The exhibits will be organised around 5 thematic themes crossing the different ICT activities in the Framework and the planned activities in Horizon 2020. Within each theme the visitor will be guided through the different stages and types of ICT innovation from the very advanced research (Future Emerging Technology), technology and innovative application developments up to innovative products just entering the market. Live demonstration of results, visual attractive and interactive applications are promoted. An entertaining approach is an asset.
The exhibits will be grouped in 5 themes:
The exhibition will link each of the 5 themes to the Digital Futures - Futurium visions by using the advanced research work within a theme and/or exhibition cluster as an inspirational source to improve the Futurium visions and by retro-fit (back cast) the Futurium long term visions into today's 'impacts/innovations' delivered by Framework projects.
Exhibition - Where Art meets ICT and Futures
The exhibition will be accompanied by an 'art exhibit'.
The projects already including artists are encouraged to submit exhibits under theme 5 'Culture, Science and Creativity' emphasizing their interaction with art. The other exhibiting projects will be asked, as part of their dissemination activities, to engage with artists to express their views on the results of their project, presenting a view how these could be projected in the future building upon the long-term visions developed in "Digital Futures".
Stages for artists to perform, to engage in discussions ('collisions') with ICT experts and for storytelling performances will be available and walking tours around the art exhibits will be organised.
Two special villages:
Exhibitors for the Lithuanian and European village are selected independently.