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20 September 2018
Wien, Austria
SMART AND DIGITAL FUTURE Vienna - Brno - Bratislava


Networking event for suppliers of advanced hardware and software solutions and for manufacturing companies willing to innovate their products, services and processes.

Digital technologies transform both high-tech and low tech business sectors and have a major impact on the labour market and the society. The european initiatives Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) and ICT Innovation for Manufacturing (I4MS) provide funding for small-scale projects to support digital innovations based on specific needs of SMEs, that would be supported through collaborating with public research centres. The focus is mainly on industrial companies (in the sectors of manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, safety critical applications), including also the traditional low-tech industries like agriculture or construction.

This is a traditional Central European event brought to you by partners from Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia: FFG, Vienna Business Agency (VBA), Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF), the South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC) and BIC Bratislava. The aim is to facilitate interesting business opportunities, discuss new trends with experts and present your expertise. The speed dating format of JIC 120" will provide an opportunity to meet with and introduce yourself to almost all participants. Individual B2B meetings will also be possible. 

The goal of the event is to foster cross-border and cross-sectoral collaboration mainly within the region Vienna - Brno - Bratislava.

What topics will be covered?

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Systems Integration
  • Electronic Components and Systems
  • Advanced Computing
  • Organic and Large Area Electronics
  • Modelling and Data-Analytics
  • Robotics

Why participate?

  • To learn how your digital technologies could be transferred into various industrial sectors
  • To be informed about funding opportunities for adopting digital technologies in order to upgrade the quality and performance of products, services and processes in your company
  • To present, discuss and develop new project ideas at an international level
  • To initiate cross-border cooperation

What is JIC 120"?

Effective networking for companies and research organisations. Participants meet at roundtables according to a predetermined schedule. Each representative has 120 seconds to present the activities of the company/research organisation and focus on areas for possible cooperation, in order to stimulate further meetings and discussions afterwards. The roundtables change swiftly after each round and almost all participantes get a chance to pitch before the others.  

Participation in the events is free of charge and each company can be represented by one representative only.



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Closed since 20 September 2018


Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH
Sensengasse 1
1090 Wien, Austria



Austria 42
Czech Republic 24
France 2
Germany 1
Hungary 2
Slovakia 13
United Kingdom 1
Total 85


Company 36
Start-up 15
University 11
R&D Institution 5
Association/Agency 10
Authority/Government 4
Other 4
Total 85