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.
NGI ACTIVITIES AT THE ICT2018
DATES: 04.12.2018 – 06.12.2018
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 more, to meet new Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs) and to find information about their cascaded funding mechanism (Open Calls) addressed to 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:
NGI NETWORKING SESSION:
LET’S CREATE THE NEXT GENERATION INTERNET – IT’S OURS TO SHAPE!
TIME: 16:00 TO 16:45
PLACE: HALL L6/1, 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.
NGI is all about you, the citizens, whether you are a high-tech start-up, SME, researcher, from civil society or an EU policy maker.
The session will offer practical guides from the four NGI Inter-CSA projects as a joint collaborative effort:
- NGI funding opportunities: from large-scale research and innovation actions to small-scale grants through open calls, zooming in on priority research topics under FP9.
- NGI Map, an online interactive tool promoting unique value in NGI-related technologies, topics and themes, open to EU businesses, research institutes and universities.
- The Global Internet Policy Observatory (GIPO), a tool for everyone to see why internet policy is central to shaping an alternative internet.
- The NGI consultation platform, the online forum for sharing expertise and project pitches, with key insights into NGI topics embedding EU values, open to all.
- The NGI Early Adopters Club, for early movers wishing to show how they are contributing to the NGI building blocks.
BEYOND THE INTERNET: NEXT GENERATION INTERNET
DATE: 05/12/2018 (14:30-16:00)
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.
- Cecilia BONEFELD-DAHL (DIGITALEUROPE, Belgium), Speaker
- Joanna BRYSON (University of Bath, Computer Science, United Kingdom), Speaker
- Mischa DOHLER (King’s College London), Speaker
- Dominic ESKOFIER (NVIDIA), Speaker
- Eva KAILI (European Parliament), Speaker
- Silvana MUSCELLA (Trust-IT Services & Chair 2nd EOSC HLEG, Italy), Speaker
- Katrina SICHEL (Wit and Word Communications sprl, Belgium), Moderator