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Advanced Digital Technologies International Student Workshop

March 4 // March 8

Would you like to delve deeper into the current state of advanced digital technologies and learn about their potential future uses?

The i2CAT Foundation is organizing a five-day workshop for 15 doctoral students and early-stage postdocs who will be able to spend five days in Barcelona exploring cutting-edge research topics focused on 5G/6G, IoT, AI, immersive communications, and advanced digital technologies.

The workshop will consist of a set of demos and seminars at the i2CAT premises and a tour of some of Barcelona’s best research centres and Universities, such as UPC, ICFO, UOC, Eurecat, Leitat and Barcelona Supercomputing Center. Students will get an overview of the different research projects held at these institutions and visit their labs and seminars dedicated to current and future research directions.

Participation is limited to students currently enrolled in European universities outside of Spain and focusing on electrical and electronic engineering, and related knowledge areas. The workshop will cover flight costs, accommodation, and lunch.


Monday 04/03/2024 Welcome day

  • Morning – Travel to Barcelona
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch at UPC Campus Nord
  • 15:00 – 18:00 Welcome session at i2CAT. Space Communications and IoT seminars, infrastructure and lab visit

Tuesday 05/03/2024 – Trip to Castelldefels

  • 09:30 – 10:00 Bus travel
  • 10:00 – 12:45 ICFO: Seminar on quantum communications and lab visits (optoelectronics & quantum photonics with solids and atoms).
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at UPC Castelldefels
  • 15:00 – 17:00 UPC – PMT: seminars on 5G/6G technologies and research projects, School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering visit and
    DroneLab visit
  • 17:00 – 17:30 Bus travel

Wednesday 06/03/2024 – Zona Franca and Campus Nord

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Bus travel
  • 10:00 – 12:30 LeitatDfactory Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing, robotics and AI tours. Lab visits
  • 12:30 – 13:00 Bus travel
  • 13:00 – 15:00 Lunch at UPC Campus Nord
  • 15:00 – 17:00 i2CAT – Immersive communications and V2X seminars, European funding programmes and initiatives seminar

Thursday 07/03/2024 – 22@ District

  • 11:00 – 12:30 Eurecat Introduction to the center, review of research lines and projects, review of spin-offs and start-ups and introduction to CIDAI and CATALONIA.AI
  • 12:30 – 15:00 City walk and lunch
  • 15:00 – 17:30 UOC Seminars of research groups (AI and Data, Cryptography, Wireless Networks, Systems). Lab visits

Friday 08/03/2024 – Closing day

  • 09:00 – 11:00 i2CAT Digital Social Innovation seminar, closing session
  • Travel back home

This initiative is part of TelecoRenta, a project funded by the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transformation of the Spanish Government within the 5G Networks Program UNICO I+D (reference number TSI-063000-2021-68). Teleco Renta aims to promote telecommunication engineering studies at different education levels to improve the incorporation of young talent (predominantly female talent) into the telecommunications ecosystem.

Find out more about the application process here.


March 4
March 8
Fundació i2CAT
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