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Kickoff & Recruitment Event, Rome (Virtual Event)

November 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - November 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+1

GRAPES Kickoff Event

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our Kickoff Workshop will be held online on November 5-6, 2020. It will not be a “recruitment” event as it was initially planned because most of the positions are now closed. However, the application process for the remaining open positions is ongoing and we encourage interested candidates to upload their files (see this page) since the hard deadline to recruit PhD fellows remains end of November 2020.


The agenda of the meeting includes introductory presentations by the coordinator, the research coordinator, the head of the Educational Committee and the technical coordinator. Next, each beneficiary will give a short presentation of their team and their PhD projects (15′ for teams hosting one PhD, 25′ for teams hosting two PhDs). The PhD projects will be presented by the ESRs, if they are recruited by the time of the Kickoff, else by the project advisor. We encourage the participation of short listed or selected candidates that will not have completed their recruitment procedures by the start of the Kickoff event. The Project’s Partner Organizations will give a brief overview of their research activities and their expectations from GRAPES. Finally, there will be meetings of the Educational Committee and the Supervisory Board.

You can download a pdf version of the program here.
All times are Rome local time (UTC+1).

Thursday November 5th, 2020 Friday November 6th, 2020
11:00 C. Manni – welcome 11:00 USI Lugano , ESR11, ESR12
11:05 I. Emiris – GRAPES Coordinator 11:25 Univ. Rome Tor Vergata, ESR13
11:20 L. Busé – Research Coordinator 11:40 Vilnius Univ. , ESR14
11:35 C. D’Andrea – Head of Educational Committee 11:55 GeometryFactory , ESR15
11:50 C. Konaxis – Technical Coordinator 12:10 Lunch break
12:00 Lunch break 14:00 3D Industries
13:45 Athena RC , Y. Avrithis , ESR1, ESR2 14:15 International TechneGroup Ltd
14:10 Univ. Barcelona, ESR3, ESR4 14:30 ModuleWorks GmbH
14:35 Inria , ESR5 , ESR6 14:45 RISC-Software GmbH
15:00 Coffee break 15:00 Coffee break
15:15 JKU Linz, ESR7 15:15 Supervisory Board meeting
15:30 RWTH Aachen, ESR8
15:45 SINTEF, ESR9
16:00 Univ. Strathclyde – ESR10
16:15 Coffee break
16:30 Educational Committee meeting


November 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am UTC+1
November 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+1


Carla Manni
Hendrik Speleers