1st ICT-48 Community Workshop Generates Common Actions Among Networks
The first ICT-48 Community Workshop gathered 75+ participants in an online session in morning of June 30, bringing representatives from the four ICT-48 Networks of Excellence (NoEs), VISION and AI4EU for exchange of ideas and experience while sharing interest collaboration for cross-network activities.
The workshop is scheduled to be a half-day online event where specific topics will be discussed among participants while online networking using the GatherTown tool is available for a virtual poster session. GatherTown allows participants to freely walk around in a virtual environment in their avatars and facilitates informal discussions, chance encounters. All NoEs are invited to set up a booth in Gathertown, where they can display posters, images, and video material.
Topics for discussion include Cross-network scientific challenges; Collaboration on educational activities (AIDA etc.); Cross- and beyond-network communications and outreach & awareness; Industry involvement: TDW/ Hackathon/Challenge; FSTP: best practices, alignment of calls, scope/focus; Coordination of roadmaps: themes, structure, content, timeline; Collaboration between AI Centres of Excellence and DIHs; Compatibility of timelines and processes.
The workshop is a follow-up of the public European Vision for AI 2021 Event that was held on 22 April 2021 and is specifically geared towards the ICT-48 NoEs. The goal is to identify opportunities for synergies and foster collaborations within the NoEs.
The workshop is a joined effort of the VISION Team in collaboration with the Coordinator at Leiden University and the Communications & Outreach Team at CIIRC CTU.
Organisers invited each of the NoEs to nominate a few participants for the workshop. Participants are expected to work on or actively contribute to the cross-network activities. A target number of at least 3-7 participants from each network is set, however, organisers could consider having larger attendance. If you are interested in joining the workshop, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org, we will inform and seek support for such demands from the organisers.