Connected Technologies for Social Good

February 14, 2018 – February 15, 2018 all-day
Brussels, Belgium


How will the unprecedented hyper-connectivity enabled by digital technologies serve the social good?

How can we use these connected technologies to develop solutions for some of society’s biggest challenges?

Showcase the achievements and impact of your innovation to the digital society! Join us on 14-15th February in Brussels to exchange knowledge and experience, discuss priorities, and discover the many opportunities of a more human-centric Next Generation Internet, Keynotes, Hands-on sessions, Networking, etc.

Registration is for free but places are limited. Don’t miss your spot!
You’ll find the registration form at the bottom of this page

Target audience: Digital Social Innovators, Researchers, Civil Society Players, Policy Makers

Draft Agenda


12.30 Networking lunch
Poster presentations of the activities and results/pilots of the participants

13:00 – 13:30
  • Welcome and scope of the event
  • Introduction of the working groups using the Open Space Technology methodology
13:30 – 14:00
Introduction of the participants and open discussion
14:00 – 14:45
Keynote speech: Overview of the current progress of policies for DSI in Europe
14:45 – 15:00
Collaborative definition of topics for the working groups on Connected Technology for Social Good
15:00 – 17:00
Working groups:
  • Strategic benefits for the different group of DSI stakeholders
  • New areas of research, cooperation and innovation
  • DSI priorities and their alignment with the current, emerging and estimated societal and research trends
  • Main challenges in promoting connected technology for the social good
  • How to support more structured networking among stakeholders in the “technology for social good” ecosystem
  • How to present and make the DSI manifesto effective at the local and national level
  • Topics and structure of the DSI Fair and future events
17:00 – 17:30
Keynote speech: Future opportunities for European top-class innovators, researchers and scientists.
17:30 – 18:00
Closing remarks and next appointments: Update on the Second DSI Fair



09:00 – 09:30
Introduction to the successful outputs of the ongoing CAPS projects and related DSI initiatives
09:30 – 10:00
Keynote speech: Sustainability and impact
10:00 – 10:30
Keynote speech: Crowdfunding and Business Canvass
10:30 – 13:00
Working Groups on sustainability and business model innovation

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30
Major results and impact results from selected projects and initiatives

Participants will be invited on stage for 2-3 minutes to present their results and impact. New projects/initiatives will be given the opportunity to shortly present their vision and plans.

15:30 – 16:30
Discussion on projects’ potential and future collaboration plans
16:30 – 17:00
Closing remarks and next appointments: Update on the Second DSI Fair

Registration is for FREE but places are limited. Don’t miss your spot.

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