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ICT 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - Thursday, October 22, 2015
Events with NESSI participation

ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform, 20-22 October 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal, organised by the European Commission, together with the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.

The ICT 2015 event will comprise a number of parallel activities:

  • A policy conference presenting the new Commission's policies and initiatives on Research & Innovation in ICT (Horizon 2020 Programme);
  • An interactive exhibition showcasing the best results and impact of most recent EU ICT Research & Innovation;
  • Many networking opportunities to enhance quality partnerships, help participants find partners, connect Research and Innovation and trigger collaboration;
  • Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 thematic sessions, offering detailed information on the funding opportunities in ICT sector;
  • The Startup Europe Forum, offering a set of activities profiling EU policy actions for startups and SMEs, innovators, private and public investors.

NESSI is organising two Networking Sessions at ICT 2015.

ICT 2015 networking sessions are informal discussion groups organised by stakeholders participating in the ICT 2015 event. Their goal is to enable a broad and multi-disciplinary dialogue, help participants find partners for a collaborative relationship enlarge and enhance stakeholder communities and better connect research to innovation for a Digital Europe.

Cyber Physical Big Data Systems: Coming Together of Game-Changing Trends is being organised jointly with ARTEMIS-IA and the Big Data Value Association (BDVA). The session will explore new opportunities for future applications and services arising from consolidation of Cyber Physical Systems and Big Data. It takes place at 14:50 on 21 October. Further information about the session can be found here.

Software Encapsulates the World: Everything as a Service (XaaS) by 2025 will explore software advances which will enable and drive the transformation of almost all sectors of society into the next generation of a service economy. The session takes place at 16:50 on 21 October. Further information can be found here.

NESSI is participating in the Networking Session ETPs - EECA countries Communities networking, which aims to showcase the community building already achieved by the Cluster and to find common ground for further and more active involvement of the EECA counties in the European Technology Platforms. The discussions will focus on how to enhance collaboration among EU and EECA R&I teams and support the integration of competent EECA ICT actors. Two key areas of common interest will be considered: Big Data, Software & Services (NESSI) and Interactive Content Media & Creative Industries (NEM; the New European Media ETP). The session is at 16:00 on 20 October. More information can be found on the EECA website and on the ICT 2015 website.


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