Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Special opportunities for students & young researchers

ICT 2013 is an opportunity for students and young researchers to learn about ICT research opportunities and meet with researchers, entrepreneurs, strategy and policy makers.
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Students and young researchers will have different roles at ICT2013:

  • Student ambassadors will report about ICT2013 online. They will meet high-level policy makers, Digital champions, Young advisors, top researchers, and successful entrepreneurs.
  • A dedicated students' corner will have speakers for young audience, and host conversation meetings between conference delegates and the young participants, as well as three days of ICT project demonstrations and presentations by and for young students and innovators. Each day will feature a different group of projects
    • Wednesday will feature project winners from Campus Party Europe and Young Rewired State as well as several FP7 projects of interest to students and educators.
    • Thursday is dedicated to finalists from the Student ICT research project competition who have been invited to Vilnius to present their work with the best projects being judged and awarded prizes by a jury.

    • Friday will showcase local Lithuanian student ICT projects.

  • In the context of ICT2013, StartUp Lithuania will be organising a hackathon on challenges relating to Horizon2020. Participating students and young innovators will work in the students' area and be in contact with other teams working simultaneously in other cities in Europe.

  • The Lithuanian presidency has organised tours of local students to come and experience the ICT2013 event. They, with the help of Global Shapers Community, and Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs have also arranged for visits to local schools to encourage ICT skills and careers, and will kindly host a welcome event for the Student Ambassadors and ICT research project competition finalists before the conference starts.

And if you cannot attend the event in person, follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @ICT2013eu!

Agenda for Students' Corner

Programme Wednesday - 6/11
8:30 - 10:00Hackathon Set-Up


Presentations of Campus Party Europe & Young Rewired State winners


Welcome and opening of Students' Corner and Hackathon by Dainius Pavalkis, Lithuanian Minister for Education and Science

12:15-12:30Conversation with Minister Pavalkis


Make your ideas a business! (Alexandra Rudl and Jürgen Jähnert from EIG)


Talk by Professor Malgorzata Kujawinska from Warsaw University

14.00-14.30Conversation with Professor Kujawinska
15:30-16:00Conversation with Mario Campolargo on "5G and Cloud Dimension", Director of Net Futures, DG CONNECT

Conversation with Graham Thomas from BBC R&D

17:00Hackathon updates


Programme Thursday - 7/11
9:35-9:45Talk by Neelie Kroes, EU Commission Vice-President responsible for Digital Agenda

ICT Student Project Finalists presentations


Talk by Shane Curran, Young CEO and innovator


ICT Student Project Finalists presentations

16:30-17:00Conversation with Vittoria Colizza, Young Advisor to Neelie Kroes


Talks by Ian Clifford and Dovydas Navickas on the Topics of "YouRock and Youth Employability" and "Perfect University for Century of Technology"

18:00Hackathon updates


Programme Friday - 8/11

Lithuanian Student Project Presentations

11:00-12:00Hackathon Results Presentations and feedback


Awards for winning projects of Student ICT research project competition and ICT2013 Hackathon

Last updated on 20/03/2015