2011 MIT Europe Conference “Innovation in a Networked World: Technology, People, and Places”, Vienna, Austria
Mar 23, 2011 - Mar 24, 2011
Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO), Vienna, Austria
Increasing deployment of sensors, hand-held electronics, interactive media, and cutting edge advances in IT are fueling a new approach to innovation: Human-centered technology to foster connections between people, ideas, and physical places. This approach recognizes the major trends of how populations are concentrating in urban settings together with their increasing sensitivity to the environment and social issues. Companies that reinvent themselves to capture new opportunities made possible by a Networked World are incorporating organizational and business-process changes, including broader sharing of information, decentralized decisionmaking, and making greater investments in training and education. This conference will focus on how a Networked World is changing innovation to make both companies and communities more human and more productive.
The 2011 MIT Europe Conference "Innovation in a Networked World: Technology, People, and Places" will be held back to back with the "Symposium on Transatlantic EU-U.S. Cooperation on Innovation and Technology Transfer" organised by the BILAT-USA project (funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme) which will take place on 22 March also at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO). All participants of the 2011 MIT Europe Conference are welcome to attend the BILAT-USA symposium the day before, therefore allowing more time and opportunities for networking and interactions.
More information about the BILAT-USA symposium is available here.