We are pleased to invite you to the SONNETS Workshop on “Innovating the public sector with emerging ICTs – development of research directions” where you can become an actor in the transformation of the public sector into a technology and innovation leader.
SONNETS (“SOcietal Needs aNalysis and Emerging Technologies in the public Sector”) is a project funded under H2020-EURO-6-2015 and aims at renovating the way the public sector operates by suggesting a concrete set of actions that will place the former in the front line of tackling societal challenges. As such, the project lays emphasis on the identification of emerging technologies and trends and the development of a roadmap for their rapid porting into public services and into policy domains, where innovation co-exists with increased levels of effectiveness and efficiency. You may find more information at project website.
The workshop has a strong focus around emerging ICTs and trends and aims to identify research and other activities necessary to use these technologies to meet urgent societal and public sector needs. Methodologically the workshop will use creative and participative methods, like a wireless polling system or small world café discussions, to be able to best use the different background, experiences and ideas of the participants for our aim to outline the necessary steps to implement emerging ICTs in the public sector. A provisional agenda for the workshop can be found attached.
As an expert in the issues addressed by the SONNETS project, your participation in the workshop is highly valued and your opinions are important to the discussions on the project outcomes and the process of shaping the future of the public sector. Please note that participation to the workshop entails no fee and that the SONNETS consortium reserves the right to reimburse travel and subsistence costs for a limited number of participants.

Should you be interested in attending our workshop, please contact Dr. Sonja Grigoleit at Fraunhofer INT (sonja.grigoleit@int.fraunhofer.de; Phone +49-2251-18309;
Fax +49-2251-1838309).

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you in Cologne.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Venue: 
Hotel am Augustinerplatz, Hohe Str. 30, 50667 Köln, Germany