In an open and participatory event, organised by the European Commission and the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, citizens joined science community members, policymakers, and fellow ICT-enthusiasts to discuss the future in a digital Europe.
Highlights ICT 2018
To watch again the sessions of ICT 2018, check the records of the conference on the Digital Single Market YouTube channel.
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Explore ICT 2018
ICT 2018 had four main components converging around the theme Imagine Digital – Connect Europe: Conference, Exhibition, Networking opportunities and Innovation and Startups forum.
The Conference programme featured influential speakers and debates around the EU’s digital policy. The programme involved relevant parties from industry, research and public bodies. The IMAGINE18 campaign reached out to generations ranging from teenagers to the elderly to learn how citizens feel about the digital revolution and its effects on daily life.
You can also download the simplified version of the conference programme.
ICT 2018 dedicated a forum to innovation and businesses. On 5 and 6 December, the Innovation and Startups Forum hosted sessions on blockchain, deep tech, the European Innovation Council, disruptive innovation and the Innovation Radar Awards.
As part of the ICT 2018 Exhibition programme, EU-funded research and innovation successes have been presented to the public. Visitors had also the chance to meet the innovators behind these projects.
ICT 2018 offered networking opportunities both offline and online. Participants could meet and engage with the academic and research community, decision-makers, as well as business representatives.
ICT 2018 featured networking sessions that presented 2019 topics of the Horizon 2020 work programme. Information sessions were designed to assist participants on how to prepare and submit a proposal to answer a Horizon 2020 call. You find a more detailed description and schedule for each session on the programme page.
In addition to the rich conference, networking, exhibition and innovation programmes, we proposed further activities for ICT 2018 participants. The award-winning Cold War has been screened, a smart city app for cities of the future developed, and visits to project sites, or the fabulous Vienna City Hall for our evening reception have been organised.
In the Media Room you can find ample background information on the event’s main themes, as well as practical information for the press. We also introduce the influencers covering the event on social media.
The event is co-organised by: