EU-TIPS: ESPRESSO project meeting 2018

The meeting will be held on Tuesday 06th February 2018. It is an operative meeting where the project’s partners will prepare for the review meeting. In an effort to leverage the promise of a system approach, ESPRESSO (Espresso – systEmic standardisation apPRoach to Empower Smart citieS and cOmmunities) will focus on the development of a conceptual Smart City Information Framework based on open standards. This framework will consist of a Smart City platform and a number of data provision and processing services to integrate relevant data, workflows, and processes. Based on a detailed requirements-engineering campaign executed in close cooperation with cities, standardisation organizations, administrative bodies, and private industry, the project will identify open standards matching the elicited requirements and will establish a baseline for interoperability between the various sectorial data sources and the Smart City enterprise application platform. ESPRESSO’s approach emphasizes cost reduction and will foster an open market for many actors, avoiding lock-in to proprietary solutions. European Smart City solutions that adopt these prescripts will be raised to the forefront worldwide.

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EU-TIPS: Pre-review meeting H2020 UNCAP Project

UNCAP delivers a platform based on open industrial standards able to create new care & assistance paradigms. The result will be an open source, scalable and privacy-savvy ecosystem ready to help aging people live independently

UNCAP (“Ubiquitous iNteroperable Care for Ageing People “) will make use of solutions and technologies developed in previous research projects to develop an open, scalable and privacy-savvy ICT infrastructure designed to help aging people live independently while maintaining and improving their lifestyle. The final solution will consist of real products that will be made available on the market.

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EU-TIPS: PIE NEWS project mid-term review meeting

On 16th January the Representation of the European Region Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino hosted the H2020 PIE News project meeting. This initiative is promoted in the framework of EU-TIPS as part of the collaboration between the University of Trento and the Brussels EU Liaison Office of the Autonomous Province of Trento.

The PIE News project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant.

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**Smart freight pricing for sensitive areas – a proposal from Alpine regions**

On behalf of the iMONITRAF! Network we invite you to the political roundtable discussion “Smart freight pricing for sensitive areas – a proposal from Alpine regions” taking place on 23 January 2018 at 18:30 at the Representation of the European Region Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino in Brussels.

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EU-TIPS: Study visit in Brussels on digital innovation for an FBK delegation

On 12-13 December 2017 the EU Liaison Office of the autonomous province of Trento organised a study visit in Brussels for a delegation of Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), in order to discover funding opportunities and other EU initiatives on digital innovation in the industrial sector. The agenda included several meetings with representatives of the Commission, mainly DG Research and DG Cnect, and European association active in the field of advanced manufacturing.  

 

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A group of twenty young people from the Association Social Catena on a visit to the European institutions

From December 4th to 6th a group of twenty young people from the Association “Social Catena” organized, in collaboration with the Office for Relations with the European Union in Brussels, a trip to the European capital. The group, active on the “destra Adige” territory, participates in a project on Europe developed in collaboration with the Caucasus-Transeuropa Balkan Observatory and co-funded by the Autonomous Province of Trento.
The project consists of a series of meetings designed to offer the participants a deepening of the understanding of various European issues, from the history of the EU, to the European economy, to populism, and concluded with visits to the European institutions.

 

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The study trip organized in Brussels also allowed a deepening of the understanding of the institutional architecture and of the European decision-making processes thanks to a meeting with Valeria Liverini, Director of the PAT Office. An overview of EU funding opportunities was presented by Emiliano Corà, a policy officer at the Office, while Gabriele Bertolli from the European Commission, DG CNECT, outlined the role of the Commission with a focus on media policies.


The visit ended with a meeting with the MEP Herbert Dorfmann who explained to the participants the work he carries out in the European Parliament, focusing his intervention on the importance of the regional and interregional dimension in the European context.

 

 

 

EU-TIPS: a delegation of young cooperators from Trentino on a visit to Brussels

The study visit to the European Institutions of the delegation of the Young Cooperators Association of the Trentino Federation of Cooperation took place from 29 November to 1 December in Brussels. The visit is part of the activities of EU-TIPS, the collaboration platform between the Province and the stakeholders of the territory interested in getting to know and taking part in the various initiatives of the European Union. The participation of the Trentino Federation of Cooperation in EU-TIPS was formalized by the protocol of understanding signed between the Province and the Federation on 9 June.


As part of the visit, organized with the support of the EU Brussels liaison Office of the Autonomous Province of Trento, the delegation met with representatives of the Commission and various European thematic networks. Among them, Alfonso Aliberti of the European Youth Forum presented the lobbying and advocacy activities of the network in favor of youth organizations, focusing on the opportunities offered by the programs Erasmus+ and Erasmus for young entrepreneurs. Louis Cousin, of Cooperatives Europe, illustrated several initiatives aimed at promoting the cooperative entrepreneurial model at European level, finally focusing on the launch of the European Young Cooperators Network.

 

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As far as European policies are concerned, the group met Elena Panichi of the European Commission, DG AGRI who, in light of the recent approval of the new European regulation, spoke about organic crops and their labeling and certification. Always remaining in the agricultural sector, Kahtrin Rudolf, DG AGRI, focused on the Common Agricultural Policy and measures to support rural development, underlining the challenges that this policy must face: from the sustainability of production, to globalization, from the diversity of markets, the need to focus on modern agriculture based on research and innovation.
The meeting with representatives of the Confcooperative Office- Trentino Federation of Cooperation concluded the intense program of visits in Brussels.

 

 

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EU-TIPS: Trentino SPIN Lab, the first European sport tech acceleration program

Trentino SPIN Lab: the first European sport tech acceleration program, was launched by Trentino Sviluppo and HYPE-Sports Innovation on 17 nove,ber. Applications are open until 22 December.

Four partners, three continents, one priority: to support the most innovative business ideas within the sports sector. This is the aim of Trentino SPIN Lab, the first sport tech acceleration program within the European Union. Born from the collaboration between Trentino Sviluppo, University of Trento and HYPE-Sports Innovation, the hub is located in the Italian city of Rovereto and teams up with a wide range of world-famous sports institutions. The program is dedicated to passionate entrepreneurs who want to validate their innovative sport tech ideas and transform them in real business.

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Advanced Manufacturing: Trentino joins the Vanguard Initiative

Vanguard Political leaders gathered for high-level discussions with Antoine KASEL, member of the JUNCKER CABINET and high-level representatives from EU Institutions. They announced the signature of the first Memorandum of Understanding between Vanguard Regions and called the EU to join the effort. The meeting provided as well the occasion to ratify the inclusion of the Trentino into the Network.

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EU-TIPS: ERRIN project development week 2017

From 20 to 24 November 2017 it was held in Brussels the Project Development Week organized by the ERRIN network (European Regions for Research and Innovation Network), which the EU Liaison Office of the Autonomous Province of Trento contributed to organize in cooperation with several other European regions. In fact, in light of the publication of the work programme 2018-2020 of the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020) partner regions and ERRIN scretariat considered important to create opportunities for local stakeholder to build internation partnerships aimed to submit well structured project proposals.

Over the 5-days event several thematic workshops have been held focusing on Horizon 2020 funding priorities. Within each workshop representatives of the Commission and other experts introduced the call for proposals for the 2018-2020 period and contributed to clarify their aim and extent. Simultaneously over 50 roundtables have been set to discuss concrete project ideas preselected by the organizers. In total, over 200 stakeholders took part to the roudtables. This allow participants to exchange information and expertise and to jointly build collaborative project proposals.

Among Trentino's stakeholders representative of the University of Trento, of Bruno Kessler Foundation and of the public administration took part in the event presenting project ideas. 

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