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ICT 2018

December 4, 2018 - December 6, 2018

ICT 2018, the key European ICT research and innovation event organised by the European Commission, will take place in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018.

The 2018 Austrian Presidency will host the next ICT event at the Austria Centre Vienna in December 2018. The ICT events organised since 1998 by the European Commission have become Europe’s most visible international forums for ICT innovation and a unique gathering of the entire ICT research and innovation community. They meet to discuss current and future ICT trends and policies, share visions, network and develop partnerships in R&D, innovation and business.

The 2018 edition of this major networking event will have the following main components:

  • a conference on digital research and innovation policies,
  • an exhibition of EU-funded research and innovation projects in the field of ICT,
  • a series of networking activities,
  • an innovation and startups village to showcase European entrepreneurship.

The event is free to attend but registration is mandatory.
Register here
Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

NGI activities at the ICT2018

Exhibition: 04.12.2018 (09:00) – 06.12.2018 (14:00)

NGI booth – C16 in hall X4

Organisers: Martel in collaboration with HUB4NGI partners.

The NGI booth is a central place for Internet researchers and top innovators in domains of artificial intelligence, blockchain, Internet of Things, interactive technologies and much more. You can meet new Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs) and find information about their cascaded funding mechanism (Open Calls) addressed to innovative SMEs, Startups and Researchers.

The on-going CSAs will show interactive demos, games and tools to join and to interact with NGI community:

  • NGI community tools:
  • Interactive data visualisations showcasing the latest insights around emerging technologies and social trends impacting Internet.
  • Dynamic scenario games allow users to explore what the experience of an average internet user might look like in the future.

NGI booth at the event organiser web.

Networking sessions

Let’s create the Next Generation Internet – it’s ours to shape!

Date: 04.12.2018
Time: 16:00 – 16:45
Place: Room 0.94-0.95

This hands-on networking session is focusing on Europe’s drive towards the next generation internet, showing how Europeans from all walks of life can benefit and get involved.

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European Digital Economy Policies in context of US developments

Date: 06.12.2018
Time: 10:00 – 10:45
Place: Room 2.15

The two ICT-31 EU/US NGI CSAs – NGI Godfather and ThinkNEXUS – will have presentations in this networking session.

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Plenary session

Plenary session 6:
Next Generation Internet: Beyond the Internet

Date: 05/12/2018
Time: 14:30-16:00
Place: Hall A, Level 2

A number of technological trends will reshape the internet over the next 10 years. From infrastructures such as 5G and smart connectivity beyond 5G, cognitive cloud, software-defined infrastructures, Internet of things (IoT) and embedded security to applications such as artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technologies, or interactive and immersive technologies. Europe should drive this technological revolution, while making the future internet more human-centric: an internet for people, that contributes to a more sustainable and inclusive society. The internet of the future, based on European values, will support a safer digital life, improved learning experience and better inclusion, safer mobility, better healthcare and personalisation of public services. It will also create a trusted environment for European businesses.

The session “Beyond the internet” explores how Europe can lead this technological revolution, while building an internet that serves and empowers humans and reflects values such as the rule of law, cooperation, openness, inclusiveness and the respect for the environment. We will explore the opportunities and challenges of the Next Generation Internet with representatives from industry, academia and civil society, and close the session with an open discussion.

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Workprogramme 2019-2020 sessions

ICT-24-2019 Next Generation Internet – An Open Internet Initiative

Date: 05.12.2018
Time: 9:00-9:45
Place: Room N2

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ICT-30-2019 An Empowering, Inclusive Next Generation Internet

Date: 06.12.2018
Time: 11:30-12:15
Place: Room N1

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ICT-31-2019 EU-US Collaboration on NGI

Date: 05.12.2018
Time: 9:00-9:45
Place: Room N2

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Follow in Twitter: @ICT2018 eu@NGI4EU, #ICT2018.


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