ICT with Industry workshop

In collaboration with computer science researchers, NWO organises the annual workshop ICT with Industry. The workshop offers the unique opportunity to accelerate the industrial innovation process through applying new methods and techniques developed during the workshop.


The main aim of the workshop is to increase the collaboration between science and industry. The workshop strives for direct and rapid interaction between ICT researchers and industrial partners. It has the following objectives:

  • To stimulate contact between ICT research and industrial R&D, by identifying and analyzing challenging problems and emerging technologies in multidisciplinary teams.
  • To obtain creative solutions for industrial problems and to find new approaches that could lead to such solutions.
  • To give insight into the wide range of possibilities ICT research offers (primarily to industry, but also to the general public), and thereby enable accelerated innovation.
  • To enrich the PhD students’ and postdocs’ experience in collaborating with industry.

Target group

The workshop participants represent a variety of disciplines within the ICT-research. A diversity of knowledge and expertise is therefore available to tackle the ICT-related challenges from the industry in an accelerated and creative environment. 

Case studies

During the ICT with Industry researchers experience how they can contribute to the challenges as formulated by the industrial partners or governmental organizations. In this way the researchers also get the opportunity to interact directly with participating partners. At the same time the workshop offers a platform for expanding own expertise and developing new scientific insights by exchanging knowledge with colleagues from other research groups.  The participating partners benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the researchers, discover new talents for their own recruitment, and expand their academic network.

Outline of workshop programme

The workshop starts on Monday morning with a plenary presentation of the company challenges. In the afternoon the teams split and start to work on their individual cases. There will be daily sessions where each team will share with each other its provisional ‘midterm’ findings. On Friday, the teams present their final results to the entire group. In addition, there will be evening sessions which provide ample opportunity to meet with the participants of the other teams and to exchange ideas.

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