For course 2021-2022, we will have three gatherings in European cities (one at the beginning of the course - November 5-6 -, one at the end of the first practical project - February 12-13 - and a last one at the end of the Master programme - beginning of July -), subject to COVID-19 Health conditions across countries allow travelling.

Madrid (05-06 November 2021)

The main objective of this first face-to-face meeting will be getting students know each other better and setup the initial set of groups for the hands-on projects to be carried out during the master. Students will also have the opportunity to enjoy relevant talks from digital transformation experts and practitioners, and understand the innovation ecosystem around AI in Madrid.

The event will have the following structure:

  • Friday November 5th (17:00-22:00). Madrid International Lab. Click here to download the agenda in a PDF document and here for a link to the live stream:
    • 17:00-17:30 Welcome and official opening (moderated by Gianluca Misuraca)
      • Claudio Feijoo, Vice President Entrepreneurship & Innovation, UPM
      • Alessandro Deserti, Director, Department of Design, PoLiMi
      • Fernando Herrero Acebes, Director General, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Municipality of Madrid
    • 17:30-18:45 SDGs, AI and Digital Government: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly... (moderated by Gianluca Misuraca)
      • Industry perspective. Elena Lim Muñoz, Partnerships & Alliances Lead, Be Disruptive
      • Keynote by Rony Medaglia, Professor with Special Responsibilities (AI and SDGs), Department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
      • Open debate Moderated discussion with participants
    • 18:45-19:45 Expert Panel – AI Once Upon a Time... (in the West, and the East...) (moderated by Gianluca Misuraca)
      • Carolina Aguerre, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Global Cooperation Research (GCR21), Universität Duisburg-Essen
      • Esther Paniagua, Award-winning science and tech journalist, author of “Error 404, Ready for a World without Internet?”
      • Pierre Rossel, President, Inspiring Futures and former EPFL Professor
      • José María Subero Munilla, Head, Digital Services, Aragón Government
    • Bus to UPM's Centro de Innovación en Tecnología para el Desarrollo Humano (itd)
    • 20:15-22:00 Once Upon a Time in Madrid... Networking Cocktail and Talking Dinner:
      • Carlos Mataix and Julio Lumbreras: Madrid's deep demonstration

  • Saturday November 6th (09:00-15:00). UPM ETSI Industriales:
    • 08:30-09:25 Breakfast
    • 09:30-11:05 Start-up event, with pitches from 5 AI start-ups
    • 11:05-11:30 Coffee break and networking
    • 11:30-14:15 Innovation challenge
    • 14:15-15:00 Result presentation and Lunch

Milan (11-12 February 2022)

Tallin (July 2022) - to be announced