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

ICT

The main objective of the ICT Work Group is to create a platform where it is possible to create or discuss ICT projects, topics and opportunities for interregional cooperation in the ICT area.  The aim is to gain an overview and knowledge about the ICT areas and supporting facilities in the EU framework programs - with a focus on Horizon 2020.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

ICT WG

ICT WG meeting: Digital and Gamified Learning

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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

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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

Scoping The Horizon Workshop

A two-day strategic planning and proposal workshop at MetroLab will take place in Brussels in December. The workshop hopes particpants will share the burden of consortium forming and proposal preparation, allowing them to work collaborativley across different calls. Specifically the workshop will address forthcoming calls of common interest, mainly under Science with and for Society (SwafS), Societal Challenge 6 and ICT, though you are more than welcome to discuss other calls.  Please register at this link by 6 December 2019. 

Northern Netherlands in Transition Working Conference

The decision by the Dutch government to stop extracting natural gas from the Groningen gas field will have major economic implications for the Northern Netherlands. To tackle these challenges, the four largest Northern cities have started a trajectory with theJoint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC). The main goal of this trajectory is  to develop a concrete Action Roadmap that prepares the Northern economy and labour market for the upcoming energy transition.   To help us draft this Roadmap, we have invited experts from regions that faced similar economic transitions to…

EU Digital Policy Discussion: Digital Europe for All

Aiming to provide a follow-up to the 'CoR Opinion on Digital Europe for All' that was adopted on 9th October, the Committee of the Regions invites you to discuss the issue with the representatives of the DG, CNECT, EIB and major stakeholder organisations. The focus will be on how to strengthen the local and regional dimension in an inclusive digital single market and how to stimulate local investment in infrastructure.  The agenda and registration can be found at this link. 

Transforming education for a technology driven world: Project Development Workshop 2019

Do you have a great idea for an innovative European Project on transforming education, fit for a technology-driven world? Whether it is in higher education, school or vocational education and training, adult education, youth or sport: get ready to set up your European project proposal and benefit from EU funding from the Erasmus+ programme. Mark Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 November 2019 in your agenda. The ReSET Task Force is delighted to invite you to the fifth edition of the Project Development Workshop (PDW), to take place in Brussels. The PDW is a unique occasion to convene with…

Harnessing Digital Innovation Solutions - Rising to Public Sector Challenges

CivTech® is the Scottish Government’s flagship innovation programme to harness digital innovation in public services. It brings together private sector innovation, public sector organisations and citizens to develop more efficient and effective products and services, which translate to new, better, faster and easier experiences for everyone.  CivTech® has a proven track record in creating jobs, providing economic development opportunities, delivering better public services, and fostering a transformational mind-set whilst saving millions of pounds. It provides a way of making it attractive…

Digital Europe and Future Role of DIHs/S3

We are honoured to invite you to the conference Digital Europe and Future Role of DIHs/S3 organized by the Smart-Space project funded through Interreg Alpine Space Programme. The conference will: Highlight some relevant topics of the future and challenges of the digital transformation in Europe; Present the state of the art and stakeholders of the Alpine Space DIHs; Introduce the best practice of DIHs and their future role in the digital transformation of entrepreneurship and industry; Display opportunities for interaction between SME and policy instruments; Strengthen the exchange of…

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

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.…

Facilitating a network between European schools to develop, share, and spread advanced ICT-based teaching practices

This Horizon 2020 project proposal will establish and facilitate a network between European schools to develop, share, and spread advanced ICT-based teaching practices among teachers and educators. This will be accomplished by following a network oriented methodology based on a learning design approach, combined with a sustainable professional competency development model. As one of Denmark's largest university of applied sciences, VIA University College (www.via.dk) develops and offers a variety of accredited programmes within education and social studies programmes. VIAs strength is…

Digitalising products - unlocking the potential

An emerged technology-push within Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has led to an evolving digital transformation within industry (Lasi et al., 2014). The digital transformation is often described as a revolution due to the expected impact on industry, changing the competition and business. Especially the digitalisation of products, is predicted to hold a huge potential of innovation, offering new opportunities and possibilities, to both users and companies (Porter and Heppelmann, 2014). As a result of the digitalising, products are transformed into complex systems, where…

Digital & Cybersecurity H2020 Event in Laval, France

Crowdhelix and Laval Mayenne Technopole are delighted to invite you to their Digital & Cybersecurity Event. It will be held on 6 and 7 February in Laval (1h30 from Paris).  This two-day meeting is a great opportunity to gather academia and businesses around common areas of interest. It is addressed at organisations specialised in Cybersecurity, Virtual & Augmented reality, Data protection, and/or Artificial Intelligence that are willing to collaborate and form consortia for Horizon 2020 calls. Breakout sessions will cover the following calls: SU-INFRA02-2019: Security for smart and…

Latest Updates

  • 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.

  • 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 Digital Innovation Hubs in Digital Europe Programme

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

  • By Hilary Webb

Scoping The Horizon Workshop

This workshop at MetroLab will offer participants an opportunity to share the burden of preparing to respond to various calls.

  • By Hilary Webb

I2M seek IT companies targeting the AHA market

I2M is looking for organisations working in specific areas of elderly care for a matchmaking event in February.

  • By Pieter Faber

Northern Netherlands in Transition Working Conference

The decision by the Dutch government to stop extracting natural gas from the Groningen gas
field
will have major economic implications for the Northern Netherlands. To tackle these
challenges, the four largest Northern cities have started a trajectory with the