ICT2015 was held on the 20-22 October in Lisbon, Portugal. The event, held over three days, is one of the EU’s biggest digital research events in 2015. Over 6000 visitors explored the extensive exhibition area, attended plenary and parallel sessions and availed of the many networking opportunities over the course of the event.
A number of TSSG staff attended the event in order to build new connections, meet existing partners and to explore the current research work being carried out across the EU.
Recent TSSG spinout Fuseami was chosen as the official business networking app for ICT2015 and there was a very successful uptake by delegates.
Members of CDU attended a number networking sessions over the course of the event. Some of the sessions are outlined below:
The CRe-AM Networking session – “Creative Industries & ICT – A Forum to Outline the xFuture Roadmap” was one of the most crowded sessions of the first day of the event. The session discussed ongoing EU-funded Initiatives which brought ICT and the Creative Industries together and outlined some future trends emerging from these initiatives. The speakers were: Jean-Dominique Meunier for the NEM Initiative, Maria Loi for the TISP project, Dr. Antonella Fresa and Carla Fernandes for Europeana Space, Luis Miguel Girao for the STARTS Initiative and Frederik de Wilde who presented his own artwork.
TISP hosted the networking session – “Empowering creativity through ICT in an innovation network” on day two. This was another full session that focused on industry players from creative industries such as book publishing and film and games, cluster organisations and research projects discussing their experience of innovation in the creative industry and outlining what they envision happening next. The talks and speakers were: “Collaborative R&D and its role in boosting innovation in the book publishing sector”, Nina Klein, Director Corporate Content, Frankfurt Book Fair, “FREME, a European collaboration between research and the publishing industry”, Frank Salliau, Senior Researcher, iMinds, Crossover innovation using games in publishing”, David Crombie, Coordinator JAM TODAY project, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht.
Also on day two NEM (New European Initiative) hosted the networking session – “NEM, driving the future of digital experience : join the new Content PPP” which presented and promoted the Immersive & Interactive Content Public Private Partnership Initiative being built – a NEM vision where immersive and interactive responding to users needs and thus improving productivity and collaboration within the sector. The talks and speakers were: “NEM Presentation including NEM Portugal presentation”, Maria Teresa ANDRADE, NEM, “I²CPPP presentation with a focus on the use cases illustrated the possible use of the platform”, Pierre-Yves DANET, NEM Vice-Chair, Orange, ”Access to finance for sustainability of immersive content”, Thierry BAUJARD.