For two days, 30 speakers from 15 countries gave a series of engaging talks on innovative projects at the 5th Eastern Partnership E‑infrastructures Conference. Irina Matthews, EaPConnect Project Manager, in her closing plenary summarised what the conference aimed to achieve:
“The end of this conference is a beginning, continuation of the growth of human connections. When the power of technology is multiplied by the size of the human network – only then technology delivers impact on human lives. None of the projects or research initiatives presented here is possible without technology and technology-based tools for research. None of these projects happen in isolation – they are all enabled by the collaboration between people and organisations. Our strength is in harnessing the power of technology through building human networks – this is what this conference aimed to highlight and enable”.
Day 2 provided further insights into the diverse works of science and research presented in sessions on ICT innovation, Earth observation, e-Health and digital humanities, here’s a snapshot of some talks.