Innovation Day 2018 in Budapest

Venue: Info Park, Öbölház, Budapest

Date: 27 November 2018, from 11.00 AM to 4.00 PM


EIT Digital’s annual innovation event is back in town yet again! As part of a Europe-wide event series, our Budapest node will host leading figures from the European innovation arena to showcase the hottest autonomous systems trends in industry, tech business and related policymaking.

  • Find out how Watersharks' AI-based solution cleans our waters and how corporate giant Tungsram rides the autonomous wave of change!
  • Keynotes and presentations will follow in conveyor belt fashion on the paradigm shift in mobility, the latest smart city solutions and why data is the new oil.
  • Don't miss our exciting after-lunch panel discussion on the moral dilemma posed by the use of self-driving systems when it comes to life-or-death decisions on the road. Participants include celebrity car tech journalist Gábor Bazsó aka Karotta, urban mobility heavyweight Dávid Vitézy andBaker & McKenzie lawyer Dr. Ádám Liber. Moderation will be handled by Eszter Endrődy (Bosch).



10:00 a.m.


Arrivals and Registration






Event moderator: Otto Werschitz, MBA - Business Development Director at ZTE Hungary


Welcome and Introduction - László Gulyás, director, EIT Digital Hungary: Driving Digital Transformation for better Autonomous Systems




Keynote Joerg Bauer, CEO, Tungsram– Innovation is our Heritage




Presentation X2 – professor Zsolt Szalay, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 

Keynote István Szabó, Vice-President of National Research, Development and Innovation Office






Presentation – Gergely Horváth, Technical Account Manager, Commsignia: Cooperation as a paradigm shift in mobility




Presentation – professorVilmos Simon, Head of MEDIANETS Lab, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Networked Systems and Services: Automated cities of the future: data is the new oil?





Lunch Break




Welcome and Introduction – Stéphane Péan, Action Line Leader – Digital Cities, EIT Digital




Presentation – Oliver Cunningham, Strategy Director, RanMarine/Watershark: Sharks At Work In Your Smart City




Presentation X3  – professor András Lőrincz, ELTE Faculty of Informatics: Autonom Deep Component System: Work in Progress, Viktor Serrano, Bosch, László Kopácsi (PhD/IDSL student)




Presentation  – Zoltán Szilágyi, Product Manager, GLI Solutions: Geo Data and Insights powering autonomous vehicles and digital cities




Presentation – Daniel Avdagic, CEO, BTC AV Living Labs: Let’s Digitally Transform the Transportation Industry together!




Presentation – Federico Pacifici, Senior Project Manager, IoT Business Unit, Tnet: IoT as a service for Smart Cities and Nations.






Coffee Break




Panel Discussion: Autonomous Systems in a Human(e) Environment

Dávid Vitézy, (BKK ex-CEO), tech journalist Gábor Bazsó (aka Karotta/Totalcar), Ben Gilburt, (philosopher/blogger, Sopra Steria UK), ÁdámLiber (Baker & McKenzie), moderated by Eszter Endrődy (Bosch)






Event concludes



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