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.

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

Symposium on ethical aspects of digital solutions in nursing care

The ongoing development and implementation of digital solutions in nursing care is the subject of a symposium in Germany in September. The symposium will consider the application of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) systems as well as telenursing applications.  The discussions will consider how IT-based applications for documentation and the care work itself will facilitate new forms of learning and evidence-based nursing.  The organisers have also launched a call for abstracts, to fill the final 10 speaker slots. Potential topics could be: Ethical challenges of the man-machine-interaction…

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. 

Vienna UP'20

From 11 to 17 May 2020, Vienna will become a hotspot for start-ups. ViennaUP'20 is a week of more than 80 events designed to inspire startups, corporates, investors and talent, connecting the Viennese startup scene with international contacts. Events will take place at various locations across Vienna, focusing on subjects such as smart cities, clean tech, the creative industries, health tech and life sciences, smart manufacturing and new technological frontiers including blockchain, big data and artificial intelligence (AI).  This year ViennaUP will also play host to Wired Pulse/WIRE UK, a…

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…

Postponed: Digitising Cultural Heritage

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 communicate the new date as soon as possible.   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…

DIHNET webinar: How can DIHs help in times of COVID-19?

An online event will seek to consider how Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) can help with the challenge of managing a pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak is posing great challenges to public sector organisations, with local governments, public adminsitrations and local health services at the forefront of the crisis. It is hoped that the implementation of digital tools and support from SMEs could be an effective way to slow the epidemic.  This webinar will discuss if and how DIHs can help public sector organisations and SMEs with its immediate and longer term needs during the outbreak, and whether…

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

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…

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…

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…

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

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

AI-Robotics vs COVID-19

The European Commission has launched a robotics and AI initiative in the frame of the common European response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

  • By Simon De Wachter

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

We are currently drafting a project to reactivate the inherent and historical multifunctional ecosystems of rural estates and connect them to the digital technologies of the future. We see an important link to the Creative Europe call and want to set up a pilot project around the participation of digital communities in the valuation, opening up or redevelopment of cultural heritage.

  • By Hilary Webb

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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

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?” took place. The goal was to showcase and propose digital solutions for private and public sector that can help tackle the current crisis.