FET DISRUPTIVE PROJECT IDEAS WEEK
Brussels, 26th - 29th October 2020
4-day course on the Top technology trends for long- term R&D and social impact: A unique mix of inspirational and practical contents for researchers to meet and dream together of disruptive projects for a better future
Aims & Objectives
IdeAcademy aims to align with the spirit of FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) within Horizon 2020,
By helping researchers to:
- Build R&D projects around Top FET Trends as areas with greater potential for long-term R&D focused in creating strong positive social or environmental impact.
- Create “creativity play-grounds” to think together about project ideas. This offers good opportunities specially to young and mid-career researchers looking for areas to focus their activities and efforts in the coming years.
- Increase their chances to reach long-term scope and get financial support.
- Leverage deep-tech collaboration and community building around new technological paradigms.
- Achieve interdisciplinarity, more and more important for the development of deep and disruptive technologies, increasing in complexity from scientific and technological perspectives and in terms of their potential impact in society, politics and environment.
- Reflect about the potential impacts technologies can bring to Earth and Humanity, considering UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as well as “Ethics by design”.
Influence decision-making in relation to the role of FET in coming Horizon Europe.
- Impacting storytelling around future and emerging technologies – Life webinars – Ask here for more information.
- RRI basics for early-stage / high-impact technology– Brief eLearning
- Complete project building toolkit and expert support for R&D projects around FET. Access here.
26th to the 29th of October 2020
An event mixing visibility and networking activities, added value training and dissemination of Top FET Trends.
A creativity live webinar on Top technology trends for long- term R&D and social impact.
A unique mix of inspirational and practical contents for researchers to dream of disruptive projects for a better future
Supporting researchers to work together in building high promising ideas for R&D projects within top emerging trends in technology with great potential for social impact and R&I development.
These trends have been identified, studied, informed and prioritised through a combination of the most advanced data mining AI engines, human intelligence and crowd/expert perception.
If you want to learn more about the trends, click here.
Senior and young researchers in multidisciplinary areas such as new ways of Computing (i.e. neuromorphic computing), Artificial Intelligence, Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, Bionics, Advanced sensoring and materials, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, 3D printing, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
It is also open to high-tech SMEs and people interested into prospective activities, creativity and ideation.
Using creativity techniques and usabe tools for online collaboration. Planned agenda:
|09:00 – 09:30||Welcome opening and presentation of participants|
|09:30 – 10:00||Trend(s) presentation by PREFET and invited researchers|
|10:00 – 11:30||Creativity Round 1|
|11:30 – 11:45||Break|
|11:45 – 13:45||Creativity Round 2|
|13:45 – 14:15||Break|
|14:15 – 15:15||Creativity Round 3|
|15:15 – 15:30||Wrap-up and next steps|
This is the list of workshops planned and who sponsors each of them (the sponsor is a regional/local organisation who knows very well the prioritities of research in their area and help us choosing the trends to work into and anchoring our activities across European territories):
4 DAY COURSE ON THE TOP TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR LONG TERM R&D AND SOCIAL IMPACT
A Unique Mix of inspriational and practical content for researchers to dream of disruptive projects for a better future.
Brussels, 26th to the 29th of October 2020
26, 27, 28 and 29 October 2020
Brussels, in the heart of the city, in cooperation with iMinds and the House of Region of Toscana (IMPORTANT!: IdeAcademy Week could be converted in an online event in case COVID-19 crisis prevented participants from being able to travel. Dates would be kept under this scenario).
Researchers in multidisciplinary areas such as new ways of Computing (i.e. neuromorphic computing), Artificial Intelligence, Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, Bionics, Advanced sensoring and materials, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, 3D printing, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
It is also open to high-tech SMEs and companies, and people interested into prospective activities, creativity and ideation.
On-going H2020 FET projects.
Policy-makers, National Contact Points, members of the European Innovation Council, FET/Pathfinder representatives, ERA-nets.
Special activities will be focused for the R&D projects leveraged from PREFET Creativity Workshops and on-line training.
How? Planned agenda:
|DAY 1: 26/10/2020||DAY 2: 27/10/2020||DAY 3: 28/10/2020||DAY 4: 29/10/2020|
Contest among project ideas generated during creative workshops and online activity. Idea owners will be invited to present their projects in the format of TED-Talks, to other researchers and stake-holders. As award, 3-5 projects will be chosen for the “Tech Stars Theatre” on 28/10, and will receive a recognition award.
Networking cocktail with some dynamization activity.
Training in – Crucial aspects in Dissemination for building skills vs for exploiting results, FETFX project (9:30-11CET)
New mechanisms for impacting networking & Community building, by RTDI and some invited experts (tbc) (11:30-14CET)
Training in – Long-term management of IPR in collaborative R&D projects, RTDI (9:30-11CET)
Towards exploitation of results, BRIEFING project (11:30-14CET)
“Tech Stars Theatre”. Actors and actresses will represent the ideas winning 26/10 contest under micro-theatre models, to increase their visibility towards relevant audiences, and promote theatre as a “social lab”.
PREFET Final Workshop
PREFET Roadmap presentation
EIC evolution from the perspective of FET NCPs (Marta Calderaro, APRE)
Ecosystems (Horizon Europe)
Clusters (Horizon Europe)
Missions (Horizon Europe)
Pathfinder and/or European Innovation Council (Horizon Europe)