Trans-Atlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy, Minneapolis, USA


BILAT USA 4.0 is pleased to invite you to the “Trans-Atlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy – 5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems for a Smart Society” to be held in Minneapolis, June 19-20, 2017. The event is organized by the PICASSO project and hosted by the Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota.

The event will comprise a combination of keynote lectures and plenary and parallel sessions, animated by a wide range of high-level technical and policy experts from the EU and US. The speakers and panelists include leaders from industry, academia, government agencies (including NSF, NIST, and the European Commission) and leading national and international private-public initiatives. By participating in the symposium you can expect to gain insight into the latest developments and trends in key information and communication technologies (ICT), as well as customer needs in smart-society sectors, ICT policy issues, and EU-US collaboration and funding opportunities.

Online registration is mandatory for all attendees and can be completed here. For more information (agenda, speaker list, hotel and travel information, etc.), check out the related website.

We anticipate the availability of travel grants for US graduate students thanks to NSF. More information is available here.  


Goals of the Symposium

The “Trans-Atlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy – 5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems for a Smart Society”, organised by the European Commission-funded PICASSO project, hosted by the Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota, and co-sponsored by additional EU and US organisations, will cover the spectrum from research assessments via commercialisation opportunities to policy issues in information and communication technologies (ICT) such as 5G networks, Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT)/cyber-physical systems (CPS).

In addition to PICASSO, session organisers include BILAT USA 4.0, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, and Clean Energy Economy Minnesota.

Comprising a combination of plenary and parallel sessions, the symposium will set focus on impacts for a smart society and related industry sectors.

The event will also present “opportunity reports”, including prioritisation of R&D and application needs, and recommended areas for EU-US collaboration, that have recently been prepared by the PICASSO Expert Groups in IoT/CPS, 5G networks, Big Data and Policy.

Why attend?  

  • Learn the latest about:
    • Technology developments and research priorities in key ICT areas
    • Customer needs in smart-society sectors
    • Possibilities for harmonised approaches to ICT policy issues
    • New international collaboration and program opportunities
  • Meet high-level technical and policy experts, leaders from industry and academia, and policy makers from the EU and the US
  • Showcase your achievements, find new partners, enhance your network!

More detailed information:


How to attend

Online registration is mandatory and can be completed here.
Seats are limited and early registration is advised.

Registration fee: The registration fee of USD 200.00 covers event participation, lunches and breaks on both days, and the networking reception on June 19th.

We anticipate the availability of travel grants for US graduate students thanks to the U.S. National Science Foundation. More information is available here.


The symposium will be held at the McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, 200 Oak Street S.E., Minneapolis, USA.