Monday 22 November 10:00-10:30 Exhibition Hall E2

The IST 99 exhibition will be opened by Mr Erkki Liikanen, Member of the European Commission
responsible for Enterprise and Information Society.

The exhibition, covering 4000 sqm, consists of 4 main elements:

R&D technology
The major part of the exhibition is oriented towards results from previous Commission R&D Programmes in information and communications technologies. Some 80 projects display their results, clustered in accordance with the main topics of the conference. These include training and learning, electronic commerce, services for the citizens, multimedia, INFO2000; manufacturing, 3D; visualisation, micro-electronics, invention garage; children / playing and learning, quality of live, health care, disabled & elderly.

Special villages and pavilions
Several area’s in the exhibition are devoted to special theme’s. Finnish technology applications and research activities are presented in the ‘meeting Finland’ pavilion. The 25 winners of the European IST Prize display their technologies and products in the EISTP village and some highly interactive music generating technologies are hosted in the ‘Interaction CafĂ©’.

International contributions
Several non-EU countries present their research activities and are looking for R&D collaboration. Central and Eastern European counties are represented, as well as a number of non-EU Mediterranean countries and other countries associated to the 5th Framework Programme.

Information stands
Projects and actions of a horizontal nature inform the visitor on their awareness activities, support actions and services. Some of them are from within the IST Programme, others originate from initiatives like the Global Cities Dialogue or EUREKA. Last but not least, the key actions and messages of the Information Society Directorate General of the European Commission are displayed in a visual and attractive manner.

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