recommendations are relevant at EU, national and/or regional/local levels.

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