Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Project: AVEIRO STEAM City

Acronym: AVEIRO STEAM City
Main Objective: Unprecedent challenges call for unprecedent actions. Aveiro is considered as a digital cluster and a territory of innovation, but now while the city prepares for a new technological revolution with the adoption of a 5G and IoT infrastructure that can drastically improve the local innovation ecosystem, it also faces unprecedent hurdles to its growth related with a shortage of digital skills. The challenge today is not about how to create more jobs, but how to improve the added-value and social and economic wealth produced by jobs created. Our project will help companies to rethink the resources they need to innovate, grow and establish means to attract a new range of talent – including artistic, creative and human sciences areas – to the new digital opportunities in a STEAM approach (adding the “A” for Arts and creativity to the domains of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). At the same time, we will develop a first-mover strategy towards a radically new technological infrastructure. Our proposal is innovative as it is based on approaches which are themselves novel (STEAM education and 5G infrastructure) but it is especially innovative in the way that it integrates them in a new urban concept, that has not yet been tested anywhere. We will become a trial city for 5G and will evolve into an economy based on knowledge, valorising the full range of talents, RD&I, open data and development of new products & services for the growth of companies and creation of new jobs.
Reference: European Commission
Funding: EU/H2020
Start Date: 01-11-2018
End Date: 01-11-2021
Team: Susana Isabel Barreto de Miranda Sargento, Nuno Miguel Gonçalves Borges de Carvalho, Arnaldo Silva Rodrigues de Oliveira, Nuno Miguel Abreu Luís, Carlos Roberto Senna
Groups: Network Architectures and Protocols – Av, Radio Systems – Av, Administrative Aveiro
Partners: Altice Labs, Camara Municipal de Aveiro, CEDES, Inova Ria, Universidade de Aveiro
Local Coordinator: Susana Isabel Barreto de Miranda Sargento
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