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Networking event - Community building

Wednesday 12 November 2014


The "1st EECA Cluster networking event - ICT Communities building" was organised on 12 November 2014 in Baku, Azerbaijan by the EECA Cluster in collaboration with the International Relations Office of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan and the Regional Innovative Technologies Academy (R.I.T.A.).

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

  • Big Data, Software and Services
  • Interactive Content, Media and Creative industries
  • High Performance Systems

Therefore, three (3) parallel sessions were organised, targeting to:

  • Present the activities of the respective ETPs to support the scientific and technological development of the ICT field of focus (e.g. through the elaboration of position papers in several sub-fields as well as the development of a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, which contribute in shaping R&I priorities at EU level, etc).
  • Inform EECA experts on ways to be involved in the respective ETP activities as well as the potential benefits (e.g. opportunity to network with leading research and industrial EU actors, promote the R&I priorities in their countries and contribute in highlighting/revealing the common areas for collaboration among R&I actors from both regions, etc).
  • Agree on a set of actions to further enhance interaction and collaboration among EU and EECA experts under the ETPs context.

Overall, more than 70 experts from academia/research organisations, the private sector (Industry and SMEs) and associations/clusters from both regions participated to the event:

  • 20 experts from EU (France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain and UK), including Members of the Steering Board of the European Technology Platforms NESSI and NEM;
  • 50 Experts from Russia, 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).


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Agenda and presentations

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:45 

Welcome Speech

  • Mr Tofig Babayev, Regional Innovative Technologies Academy (R.I.T.A.)
 09:45 – 10:00

 Scope of the event – structure of the day

  • Mr Kostas Bougiouklis, EECA-2-HORIZON Coordinator, Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL

 10:20 - 13:00

 Parallel sessions on "Collaboration with relevant European Technology Platforms"

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: Mr Silvia Boi, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica

Secretariat: Mr Iakovos Delioglanis, Q-PLAN INTRERNATIONAL


Room C - Collaboration with the ETP for High Performance Computing - ETP4HPC

Moderator: Mr Marat Biktimirov, National Association of Research and Educational e-Infrastructures "e-ARENA"

Secretariat: Ms Luminitsa Mihalachi, Centre of International Projects

  • General introduction
    Marat Biktimirov – "e-ARENA" Association
13:00 - 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 - 17:00

Bilateral meetings

17:00 – 17:20

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

  • Mr Raphael Koumeri, EAST-HORIZON Coordinator, PLANET



EECA networking1 12Nov2014 Baku AZ    EECA networking2 12Nov2014 Baku AZ 
 EECA networking NESSI1 12Nov2014 Baku AZ    EECA networking NESSI2 12Nov2014 Baku AZ
EECA networking NEM1 12Nov2014 Baku AZ   EECA networking NEM2 12Nov2014 Baku AZ
EECA networking HPC1 12Nov2014 Baku AZ    




Location : Baku, Azerbaijan