December 4 through December 6 2018
noon - 6 p.m.

From 4 to 6 December 2018, Vienna, Austria

This research and innovation event will focus on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. It will present an opportunity for the people involved in this transformation to share their experience and vision of Europe in the digital age.

In an open and participatory event, organised by the European Commission and the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, citizens can join science community members, policymakers, and fellow ICT-enthusiasts to discuss the future in a digital Europe.

ICT 2018 will have four main components converging around the theme Imagine Digital – Connect Europe: Conference,Exhibition, Networking opportunities and Innovation and Startups forum.


What if you could communicate with plants, feel and understand them? Or if you could create empty cities without inhabitants, giving a large place to imagine what happens inside the houses?

These are some of the STARTS projects that you can discover and interact with in ICT 2018. The artists, with their unconventional exploration of technology and their critical view on the value of technology for society, can contribute decisively to human-centered innovation.

The STARTS exhibition is a great opportunity to acknowledge these visions and collaborations between artists and technology.

Visit STARTS at the main entrance of the venue! And you will discover these projects (and more):

By María Castellanos & Alberto Valverde

Plants Sense is an installation that allows, through an intelligent interface-suit, to know and experience the secret language of plants. It is a transdisciplinary work which connects art, science, technology and society.

Plants Sense

By Yann Deval & Marie-Ghislaine Losseau

ATLAS is a work between digital arts and visual arts, under the form of an interactive and scenographic exhibition After being plunge in an archipelago of poetical islands, spectators are invited to build virtual cities.


By Jol Thomson

Jol Thomson’s experimental film elaborates a deep history of tool use from the Paleolithic era to the not-too-distant future of algorithmic, AI governance. The explorations of this work contribute to a contemporary media ecology, a history and philosophy of technology in machine vision, and underpins the symbiotic relationship between agential forms of geology, technology, and »intelligent beings.


THERO - Device to (physically) manage online privacy
By Román Torre & Ángeles Angulo

Created by Román Torre and Ángeles Angulo (Rotor Studio), THERO is an object explores the concerns surrounding online privacy by the means of an apparatus designed to allow users to manage and be aware of their data traffic in a (literally) physical way.


By So Kanno

Enter on a living room where most of the objects have communicate via twitter accounts, and their tweets are something thatexpress what they perceive. The TV screen in the living room will show the tweets from objects

By Sara Diaz Rodriguez

At the core of HILO is a spinning machine for local production and e-textile research which enables the user to determine properties of a textile from the very beginning of its production process: the yarn spinning. Through a friendly software interface users can design and produce their own yarn in a efficient, individualised and sustainable way.

ICT 2018 also offers networking opportunities both offline and online. Participants can meet and engage with the academic and research community, decision-makers, as well as business representatives.
To know more, visit the Networking page.