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ICT Horizons: Navigating Estonia’s Past and Forging Paths in Future Research

March 11, 10:30 - 17:30

Estonian Research Council is organising a conference dedicated to Information and Communications Technology science on March 11th. The event will take place in Kultuurikatel (Kursi 3, Tallinn) and will be conducted in English.

At the conference, there will be a summary of the results from the Estonian ICT science target evaluation conducted in 2023. Additionally, there will be presentations on supporting research topics from the thematic research and development program “Digital Solutions in Every Field” co-financed by the European Union. Discussions will also revolve around the capabilities and needs of Estonia’s ICT sector in science.

Registration is required for participation and will remain open until 6 March 2024.

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11.00 – 11.05 Introduction

Hosted by Marek Strandberg, Technology Expert and Science Journalist

11.05 – 11.10 Opening Remarks (video message)

Marko Piirsoo, Estonian Research Council

11.10 – 11.30 ICT targeted evaluation – Expert Panel’s Perspective (virtual participation)

Barbara Pernici, Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Head of the Evaluation Panel for the targeted evaluation of the IT Academy programme ICT research support measure

11.30 – 11.45 How is Estonian ICT Research Doing? Results of the targeted evaluation

Jürgo-Sören Preden, CEO of Thinnect Inc., Chairman of the Steering Committee for the targeted evaluation of the IT Academy programme ICT research support measure

11.45 – 12.00 Fundamental and Applied Researchers: Working Together Towards a Common Goal

Dan Bogdanov, Research Director at Cybernetica AS, Head of the R&D Cybersecurity Committee, Member of the Steering Committee for the targeted evaluation of IT Academy programme ICT research support measure

12.15 – 12.30 How to Utilize IT Solutions in Art Sciences?

Hilkka Hiiob, Dean of the Faculty of Art and Culture at the Estonian Academy of Arts, professor

12.30 – 13.30 Panel Discussion

Jaak Vilo, Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Tartu
Dan Bogdanov,
Research Director at Cybernetica AS
Maarja Kruusmaa, Tallinn University of Technology, full professor, Head of the Centre for Biorobotics
Kaspar Korjus, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Pactum AI

13.30 – 14.30 LUNCH
14.30 – 16.00 Brief Introductions of the Thematic Research and Development Program “Digital Solutions in All Areas of Life” Projects
16.00 – 16.10 Conference Summary. Surprise Guest 
16.10 – 17.00 RECEPTION 


Additional information:
Triinu Soomere
Senior Coordinator of R&D Evaluations
Estonian Research Council
+372 5699 8389




March 11
10:30 - 17:30