Matchmaking event: Funding Opportunities for Digital Skills Development

18 July 2024 (15:00 – 17:30 CET)
Matchmaking event: Funding Opportunities for Digital Skills Development
July 11, 2024 1:31 pm

18 July 2024 (15:00 – 17:30 CET)


A joint initiative of the Digital Large-Scale Partnership and its member Skills Alliances – Artificial Intelligence Skills Alliance, Blockchain Skills for Europe Alliance and Cybersecurity Skills Alliance – this event brings together research and innovation stakeholders to explore collaborative ventures for the development of educational programmes in key digital sectors. It will focus on the opportunities offered by two open calls for proposals under the Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes, namely:
•    HORIZON-EIE-2024-CONNECT-02-01: Expanding Academia-Enterprise Collaborations
•    DIGITAL-2024-ADVANCED-DIGITAL-07-KEYCAPACITY: Specialised Education Programmes in Key Capacity Areas
Participants will have the change to engage in one-on-one meetings and pitch their project ideas, receive feedback, and explore potential collaborations during an online matchmaking session.

•    Opening remarks
•    Presentation of the two calls for proposals
•    Matchmaking session: 1-on-1 meetings

Who should participate?
The event is addressed to higher education institutions, vocational schools and similar organisations, public authorities in the field of education and employment, innovation agencies, research organisations, businesses and other innovation ecosystem actors that have the capacity to contribute to education programmes in the areas of advanced digital skills for developers and users of advanced digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, virtual worlds, photonics, quantum, cloud and edge computing, robotics and automatization, and others.

About the funding opportunities
•    HORIZON-EIE-2024-CONNECT-02-01: Expanding Academia-Enterprise Collaborations: This action fosters the creation of innovation ecosystems with educational and research institutions or strengthen their existing links. Proposals should outline activities for supporting educational and research institutions to take a greater entrepreneurial role, e.g. through boosting innovation and entrepreneurship within their activities. Learn more about this call for proposal, details here.

•    DIGITAL-2024-ADVANCED-DIGITAL-07-KEYCAPACITY: Specialised Education Programmes in Key Capacity Areas: The primary objective of this topic is to support the design and deliver a higher degree education programme(s)  at ISCED levels 6, 7, 8 (doctoral or equivalent level) in selected key digital areas and for the acquisition of advanced digital skills in specific strategic sectors: virtual worlds, edge computing, quantum computing, photonics, and robotics and automatization. Learn more about this call for proposal during a dedicated info day on the 5th of July, details here.

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