ICT 2015 took place in Lisbon from 20-22 October and hosted the biggest Information and Communication Technologies event (ICT) in Europe. ICT 2015 – Innovate, Connect, Transform is an initiative of the European Commission and the event was co-organised with the Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT).
For three days Lisbon acted as the European hub of ICT, bringing together politicians, national and European decision-makers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and artists, to debate the latest policies and initiatives of the European Commission on ICT.
As collaborative partner with Bivolino.com working on iART, Michel Byvoet and I were included in the session looking at Driving Innovation through Creativity and the Arts. The main question being dealt with was, how creative ideas can be brought in from the edge to transform how we live and work.
Plenary 6 took place in Auditorium 1, 21/10/2015 (14:50-16:20), and included guest speakers,
Robert Madelin (European Commission, Belgium), Moderator
Simona Maschi (Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID), Denmark), Keynote
Gerfried Stocker (Ars Electronica Linz GmbH, Austria), Keynote
Alexander Mankowsky (Daimler AG, Germany), Speaker
Sara Jones (City University London, Cass Business School, United Kingdom), Speaker
Irini Papadimitriou (V&A, Learning and Visitor Services, United Kingdom), Speaker
Ignacio Perez Dolset (UTAD, Spain), Speaker
Plenary 6 – Auditorium 1, 21/10/2015 (14:50-16:20)
The aim of the session was to discuss how stimulating the crossovers of creative ideas, particularly from the Arts, can drive innovation in Europe. Speakers should address how crossovers from culture/the Arts to innovation is done in industry, in education and in academia.
Our panel discussion took place as Session 7C – Auditorium 7, 21/10/2015 (16:40-18:10)
The session covered the topic of creative/cultural industry (CCI), Arts and the creativity industry. (e.g. the STARTS initiative but more generally how CCI can contribute to innovation).
As participants we shared views on how culture, CCI, and the Arts can stimulate creativity and catalyse innovation – specifically, how the take up of new technologies and innovative ICT solutions can stimulate new business models in CCI and the Arts world and more generally innovation in all industry. H2020 innovation through the START (Science & Technology & ART) activity and support of growth of ICT innovative CI SMEs in the framework of H2020 was also discussed.
The moderator was Professor Noel O’Connor (Dublin City University, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland), speakers included Laura Beloff (IT University Copenhagen, Culture & Games, Denmark), Michel Byvoet (bivolino.com, e-commerce, Belgium), Professor Steven Kyffin(Northumbria University, Arts, Design and Social Science, United Kingdom), Michela Magas (Stromatolite LTD, United Kingdom) and I spoke as an independent artist working on iART in collaboration with Bivolino.com.