U.S. Department of Commerce Events
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December 5, 2022
The U.S. Department of Commerce would like to invite you to attend virtually a Roundtable for U.S. and European Stakeholders to discuss the future of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC).
The roundtable will take place on December 5, 2022, from 12:45 - 2:00 pm EDT. Due to time constraints, only a select number of U.S. and European stakeholders will be able to provide input and perspectives on the TTC to the U.S. Government and European Commission TTC Co-Chairs during the event. However, the roundtable will be live-streamed to allow the broader stakeholder community to view the event. Please note that you will be in listening mode only.
December 13, 2022
Please register here to join the webinar ”How Standards Help Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to Innovate, Compete, and Grow” on December 13, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. EST.
The global marketplace is built on international standards. In this webinar, you will learn about available resources and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of technology standards that are critical for SMEs in both the United States and the European Union. Organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce, please join U.S. and EU government representatives, private sector speakers, and other experts to discuss technology standards topics most relevant to SMEs, including:
- Views on the crucial role technology standards play in enabling SMEs to innovate.
- Tools and resources available to help SMEs to compete and grow.
- Challenges and barriers to standards development and deployment.
Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, share best practices, and provide recommendations to TTC representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission.
If you have questions about this webinar, please email the Tech Standards working group.
For more information on the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council’s events led by the U.S., please email us.
07.09.2022 | Trade and Technology Council Working Group Webinar: Intellectual Property and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Digital Economy (9 am to 11 am EDT). A key deliverable from that webinar was the release of High-Level Guidelines on Intellectual Property for SMEs - Learnings from the Webinar on Intellectual Property and SMEs in the Digital Economy, a best practice guide for how SMES can best identify, protect, manage, and leverage their Intellectual Property.
07.09.2022 |The TTC Supply Chain Working Group convened an informational session on trans-Atlantic, industry-led initiatives aimed at advancing transparency regarding demand in the semiconductor industry. The session featured global stakeholders representing all segments of the semiconductor supply chain, consumers, the academic community, and market consultants. Industry participants leading demand transparency initiatives discussed proposed solutions, progress to date, and next steps. Advancing transparency regarding demand is critical for advancing our shared goals of preventing future shortages and of supporting commercially viable investments in the semiconductor industry.
06.23.2022 | The TTC Working Group on Security and Competitiveness of Information and Communication Technology & Services (ICTS) conducted a virtual joint stakeholder meeting with the European Commission, hosted by the Atlantic Council, to provide an opportunity for U.S. and EU telecommunications industry representatives and officials to discuss TTC WG4 efforts and deliverables, and to welcome stakeholder feedback on next steps. This discussion included stakeholders from the private sector, business associations, academia, and civil society on both sides of the Atlantic.
05.06.2022 | Technology Standards Hybrid Workshop hosted by the Trade and Technology Council Working Group on Technology Standards Cooperation (12:30 – 17:30 GMT). Released following this Paris Ministerial: U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Establishes Economic and Technology Policies & Initiatives and U.S.-EU Joint Statement of the Trade and Technology Council (16 May).
04.19.2022 | TTC U.S. Stakeholder Roundtable at the Department of Commerce organized by the Office of Western & Northern Europe.
03.08.2022 | SME Digital Skills and Developing Strategies for Companies hosted by the Trade and Technology Council Working Group on Promoting SME Access To and Use of Digital Tools (9 am to 12 pm EST). A key deliverable from that webinar was the release of Digital Skills and Strategies Tips for SMEs, a best practice guide for how SMEs can develop strategies on using digital skills.
01.25.2022 | Cybersecurity Awareness Webinar hosted by the Trade and Technology Council Working Group on Promoting SME Access To and Use of Digital Tools (9 am to 11 am EST). A key deliverable from that webinar was the release of Cybersecurity Tips for SMEs, a best practice guide with resources for how SMEs can become more cyber-secure.
12.07.2021 | Secretary Raimondo and European Commission Executive Vice President Vestager convened a small, in-person roundtable with leaders of U.S. technology companies/associations and civil society organizations to allow stakeholders to provide individual perspectives on the goals and activities of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC).
11.18.2021 | The U.S. Department of Commerce hosted more than 250 U.S. stakeholders for a virtual forum on November 18, 2021, to exchange views and provide input on the following working groups:
- Information and Communication Technology and Services (ICTS) Security and Competitiveness
- Promoting Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) Access to and Use of Digital Tools
- Secure Supply Chains
- Technology Standards Cooperation
10.17.2021 | Joint U.S.-EU Stakeholders Virtual Outreach on Dual-Use Export Controls, organized by the TTC Export Controls Cooperation Working Group.
10.15.2021 | Scoping Paper for the TTC Working Group 9 on Promoting SME Access to and Use of Digital Tools.
9.29.2021 | TTC Ministerial Meeting in Pittsburg, PA
Please find the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Inaugural Joint Statement and the Fact Sheet: U.S.-EU Establish Common Principles to Update the Rules for the 21st Century Economy at Inaugural Trade and Technology Council Meeting which were released following the ministerial-level meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.