Final Event!

Tools and experiences for SMEs development – Milan, Italy
DAY 1: 19th of July – DAY 2: 20th of July

Makers Hub | Spirit de Milan
Via Enrico Cosenz, 44/4 (Makers Hub) Via Bovisasca, 57/59 (Spirit de Milan), 20158 Milano



The final event of the Design for Enterprises project that involved hundreds of companies across Europe in free training courses funded by the European Commission with the aim of transferring the design-driven innovation to SMEs and intermediaries.

Change your point of view is a co-creation workshop that will help you to unleash your creative energy. In this workshop, you will learn how to use new techniques to come up with better ideas and gain valuable insight about your solutions.



International Broadcasting Convention – Amsterdam

14-19 September 2017, RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands


The essential global meeting place for everyone engaged in creating, managing and delivering the future of electronic media and entertainment technology and content. The IBC Exhibition covers fifteen halls across the RAI and hosts over 1,700 exhibitors spanning the creation, management and delivery of electronic and media entertainment. Integral to your IBC Experience are a number of specially curated Feature Areas and events. These are hosted throughout the IBC Exhibition and tie into the IBC Conference to enrich your understanding of technologies and trends that are driving the industry.


Composites Europe

19-21 September 2017, Dusseldorf, Germany – Messe Dusseldorf

Foto: Behrendt & Rausch Fotografie

Foto: Behrendt & Rausch Fotografie

Composites Europe is the most innovative fair in the strongest composites market. Decision makers, buyers and designers from the most important application industries find the very latest material solutions and technologies. As the international industry meeting point in Europe’s biggest composites market, Composites Europe combines tried and tested solutions and efficient innovations. The trade fair reflects the variety of goods and services and the innovative strength of the entire industry. Major topics at the fair are state-of-the-art production and processing technologies focussing, among others, on concepts for lightweight construction and automotive applications.


IoT Tech Expo Europe 2017

Europe’s largest Internet of Things (IoT) event will return to Berlin

1-2 Jun 2017
Estrel Berlin

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Europe’s leading IoT conference, the IoT Tech Expo for its 2nd annual event will host two days of top level content and discussion, introducing and exploring the latest innovations in the Internet of Things arena. There will be case studies and 6 dedicated conference tracks covering the entire IoT ecosystem including Smart Transportation & Cities, Developing for the IoT, Connected Industry, IoT in Enterprise, IoT Innovations & Technologies and Data & Security, in addition to a free exhibition.

Bringing together over 4,000 attendees from across the entire IoT industry with representatives from sectors including government, energy, education, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, M2M and many more, this event is not to be missed. The IoT Tech Expo is set to showcase the most cutting edge technologies from more than 100 exhibitors and provide insight from over 200 speakers sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences.


The event is co-located with the Blockchain Expo which will bring together more than 1500 people across key industries for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies.


SMAU Berlin

Italy Restarts UP in Berlin

14-16 Jun 2017, Italian Embassy, Berlin

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“Meet the Innovation Made in Italy”, the goal of this event in Berlin is to create a bridge between the Italian startups ecosystem and the Berlin Hub. Investors will meet with Italian Startups coming from the Italian most reknown sectors like Agrifood, Fashion, Design, FinTech, IOT and Creative Industries.

Smau is the leading event series dedicated to innovation in Italy. The Smau | Italy RestartsUP in Berlin event is organized in collaboration with ICE, Agency for the promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian companies.


Food 2030 @ Brussels

Cities for Food Systems Innovation and Green Jobs

31 May 2017, European Commission
DG Research and Innovation, Covent Garden, Place Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels

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The full day FOOD 2030 workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the role of cities in fostering food systems innovation and green jobs at the local level.

The main objectives of the event are to discuss and share experiences related to:

1) the importance of adopting a systems approach for sustainable and healthy food production and consumption in urban areas,

2) the potential for green job creation,

3) future research, innovation and investment opportunities.

During the event, preliminary results of an ongoing European study focusing on ‘Food in Cities’ will be presented and used as a basis for interactive discussions. Participants will discuss the added value and challenges that ‘cities’ face – both as place-based ecosystems and local authorities – in enabling broad-based innovation, green jobs and the empowerment of communities.

Targeted stakeholders for this workshop include city representatives, researchers, SMEs, entrepreneurs, living labs, NGOs and civil society associations.

The workshop is part of the FOOD 2030 initiative that focuses on future-proofing our food systems through European Research and Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security.





Leading the way to a new European bioeconomy strategy

10 May 2017

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Berlin


This “ThinkForest” seminar has been organized by the European Forest Institute in order to discuss about the bioeconomy, in the light of the review and updating of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy. How can bioeconomy contribute to sustainable and circular economic development?What makes a successful bioeconomy strategy? How can we move from strategy to action?

Keynote speaker: Christian Schmidt, Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Germany.

Panels include: Joanna Dupont Inglis, Chair of the EU Bioeconomy Panel Cristina Narbona, Council Member, CSN, Spain (Minister of Environment, Spain 2004‐2008) Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of UN International Resource Panel, (EU Commissioner 2004-2014) Waldemar Kütt, Head of Unit – Strategy, DG Research and Innovation.

5 ThinkForest LOGOThe European Forest Institute is an independent, science-based international organization. ThinkForest is a high-level discussion forum which brings together policy makers, the scientific community and stakeholders, building bridges on pan-European forest and bioeconomy issues.



The CUBE Tech Fair – 1st edition

10 – 12 MAY 2017 @ CityCube Berlin
Messedamm 26 – 14055 Berlin

CUBE Tech FairThe CUBE Tech Fair is bringing together over 300 of the best tech startups from across the world. Across the three days they will each pitch for a no-strings-attached €1 million, and showcase their cutting-edge technology in the CUBE interactive global village.

The CUBE Tech Fair is taking place at the CityCube Berlin, on the fairgrounds of the Messe Berlin. A unique building with a special ambiance – ready to showcase what’s coming next.







Women Startup Challenge Europe Pitch Competition

Women Startup Challenge Europe Pitch Competition

3 May 2017, City Hall The Queen’s Walk, London

10 Women Startup ChallengeJoin Women Who Tech in Europe for one of the best pitch competitions (in partnership with Craig Newmark founder of craigslist and the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund) that supports the top women-led startups. Ten finalists will pitch and showcase their innovative and disruptive ventures that are solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet to a panel of tech industry investors and executives. Baroness Martha Lane Fox, Founder of Doteveryone; Marie-Laure Sauty de Chalon, CEO of auFeminin.com; and Rajeeb Dey, Founder of Enternships.com and CEO of Learnerbly will help award €50,000 in cash, courtesy of the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, and $210,000 in cloud services, courtesy of IBM.


Showcasing Startups:

  1. BLITAB® (Austria) the world’s first “tablet” for the blind, creating tactile text and graphics. The BLITAB® tablet empowers blind users to learn, work, and play with one mobile device, to have digital access to information in real time.
    Epicery (France) enables people to order fresh food online directly from local artisan shops. The best butchers, fishmongers, cheese makers, organic fruits and vegetables, and pastries of your city are now available on-demand and delivered to your door in one-hour.
  2. Lifebit (Spain) enables real-time genomic analysis – easy to deploy, portable across clusters and clouds, scalable, reproducible, and more time and cost-efficient.
  3. Open Bionics (UK) is a robotics startup that uses 3D scanning and printing to create advanced, affordable, and stylish bionic limbs. They’re turning children with limb differences into bionic superheroes.
  4. POP (UK) is a marketplace for film and TV Production. POP’s mission is to enable productions to book, manage, and pay for all people and services required to make their show seamlessly through one beautiful, integrated platform. POP is introducing innovative technology that brings efficiency to an industry surprisingly reliant on laborious, manual, old school processes.
  5. See Fashion (UK) helps fashion brands identify trends and buying opportunities in their market. The online platform collects and shares data from designers’ e-commerce sites along with marketplace metrics to provide highly segmented and contextualized product insights in real-time.
  6. Simprints (UK) has developed an inexpensive biometric scanner, mobile app and cloud platform that could become the first source of providing identity to the 1.5B people who do not have formal IDs. By using people’s fingerprints to accurately link them to records, Simprints aims to create a world where lack of identity is never the reason why anyone is denied the services, care, and rights they deserve.
  7. Sound Bounce (Ireland) is an acoustic metamaterial, which provides significantly improved noise attenuation when compared to conventional materials. Sound Bounce can be integrated into automotive, aerospace, construction, and many more industries to drastically reduce the impact of environmental noise.
  8. TechSixtyFour (UK) delivers unique and innovative technologies for families. Their lead product, the Gator watch, is a wearable mobile phone and tracker made for young children.
  9. Tespack (Finland) provides mobile energy creation on the move with its smart clothes and Smart Wear. Combining state-of-the-art connectivity features, Tespack technology solves the biggest problems of smart clothing, battery life, and connectivity. Tespack’s clients range from Vodafone to the United Nations to General Electric.


AmsterdamTech.City – Tech & The City nr2


May 1, 2017, OBA Amsterdam Public Library

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“Think Global, Act Local & Think Local, Act Global”: matching trending tech solutions with societal challenges around the world.

GlobalTech.City, founded in 2017, is the global platform connecting AmsterdamTech.City and the other tech cities around the world. The vision of GlobalTech.City is to combine city events, tech topics, societal challenges, tech solutions, and speakers for the city, communities, and citizens around the world. The mission of GlobalTech.City is to facilitate the city, communities, and citizens in the engagement and transformation.

The target groups are public and private; governmental and non-governmental; educational institutions; corporates, scale ups and start ups; investors and programs, inventors and experts; visitors and citizens.

Key words: conference, Internet of Things, Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Realty, Big Data, networking