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November 2016

How Europe Can Kickstart Its Internet of Things

November 24, 2016 @ 08:00 - 17:00 UTC+1
Quaker House, Square Ambiorix 50
Brussels, Belgium
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The Internet of Things presents tremendous opportunities to increase productivity in the private sector, build more resilient and energy-efficient cities, improve the delivery and management of healthcare, and create safer and more accessible homes. However, market forces alone will not be enough to achieve all these benefits soon enough. Government support for the Internet of Things is necessary to prove the value of these investments and lay some of the technological groundwork for future projects. To provide this support, some…

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December 2016

Privacy & Security: How Startups Navigate Transatlantic Policies?

December 13, 2016 @ 08:00 - 17:00 UTC+1

This event is part of EIT Digital Silicon Valley European Pop Up Series. Privacy regulations differ fundamentally from one side of the Atlantic to the other. While Europe is better known to be more consumer focused when it comes to security and privacy regulations, the US tends to work more in favor of entrepreneurs and larger corporations. Being able to bring a product or a service across the Atlantic can be very exciting: reaching out to a new market, testing…

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January 2017

Europe’s Vision on Digital Transformation

January 10 @ 08:00 - 17:00 UTC+1

2016 has been another record-breaking year for European tech and the outlook is very promising. Join us to learn about the latest trends, future developments and meet with some of the most promising European startups. Register here!  Agenda 5.30-6.00pm: Registration and networking w/ food & beverages 6.00-6.40pm: Welcome by Marko Turpeinen and K&L Gates 6.40-7.10pm: Europe’s Vision on Digital Transformation and Tech Agenda by Willem Jonker 7.10-7.30pm: Education's agenda, by Marko Turpeinen & Wilfried Dron from Wisebatt 7.30-7.45pm: Gideon Marks…

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March 2017

How to Boost the Economic and Social Impact of European Innovation Policy

March 15 @ 12:00 - 13:30 UTC+1

European countries have long led the world in the design of innovation policy and the development of national innovation foundations. But, as in many nations, European countries are grappling with how to deepen the impact of their innovation policies, from spurring greater levels of entrepreneurship, to helping their enterprises adopt new technologies and business models, to internationalizing their reach and more effectively addressing societal grand challenges. At the same time, the role of government in designing and implementing innovation policy…

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Save the date: EIT Digital Conference 2017

March 21 @ 08:00 - 17:00 UTC+1

Delivering Europe's Digital Transformation, will be held in Brussels, at The EGG, on March 21, 2017. On March 21, 2017, EIT Digital will host its second annual Conference showcasing EIT Digital's achievements, and how we are taking a leading role in shaping digitisation in Europe. Please save the date in your calendars. Full agenda to be published in early 2017. The 2017 conference programme gives the floor to leading government and industry experts as well as entrepreneurs, bringing their experience with disruptive…

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Data Innovation Day 2017: Building Smart Cities for Tomorrow’s Data Economy

March 28 @ 08:00 - 17:00 UTC+1
Brussels, Brussels, Belgium + Google Map

Europe consistently ranks high as having some of the best cities in the world. However, its successes today are the results of past investments and strategic planning. The advent of smart cities—cities that use data to improve the way they work—has created a new inflection point in the development trajectory of cities. The choices European cities make today will have long-term consequences for their future competitiveness, sustainability, and quality of life. Smart cities have many important objectives: make public transport…

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Register NOW: Applications of CRISPR Technologies in Research and Industry

March 28 @ 18:30 - 20:30 UTC+1

Few discoveries have attracted more attention in the area of molecular biology over the last three years than CRISPR-Cas9, a relatively new technology that is groundbreaking, controversial and developing rapidly. Science Magazine featured CRISPR-Cas9 on its cover in 2015, calling it a "breakthrough," and MIT Technology Review called it the "biggest biotech discovery of the century." The technology makes gene editing simple, affordable, and precise. At present, scientists are exploring the potential of CRISPR-Cas9 to cure a host of human…

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April 2017

Save the date: The 8th Annual Internet of Things European Summit

April 19 @ 08:00 - April 20 @ 17:00 UTC+1

The 8th Annual  Internet of Things European Summit returns to Brussels on 19-20 April for two days of discussions, ideas sharing and networking. The Summit is the leading dual policy and business focused IoT event in the region. This year we welcome over 200 representatives from policy and business communities, in addition to  40+ speakers from EU institutions, multinationals, start ups, press and academia will also be in attendance. Hosted by Forum Europe, we explore the latest IoT tech trends…

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June 2017

FIWARE in Edmonton

June 5 @ 08:00 - 17:00 UTC+1

Edmonton Research Park and FIWARE Foundation are joining together to deliver a full-day information session to define FIWARE and illustrate the many uses and benefits of the technology and the community it has developed. What is FIWARE? FIWARE is an open source IT platform, and a community, at the same time. Its mission is to expand the innovation ecosystem around the use of public, royalty-free technologies for the development of smart applications in multiple vertical domains, easing the connection of…

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October 2017

The State of Data Innovation in the EU

October 10 @ 09:00 - 10:30 UTC+1
Science14, Rue de la Science 14, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, Science14, Rue de la Science 14
Brussels, Belgium
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As a host of new digital technologies have emerged over the last decade, data has become a key driver of economic growth, social progress and innovation.  But what is the true state of data innovation in the EU, and how do European national economies compare in their use of and support for data? A forthcoming report by the Center for Data Innovation ranks the EU’s 28 member states by how well they perform in data innovation, using a variety of…

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