Apply: ICT 2015 – Innovate, Connect, Transform

Apply: ICT 2015 – Innovate, Connect, Transform

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Are you passionate about ICT, under 30 and academically involved in this fast-paced sector? Do you want to meet the international scientific community, European ICT entrepreneurs and European policy makers? Interested in actively contributing to debates and participating in networking events? Apply to be selected for ICT 2015 – Innovate, Connect, TransformThe European Commission, together with the Fundaçao para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Portugal brings the event to you and it will come up from October 20th – 22nd 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Be one of the 40 enthusiastic students, young researchers and innovators to get the opportunity to:

  • participate in the conference and join the debates in ICT of specific interest to the young generation;
  • join the networking sessions and talk with ICT enthusiasts coming from research, politics, industry, start-ups, investors, and academia;
  • conduct interviews and communicate with the world through social media;
  • discover what Europe does to boost innovation, and play an important role in selecting and awarding the best exhibition stands.


Selected candidates will be offered:

  • Facilitated exchanges and mentoring meetings with experienced researchers, policy makers and entrepreneurs;
  • Demonstration of ongoing ICT research projects, initiatives and activities;
  • Online and remote engagement via the ICT2015 online platform, @ICT2015eu  #ICT2015 Twitter and the network of young students, researchers and innovators;
  • Travel and accomodation (flights or train tickets within Europe and accommodation in a nearby hotel; entrance, food and drinks at the event are free).


Interested candidate should

  • Be up to 30 years old;
  • Be a national of an EU Member State or one of the associated countries of the Horizon 2020 programme;
  • Have at least secondary school level (if young innovator);
  • Be enrolled at a university/research institute based in the EU or one of the associated countries and/or a strong interest in ICT;
  • Have good command/proficient in spoken and written English.

Application Process

Register here

For more information, read Guidelines for young students and innovators or visit ICT 2015.