About DIF 2017

Digital Innovation Forum

This international event is the industry-driven Digital innovation conference in Europe, showing R&I; results and emerging challenges towards a vision of the future for and built by industry.

DIF 2017 took place on 10 & 11 May 2017 in the RAI in Amsterdam.

The event was co-organised by ARTEMIS Industry Association and the EUREKA Cluster ITEA.

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Event impression

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Check out the short video to get a first impression of DIF 2017!


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Jasper Wesseling
Director Innovation and Knowledge | Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs


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Henk van Houten
Chief Technology Officer | Royal Philips


Four workshops were organised on emerging challenges for industry. During each workshop, experts in the domain shared their insights and vision on main innovation trends. An important element of the workshops was the interaction with the audience, with ample room for Q&A. Click on a workshop for a full overview of the panellists and the innovation trends (presentations) that were discussed.

Smart Energy

Smart Manufacturing

Smart Mobility

Innovation market & sessions

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For innovative SMEs and start-ups an innovation market and innovation sessions were organised. They were able to pitch their innovative idea to CEOs of large industry, Venture Capitals and entrepreneurs. 8 selected SMEs were invited to pitch in the plenary closing session.

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Iconic SMEs overview


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The full-scale R&I; exhibition included projects of ECSEL-JU, ITEA and Horizon2020, and industry. All exhibitors showed impressive results and business impact.

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30 May 2017
DIF 2017: A digital landscape of opportunities
11 May 2017
Interview with Henk van Houten
10 Apr 2017
ECSEL Joint Undertaking supports the DIF 2017
08 Mar 2017
Leading the way, ladies first
07 Mar 2017
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This event is supported by:

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs

This event was sponsored by:

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