Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (ITACA)

ITACA institute commemorates 25th anniversary with an event about innovation and technology

The event will be held on 4 July and will include different round tables and two keynote speeches by José M. Carmena and Javier Sirvent.

The ITACA Institute of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) celebrates its 25th anniversary with an important event, the «Workshop on Innovation and Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Technology» (WIICT 2024), which will be held on Thursday 4 July 2024 in the Blue Cube of the UPV.

The event includes several round tables on «Environment and Sustainable Mobility», «Health and Wellbeing» and «Industry and Energy», with the participation of experts and professionals in technology and innovation.

One of the highlights will be two keynote lectures by José M. Carmena, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Neuroscience at the University of California-Berkeley, and Javier Sirvent, a Technology Evangelist, founder of technology companies and author of several patents.

The day will culminate with the WIICT awards ceremony and the closing of the event.


  • Opening of the session (9:00 – 9:30):
    • Ms. María Belén Picó, Vice-Rector for Research at UPV
    • Mr. José Manuel Catalá, Director of the ITACA Institute
    • Ms. María Guillem, Deputy Director of the ITACA Institute
    • Mr. Carlos Fernández, Coordinator of WIICT
  • Round Table: Environment and Sustainable Mobility (9:30 – 10:15):
    • Moderator: D. José Vicente Oliver (ITACA-UPV)
    • Speakers:
      • Mr. Eduardo Rojas (UPV)
      • Ms. Gracia Cicuéndez (Valencia Chamber of Commerce)
      • Mr. Joan Aguado (Valencia Provincial Council)
      • Mr. Antonio García-Celda (Valencia City Council- EU Green Capital)
  • Keynote Speech (10:15 – 11:00):
    • Speaker: Mr. José M. Carmena (University of California-Berkeley)
  • Round Table: Health and Well-being (11:00 – 11:30):
    • Moderator: Mr. José Millet (ITACA-UPV)
    • Sepakers:
      • Mr. José M. Carmena (University of California-Berkeley)
      • Mr. Salvador Vera (Mysphera)
      • Mr. Vicente Traver (ITACA-UPV)
  • Coffe break (11:30 – 12:00)
  • Keynote Speech (12:00 – 13:00):
    • Speaker: Mr. Javier Sirvent (Technology Evangelist)
  • Round table: Industry and Energy (13:00 – 13:30):
    • Moderator: D. José M. Catalá (ITACA-UPV)
    • Speakers:
      • Mr. Javier Sirvent (Technology Evangelist)
      • Mr. Ángel López (Ceinnmat)
      • Mr. Javier Urchueguía (ITACA-UPV)
  • WIICT Awards Ceremony ((13:30 – 13:45)
  • Closing (13:45 – 14:00)

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