ECSEL JU Symposium 2020


24 June 2020

Digital Conference


The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has proved that the Digital Transformation hugely impacts all sectors of our economy; from agriculture to public services, from industry to public administration, it radically changes the way we live and work.

These evolutions are empowered by advances in artificial intelligence, improved cyber-security, reinforced connectivity through 5G (and 6G), edge computing, sensors, power management etc., many of which will significantly contribute to the ‘European Green Deal’, as well as providing the necessary means for stimulating industry and employment – which is likely to be a critical societal concern during the recovery from the pandemic crisis.

But the EU today is at risk of losing its digital sovereignty. Lately the sense of urgency has increased, but unless quick and more targeted actions are taken the EU may risk losing its global position.

Join the ECSEL JU community for its annual event, exceptionally taking a shape of a digital conference, where we will discuss some of the most urgent issues and try to answer the questions, such as:

  • What are the threats to the EU’s digital sovereignty today that require further analysis, action and regulation at EU level?
  • What strategic global alliances should the EU contemplate?
  • Where does the EU stand vis-à-vis other geographies in terms of (RD&I) investments?
  • How can instruments like ECSEL JU contribute in a pragmatic way to speed economic (re)development?

Of course, COVID-19 has shown the importance of the digital innovation in healthcare based on artificial intelligence. But it is an opportunity to rethink not only the doctor-hospital-patient relationship, but also business relations more generally, to ensure continuity, economic stability, resilience, safety and security. And most of all, solutions that are highly relevant for the post COVID-19 scenario.


More information are available on the event website.


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