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 will take place on 10 & 11 May 2017 in the RAI in Amsterdam.

This first edition of the Digital Innovation Forum will be dedicated to ‘Digital Transformation’.

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Get inspired!

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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 will be organised on emerging challenges for industry. During each workshop, experts in the domain will share their insights and vision on main innovation trends. An important element of the workshops will be 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 that will be discussed and be prepared for the debate!

Smart Energy

Smart Health

Smart Manufacturing

Smart Mobility

Innovation market & sessions

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Are you an innovative SME or start-up? Answer our call for SMEs / Startups and join the innovation market and sessions. Pitch your idea to CEOs of large industry, Venture Capitals and entrepreneurs. If you have one of the best ideas you will get the chance to present it in the plenary closing session!

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The full-scale R&I exhibition includes projects of ECSEL-JU, ITEA and Horizon2020, and industry. All exhibitors will be showing impressive results and business impact. Be sure to visit and meet the exhibitors!

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Evening programme

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This year, everybody is invited to gather at the inspiring Foodhallen Amsterdam, with an impressive collection of cuisines to choose from and plenty of room for networking in a splendid industrial-like ambiance.

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Sponsor opportunities

Standing out of the crowd

Increase your visibility by promoting your organisation at DIF 2017. The DIF is the ideal event to engage with the global software innovation community. We offer different sponsor packages ranging in price and visibility; check them out!

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This event is supported by:

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs

This event is sponsored by:

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The official DIF Media Partner:

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