Online February 4th, 2021 09.00 - 17.00h See you next year?
See you next year?

Thursday February 4th, 2021
09.00 - 17.00h

ICT In Practice - Dare the future

The future starts now! Fontys School of ICT is shaping the possibilities of tomorrow today. And we prefer to shape them together. Together with students, lecturers, researchers, and Partners in Education and in Innovation. Familiar partners and new partners. Fontys School of ICT welcomes you to ICT In Practice, the annual networking event on applied research in ICT. This year the symposium will be online, on February 4th from 09:00 to 17:00 hrs.


Let's do this together

At Fontys School of ICT, we take technology more than seriously, we take it to the next level. We go the extra mile to design innovations that matter. And we understand that Rome wasn’t built in a day, by an individual. It’s cooperation that counts. Inspiring cooperation with kindred spirits, inside and outside our institute. Together, we add value to applied research, bringing science into practice. Through sharing and shaping knowledge, we collectively dare the future. 

ICT in Practice over the years has proven itself to be the perfect venue to share inspiration and aspiration. Here, students, lecturers, researchers, other educational institutes, and Partners in Innovation and in Education proudly present the projects they have been jointly working on. Each of these projects is a thought-provoking example of how innovative concepts can transition from a lower level of Technology Readiness to the level needed for a promising market penetration.   


Share, shape, succeed

Of course, due to the current circumstances, this time, it is impossible to meet up in person at our Fontys ICT InnovationLab. Here, applied researching, experimenting, and collaborating in unlikely combinations lead to inspiring innovation. However, even though visits to the InnovationLab will be virtual only, ICT in Practice offers plenty of fascinating examples of what sharing, and shaping can result to. Imaginative possibilities divided in 6 future-driven research themes that provoke thoughts and dare the future.

Research themes

ICT in Practice hosts a wide variety of expert speakers and research projects strongly committed to current developments in our society.
Six research themes are the result of our focus:

Artificial Intelligence Read More
Applied Games Read More
Data and Software Services Read More
Digital Communities Read More
Human Capital Read More
Robots Read More

Applied Research

Educating ICT professionals means bringing science into practice which  is reflected in the projects demonstrated at IIP. These projects show how applied research adds value for the industry by transitioning technology from a lower level of Technology Readiness to the higher levels needed to introduce innovations to the market.


Fontys ICT InnovationLab

ICT in Practice is strongly connected with our Fontys ICT InnovationLab; an open innovation lab that offers ample room for applied research, experiments and unexpected combinations that can lead to innovation. The InnovationLab facilitates students, teachers, researchers and our Industry Partners (Partners in Innovation*) to explore and develop talents outside the comfort zone and of a course or discipline.

*For more information please go to:

Previous Editions

ICT in Practice 2020 Main theme IIP 2020: In Bots we Trust Read More
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ICT In Practice 2019 Main theme IIP 2019: Demystifying AI Read More
ICT In Practice 2018 Main theme IIP 2018: Robotics Read More