SENTINEL 4th Plenary Meeting


The SENTINEL consortium met up for the 4th plenary meeting of the SENTINEL project which took place on the 25th and 26th of October 2022, in Madeira Portugal and hosted by UNINOVA. We kept this plenary meeting in a hybrid nature by granting remote participation for those partners who were not able to attend the meeting in person. This plenary meeting was co-located with Digital Transformation Summit that was held on 24-27 October 2022, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

European Commission sets out the vision for Europe's Digital Decade by 2030 proposing the Digital Compass, which revolves around four cardinal points: Government, Infrastructures, Skills and Businesses. The Madeira's Digital Transformation Summit aimed to respond to this challenge via a forum where the EU's Digital strategy was debated to achieve the visionary objectives at European and regional levels. Bringing together recognized individualities from the European Commission, Government, Academia and Industry, the Summit set the scene for a human-centric vision in a digital society.

The SENTINEL partners’ purpose of getting together in Madeira was twofold. First of all, the partners met to review the project’s progress in all WPs since M12 and hold extensive technical workshops with the purpose to cover all the action points regarding the technical developments that will be presented as part of the M18 deliverables.

The second purpose was to promote the project during the Digital Transformation Summit event, via a dedicated interactive workshop session planned on the 25th of October.

This session was moderated by the SENTINEL Dissemination Manager, Mr. Ruben Costa with the active performance of the Project Coordinator and the Scientific and Technical Manager. In this regard, Dr. George Bravos has presented the SENTINEL project while Dr. Manolis Falelakis has successfully demonstrated the SENTINEL MVP.

Overall, the workshop gathered more than 70 attendees from different SMEs and Academic institutions and we had the chance to communicate with external audiences, engage with potential end-users as well as collect their feedback through a live survey campaign facilitated via a QR code. It was a very productive event, and the obtained results gave us valuable insights into Cyber Security and GDPR protection aspects from the SMEs’ perspective.

We would like to thank the partners for their participation and contribution, and all the event participants for attending and making this workshop a success.