TÜBİTAK BİLGEM at ICT 2015: Innovate, Connect, Transform

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TÜBİTAK BİLGEM participated in the ICT 2015: Innovate, Connect, Transform that was held at Lisbon, Portugal between 20-22 October of 2015 within the scope of information and communication technologies. The event, apart from European countries, brought together many countries including Brazil, China, South Korea and South Africa. The number of participants reached almost 400.

During the ICT 2015, the new Commission's policies and initiatives on Research & Innovation in ICT were presented. Additionally, many networking opportunities to enhance quality partnerships, help participants find partners, connect research and innovation and trigger collaboration were debated. Another topic of the program was on the funding opportunities in ICT sector. The Startup Europe Forum within the event offered a set of activities profiling EU policy actions for startups and SMEs, innovators, private and public investors.    

TÜBİTAK BİLGEM was represented by the e-ID Unit Manager Oktay Adalıer (PhD), e-ID Project Manager Çağatay Karabat (PhD) and Assistant Specialist Apti Karademir. e-ID Group within BİLGEM  also participated in the FP e-SENS General Assembly and made a presentation during the session named “Have a speed date with public e-services!”. The group met new project partners within the scope of the Horizon 2020 as well. Among the other institutions and organizations TÜBİTAK BİLGEM met were the European Commission, Fraunhofer Portugal, Fraounhofer IOA, DiFi (Agency for Public Management and e-Government), Safran Morpho, Gradiant (Galician Research and Development Center in Advanced Telecommunication), SoftClub Ltd., Politecnico di Torino, CEA and İstanbul Technical University. 

e-SENS aims at promoting interoperability between existing national IT systems based on the re-usable set of building blocks (e-ID, e-Signature, e-Delivery, e-Documents and Semantics), which will be broadly available. In the session on the e-Sens Project, it was also explained how generic IT solutions can be re-used across multiple domains to support a variety of services. And the need to encourage IT providers and administrations to take up mature solutions in order to speed up public services delivery was emphasized.