Working Group Leaders

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

ICT WG Leader

Leader

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.

Next Working Group Meetings

Next Working Group Meetings

Digitising Cultural Heritage

Digitising Cultural Heritage

Agnieszka Wieczorek

We are happy to invite you to a joint meeting organised by ICT and Tourism & Cultural Heritage Working Groups. This meeting will focus on digitising European cultural heritage and will include a

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

ICT WG

ICT WG meeting: Digital and Gamified Learning

Anonymous

Digital technologies have already changed the way we learn. How can digitalisation influence education in the future? Will traditional classroom-based learning be disrupted, or will it take on board

ICT WG

Health-ICT WG Meeting on AI

Anonymous

Welcome to the joint Health-ICT WG Meeting on April 11!  The meeting will be focused on Artificial Intelligence, the latest policy framework, funding and possible applications in the Health sector as

WG Events

WG Events

INSPIRE 2020 Conference

This year's INSPIRE conference will focus on sustainable digitalisation and digital sustainability in line with the Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030 initiative. The confernece will ask how digitalisation can help create a more sustainable Europe. This year the conference will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia over four days. The conference will be a chance to the INSPIRE directive can fuel development. Find more information here. 

6th International conference on Advanced Computing (ADCOM-2020)

The 6th International conference on Advanced Computing (ADCOM-2020) will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of Advanced Computing. The conference focuses on all technical and practical aspects of high performance computing, green computing, pervasive computing, cloud computing etc. The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on understanding advances in computing and establishing new collaborations in these areas. Topics of Interest • High…

Digitising Cultural Heritage

We are happy to invite you to a joint meeting organised by ICT and Tourism & Cultural Heritage Working Groups. This meeting will focus on digitising European cultural heritage and will include a presentation of Time Machine project which aims to develop distributed digital information system mapping the European social, cultural and geographical evolution across times. Also, some local time machines will be presented and discussed. A presentation by the European Commission on the opportunities and synergies in cultural heritage and digitisation will follow.   Please find the agenda…

CyberSec4Europe Discussion and Reception

  As CyberSec4Europe, along with the other three pilot projects, enters its second year, the results of the first 12 months’ work are now available. In preparation for the passage of the legislation on establishing the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres through Parliament, the initial analysis and insights on potential governance models are now a top priority. 18.30 Arrival of guests and welcome drinks19.00 Welcome: • Jan Schonebeck, Head of Unit for the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and Sports, Representation of the State of…

A European perspective on Artificial Intelligence (AI): Paving the way for SME’s AI adoption in key industrial value chains

A conference that hopes to contribute to and accelerate the development of artificial intelligence (AI) applications by European SMEs will take place in Brussels this February. The conference is orgnaised in the context of the European Commission's ongoing AI initiative 'Artificial Intelligence: Critical industrial applications for SMEs'.  The two-day event will take place across two venues in Brussels and will bring industry, start-ups, academics and policy makers together to share success stories and foster future collaborations.  For more information, the agenda and details of how to…

Europe under digital transformation: Recent developments, possibilities & challenges

The Helsinki EU office is to host a talk with a digital expert from Aalto University on the subject 'Europe under digital transformation: recent developments, possibilities and challenges'.  Dr Kari Hiekkanen, a research fellow specialising in artificial intellengence (AI), digital ethics and digital transformation will speak at the event by conference call organised through the 'Call a Researcher!' week at Aalto University.  Learn more and register here. 

WG Documents

WG Documents

European Digital Innovation Hubs in Digital Europe Programme

European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) will play a central role in the Digital Europe Programme to stimulate the broad uptake of Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing (HPC) and Cybersecurity as well as other digital technologies by industry (in particular SMEs and midcaps) and public sector organisations in Europe. They are onestop shops that help companies become more competitive with regard to their business/production processes, products or services using digital technologies, by providing access to technical expertise and experimentation, so that companies can “test before…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Commission launches new digital strategy: A Europe Fit for the Digital Age

The European Commission has announced the strategy for Europe Fit for the Digital Age. The implementation of this strategy is vital to the green transition, as digital interventions will open up more possibilities. Data and AI, in particular, have the potential to reach these goals.  Three actions, so far, have been announced as part of the strategy. They are: Shaping Europe's digital future - ensuring technology serves the people and adds value to their lives. Excellence and trust in AI - by empowering them to start, scale-up, innovate and compete fairly. Read more about this here.…

Bridging culture and audiovisual content through digital

What do we want? - Main task   We want to explore new ways to disseminate European world heritage through innovative digital technology. Our goal is to create extraordinary experiences for the public, and to solve key challenges for the participating World Heritage Sites.  With central issues in the dissemination work as a starting point, we will create workshops with broad interdisciplinary and European participation tailored to each world heritage site. The workshops will work on how to meet the challenges the individual place has with the combination of creative eagerness and new…

Erasmus+ VET Centres of Excellence: /AI,VR,AR Companies and VET within Healthcare and Technical sector needed

Do you want to be a part of VET EDU 4.0 with Global TNE business perspectives? Goal one; VET TNE business taxonomy. Goal two; Developing VET MOOC platform integrating VR/AR/AI Education and the educational sector are moving towards a digital era where Globalisation and flexibility are determining success factors in the provision of knowledge regionally and across borders and cultures (Tait, Cho, & Tong, 2019). Educational Technology (EDTech) is rapidly developed, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platforms like Coursera (Coursera Inc., 2019), Udemy, etc. are gaining more and more…

European Commission unveils European Green Deal

Today the European Commission is presenting the ‘European Green Deal’ in the European Parliament. The deal, presented by President Ursula von der Leyen and Frans Timmermans, is pitched to be a response to the challenges of climate change and a bid to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. It is also an integral part of the Commission’s strategy to implement the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. One of the goals is to mobilise European research and foster innovation. The ambitious deal lays out plans for caring for the continent’s natural capacity while…

Commission sets out draft guidelines for CEF2 Digital programme

The European Commission has published a non-paper detailing potential orientations and implementation guidelines for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF2) Digital programme.  The aim of CEF2 Digital is to catalyse investment in digital connectivity infrastructures during the 2021-2027 period, so that Europe can benefit from individuals, institutions and businesses' increased access to Gigabit networks.  The deployment of high-capcity networks, including uninterrupted 5G, high-quality wireless Internet in local communities and the cross-border projects supporting digital platforms in the…

Partner search: -ITN- VIsual directional SUpport in massive opticAL Wireless communications for Internet-of-Things

We find nowadays a strenuous effort to exploit the higher frequency spectrum, specially in the context of mmWave communications, with the aim to overcome the problems of spectrum scarcity. Some of the main challenges posed by mmWave are not at all different from the ones we encounter in optical wireless communications (OWC): higher directivity that only enables the exploitation of LoS links, and signal blockage by any obstacle present in its pathway. In this sense, OWC can also offer distinctive advantages, such as the availability of higher bandwidth and the absence of spectrum regulation.…

Latest Updates

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Study on opportunities of Artificial Intelligence - questionnaire for members

The Centre for Strategy and Evaluation Services (CSES) has been commissioned by the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) to conduct a study on Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence.

  • By Hilary Webb

Commission launches new digital strategy: A Europe Fit for the Digital Age

The European Commission has announced the strategy for Europe Fit for the Digital Age, including actions on data and artificial intelligence.

  • By Johanna Bond

Bridging culture and audiovisual content through digital

We are looking for a partner for the Creative Europe call: Bridging culture and audiovisual content through digital. We want to explore new ways to disseminate European world heritage through innovative digital technology. Our goal is to create extraordinary experiences for the public, and to solve key challenges for the participating World Heritage Sites.  

  • By Aija Konisevska Azadi

Erasmus+ VET Centres of Excellence: /AI,VR,AR Companies and VET within Healthcare and Technical sector needed

Partners from Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Sweden and Malta are sought for a VET TNE project.

  • By Hilary Webb

Commission sets out draft guidelines for CEF2 Digital programme

The European Commission has published a non-paper detailing potential orientations and implementation guidelines for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF2) Digital programme. 

  • By Hilary Webb

European Commission unveils European Green Deal

The European Commission presents its European Green Deal ahead of a debate in the European Parliament.