2.8 Enabling ICT Innovations for European SMEs

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Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 11:30 - 13:00
Location / Room: Exhibition Theatre

Technology-driven business in Europe fails more often compared to other regions such as the USA and China. Turning results into products is a challenge which starts at the very beginning of an idea for a new technology and obliges researchers to cooperate with business experts and investors. The European Commission started its Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) Initiative to foster transfer from research to business in the areas of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and via the instrument of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH).
Two SAE Initiative projects will be presented in the workshop session, supported by two speakers from industry presenting their products consisting of programming technology SLX (Silexica) and software for automated driving (BASELABS). The workshop session will introduce the SAE approach and their individual funding schemes for European university-industry cooperation. The technology transfer concept focuses on direct cooperation between universities and SMEs supported by open innovation networks and other stakeholders like investors. The session speakers will demonstrate in a pragmatic way and by use of concrete examples how technology transfer can be initiated and implemented in practice and to overcome the associated pitfalls and use the innovation opportunities. The mix of presentations ensures that both academic and industrial viewpoints and concerns are adequately addressed. The workshop session will hence be of interest to a large audience. Amongst others, the goal is to motivate more stakeholders to engage in international technology transfer.
During the session, SAE representatives will share their experiences and insights as researcher, founder, entrepreneur, investor or consultant.

TimeLabelPresentation Title
13:00End of session
Lunch Break in Großer Saal and Saal 1

Coffee Breaks in the Exhibition Area

On all conference days (Tuesday to Thursday), coffee and tea will be served during the coffee breaks at the below-mentioned times in the exhibition area (Terrace Level of the ICCD).

Lunch Breaks (Großer Saal + Saal 1)

On all conference days (Tuesday to Thursday), a seated lunch (lunch buffet) will be offered in the rooms "Großer Saal" and "Saal 1" (Saal Level of the ICCD) to fully registered conference delegates only. There will be badge control at the entrance to the lunch break area.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

  • Coffee Break 10:30 - 11:30
  • Lunch Break 13:00 - 14:30
  • Awards Presentation and Keynote Lecture in "Saal 2" 13:50 - 14:20
  • Coffee Break 16:00 - 17:00

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • Coffee Break 10:00 - 11:00
  • Lunch Break 12:30 - 14:30
  • Awards Presentation and Keynote Lecture in "Saal 2" 13:30 - 14:20
  • Coffee Break 16:00 - 17:00

Thursday, March 22, 2018

  • Coffee Break 10:00 - 11:00
  • Lunch Break 12:30 - 14:00
  • Keynote Lecture in "Saal 2" 13:20 - 13:50
  • Coffee Break 15:30 - 16:00