ITC Grant Recap

Grant Period 3 and 4 ITC Recap

With the close of Grant Period 3 finalised and Grant Period 4 Grants just complete, ENJECT saw two successful rounds of ITC Grants. Twelve participants were funded though COST Action TD 1405 with four attending the International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (ICBHI) Conference held in Thessaloniki, Greece in November 2017.

The remaining four grants funded participation to Medical Informatics Europe (MIE) 2018 Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden and the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems held in Montreal, Canada, both held in April 2018.

Grant Period 4 sent four candidates to conferences in Norway, Australia, and the Czech Republic.

In order to qualify for the COST funded grant, all applicants were required to have a paper accepted for oral or poster presentation at their respective conferences and to be contained in the official programme as the presenter of the work. A final Scientific Report as approved by the ITC coordinator ensures payment of the Grant.

Participants cited the positive impact that their attendance to these conferences had on their own research endeavours. New ideas for their own future work came about from fellow presenters as did an increased knowledge base in the area of Connected Health. Paper and proposal collaborations were also initiated. The networking opportunities presented also impressed the participants as they cited meeting similarly minded researcher form other countries with the possibility of collaboration arising with these inspiring colleagues.