Published on 03 May 2018

Only a few weeks left to register for the ITEA Event 2018!

Organised as part of the EUREKA Innovation Week, 22-24 May in Helsinki

This year, the ITEA Event 2018 will take place on 24 May in Helsinki, Finland. The event is organised as part of the EUREKA Innovation Days (22-24 May), organised and hosted by the Finnish EUREKA Chairmanship at the Finlandia Hall.

The EUREKA Innovation Days offers the perfect opportunity to meet companies and research organisations from across Europe and beyond. The 3-day event will show you the "Power of collaboration" and will address 4 main themes: Smart Mobility, Smart Health, Smart Energy and Smart Industry.

Thursday 24 May will start with a focus on the EUREKA Clusters with a Clusters joint session on industry-led collaboration. This morning session will include a welcome speech by this year's InterCluster spokesperson & ITEA Chairwoman Zeynep Sarılar, a panel session highlighting the conclusions of the thematic workshops of Wednesday and an interactive session on the value of EUREKA Clusters for SMEs.


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ITEA Event 2018 - Focus on impact
After the break, we would be delighted to welcome you at the ITEA Event 2018 (11:15-13:00). Join us and get an insider view on ITEA impact and participation from project leaders, ITEA body members and Public Authorities. This specific ITEA session will consist of:

  • An interactive, audience-involving panel session with the four winners of the 2018 ITEA Awards of Excellence
    Experts from Airbus, Barco, IDEMIA and Philips will share the projects' inspiring solutions for the contemporary challenges of:
    • Collaborative city co-design (C3PO)
    • Safe and secure Building Management System (FUSE-IT)
    • Security of border management (IDEA4SWIFT)
    • minimally-invasive interventional treatments (BENEFIT)
  • A 20 years of ITEA impact session
    During this celebratory session, several representatives from Industry and Public Authorities will talk about the impact of ITEA, its projects and their personal experiences in ITEA. Join us and learn from their inspirational stories.
    Confirmed speakers:
    • Dirk Elias - Head of Division for Software Intensive Systems at Robert Bosch
    • Rudolf Haggenmüller - Managing Director of Accelerator ACU & former ITEA Chairman
    • Gjalt Loots - Principal Business Consultant at TNO
    • Mike Timmermans - Manager International Innovation at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency & EUREKA NPC
    More speakers will be added shortly.
  • Closing words by Zeynep Sarılar, ITEA Chairwoman

Come and experience the power of collaboration at the exhibition

During the entire event, visitors will be able to walk around the full-scale exhibition and share insights with key representatives from around 80 innovative R&D projects and organisations, including about 37 running and recently finished ITEA projects.

Registration for the EUREKA Innovation Days, including the ITEA 2018 Event, is subject to a participation fee of 160 EUR (excl. VAT).

For further detailed information about the event, please visit the ITEA Event 2018 web pages. Please note that for the actual registration you will be forwarded to the EUREKA Innovation Days website.

We look forward to seeing you in Helsinki!