Conference: The future of European ICT R&D

International Conference:

"Global ICT industry: changing landscape? - The future of European ICT R&D"


October 19-20 2011

Brussels, Belgium


The European Commission's Joint Research Centre - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS, Information Society Unit) is organising an international conference on the changing global ICT industry landscape and future of ICT R&D in Europe. The conference will bring together industry representatives, ICT R&D and innovation analysts, and policy makers, coming from Europe, the USA and Asia.


Main purposes of the conference:

  • Identify and debate trends in the changing global ICT and ICT R&D landscape
  • Debate their impact on the EU ICT industry and consequences for research and innovation location and modes
  • Discuss implications for ICT R&D and innovation policies in Europe


In particular, the conference will address the following topics:

  • Characteristics and trends in global redistribution of the ICT industry:
    • The emergence of a radically new internet/media/telecom ecosystem
    • The increasing role and importance of e-services
    • The importance of ICT manufacturing for Europe's growth
  • What are the drivers for these changes, trends and the possible future scenarios?
  • How do the EU ICT sector and EU companies position themselves in this new landscape and prepare for the future?
  • What challenges and opportunities these raise and offer for European ICT R&D and innovation, for the localisation of ICT R&D and for international ICT R&D and innovation collaboration?
  • What are current and future policy options at European level to address those challenges and opportunities?

Read more about the conference here.

Tid og sted

Dato:  19. oktober 2011 - 20. oktober 2011
Sted:  Crowne Plaza Europa Hotel, Brussels



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