Open science makes scientific processes more efficient, transparent and effective by new tools for scientific collaboration, experiments and analysis and by making scientific knowledge more easily accessible. At the same time, Open science enables emergence of new scientific practices, disciplines and paradigms to respond to the new challenges through global distributed collaborations where citizens and society participate as contributors and direct beneficiaries of scientific knowledge.
Organised by the European Commission, together with the Fundaçao para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Portugal, "ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform" is one of the leading European events focused on showcasing and promoting all new policies and initiatives with regard to R&I in ICT.
The event, held in Lisbon, 20-22 October 2015, will comprise a number of parallel activities:
- A policy conference presenting the new Commission's policies and initiatives on Research & Innovation in ICT (Horizon 2020 Programme);
- An interactive exhibition showcasing the best results and impact of most recent EU ICT Research & Innovation;
- Many networking opportunities to enhance quality partnerships, helping participants find partners, connect Research and Innovation and trigger collaboration;
- Funding opportunities: ICT 2015 will also be the place to gather information on the 2016 Work Programme of Horizon 2020.