Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of ICT Working Group.

ICT WG Leader

Leader (on maternity leave - replaced by Anniina Palmu)

Emilia Pernaa

West Finland European Office

ICT WG Leader

Leader

Romain Wascat

Hauts de France Innovation Développement

Wim De Kinderen

Leader

Wim De Kinderen

Brainport Eindhoven EU Office Brussels

Annelie Zapfe

Leader

Annelie Zapfe

Thuringia

Edwin Teurlincx

Edwin Teurlincx

City of ’s-Hertogenbosch

Cosmin Cristal

Cosmin Cristal

North-East Regional Development Agency Romania

ICT

The main objective of the ICT Work Group is to provide a platform for members that helps to inform about important European Initiatives, Strategies and funding programs related to ICT topics and their regional dimension. This platform is equally meant to create opportunities for interregional cooperation in the ICT area crosscutting with other areas.  

We will invest in links and synergies with other topics and ERRIN WGs. In preparation of the new funding period from 2021 on we will continue dialogue with different DGs to talk about the proposed funding programs Horizon Europe and Digital Europe as well as European initiatives to facilitate the participation of our regional stakeholders.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Health/ICT

Health and ICT WG meeting: Telemedicine as an answer to the current challenges

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Telemedicine as a distribution of health-related services using information and communication technologies (ICT) allows long-distance diagnostics, interventions and monitoring. While still being

Digitising Cultural Heritage

Postponed: Digitising Cultural Heritage

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns in Brussels, we regret to inform you that the upcoming Working Group meeting on 26th March on Digitising Cultural Heritage will be postponed. We will

WG Events

WG Events

Vienna UP'20

ViennaUP'20 is a week of more than 80 events designed to inspire startups, corporates, investors and talent, connecting the Viennese startup scene with the world.

ICT 2020: Leading the Digital Age

The European Commission, the German Presidency and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research will jointly host 'ICT 2020: Leading the Digital Age' in Cologne at the end of this year. 

Sex and gender dimension in frontier research

Considering gender in medical care, demographics and digital society, this event will raise awareness about gender dimensions in the research process.

EuroMed 2020 conference

The 8th biannual European-Mediterranean (EuroMed-2020) conference is co-organised by the UNESCO and the EU ERA Chairs and focuses this year on Digital Cultural Heritage.

EWRC session: The role of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) in the post COVID-19 era

The workshop’s main objective is to further increase awareness among regional / national policy makers on how DIHs can help SMEs in making the most of digital opportunities in their sector and becoming more resilient and competitive.

Second European AI Alliance Assembly: Towards an AI ecosystem of excellence and trust

The second edition of the European AI Alliance Assembly will take place online in October.

WG Documents

WG Documents

European Digital Innovation Hubs in Digital Europe Programme

The draft working document for European Digital Hubs in the Digital Europe Programme.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Commission begins testing interoperability of national contact tracing apps

The Commission is setting up an interoperability gateway service to link contact tracing apps across the EU. Testing has now begun and involves the official apps of the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Latvia.

€128 million awarded to 23 research projects in second EC coronavirus response call

The second call from the European Commission Coronavirus Response has funded 23 new research projects, with teams from 40 countries, 16 of which are outside the EU.

Six winners named for EIC Horizon Prize: Blockchains for social good

The EIC Prize on Blockchains for Social Good has named six winners that highlight the support and efforts made by developers and civil society to explore and decentralise applications of blockchains for social innovation.

Commission launches call for interregional coronavirus innovation partnerships linked to four thematic areas

Regional authorities, universities, research centres, clusters and SMEs willing to pilot interregional innovation partnerships are invited to express their interest in the Commissions new call for interregional thematic partnerships related to the pandemic.

EU leaders reach agreement on 2021-2027 MFF budget

After five days of negotiation, EU leaders have agreed on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) budget, with €80.9 allocated to Horizon Europe.

JRC studies use mobility data to provide insight into virus spread and containment efficacy

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published three papers exploring the relationship between human mobility and the spread of coronavirus, which will inform data-driven approaches to tackling the virus.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Digital Life Sciences open call for projects sharing data, tools and workflows in the cloud

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC-Life) has launched a call for projects sharing data, tools and workflows in the cloud. The purpose of the call is to support the development of a wide variety of projects that will contribute to the long-term aims of an open digital space for data and tools in the life sciences. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Commission begins testing interoperability of national contact tracing apps

The Commission is setting up an interoperability gateway service to link contact tracing apps across the EU. Testing has now begun and involves the official apps of the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Latvia.

  • By Hilary Webb

Test web authoring tools and share your experience

Web authors are sought to test the accessibility of authoring tools within a research project.

  • By Hilary Webb

€128 million awarded to 23 research projects in second EC coronavirus response call

The second call from the European Commission Coronavirus Response has funded 23 new research projects, with teams from 40 countries, 16 of which are outside the EU.

  • By Hilary Webb

Call for expressions of interest for innovative interregional COVID-19 response & recovery partnerships

This week DG REGIO launched a call for expressions of interest to pilot interregional innovation partnerships related to the COVID-19 response and recovery. We encourage members to use ERRIN's tools to build partnerships to respond to this call.

  • By Hilary Webb

Six winners named for EIC Horizon Prize: Blockchains for social good

The EIC Prize on Blockchains for Social Good has named six winners that highlight the support and efforts made by developers and civil society to explore and decentralise applications of blockchains for social innovation.