ECSEL-Italy Day, Mar 12, 2019
The meeting was addressing industrial and university partners with a possible interest in the participation to ECSEL projects, and in European projects, in general. It was organized by AEIT-AMES with a strong support by the University of Bologna that made available the prestigious Aula Giorgio Prodi in the University Campus of San Giovanni in Monte, in Bologna (see photos).
Regione Emilia-Romagna also strongly supported and co-sponsored the event. On line registrations were 88, but only 65 people actually participated in the event. Of the participants, 19 were from Industry, 34 from University or Research Centers, 10 from Organizations and 2 from the press.
The meeting included the participation of National and Regional Public authorities, and of representatives of ECSEL Austria and Digital Sweden.
The main purpose of the meeting was to increase the awareness in the potential of the ECSEL program among SME and Industry representatives in Italy, with special reference to Smart Systems calls, and to introduce the activity of ECSEL Mirror Group Italy. It was also aiming at involving regional authorities, in view of the availability of funding by the Ministry of Industry for projects with mixed national and regional support.
In the morning, after a presentation of the ECSEL calls 2019 by the ECSEL Office, the project ideas floated during ECS Brokerage Event of January in Brussels were illustrated, with special attention given to the potential openings for additional Italian partners. Representatives of ECSEL Austria and Digital Sweden briefly introduced their organizations and presented additional project ideas.