Imagine Digital - Connect Europe (ICT 2018)
Imagine Digital – Connect Europe (ICT 2018), the key European ICT research and innovation event organised by the European Commission, will take place in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018. The 2018 Austrian Council Presidency will host the next ICT event at the Austria Centre Vienna. The ICT events organised by the European Commission since 1998 have become Europe's most visible international forum for ICT innovation, and a unique gathering of the entire ICT research and innovation community.
The 2018 edition of this major networking event will have the following main components:
a conference on digital research and innovation policies,
an exhibition of EU-funded research and innovation projects in the field of ICT,
a series of networking activities,
an innovation and start-ups village to showcase European entrepreneurship.
The event will also cover European Research policy, including panel discussions on the various instruments for the European Research Area. The 9th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development is likely to be finalised at the time of this event. The networking part of the event will be designed for informally accommodating any last-minute negotiations on the next Framework Programme, and major results will be presented in the course of the event.