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[...] Second: we have given resources. Our future internet programme is making available the building blocks for the apps of the future, the smart cities of the future, the smart businesses of the future. We're not just making them openly and freely available – we're investing 80 million euros, helping over 1000 teams turn their bright idea into a workable innovation. And that's just one area invested in by Horizon 2020, our 80 billion euro programme for research and innovation. For the leading parts of that programme, about one fifth of funding will go to smaller businesses delivering innovations to market. With detailed plans to promote entrepreneurship – like contests in universities and schools for the best business ideas. Like summer academies for budding ICT innovators. Like entrepreneurship labs.