Think NEXUS Workshop – Key NGI technologies in the EU-US context – second workshop

The Think NEXUS Workshop #3 “titled “Key NGI technologies in the EU-US context – second workshop” was held on April 21st, 2021 through a virtual means (Zoom). The Workshop took place between 5pm and 7pm CEST and brought together some 30 experts from Europe and the United States (US) on Next Generation Internet-related domains.

This Workshop built upon the outcomes of the workshop organised on February 17th, 2021. During the previous workshop participants identified the main technologies to prioritise for EU-US cooperation on Next Generation Internet (NGI). Therefore, this Workshop provided participants with the chance to further define priorities for EU-US cooperation on NGI topics. The outcomes of this Workshop will be provided to the European Commission (EC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of a relevant roadmap for cooperation.

The event started with a short introduction to the Workshop’s framework and logistical aspects. After that, experts were divided in two breakout rooms according to the two thematic priorities that had been decided for the Workshop, one for Data and the other one for Infrastructure. After having selected the key technologies, domains and mechanisms enabling the developments of NGI, a last plenary session enabled the experts to merge the outcomes of the previous discussions to get a common view on the main priorities in terms of key technologies and domains for future EU-US cooperation.

The main topics discussed during the Workshop’s sessions are presented in the figure below.

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