Europe- North America Dialogues for ICT Cooperation

DISCOVERY is an international cooperation project co-funded by Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The project was launched on 1st January 2016 and over the next 2 years Discovery will support dialogues between Europe and North America, (US and Canada) to foster cooperation in ICT R&I, both under Horizon 2020 and under US and Canada funding programmes.

DISCOVERY has established the Transatlantic ICT Forum as a mechanism to promote policy debate and provide opinions and recommendations for cooperation between Europe and North America and to become a permanent platform for EU-North America cooperation in ICT.

Its three Working Groups on funding mechanisms, ICT policy and regulations, and cybersecurity. gather relevant experts from North America and Europe.

DISCOVERY identifies ICT priorities of common interest for EU-North America cooperation and support innovation partnerships for collaboration in ICT R&I projects. To engage the industry and researchers from both sides of the Atlantic and identify challenges for ICT R&I cooperation, we will organize the ICT Discovery Lab, a cycle of interactive workshops supported by participatory and co-creative techniques, and Capacity-building Workshops promoting collaboration opportunities under H2020 and US and Canada Programmes.

The DISCOVERY consortium brings together 9 partners from Europe, US and Canada: INMARK Europa (Spain) Life Supporting Technologies – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain),  Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland), NordForsk (Norway), Hewlett Packard (Italy), Georgia Tech Research Corporation (US), European American Chamber of Commerce – New Jersey (US), OCAD University (Canada), NSERC Strategic Network for Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructures – SAVI (Canada).