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

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

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

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

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

WG Events

WG Events

The future of DIHs & reference sites in the digital transformation of health & care in the EU

The European Commission is to host a webinar on the role of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and Reference sites in the digital transformation of health and care in the EU. The session will present DIHs and Reference Sites (through the EIP on AHA) and how their are involved in the development of trustworthy digital solutions in support of local and regional health facilities, needs and challenges.  The webinar will present an opportunity for collaboration and networking to allow for the enhanced deployment of digital technologies and more personalised health treatment and monitoring.  There…

Giant leaps start with small steps: e-Governance conference

This year's e-Governance conference will take place online and provide an opportunity to challenge the pandemic together through the use of the Internet. The programme will reflect governments' current challenges when helping citizens to manage their lives and businesses online.  Talks include: Vision & action: converting a vision of digital transformation into actionable small steps: what are the essential steps and how to move ahead? 19th May Financing for digital transformation: how to make the digital component an essential part of a country's development and how to finance it.…

INSPIRE 2020 Conference

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this event has been canceled. Hopefully, it will take place at the same venue in autumn 2020. More information will follow.  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. 

EIT Digital DeepHack: Data against COVID-19

EIT Digital is challenging people to find digital solutions for data-driven epidemic and pandemic lifecycle management by joining its DeepHack in May. Applications are open until 27th April (12:00 CEST) to join this challenge. The aim of the hack is to develop tools for early warning, fast response, curve management and back-to-normal approaches for this pandemic and those that will inevitably occur in the future.  Solutions in the following domains are sought: Alert or monitoring systems using mobile data Info provisioning and sharing data relevant to COVID-19 Systemic data analysis in…

How can DIHs help the transition towards smart cities?

This webinar, organized by the EC, aims at bringing together Digital Innovation Hubs, Living Labs, City Labs, Policy Labs as well as cities and municipalities to share good practices for helping cities develop their digital strategies, establish the foundations of their smart city and start developing concrete services. The webinar will allow stakeholders gain a better understanding of the kind of services DIHs could offer to public administrations at local level and progress in identifying what the DIHs technological and innovation services could encompass when serving the public sector.…

Webinar on open data for smarter cities

The Policy Learning Platform is hosting a webinar on the subject of open data for smarter cities. The session will focus on the benefits of measuring energy and transport data, and how it improves the design of measures.  As some cities have made all collected data on public services widely available and accessible, the webinar will explore such examples, particularly from Interreg Europe projects. The webinar will introduce the concept of smart open data centres with European examples and allow for the exchange of knowledge and good practices on the subject.  Register for the webinar here…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

We4Authours publish results from market analysis & stakeholder workshops

We4Authors - the pilot on web accessibility for web authoring tools, producers and communities project - has published its results. The pilot project was made up of a series of focused initiatives with the most relevant and used liscensed and open source authoring tools in Europe's public sector. These initiatives foster and facilitate the incoperation of accessbility features as the default option in authoring tools.  Two of the main results are the production of guidelines for stakeholders and the publication of market analysis. The former resulted in three sets of guidlines, following…

AI-Robotics vs COVID-19

The European Commission has launched a robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) initiative in the frame of the common European response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Two repositories have been created, which the Commission hopes to fill with AI and robotics solutions and initiatives. The repositories are: Solutions repository Initiatives repository  A dedicated space has also been set up to facilitate discussions on how such solutions can be deployed and when, in the timeline of prevention, diagnosis and treatment.  If you have an AI system or if you have built a robotic tool that might be…

HOGENT and Howest Universities of Applied Sciences are looking for partners for Creative Europe-project on digitalisation of cultural heritage sites

Who: HOGENT - Howest – Belgium Proposal: Three pilot projects on how digital communities can participate in the valuation, opening-up or development of cultural heritage sites. Partners needed: Cross-sectoral partners who approach the question from within their interest and want to organize a pilot in their region but within an international context. We are a new found research consortium named ‘Innovative future through design’ and are connected to the HOGENT-Howest in Flanders Belgium. We have a strong expertise in research, prior to the forming of this consortium. We systematically…

Solutions sought: Digital health together against coronavirus

ERRIN is joining organisers Ticbiomed in gathering technologies already available in the market that can help manage the healthcare crisis caused by the new coronavirus. Telemedicine, diagnostics and patients follow-up technologies, for example, will be gathered in a free online platform: eHealth Hub Platform, the map of European eHealth.  If you have a digital solution that can help, follow these steps: 1. Go to the eHealth Hub Platform (click here) If you already have a profile, update it (go to step 2) If your profile exists, but you have not claimed it yet, click ‘claim your profile’…

How DIHs can help in times of COVID-19: propose actions

On 25 March a webinar on “How can DIHs help in times of COVID-19?” organised by DIHNET project took place. The goal was to showcase and propose digital solutions for private and public sector that can help tackle the current crisis.   During the meeting, some EU initiatives and digital tools for re-use were presented: - Exscalate4CoV (E4C): Italian HPC project gets EU funding for Covid-19 research - CEF Building Blocks, such as: CEF eHealth Digital Service Infrastructure (cross-border health data exchange) and Context Broker, Big Data Test Infrastructure (data for policy-making) - …

Intelligent Cities Challenge

Following the success of the Digital Cities Challenge (DCC), the European Commission has launched the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC). The initiative promotes technological transformation while fostering sustainable growth as Europe becomes a green continent. The programme will last for two and a half years and will help 100 cities across the EU use advanced technologies by providing in-person, online and community support. The ICC aims to help 100 small and medium-sized EU cities to support green, climate-neutral and sustainable growth, tackle urban challenges and improve quality of life…

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Digital health solutions to protect older people in the pandemic

Three digital health initiatives have emerged from the Autonomous Province of Trento - Trentino in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Mobile app to prevent spread of COVID-19

The RISE Centre of Excellence has developed a mobile app to help limit the spread of coronavirus in Cyprus.

  • By Hilary Webb

University of Cyprus creates digital platform to track COVID-19 cases

Researchers at the KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence at the University of Cyprus, have produced a digital tool in the island's fight against coronavirus.

  • By Maarten Libeer

LUCA School of Arts is looking for partners for a Erasmus strategic partnership: AI4_FUTURE

The project is aimed at enhancing digital technologies for the active and creative participation of youths to the European cultural/artistic scene, allowing them to work with artists for a joint creation of a new EU awareness, and a renewed sense of European belonging that goes cross main societal challenges and cross intercultural divisions.

  • By Hilary Webb

We4Authours publish results from market analysis & stakeholder workshops

We4Authors - the pilot on web accessibility for web authoring tools, producers and communities project - has published its results.

  • By Hilary Webb

Calls for pledges to address rising need for digital skills and jobs in coronavirus crisis

To meet the sudden demands for digital technologies needed because of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, supported by the European Commission, is calling for pledges.