Sunrise valley Science & Technology park has joined the new project called MERIT (Master of Science in Smart, Secure and Interconnected Systems), which has been launched on October 2022 with a vision and plan that aims to help address Europe’s skills gap among digital specialists.
The project includes a joint Master program that will be offered by four European universities (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Vilnius Tech, Riga Technical University and TALTECH) and led by the UPC in Spain, with industrial partners and other stakeholders that contribute with their expertise, research and innovation activities.
MERIT is a Horizon Europe co-funded project as part of The Digital Europe Program (2021-2027) programme, with participating universities from four countries, industrial partners, excellence and research centres, national technology transfer organisations and Digital Innovation Hubs. The purpose of MERIT is to increase the number of young people who can contribute to the digital economy by enhancing their capacities for innovation, entrepreneurship and employability through enhanced on-the-job training as well as academic training at university level – supported by continued education.
The main concern of MERIT is to equip the society with workers able to understand, manage and innovate in technological developments including artificial intelligence (AI), IoT and cybersecurity. MERIT’s vision is to improve the quality of life in Europe by increasing the number of young people who can contribute to the digital economy through enhanced on-the-job training as well as academic training at university level.
MERIT believes that it is essential to equip the next generation with skills that will allow them to lead in a digital world and provide solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.
More details are available at project website: www.digitalmerit.eu.