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

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. 

Blockchains for Social Good

The 23 finalists from the European Commission's Blockchain for Social Good prize will present and discuss their innovative solutions in five-minute pitches. All candidates will be able to put forward the impact of their solutions, the social good generated and the economic models behind them. Each session will be devoted to questions from the public as well as from other finalists. This interactive event will bring together blockchain specialists, innovators and Europe curious minds to learn how Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) may positively affect our society in various ways related…

Elements of AI Exhibition

MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri is hosting the upcoming two-day exhibition on Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is an opportunity for stakeholders to test the free-of-charge online course of AI, announced by the Finnish Presidency in December 2019. The online course is available in all official EU languages and stakeholders are invited to test the course under professional guidance.  An opening reception will take place from 12:30-13:00 on Tuesday 4th February, as well as a Breakfast event at 08:00 on Wednesday 5th February. Registration is required for the breakfast, please RSVP to miapetra.…

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. 

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

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…

Digital Innovation Hub Enhanced- Learning Programme (DIHELP)

The European Commission has launched the Digital Innovation Hub Enhanced Learning Programme (DIHELP). DIHELP will support 30 Digital Innovation Hubs to develop and/or scale-up their activities for 9 months through a coaching and mentoring programme. This call for Expression of Interest has been launched on the 28 November 2018 and will be open until 16 January 2019 (17:00 CET). New DIHs as well as established DIHs can apply to be a part of the programme. To apply: https://dihelp.eu/open-call/ Further information: http://dihelp.eu/ For questions, please contact Alain Gutierrez from Eurada.

The European Commission launches the European Digital Skills Awards 2018

The European Commission wants to put the spotlight on projects which contribute to the development of digital skills in Europe. The Awards will be presented by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society on 6 December 2018. The Awards are a great opportunity for nominees to showcase their projects, as the winners and four runners up in each category will be invited to exhibit their project at the ICT 2018 conference in Vienna as a reward. The European Digital Skills Awards 2018 which are organised with the support of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, will…

EU Industry Day 2019 (Deadline to host a session: 30 September)

The 2019 edition of EU Industry Days will take place in Brussels on 5-6 February 2019 and will consist of a mix of events organised by both the European Commission and stakeholders. Stakeholders from any sector of industry or the research and innovation community are invited to submit their proposals to organise a session on either of the 2 days. The thematic areas selected for 2019 industry and sustainability industry and globalisation innovation and digitalisation Applicationa to host a session are open until 30 September 2018: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/StakeholderSession2019     

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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. 

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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.

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

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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.

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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.