Conference of EU-China Collaboration on 5G and IoT Research

Conference of EU-China Collaboration on 5G and IoT Research

09/03/2017 all-day
北京粤财金威万豪酒店 JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central
西城区宣外大街 18 号
北京 100052 中国; 18 Xuanwumenwai Street, Xicheng District
Beijing 100052 China
Ms. Kai (Grace) Zhang - Martel Innovate

Project EXCITING (EU-China Study on IoT and 5G) is proudly announcing the first conference that will be held on March 9th, 2017 in Beijing, China with strong support from Huawei, one of the partners of the project consortium. The event is also endorsed by the IEEE 5G Initiative

Event concept

The one-day event aims to present and showcase some of the latest development of 5G and IoT in both the EU and China, covering topics including EU-China S&T cooperation priorities in the fields of ICT, standardisation, cooperation on large scale pilots and testbeds, as well as to identify potential ways forward towards better cooperation between both sides in these two fields.

Registration for the event is free, and can be done here.


  1. Policy Perspectives
  2. Technology Perspectives
  3. Application
  4. Final Panel on Joint Future Actions


Time Session Speaker / Organisation (To Be Confirmed) Format
8:00 – 9:00am Registration
9:00 – 9:10am Welcome EU Rep.  / Project Officer Speech
9:10 – 9:20am Opening Address Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China  Speech
9:20 – 9:30am Overview of the Conference and EXCITING Project Martel Innovate (Coordinator of EXCITING project)  Presentation
9:30 – 11:00am Policy Session EU Representatives / EC China / Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) in China / Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China Moderated Panel Discussion
11:00 – 11:15am  Tea Break
11:15am – 1:15pm Technology Development (5G) 5G Large Scale Pilots(LSP) in Europe / 5G Large Scale Pilots in China / China Mobile / European large telecommunications company Moderated Panel Discussion
1:15 – 2:15pm Networking Lunch
2:15 – 4:15pm Application (IoT) IoT Large Scale Pilots in Europe / IoT Large Scale Pilots in China / European research and industry / Chinese research and industry Moderated Panel Discussion
4:15 – 4:30pm Tea Break
4:30 – 5:55pm Joint Actions towards Future Cooperation A joint discussion on potential cooperation areas from Policy/Technology/application perspectives Moderated Panel Discussion
5:55 – 6:00pm Closing Martel Innovate
6:00 – 6:30pm Networking Apero/Reception

Expected Outcomes

The conference will serve as the first key project event where the project partners and its Advisory Board members interact directly with and get the first-hand information on IoT and 5G development in both the EU and China from its target stakeholder groups (research community, industry, policy makers, media, general audience, etc.). It will raise awareness of the importance of joint actions and collaboration, collect useful inputs for project activities in terms of standardisation, testbeds and LSP specifications and best practices, as well as valuable opinions on how the project can move forwards to best support and facilitate concrete collaboration in the near future.

The conference will be followed immediately on the next day with a non-public, intensive Round Table discussion between the invited speakers/experts and the project partners on concrete ideas to move forward on bilateral cooperation in the fields of IoT and 5G.

Public presentations from speakers, major outcomes of the conference and highlights of the discussion of the Round Table will be made available within the event proceedings that will be published on the project website.

We look forward to having you on the journey of creating a better, more cooperative environment for the Future Internet, raise your voice! Join us in Beijing this March! Register here

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