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From 20-22 October Lisbon will host the biggest Information and Communication Technologies event (ICT) in Europe. ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform is an initiative of the European Commission and in 2015 is co-organised with the Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT).
Within its remit as the coordinator in Portugal for public policies on the Information Society, FCT played a pivotal role in bringing the largest biennial ICT conference to Lisbon.
With over 5 000 participants, ICT 2015 will gather high level speakers, networking sessions for the creation of European consortia, an exhibition dedicated to successful European ICT projects and several activities for the general public, at Praça do Comércio.
For three days Lisbon will be the European hub of ICT, bringing together politicians, national and European decision-makers, researchers and entrepreneurs, to debate the latest policies and initiatives of the European Commission on ICT.
The ICT 2015 event will comprise a number of parallel activities:
ICT 2015 conference will provide you information about the new Commission policies and initiatives with regard to Research & Innovation in ICT.
The interactive exhibition will showcase the results and impact of most recent EU ICT Research & Innovation projects.Conference:
The three conference days are organised around:• plenary sessions with the participation of EC Commissioners, MEPs, industry leaders and visionaries in the field of ICT;
The topics are structured around the three main themes of the event: Innovate, Connect, Transform.Exhibition:
Organized around the same three main themes - Innovate, Connect, Transform the ICT 2015 exhibition will offer the possibility to see:• the best results, tests and prototypes of European ICT Research & Innovation projects;
Are you willing to debate on a particular policy, research, technological or innovation theme, in a constructive dialogue? Interested in meeting participants with common or similar topical interests with whom you could develop collaborative relationships in the future? Then networking is the place for you!
The networking sessions are informal discussion groups organized by stakeholders participating in ICT 2015, and are open to everyone attending the event.
ICT 2015 offers many other formal and informal networking opportunities: Face2Face meetings, networking booths and “cosy corners” to sit and meet. If you wish to find a business partner, ICT 2015 is where you need to be!Startups and Innovation
Are you interested in startups and entrepreneurship and want to find out more about measures for supporting innovative firms in Horizon 2020?
Join us at the Startups and Innovation Forum, a village mixing thematic sessions and networking actions aiming to provide information and services to conference attendees specifically interested in this area. We will have dedicated sessions on women and entrepreneurship, EU entrepreneurship hubs, EU support for access to finance and much more.Students, Young researchers and innovators
40 outstanding students, young researchers and innovators students, young researchers and innovators will have the chance to represent their peers and take an active part in the ICT 2015 event. Connect with them also!
The conference centre is located near the Tagus river and the historic buildings of the Belém quarter.
Centro de Congressos de Lisboa (CCL)