The European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel and the Spanish  Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Reyes Maroto have the pleasure to invite to the Digitising European Industry Stakeholder Forum 2019 “Artificial Intelligence and Digital Innovation Hubs for the European industry beyond 2020”.  The Stakeholder Forum is a yearly key European conference co-organised this year by the Spanish Government and the European Commission. It will take place from Wednesday November 13th afternoon to Friday November 15th morning, in Madrid, on the grounds of “Feria de Madrid”. It follows directly the Spanish national event “Industria Conectada 4.0” earlier the same week.
Artificial Intelligence, Digital Innovation Hubs, investments for digitisation, Public-Private Partnerships and the future Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes will be at the core of the discussion.

The Stakeholder Forum is a public and free event organised on a yearly basis by the European Commission and a Member State within the context of the Digitising European Industry initiative (DEI).

This year’s edition is particularly relevant for Europe’s industrial policy. On the technology side, Artificial Intelligence applications are quickly becoming a core element of many industrial environments, while the upcoming Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes will strongly support investments for the development and widespread deployment of digital technologies.

The focus of the 2019 DEI Stakeholder Forum will be on the European policies for Digital Innovation Hubs, Artificial Intelligence and industrial partnerships beyond 2020, including the relevant funding instruments and opportunities.

All the different actors involved in the digital value chain are invited to participate, including representatives from Member States and regions, national initiatives for digitalisation, industry, SMEs, academia, Digital Innovation Hubs and research and technology centres. They will have an excellent opportunity to share experiences, exchange best practices and discuss the future of EU digital industrial policy.

Here you can download the agenda of the event and register your participation.