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16.11.2015 : ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform
On 20-22 October some of the most important European players in ICT, the excellence of EU universities and research centres – including Nobel Prize laureates and up and coming SMEs and start-ups - gathered in Lisbon to discuss how to make a fully digitised economy and society a reality in Europe.
The event demonstrated that Europe can innovate and stay at the leading edge of knowledge and technologies and transform knowledge and innovations into successful business opportunities. For many participants it was also an opportunity to connect and network in order to build the winning teams for the future.
Commissioners Oettinger (responsible for Digital Economy and Society) and Moedas (responsible for Research, Science and Innovation) as well as the Portuguese President welcomed more than 5000 ICT professionals. The most relevant initiative to strengthen the position of Europe in the digital economy, the Digital Single Market Strategy, was the focus of the discussions.
The interactive exhibition at the Centro de Congressos de Lisboa showcased over 100 best-in-class results of European ICT Research & Innovation projects. Visitors explored advanced products from individual companies that started, have grown and benefited from European funding, and much more. Many results were shown to the public for the first time! New technologies and real life applications have been on display showing how advanced ICT Research& Development & Innovation could contribute towards a better digital future in Europe and beyond. Partners from all over the world cooperating with Europe were in the International village and the best Portuguese ICT results were showcased in a dedicated Portuguese village. In addition visitors could find out more about European Commission main digital initiatives in the European village
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