credits: GSouto (via iOS)Overview of the interactive exhibition
First day, on the 21 October, I started visiting, in different moments of the day, the interactive exhibition - the ah-ah of innovation, creativity, science and technology. A dynamic showcase of "the best-in-class results of the existing European ICT Research & Innovation".
The exhibition encompassed innovation at "the interconnection of .
Art elements, artistic representation of a project idea, artistic creativity on-site were foreseen to be streamlined throughout the exhibition.
The exhibition design was really awesome. Looking around for some time, I was fascinated with all I could see, the advanced research, future visions. Inspiring ideas. Amazing projects.
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After the exhibition my priority, as a creative educator, and a specialist in Education and Innovation, was to participate in the Plenary sessions: Opening Ceremony ; Innovation Potential in the Digital Age ; Transforming Research and Innovation into Growth and Jobs, Prizes Award Ceremonies, Final Plenary: The Transformative Impact of Excellence Science.
The better way to have a good panoramic idea about all the good things at ICT 2015. I couldn't reach all the sessions with so many parallel sessions. I was not there for business. So I focused myself on the Plenary sessions.
But I participated in two parallel sessions on Digital Learning. Not so interesting. Traditional networks, no interacting or presenting innovative ideas about ICT in Education. This event deserved better parallel session in Education (Schools).
To me the real creative session was the Plenary 6 : Driving Innovation through Creativity and the Arts. It took place at the , first day October 21highlight "From Inspiration to Impact", Gerfried Stocker, Ars Electronica Linz GmbH.
Starting from the idea "How can creative ideas be brought in from the edge to transform how we live and work?", the speakers explored through inspirational examples in education, in industry, and in academia, on what more can be done to benefit from this exciting nexus and stimulate it further.
As I wrote before ICT 2015 hosted an exhibition of 140 Projects financed with European funds. The projects have been divided in 3 Categories : Innovate, Connect, Transform. There has been also the main Prize of the overall exhibition.
And the four winners are:
And the four winners are:
- Best Exhibition Stand: USEMP, User Empowerment for Enhanced Online Presence Management
- Innovate winner: Human Brain Project
- Connect winner: No One left behind
- Transform winner: Rockin Monarch
Rockin Monarch directed to children in hospitals & No One Left Behind directed to kids inclusion were my favorites, of course. My higher interests are the young people, special needs, inclusion and equity. I congratulate those two interesting projects.
Some considerations or a (im)possible report:
For three long days, speakers, researchers, practitioners, producers, skate holders and participants shared interesting ideas and experiences.
I joined key speakers at Plenary sessions and two parallel sessions on digital learning, my area
I am an independent specialist in Education innovation (Schools), a European micro innovator (VISIR), I was very curious to hear about the new ideas.
Digital learning and innovation potential in the Digital Age (arts, culture, technologies) were on my best interests. Heard inspiring talks about innovation through arts, culture.
Well, what can I say more? Impossible to describe the feeling of being a part of this incredible event. I had a fantastic time in Lisbon attending the ICT 2015 conference.
Amazing event incubating a multidimensional mass of sciences, art, technologies and culture.
Best event I ever been ! Inspiring talks, creative vibes, excellent organization, awesome exhibition design, innovation, technologies.
Of course this is a (im)possible report of an impressive event. Some notes about the areas that touch my interests in this excellent and innovative big event.
"While a new idea is a thought about something new or unique, and making that idea real is an invention, innovation is an invention that has a socioeconomic effect. Innovation changes the way people live."
Bijker, 1995 - The social construction of technology
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Bijker's quote: thanks to Simona Maschi