25 Mar 2011

Successful Pro-Ideal Plus ICT Forum and Interactive Workshop in La Habana, Cuba

Organised by the PRO-IDEAL PLUS consortium and SOFTEL, an ICT Forum day discussing the importance of ICT brought together a broad range of key players in the ICT and Research and Development sector from both, Cuba and Europe. After introductory words of Ramón Ripoll, Vice Minister of Trade and Foreign Investment in Cuba and Javier Niño Pérez, Chargé d'Affaires a.i., EU Delegation to Cuba a presentation from Klaus Pendl, European Commission DG-INFSO, gave an overview on the European Commission perspective about the Cuba-EU cooperation in ICT Research and Development. The forum welcomed also speakers from ICT NCP, the Polytechnic Institute “J.A. Echevarría”, the Cuban chamber of commerce, CUBAENERGÍA, NEM and the European PRO-IDEAL PLUS partners.

The day after, potential ICT project partners had the opportunity to take part in a participative workshop "Safari"-style to learn about ICT programme issues. The co-creative event was designed and facilitated by the Italian team of FUTOUR. The Knowledge Safari workshops adopted innovative participatory methodologies that fostered networking, clustering, team building and knowledge sharing by stimulating connective intelligence and contactivity.

The complete presentation material, pictures and information of the events are now available on: http://www.pro-ideal.eu/ict_forum_cuba

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