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EIT ICT Labs “Outreach Programme” presented for the 1st time at ICT 2013 in Vilnius

Press Release   •   Nov 07, 2013 10:31 GMT

Teaming up to advance the innovation capability of Europe – EIT ICT Labs Outreach Programme set-off to build collaboration in EU to boost ICT innovations

EIT ICT Labs introduces at the ICT 2013 its Outreach Programme 2014 which aims to empower ICT top talents and bring together business, researchers and academics in the EU countries not directly connected to EIT ICT Labs.

The programme for 2014 is presented for the first time at the Networking Session: Educate & Innovate: EIT ICT Labs ’Outreach Strategyon November 8 at 11.00-11.45.

The aim of the programme is to activate start-ups by building strong ties to EIT ICT Labs action lines, related innovation programs and contests. Scholarship schemes to support talented ICT students to join the outstanding EIT ICT Labs Master School, will be provided. Goal is to develop fruitful collaboration partnerships with EU countries outside the EIT ICT Labs network. Hence, events are planned among others, in Split, Ljubljana, Riga, Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest where local universities, research institutions and entrepreneurs can get acquainted with the EIT ICT Labs.

The mobility program helps local professors, researchers and students to become partners of international EIT ICT Labs projects with focus countries such as Poland, Czech Republic, Latvia; Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Slovak Republic.

“The long-term objective of EIT ICT Labs is to drive European leadership in ICT Innovation for economic growth and quality of life. We can only perform this with the talent and experience from countries in the EU” – says Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT ICT Labs. “The EIT ICT Labs is committed to continue the outreach activities set off in 2013 linking the EIT ICT Labs community with the local ecosystems”.

Furthermore the vision of EIT ICT Labs on future opportunities and promises of current technologies will be presented by Willem Jonker,CEO EIT ICT Labs and Roberto Saracco, Node Director of Trento, Italy at the panel discussions of ICT 2013 with the titles ‘A journey into 2050's futures and policy challenges’ and ‘Unleashing the potentials of Future Internet & Cloud Computing towards a digital single market’ on November 8.

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EIT ICT LABS @ CONFERENCE PROGRAMME ICT 2013
Thursday 07/11/2013 16:00-17:30,  Booth 2Networking session of the EIT ICT Labs’ Satin activity:‘Eco-systems for user-generated mobile apps’,byJan-Olov Johansson, Luleå University of Technology, Centre for Distance-spanning Technology, Sweden.

Friday, 08/11/201311:00 – 11:45, room H1C
Networking Session: Educate & Innovate: EIT ICT Labs ’Outreach StrategyOpening and welcome: Prof. Dr. Martti Mäntylä, CSO EIT ICT Labs

Presenters: Marko Turpeinen, Node Director Helsinki, Finland, Zoltan Horvath, Director of the EIT ICT Labs Budapest Associate Partner Group, Fabio Pianesi, Research Director EIT ICT Labs and Udo Bub, Node Director EIT ICT Labs Germany.

Continuation at the stand: 5G2

Friday, 08/11/201311.00-12.30, Hall 5.1Panel discussion:‘A journey into 2050's futures and policy challenges’, panellist Willem Jonker, CEO EIT ICT Labs.

Friday, 08/11/2013
11.00-12.30, Hall 3Panel discussion: ‘Unleashing the potentials of Future Internet & Cloud Computing towards a digital single market’, panellist Roberto Saracco, Node Director of Trento, Italy.

EIT ICT Labs

EIT ICT Labs is a pan-European education and research-based innovation organisation founded on excellence. The mission of EIT ICT Labs is to drive European leadership in ICT innovation for economic growth and quality of life. EIT ICT Labs is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). By linking education, research and business, EIT ICT Labs empowers ICT top talents for the future and brings ICT innovations to life. The ecosystem is characterised by an open and collaborative way of working with partners representing global companies, leading research centers, and top ranked universities in the field of ICT. Since 2010, EIT ICT Labs is consistently mobilising talents, ideas, technologies, investments as well as business across Europe and beyond. For more information, visit www.eitictlabs.eu

Contact: Johanna Gavefalk, Director Marketing & Communications EIT ICT Labs
email: johanna.gavefalk@eitictlabs.eu


EIT ICT Labs is one of the first Knowledge and Innovation Communities set up by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, as an initiative of the European Union. 

EIT ICT Labs’ mission is to drive European leadership in ICT innovation for economic growth and quality of life.

Since 2010, EIT ICT Labs has consistently brought together researchers, academics and business people. By linking education, research and business, EIT ICT Labs empowers ICT top talents for the future and brings ICT innovations to life. EIT ICT Labs’ partners represent global companies, leading research centres, and top ranked universities in the field of ICT.