Celebrating a quarter of a century during Techdays 2017, IT marked its presence with one of the biggest displays of technology and R&D of the event. Between 12-14 October, the Parque de Exposições of Aveiro was once again the home of Techdays, one of the largest national technology forums.
IT brought to the event a total of 28 research project results (more than double comparing to 2016), aiming to facilitate potential collaborations with the industry. With applications that range from the area of life support to smart cities, there were several IoT technology demonstrators on display, from multimedia apps and smart objects that support physical rehabilitation, to disease diagnosis systems, and a facial animation system designed for games. Also on display there were projects results involving the use and development of technology for vehicular networks, a wireless power transmission system, technology for the upcoming 5G networks, and a lot more.
One of the highlights of the first day was the conference “IT 25 years”. After the opening speech of Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, two panels debated about the path and history of IT and also about the future of Telecommunications.