The EU-GCC 1st Collaboration Forum in Science, Technology and Innovation

"Hyper-connected Society"

9 - 10 March 2016, Dubai, UAE

" The Forum will be held in a professional Hotel in Dubai that will be announced soon!"


EU-GCC Collaboration Forum is a platform to organize joint events between GCC and EU organizations in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation. The main objective is the industrial and academic engagement and collaboration to disseminate and deploy latest result of Research, Technology, Development and Innovation (RTDI) projects in both sides and to explore mutual interest for further cooperation.The first event is planned to be in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and could be a starting point for a long-term collaboration between the “European RTD Project Leaders” (EPL) and the “Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF)”. Holos Company, a leading technology provider in Europe, and it is the European promotor and ASTF is the strategic partner in GCC.


The main objective for this event is to introduce latest trends in market related to ICT based on European project results and understand how it can change our life, business and society. This could help to understand and be an active player in coming world. Also expanding the network and finding high quality partners from GCC / MENA Region for future European RTD Framework (Horizon 2020) calls is one of the objectives. The Forum will support the Gulf Countries to further develop their national innovation systems with particular focus upon ICT latest trends and will help identify opportunities for regional cooperation.

Why Attend

Be part of one of the biggest research programs worldwide with a total budget close to €80 billion. The European Project Leaders Association could be a way towards it.

Explore new area

which could affect your business


about latest trends in ICT area


with European Project leaders


your Network for future works


from an active to reactive player for future


yourself for a new world

EU-GCC 1st Forum

Main Theme

The main theme of the 1st forum is one of the most noticeable subject

"Hyper-connected Society"

which is simply about our future or even present!

“Hyperconnected Society” is more than technology, our life style. It will affect all aspects of our life from privet to business and education. It can be a threat or if you have knowledge enough to find your role and know how to add value in this new Era, an opportunity.


In this forum basic pillars of Hyper-connected Society such as

"Big data""Internet of Things""Smart cities""Cloud Technology"

will be introduced and European experts will share their ideas about future challenges and the way it will affect business models. This is not future any more but if not today, just tomorrow!

Forum Program

The seminars include both latest subjects about the topic and related state of the art Research, Technology and Development (RTD) projects in Europe

The Audience will enjoy being familiar with both theory and real cases to have a better and deeper perspective

The Speakers are top European Research Leaders from Academia and leading European companies

Day 1

08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:45 Welcome Session And Introducing European RTD
Framework(Horizon 2020)
09:45 - 10:30 What does Hyperconnected Society mean?
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:45 Big Data
11:45 - 12:30 Internet of things
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch and Pray time
14:00 - 16:00 Discussion panel:
Future Challenges of Hyperconnected Society

Day 2

08:30 - 09:00 Welcome coffee
09:00 - 09:45 Dubai Technological plan for Future
09:45 - 10:30 From Smart home 2 Smart Cities
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:45 Cloud Technology
11:45 - 12:30 Discussion panel:
New Business models in Hyperconnected Society
12:30 - 14:00 Closing Talk and introducing next event