ICT research: Brussels showcase for intelligent robots, green homes, virtual reality and much more
More than 100 groundbreaking information and communication technology (ICT) research projects funded by the EU are being showcased at the "ICT 2010-Digitally Driven" conference and exhibition in Brussels Expo from 27 to 29 September. The event, organised every two years by the European Commission and this year hosted by the Belgian Presidency of the EU's Council of Ministers, brings together researchers, businesses and policy makers to show the latest ICT advances. Major themes this year are research for sustainable growth in a low-carbon economy, ICTs' constructive impact on everyday life and the importance of public funding and support in ICT research and innovation. Stepping up ICT research and innovation, a key objective of the Digital Agenda for Europe (see IP/10/581, MEMO/10/199 and MEMO/10/200), will help increase Europe’s productivity and growth, improve the quality of life and overcome social challenges.