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ICT 2015 Innovate, Connect, Transform

ICT 2015 took place from 20 to 22 October in Lisbon, Portugal. It offered to more than 6000 visitors the possibility to "Innovate, Connect, Transform" our digital world.

The European Commission, together with the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia would like to thank all the participants at ICT 2015.

Your attendence and your involvement via digital communication channels made this event a huge success.

ICT 2015 event offered several parallel activities:

If you've missed any of them or you want to see them again, visit the recordings of the web streams.

To see the best moments of ICT 2015, please have a look at our summing up video.

In numbers: ICT 2015 had 2 European Commissioners attending, 127 speakers in 4 plenary and 15 parallel sessions, 140 exhibition booths and 120 networking sessions.

The event also had over 6000 participants, 23 videos, 23000 tweets with #ICT2015 and 5200 Twitter users that actively joined the online debate.

Thank you for sharing your opinions with us via the ICT 2015 online survey. The results of this survey will be published in January 2016.

Last updated on 15/12/2015 - 15:48


Students at ICT 2015 Discussion Group

This is the online space for the young students, innovators and researchers from Europe that will represent their peers at the ICT 2015. ICT 2015 takes place in Lisbon, Portugal from the 20 to the 22 October 2015.


Alexandru Paraschiv's picture
Every developer’s dream is to provide the best gaming experience while breaking the technology limits. But when you also involve researchers, you know you are mixing the ingredients of a state-of-the-art recipe. Focusing on innovation, our project, Populate, is a new way of playing a new genre of video games.
Pedro Lima's picture
Pedro LIMA
2015 was an year full of successful events for RoCKIn, in their quest towards smarter robots.
Roberto Viola's picture
Roberto VIOLA
We want to promote EU innovators with ground-breaking innovations. That's why I'm very happy that the Slovak SME Broadbit is the first recipient of the European Commission's Innovation Radar Prize. With EU-funding, Broadbit has developed a new battery technology that has disruptive potential to deliver major societal and economic impact.
Andras Kovacs's picture
At ICT 2015 in Lisbon I accepted the Innovation Radar Prize on behalf of my company Broadbit. We are a Slovak SME developing intelligent battery technologies. Winning this prize has not only given us visibility but also credibility and confidence for our discussions with investors who can help us get this innovation to market.
Elena Alampi-das Neves Moreira's picture
At the ICT2015 Conference in Lisbon, the European Commission organised the "eIDAS Knowledge Café". The goal of this networking session was to learn how to best leverage eIDAS to create and innovate, with a particular focus on the electronic identification and the CEF eID building block.
Jan Brinckmann's picture
FACE Entrepreneurship is a European project which seeks to promote ICT entrepreneurship amongst young Europeans by by fighting against fear of failure and promoting a risk taking culture
Andrea Servida's picture
Imagine yourself in 2018, where the use of electronic identification, electronic signatures and the other trust services is a daily reality and where citizens, companies and public administrations safely access services and can do every kind of transaction online and across borders in just "one click". Wow, do you think this is science fiction? It most definitely is not.
Tanya Nikolova's picture
The ICT industry is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. Europe is in the lead in developing different ICT components. But how can Europe be in the lead of developing digital technology?
Nicola Fantini's picture
Scientists have been struggling to efficiently use compute infrastructure to resolve scientific problems, spending in the end more time on hardware and operating systems then on their scientific research. But this is now over: the CloudBroker Platform has been developed to provide broad access to commercial clouds and supercomputing centers, allowing scientists and engineers to focus on their core research.
Marco Boero's picture
The outbreak of mobile Apps market has revolutionised the way we interact with information and services and provide new mobility and transport solution, where end-users can also contribute directly with real-time information (e.g. traffic events, congestion, public transport delays…).
Andreas Eberhart's picture
It is a challenge to use familiar concepts to extract important information from large amounts of data, without the need for complex algorithms and a PhD in data science. New techniques can help transform data into information, which then turns into knowledge.
Dominique Vicard's picture
Dominique VICARD
What a "smart" yarn can do for traceability, anti-theft or anti-counterfeiting protection.
Francesco Adolfo Danza's picture
Francesco Adolfo DANZA
Sentiment analysis has emerged as a new discipline whose aim is the computational treatment of opinion, sentiment and subjectivity in texts. Transforming how technology understands written content offers new opportunities.
Peter Hanečák's picture
Do you need to publish high quality Open Data (OD)? Do you want to reuse data for research, an article, an application or something else? The Open Data Node, a new open source platform supporting the entire process of Open Data publication, management and exchange, is what you're looking for!
Josep Lluis Larriba-pey's picture
The amount of data exchanged on Social Networks is truly massive. Facebook and Twitter, to take just two of many examples, each have millions of new interactions in any given hour. Analysing such unstructured and continuous data streams is a big challenge. The key is to find relationships between the different data items, and, fot this, graph technologies are the best solution.
Arian Zwegers's picture
Digital innovation hubs are ecosystems that consist of SMEs, large industries, startups, researchers, accelerators, and investors. They aim to create the best conditions for long-term business success for all involved. How do they do that? And how sustainable are these hubs?
Koen Bertels's picture
The intertwining of different disciplines is not only beneficial but often necessary for research to thrive.
Alessandro Cattelan's picture
Alessandro CATTELAN
Are you a freelance translator or a translation agency looking for free translation software? Are you looking for a platform to offer your services and get connected to other translation professionals? Or are you looking for a professional translation? A new open source platform answers those needs!
Youssef Bahara's picture
Youssef BAHARA
Active traffic management mobility solutions don't only get people where they want to go, but also help address public policy problems such as accessibility, congestion, traffic accidents, and air pollution.
Jan Peleska's picture
Software is very often critical for the safety of people or equipment. Trains, cars, power grids, hospitals, aircrafts, manufacturing plants, all should always work as expected, with no bugs. The technologies we are developing makes this possible.
Paul Hofheinz's picture
’Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.’ And few people provide more proof of this than the amazing authors of the now 10 national ‘startup manifestos' circulating in Europe.
Andras Kovacs's picture
Battery improvement is one of the biggest challenges for electronic equipment. In particular, the limited battery autonomy of Electric Vehicle (EV) is currently one of the main obstacles preventing EV mass-market sales. Nevertheless, solutions are headed our way!
Christopher Kermorvant's picture
Christopher KERMORVANT
Have you ever dreamed of an automatic translation tool, fully customised to your needs and taking into account your domain and specific vocabulary? Then, at DeepLingo, we have the perfect solution for you!
John Magan's picture
Managing the flood of accessible research and public data and using it for the good of everybody offers major challenges but also huge potential benefits. How can we transform the new ways of doing science into successful innovation?
Stefano Butti's picture
Stefano BUTTI
How can you, as a company, retain your customers, who can nowadays easily go from one supplier to another? Gamification for business is the next step innovation.
Nenad Stojanović's picture
Boosting Innovation through creativity and big data analytics
Lynne Hall's picture
Lynne HALL
New ways to learn in the classroom and beyond. Empathic robot tutors for children.
Alexander Peine's picture
Alexander PEINE
Innovation of digital technologies and ICTs provide ample opportunities to improve active and healthy ageing, and transform the nature of health care. Most of these innovations, of which myriads are underway, will meet their users at home and in the community. Will they empower European citizens to develop meaningful and creative lives at home well into old age, seizing new opportunities for learning and social engagement? Or will they make homes more like institutions, introducing a medical regime that makes people dependent at home?
Rubén Carrandi Cortina's picture
CTIC Plant VR automatically transforms 3D CAD designs into virtual reality scenarios ready to use in virtual reality devices. With this system, you will be able to navigate through an immersive scenario inside a 3D industrial plant using only a headset and a pad controller.
Pedro Lima's picture
Pedro LIMA
Two EU-funded projects bring robots to our service. Whether it is at home, at work or in a hospital, they will soon be a part of our life.
Monica Lancini's picture
Preterm birth is a vast global phenomenon, not without consequences. It is associated with an increased risk of brain damage and neurodevelopmental deficit. BabyLux – An Optical Neuro-Monitor of Cerebral Oxygen Metabolism and Blood Flow for Neonatology – is an innovation that will save lives!
Oscar Deniz Suarez's picture
How to build a tiny intelligent camera that can be placed anywhere and see for us? Eyes of Things (EoT) is developing a platform for embedded computer vision that will allow innovative products and services.
Yasser Omar's picture
Yasser OMAR
Did you know that quantum effects play a role in photosynthesis? Find out how we can exploit this further, in the near future.
Kasper Hornbæk's picture
Elements of user interfaces for computers and mobile devices go 3D! Have a look at the videos showing new ways of interacting; it is like playing with physical objects.
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