Athens is the European Capital of Innovation 2018

The Greek capital used innovation to overcome the economic and social crisis of its past years. The European Commission recognised Athens' extraordinary efforts and awarded it with the title of the European Capital of Innovation 2018 and a €1 million prize.

The runner-up cities - Aarhus (Denmark), Hamburg (Germany), Leuven (Belgium), Toulouse (France), and Umeå (Sweden) - received €100,000 each. The prize money will be used to scale up local innovation activities and work together with other cities.

Partner Search

Find partners for your project ideas among the organisations registered in the portal Participant Register. Enter a keyword or a topic of a past call for proposals, for finding related organisations. Search by geographical criteria or by types of organisation. Search by call topics where organisations have participated or expressed interest in participating in the future.

Further information: Partner Search

ICT 2018: Imagine Digital - Connect Europe

ICT 2018 will take place in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018. This research and innovation event will focus on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. It will present an opportunity for the people involved in this transformation to share their experience and vision of Europe in the digital age.

In an open and participatory event, organised by the European Commission and the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, citizens can join science community members, policymakers, and fellow ICT-enthusiasts to discuss the future in a digital Europe. 

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HubIT's First International Workshop

HubIT's First International Workshop

The HubIT project, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union, brings together ICT and Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). It helps stakeholders to deliver inclusive ICT innovation by bringing social aspects into the technological innovations already from the proposal planning phase.

HubIT has developed a Framework Model that is represented as “The HubIT Metropolis”: where all the activities, tools and resources deployed in the project are made available at different locations of the metropolis. This will facilitate and encourage the constructive interactions between ICT and SSH stakeholders, leading to a responsible approach to Research and Innovation.

The HubIT First International Workshop will be held on 3rd December 2018, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, at Holiday-Inn Vienna City, in Vienna, Austria.

The International Workshop will include the following activities: 

  • Present the HubIT project, the initial European Framework Model and the assistance it has to offer.
  • Presentation and Feedback session regarding the usability and information contained in the HubIT Metropolis.
  • Gather inputs for the concept of RRI and the European Framework Model of responsible ICT innovation.
  • Facilitate best practice sharing and discussion of the concept of RRI and its application in ICT.

Registration is now open. Please register HERE

Read more about the HubIT project here.