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Wednesday 09 September 2015

The "2nd EECA Cluster networking event - ICT Communities building" was organised on 9 September 2015 in Tbilisi (Georgia) by the EECA Cluster in collaborationwith the Georgian Research and Educational Networking Association (GRENA), the International Centre for Advancement of Research Technology and Innovation (ICARTI) and the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

The event focused on specific ICT sub-areas of mutual interest for R&I collaboration among research and industrial teams from the EU and the EECA countries, namely:

  • Big Data, Software and Services (related to the NESSI European Technology Platform (ETP))
  • Interactive Content, Media and Creative industries (related to the NEM "New European Media initiative" European Technology Platform (ETP))

Building upon the experience of the previous Community building events, two parallel sessions were organized, aimed at:

  • Presenting the recent activities of the respective ETPs with regard to scientific and technological development of the ICT field of focus.
  • Discussing and comparing R&I priorities in the EU and EECA region
  • Facilitating direct discussions between key experts from the EU and EECA regions regarding their R&I interest and expertise, setting the framework for future collaboration.
  • Examining future steps that will enhance interaction and collaboration among EU and EECA experts within the scope of the respective ETPs.

More than 70 experts from academia/research organizations, the private sector (Industry and SMEs) and associations/clusters from both regions participated at the event. This included:

  • 15 experts from the EU (France, Greece, Poland, Ireland, Spain and Italy), including Members of the Steering Board of the European Technology Platforms NESSI and NEM;
  • 55 Experts from the Eastern Partnership countries (i.e. Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) and the Central Asia countries involved in the Cluster (i.e. Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan).

 

Download the Conclusions from the discussions during the 2 parallel sessions.

 

 Agenda and presentations

09:00 – 09:30 Registration

09:30 – 09:45
(Central room)

Welcome Speech

  • Dr. Givi Kochoradze EC ICT NCP
 09:45 – 10:00
(Central room)

 Scope of the event – structure of the day

  • Mr Kostas Bougiouklis, EECA-2-HORIZON Coordinator, Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL
10:00 - 10:30
(Central room)

Overview of the situation in the ETPs - the role of the ETP as a key actor in the development of the sector

  • Ms Silvia Boi, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica
  • Mr Nikos Sarris, Athens Technology Centre SA
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

 11:00 - 13:00

 Parallel sessions Part 1 - "Collaboration with relevant European Technology Platforms"

  • Main research and technological areas addressed by the respective ETP
  • Overview of the situation in the EECA in relation to ETPs –result on the consultation in the EECA
  • International collaboration strategy and S&T areas
  • Analysis of the Calls - Proposal ideas-discussion

Room A - Collaboration with the "Networked European Software and Services Initiative" - NESSI ETP

Moderator: Mr Nikos Sarris, Athens Technology Centre

Secretariat: Ms Leta Psalti, PLANET

 

Room B - Collaboration with the New European Media initiative - NEM ETP

Moderator: Mrs Silvia Boi, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica

Secretariat: Mrs Elena Zamsa, Centre of International Projects

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch Break

 14:30 - 15:30

 Parallel sessions Part 2 - "Collaboration with relevant European Technology Platforms"

 

Room A

  • Open Discussion of panel participants on the subjects presented by NESSI ETP experts
  • Creation of Action Plan to enhance collaboration with NESSI -Next Steps

Room B

  • Open Discussion of panel participants on the subjects presented by NEM ETP experts
  • Creation of Action Plan to enhance collaboration with NEM -Next Steps
15:30 - 16:00

Overview of ETP meetings - announcing the next steps

  • Mrs Silvia Boi - Engineering Ingegneria Informatica
  • Mr Nikos Sarris - thens Technology Centre
 16:00 - 16:30

Central Room Summary of the day – further support from the EECA Cluster partners

  • Mr Raphael Koumeri, EAST-HORIZON Coordinator, PLANET

 

Photos

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Location : Tbilisi, Georgia

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