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 deep up in the spirit of FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) within Horizon 2020,

By helping researchers to:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Increase their chances to reach long-term scope and get financial support.
  4. Leverage deep-tech collaboration and community building around new technological paradigms.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

PREFET Creativity Workshops

Small groups of researchers working together in R&D project ideation around Top FET Trends using creativity techniques with the support of experts.

Click here if you would like to organise a workshop with us!

Online Training
  1. Impacting storytelling around future and emerging technologies – Life webinars – Ask here for more information.
  2. RRI basics for early-stage / high-impact technology– Brief eLearning
  3. Complete project building toolkit and expert support for R&D projects around FET. Access here.
IdeAcademy Week Brussels

26th to the 29th of October 2020

An event mixing visibility and networking activities, added value training and dissemination of Top FET Trends.

LIVE WORKSHOPS

Disruptive Ideas

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

For what?

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 this process, click here.

If you want to learn more about the trends, click here.

For whom?

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.

How?

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 – 11:00 Creativity Round 1
11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:30 Creativity Round 2
13:30 – 14:00 Break
15:00 – 16:00 Creativity Round 3
16:00 – 16:30 Wrap-up and next steps

The following tools will be used for online interaction: Tele-conferencing platform (MS Teams) and Online participation tool (Miro).

When?

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):

1st PREFET Creativity Workshop

June 18th, 2020
Sponsored by Madri+d Foundation
Click here to register

More coming soon!

IDEACADEMY WEEK

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

When?

26, 27, 28 and 29 October 2020

Where?

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).

For whom?

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:

Agenda

DAY 1: 26/10/2020 DAY 2: 27/10/2020 DAY 3: 28/10/2020 DAY 4: 29/10/2020
Activities

Project contest

Networking event

Agenda

Afternoon

(16-18CET)

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.

Evening

(19-21CET)

Networking cocktail with some dynamization activity.

Activities

Training

Visibility programme

Agenda

Morning

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)

Afternoon

(15-18:30CET)

Training on RRI management for disruptive technologies, by De Montfort University and Trilateral Research.

Activities

Training

Visibility programme

Agenda

Morning

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)

Afternoon

(15-18CET)

“Ethics by design” course, by De Montfort University and Trilateral Research

Evening

(19-21CET)

“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”.

Activities

PREFET Final Workshop

Agenda

Morning

(9:30-14CET)

PREFET Roadmap presentation

EIC evolution from the perspective of FET NCPs (Marta Calderaro, APRE)

Ecosystems (Horizon Europe)

Clusters (Horizon Europe)

Afternoon

(15-17CET)

Missions (Horizon Europe)

Pathfinder and/or European Innovation Council (Horizon Europe)

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