ICT Conference 2013 Create Connect Grow held on November 6.- 8. in the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO with 5400 registered participants, 262 booths with companies and successful European projects within the exhibition, 150 networking sessions and investment forum. Conference was opened by President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite. There were also European Commission representatives presented the new work programs within HORIZON2020. There were also many opportunities of deepening cooperation between European research organizations and innovation companies.
Our department researcher Ing . Matthew Pleva, PhD. was also among the conference participants. He had 11 scheduled meetings (Idealist face2face brokerage event) and attended networking sessions for selected chapters of the H2020 ICT Work Programme. He also attended a session dedicated to COST actions as a representative and management committee member of the project IC1106. He placed department promotional materials in the International Village library, which he also distributed during personal meetings with potential partners in the Framework Programme of the EU Community funds Horizon2020 during face2face meetings organized by Idealist . He met with partners from ISER – BAS Sofia and discusses future joint activities and joint dissemination of the results. He brings personal contacts of Tampere University, Fraunhofer Institute, The College of Management Academic Studies, Rishon LeZion Israel, Elhuyar Foundation, Tilda Company Riga, and many others. The conference provided valuable information and experience that will help in initiating or engaging in H2020 projects consortium.