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2017 MIT Europe Conference

January 26, 2017

Technological Leaps vs. Strategic Steps

On March 29th and 30th 2017 international researchers, entrepreneurs, business owners, and technology experts will convene at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) in Vienna. More than 500 attendees are expected to partake in this year’s conference, ‘Mind the Gap – Technological Leaps vs. Strategic Steps’.

End of March leading researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), arguably the world’s most renowned scientific institute, will gather at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber’s (WKO) headquarters. For two days Vienna will once again be the spotlight of discussions about state-of-the-art technologies, brand new innovations, and international trends that will disrupt the current status quo in our business world.

MIT – An Economy On Its Own
Undoubtedly the MIT is one of the most respected and famous educational and research institutions in the world. Apart from annually topping university rankings, the numbers speak for themselves. MIT is home to 86 Nobel Laureates, a number that only a handful of institutes can come close to. Additionally, a 2015-report underscored the substantial economic impact of MIT’s alumni entrepreneurs. MIT alumni launched over 30,000 active companies, employing roughly 4.6 million people worldwide, and generating about $1.9 trillion in annual revenues. Based on 2013 data from the International Monetary Fund this would rank MIT’s “economy” as the 10th largest in the world, similar in size to the GDP of Italy or India.

MIT CONFERENCE in Vienna for the 6th time
2017 marks the sixth time that Vienna is the European host city of this international conference format. Due to the unmatched interest of past years, MIT’s organizers were keen on sending its prominent researchers to Austria once again. At the conference we will discuss the potential of new technologies and provide ideas to business owners on how to incorporate them into their company policies and strategic plans.

From AI on a chip to ‘Digital Twins’ to Cube Satellites
Vivienne Sze from the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will present how artificial intelligence can be put on a simple chip and therefore applied among various sectors. Donna Rhodes, the director of the MIT Systems Engineering Advancement Initiative, will speak about “Digital Twins”, a virtual reproduction of a machine that can provide savings in terms of costs and time. Amos Winter from the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering will base his presentation on a recently published article that our planet’s resources are insufficient to supply the world’s growing population with necessary goods. Sustainability will in the future be key to building products and ensuring the ability to attract the largest number of potential customers. Carlo Ratti, Director of the MIT Senseable City Lab, works on Smart Cities and the Future of Urban Living. Last but not least, Kerry Cahoy will demonstrate how in the near future even smaller companies will be able to access space through Cube Satellites. 

Join us on March 29th and 30th in Vienna to learn more about how your company can keep up with the high pace of technological evolution. Meet and discuss hot topics with MIT’s experts at the conference and be an early adopter and benefit from first-hand knowledge.

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