IDI Eikon and its smart-city solutions in ICT2013

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6 – 8 November 2013, Vilnius (Lithuania)

IDI Eikon has participated in the International Conference on Information Technology and Communication (ICT), organized by the European Commission in Lithuania as the country holding the EU presidency of the EU. The ICT took place in Vilnius from 6 to 8 of November. The SEED project has been selected by the European Commission to be exhibited during the ICT event.

The members of the SEED project consortium presented the project during the three-day international conference titled “Create, Connect, Grow” (“Create, Connect and Grow”) . This initiative aims to reuse the information created by the various public authorities in order to display it in audiovisual format, through screens installed at public spaces spots. The main goal, besides saving costs, is on reducing the digital divide between citizens.

The conference PAN-EUROPEAN DIGITAL COMMUNICATION NETWORK was attended by representatives of Quart de Poblet City Council, Ventspils Digital Centre, IeAT and IDI Eikon. The goal of the Consortium was to contact universities, public administrations, innovative European SMEs, research institutes, entrepreneurs and multinational companies with the intention to create a “pan-European digital communication” that could adhere to the SEED project and also making contacts for future technology projects in the Horizon 2020 programme. The ICT2013 EU Conference atracted more than 4,000 researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry representatives, youth and politicians. This year, a new Investment Forum, mainly addressed to star-ups, has been added to the Conference incrementing its interest.

The event program has included the presence of important actors at Eropean level, as Commission VicePresident Neelie Kroes and many top level positions of the European ICT industry .185 projects of different European organizations with innovative products and/or services were exhibited. Besides the exhibition area 153 networking sessions were organized into 13 different themes.