Catchup Meetings

On 9 March 2022 the partners’ of the #smartAInnovator project, we had an online meeting to discuss the current development of the activities of the project’s first result. Until now, we have achieved the gathering of all national good practices and we also discussed about the future online focus groups. Both related to the theme of AI technology in education.

Moreover, the Consortium has already decided that the next TPM will be hosted by ATLANTIS and conducted in Thessaloniki the 14th and 15th of June!

Stay tuned and visit our website to know more: https://smartainnovators.eu/

On the 4th of May 2022, the consortium had an online meeting to discuss the progress and the templates produced for the BLUEPRINT report (PR1), documenting the use and impact of artificial intelligence on education, citizens, enterprises and the public interest.

On 12 July we held another online meeting from the Smartainnovators project. We summarised the completed tasks from Result 1 – BLUEPRINT REPORT: USE AND IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ON EDUCATION, CITIZENS, ENTERPRISES AND PUBLIC INTEREST and a draft of a for AI-driven transformations in European Schools was presented.
We are also about to share with you the second Newsletter of the project!

On 8 September we had next online meeting of the Erasmus + project Smartainnovators. Apart from the current administrative matters, the progress of work on the project results was discussed. Result 1, which produces the BLUEPRINT Report, documenting the use and impact of artificial intelligence on education, citizens, enterprises and the public interest, is almost ready. On the project website, you can already see infographics presenting the current situation in the partner countries.📄
👉https://smartainnovators.eu/

On 14 October we had another online meeting of the Smartainnovators project, where we discussed the next steps in the implementation of PR2. Our next tasks will be the preparation of the Smart Library and the preparation of the Teaching Materials.
On 21 November the partners of the smartAInnovators project met online to summarize the work done so far and plan the next steps. During the meeting, we summarized the status of the implementation of result 2: a toolkit with comprehensive didactic materials and scenarios dedicated to the introduction of AI technology to curricula. The current issue of project management and its dissemination was also discussed. In January, the partners will meet in person in Bilbao, Spain.

On the 21st of December 2022, the smartAInnovators consortium had an online meeting to discuss the next steps of the project. Apart from the current administrative matters, the conclusion of the PR1 was mentioned and then followed the next steps for PR2. Result 2, includes the materials for the classrooms and the assistive materials for the teachers in the classroom. In addition, real life scenarios will be developed to enhance the lessons. To conclude the meeting, the next TPM was discussed were the deadlines were det for it.

On the 1st of March 2023, the smartAInnovators consortium had an online meeting to discuss the next steps of the project. Apart from the current administrative matters, the conclusion of the PR2 was mentioned including finalising translations and then followed the next steps for PR3. Result 3, includes the development of the online platform, lucky game, exhibition and mobile app.

On the 21st of April, the consortium had another online meeting to discuss the progress of the project platform and the preparation of the upcoming mobility, TPM4 in Belgrade, Serbia, which will take place between the 23rd – 24th of May 2023.

On June 30 saw another online meeting of smartAinnovators project partners, during which the partners summarized the tasks completed in the last month. The partners are finalizing the digital tools of the project-an e-learning platform and a mobile application. All guidelines and procedures for the practical phase of the project are also being developed. Training sessions with VET teachers and students will begin in September, and national workshops in the form of hackathons will be organized. In April, the best participants will be invited to a training course in Cyprus. Traditionally, the meeting also discussed ongoing administrative, management and quality assurance issues.
On July 14, partners held their last online meeting before the summer break. The project platform and mobile application are currently under final development. The partners have also developed detailed guidelines for training courses for teachers and students, which will take place at the beginning of the new school year. VET students from all partner countries will participate in a hackathon on working with artificial intelligence. The prize for winners will be participation in a week-long training course in Cyprus, during which participants will acquire new digital skills.  At the meeting, the partners also summarized the tasks related to the dissemination of project results and ongoing management and quality assurance.
On September 14, partners held their first online meeting after the summer break. The project platform and mobile application are currently under final development. The partners have also developed detailed guidelines for training courses for teachers and students, which will take place at the beginning of the new school year. VET students from all partner countries will participate in a hackathon on working with artificial intelligence. The prize for winners will be participation in a week-long training course in Cyprus, during which participants will acquire new digital skills.  At the meeting, the partners also summarized the tasks related to the dissemination of project results and ongoing management and quality assurance.

On the 6th of October 2023, the partners joined online for a catch-up meeting to discuss the upcoming tasks from the PR3 such as the finalisation of the smartAInnovators platform, the Mobile App and PR4 the upcoming National Hackathons and the International Hackathons.

On 13 November, project partners met online to discuss the progress of the project’s latest deliverable: the SMARTaiNNOVATOR MAKERSPACE PACK. Training courses for teachers and vocational training and education students on the use of artificial intelligence and Unity software are being organised in each partner country.
The partners are also establishing cooperation with entrepreneurs and experts from the IT and labour market. Practitioners will support training in schools and act as judges in competitions.
On 20 December 2023, the partners held their last online meeting before the Christmas break. The main discussion concerned the organisation of the upcoming national hackathons and the resolution of any doubts about the last project outcome, among others: SMARTaiNNOVATOR MAKERSPACE PACK, which will include a back pack with rules and guidelines, and SMART INNOVATORS HACKATHON.
On 29 January 2024, the partners met online to discuss ongoing project activities. The main focus of the consortium is currently the national hackathons. Participants are working on gaining targeted skills for the future, developing cross-cutting skills such as problem solving, creativity and teamwork, working on a real-world challenge to create an IT solution to a social problem and participating in an exciting regional competition and exhibition.
On 27 February 2024, the project consortium met online to summarise the work done so far and plan the next steps. The consortium is now focusing on the platform and the mobile app with a view to finalising them soon and presenting the results on the project website. In addition, the partners are slowly approaching the finalisation of the national hackathons and starting to prepare for the international hackathons to be held in Cyprus in April 2024.
On 19 March, the partners met online to discuss the progress of the project’s final outcomes.
The consortium announced that the platform and the mobile app have been implemented and finalised. In the near future, the partners will send the finished app to the Google Play Store so that it can start being used. In addition, the partners discussed in detail the agenda for the training, which will take place in April 2024. The partners are also preparing to develop the next Newsletter, which will be published after the training in Cyprus.
On 23 May 2024, project consortium held another online meeting to summarise the finalisation of the remaining tasks and plan the next steps.
The partners are polishing up results 3 and 4 and making final adjustments to ensure that the Virtual E-learning Academy is perfectly aligned with the needs of respondents. The platform access page can be found here. We also encourage you to download our mobile app, which is tailored to the needs of VET trainers, leaders and students. The app offers a range of features to enrich the learning experience in different environments.
The consortium is currently focusing on creating a Newsletter and Infographics to share information on the progress of the dissemination events and the international hackathon that took place in April. The partners also discussed what needs to be improved on the website and decided on final adjustments. Furthermore, the partners discussed the organisation of the dissemination events and clarified any doubts as needed.
On 07 June 2024, project consortium held final online meeting to summarise the overview of the project and plan the final steps.
During the meeting, the consortium summarised all the project results achieved. The partners also discussed the Mulitiplier Events that have taken place so far and shared their satisfaction with the results of these activities. All concerns regarding the project’s finances and dissemination on social media were also addressed. Finally, the partners shared their satisfaction with the work carried out in this project.