For the first time ever, on 20–21 September, the High Tech Summit, hosted by the Technical University of Denmark, is giving Danish industry a unique opportunity to meet both researchers and start-ups eye-to-eye to focus on topics such as AR, Big Data, IoT and Industry 4.0. The three thousand visitors who are expected to attend will have the opportunity to break down barriers between research and business and thrust Danish high-tech onto the (world) market.
Fortunately, the gap between basic research and the manufacturing industry is narrowing. Researchers have gradually become aware of innovation’s commercial potential. And industry professionals want to invest in inventions and ideas, now that the gap between product development and sales has become much more manageable. These developments – which include IoT (the Internet of Things), Industry 4.0, embedded electronics and smart cities/energy/metering – are advancing faster than ever before.
For two days (20–21 September), the Technological University of Denmark (building 101) will form the setting for the High Tech Summit, a unique opportunity for research and industry to meet one another eye to eye. Researchers and commercial professionals will be able to get together to evaluate the opportunities for launching a number of new research results on the market.
The event figures clearly speak for themselves: It is realistically estimated that the High Tech Summit will attract 3,000 visitors, and more than 200 start-ups from Copenhagen, Denmark and southern Sweden will be represented. The event will also include an exhibition and trade fair, where companies from a number of the most future-oriented and financially sustainable technologies will be present.
The vast array of topics of the High Tech Summit at the Technical University of Denmark range from atoms to applications. A widely varied, in-depth and ambitious programme of conferences and lectures is planned, based on the technological developments and industrial opportunities just over the horizon.
Much of the conference will focus on two essential topics in the field of embedded solutions for the future: Big Data and Augmented/Virtual Reality. Processing such copious amounts of data will pose a major challenge to the IoT-based societies of the future, requiring intelligent division of front-end processing of analogue data sets, uploading via cloud solutions, and central pairing of data sets in server parks. Augmented Reality (AR) is another hot topic where user experiences and professional instructions can be superimposed “live” on the objects perceived through AR glasses. Here, too, the debate is about where to process the data in relation to the application. It will be very worthwhile to keep an eye on these topics during the event’s conferences and lectures.
There will be a total of 20 conference tracks and 130 technical lectures, at the same time that 10 hackathons will be examining alternative solutions in great detail. Further details about the event are available at:
“It’s no use closing your eyes to the changes. We need to constantly keep up and try to influence the process.”
Professor Jan Madsen, DTU Compute