EGI-ACE kickoff meeting


This is the Kickoff meeting of the EGI-ACE project

The morning of the second day is open for everyone. See separate agenda: 

The rest of the kickoff is restricted to project consortium members (direct beneficiaries and third parties). 

Registration is required. The connection link will be sent to registered participants. 

An EGI-ACE project overview video was recorded at the EGI Conference in November 2020. The recording is available here: (first 20 minutes). 

  • Thursday, 4 February
    • 09:00 09:15
      Welcome and introduction 15m

      Overview of the kickoff objectives and main roles

      Speaker: Hien Bui
    • 09:15 09:45
      Project Overview 30m

      Overview of EGI-ACE: objectives, methodologies, impacts, work packages and governance

      Speakers: Gergely Sipos ( , Hien Bui
    • 09:45 10:15
      How EGI-ACE fits into EGI Federation strategy and EOSC 30m

      EGI Federation strategy, EOSC projects and how EGI-ACE contributes to EOSC establishment

      Speaker: Tiziana Ferrari (
    • 10:15 10:30
      Coffee break 15m
    • 10:30 11:00
      Speed networking 30m

      Get to know members of the consortium.

    • 11:00 12:00
      Exploitation and Impact of EGI-ACE services 1h
      • Exploitation of services and how we capture and document the exploitation successes.
      • User support pipeline, support instruments and events
      Speakers: Giuseppe La Rocca ( , Matti Heikkurinen (
    • 12:00 13:00
      Lunch break 1h
    • 13:00 13:45
      Project Management, Administration and Finance 45m
      • Risk Management and Quality Management
      • Project tools
      • Finance and reporting
      Speaker: Project Management Office
    • 13:45 14:00
      Coffee break 15m
    • 14:00 14:30
      Communication, outreach and events 30m
      • Communications Toolkit & branding
      • Communication and outreach activities (Web, Social Media)
      • Project events
      Speaker: Dimple Sokartara
    • 14:30 15:00
      Virtual Access 30m

      Summary of the VA Workshop that took place on Jan 14 (for WP3, 4, 5, 6), updates, answering VA questions

      Speakers: Gergely Sipos ( , Hien Bui
    • 15:00 15:15
      Coffee break 15m
    • 15:15 16:15
      Team building activities 1h
    • 16:15 16:45
      Meet the Work Package Leaders 30m

      Optional session: Provides opportunity to meet the WP leaders. Join the meeting rooms and ask questions, provide suggestions to your WP leader.

  • Friday, 5 February
    • 09:00 13:50
      EGI-ACE public launch event 4h 50m

      Public launch event of the EGI-ACE project. The public launch event is strongly recommended for consortium members because more details will be given there about the infrastructure, platform and data space services.

      The public launch event is open for anyone who is interested in EGI-ACE and wants to become user of the EOSC Compute Platform.

      Registration is free and should be done separately. Details can be found in

    • 13:50 14:00
      Coffee break 10m
    • 14:00 14:50
      Breakout session 1 50m

      For cross WP topics. Content TBD

    • 14:50 15:00
      Coffee break 10m
    • 15:00 15:50
      Breakout session 2 50m

      For cross WP topics. Content TBD

    • 15:50 16:00
      Coffee break 10m
    • 16:00 16:30
      Reporting back from breakout sessions 30m