The 2022 edition of the FCCN Unity Days begins on May 31st. Get to know some of the most expected results. 

#1 Getting to know news about services and projects

Every year, the FCCN Unit Confer ences serve the purpose of bringing to the community served by this FCT technological unit the main news concerning the projects and services that integrate it. In this particular, the "Zapping" moment, scheduled for June 1st, will be the opportunity to, in a short period of time, all the main developments. In addition to this moment, the various services and projects of the FCCN Unit will be the central theme of parallel sessions during the event, so that participants can explore further their added value, results and potential. 

#2 Explore emerging technology trends

Open Science, privacy policies for personal data, Cybersecurity, Advanced Computing and even cryptocurrencies are some of the themes that will be part of these three days of work. Taking into account that FCCN services and projects move in the sphere of technological innovation, several emerging trends in this area will be present. Also noteworthy is the participation of guest speakers who will deepen, during the main lectures, specific topics related to the universe of technology. 

#3 Getting feedback from the community

The approximately 80 institutions served by the FCCN Unit - such as educational institutions, research centers, among others - also have the opportunity to offer their contribution to this event, regarding their experience with the services and projects of the FCCN Unit. Through these contributions, it will be possible to embody the goal of continuous improvement, adjusting services to the real needs of the community served by the FCCN Unit. This feedback is also particularly relevant given the various experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic and the different roles that digital solutions have played in this period. 

#4 Networking

The face-to-face meeting that annually brings together hundreds of representatives of the institutions served by the FCCN Unit also meets another key objective: to strengthen existing relationships, fostering the cohesion of the national education and research community. Through the sharing of experiences, it will be possible to make known the specific challenges experienced by each institution, as well as to find collective solutions to shared problems. On the other hand, face-to-face contact plays an important role in future contacts, with a view to stimulating collaborative work. 

#5 Get to know the local culture and heritage 

Each year, the FCCN Unit Conferences are held in a different institution (and city). Braga, Ponta Delgada, Leiria and Évora are some examples of places that have already hosted the events. In 2022, the Polytechnic of Viseu will be the meeting point of the FCCN community. The program designed for the three days will make it possible to get to know better not only this higher education institution, but also the city of Viseu itself, exploring its past, present and future. 

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