The online Info Day on ICT & Digital Transformation & Resilient Industry (Cluster 4) was held on April 8, 2021 with 150 Zoom and 30 YouTube participants. The event was organized within the scope of Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase II Project, which is co-financed by the EU and the Republic of Turkey and managed by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), within the framework of the Competitive Sectors Programme of the Ministry of Industry and Technology.
The event opened with the speech of Dr. Hale Ay, TÜBİTAK Horizon 2020 Materials and Manufacturing Technologies National Contact Point. Emphasizing the importance of the event and drawing attention to the nature of Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2021-24, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) & Digital Transformation, and Work Programme for Resilient Industry (Cluster 4), Ms. Ay commenced the session by mentioning some successful examples of Horizon 2020 in Turkey and some useful links that shareholders in Turkey could benefit from, and gave the floor to specialist Marta Calderaro from Italian Coordination Office of Framework Programmes (APRE).
Providing information about Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2021-2024 and mentioning the fundamental strategic guidance, the expected effects, and new approaches in Horizon Europe; Marta Calderaro, overall, informed the participants about the differences between Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 and answered their questions. In the second session of the event, Odysseas Spyroglou, the Key Expert in Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase-II Project, and Dr. Adamantios Koumpis shared their knowledge on Horizon Europe Call and Proposal Documents and answered the questions of the participants. After the Q&A session, Marta Calderaro shared fruitful information with the participants about the calls for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) & Digital Transformation & Work Programme for Resilient Industry (Cluster 4) in the third session.
In the last session of the introductory training event, TEKNOPAR Assistant General Manager Dr. Perin Ünal provided examples of successful applications that have been funded within the scope of Horizon 2020. The event ended with a Q&A session after Miss Ünal's presentation. Throughout the event, instant survey questions were used to ensure the interactive involvement of the participants in the event and to share their experiences within the scope of R&D field. Participants answered instant survey questions throughout the event, enabling them to participate interactively and to share their R&D experiences.
NOTE: Please visit https://th2020.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360020599719-GIT-5-HE-Strategic-Plan-2021-24-WP-for-ICT-Digital-Transformation-Resilient-Industry-Cluster-4- to access the presentations and the record of the event.