COST Action IC1105 (3D-ConTourNet), coordinated by Pedro Assuncao, from IT in Leiria, was invited to share its success case in the event “Inspiring researchers, strengthening Europe - Portugal in the spotlight”, organised by the COST Association last February 20th in Lisbon. This was a high profile event with the presence of the President of the COST Association, Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña, the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Carlos Moedas, the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor and the President of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, Paulo Ferrão.
The COST Association considered 3D-ConTourNet a success case in scientific cooperation between IT researchers and Holografika, a research-oriented Hungarian SME focused on the design and manufacturing of Light Field Displays. As a young researcher in 3D-ConTourNet, Caroline Conti, from IT in ISCTE-IUL, has carried out joint research at the Holografika premises in Budapest, which resulted in advanced coding solutions for efficient compression of Light Field visual content used in full-angle Light Field displays. Both sides recognised the crucial importance of COST support in the success of this collaborative research.