Digitising European Industry Stakeholder Forum 2019 - Registration is Open!


Wed, 13 Nov 2019


Feria de Madrid, Madrid, Spain


Registration is open for this year's event (13/11/2019 - 15/11/2019), focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Digital Innovation Hubs for European industry beyond 2020. The event is co-organised by the European Commission and the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.

The Stakeholder Forum is a public and free event organised on a yearly basis by the European Commission and a Member State within the context of the Digitising European Industry initiative (DEI). It will take place from the afternoon of 13 November 2019 to midday of 15 November 2019 at IFEMA Madrid, just a few metro stops from the airport.

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Intrested stakeholders can now register their participation in the Digitising European Industry Stakeholder Forum 2019.

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More on the event

This year’s edition is particularly relevant for Europe's industrial policy. On the technology side, Artificial Intelligence applications are quickly becoming a core element of many industrial environments, while the upcoming Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes will strongly support investments for the development and widespread deployment of digital technologies.

The focus of the 2019 DEI Stakeholder Forum will be on the European policies for Digital Innovation Hubs, Artificial Intelligence and industrial partnerships beyond 2020, including the relevant funding instruments and opportunities.

All the different actors involved in the digital value chain are invited to participate, including representatives from Member States and regions, national initiatives for digitalisation, industry, SMEs, academia, Digital Innovation Hubs and research and technology centres. They will have an excellent opportunity to share experiences, exchange best practices and discuss the future of EU digital industrial policy.

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Agenda Outline

13 November afternoon

  • 14:00 Keynote speeches

  • 14:45 The future of European industry is digital (panel)

  • 16:45 The rise of Artificial Intelligence: opportunities for industry (panel)

  • 18:30 Social dinner and networking

14 November

  • 09:30 Keynote: 2030 vision for industry 4.0

  • 10:00 Artificial Intelligence for industry: putting ethics into business practice (panel)

  • 12:00 Parallel sessions

    • Investments for the digitalisation of industry: financial instruments for Artificial Intelligence and Key Digital Technologies

    • Digital Innovation Hubs: success stories from the network

  • 15:00 Parallel sessions:

  • AI infrastructure for industry: towards a common European ecosystem

  • Artificial Intelligence in Digital Innovation Hubs

  • 17:15 Working and investing together for digitalisation of industry (panel)

15 November morning

  • 09:30 Keynote: EU programmes in support to industry’s competitiveness: the future Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes

  • 10:00 Parallel sessions:

  • Organising Research and Investments for Artificial Intelligence in the Horizon Europe Programme

  • Digital Innovation Hubs in the Digital Europe Programme – first part

  • 11:45 Parallel sessions:

    • Testing facilities for AI-powered industrial applications in the DE Programme

    • Digital Innovation Hubs in the Digital Europe Programme – second part

  • 13:00 End of the event

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