In many countries, applied research institutions strive to develop Computer Graphics and Multimedia technologies and transfer the latest advances to local companies and institutions.
To be excellent, best-in-kind at the local level, but at the same time relevant players at international level, these institutions need a global view, a critical mass, a robust collaboration framework, and a strong international presence.
It is of strategic importance to strengthen international common visions and foster synergies in science, technology, knowledge transfer and innovation:
- Beyond the informal ad-hoc relations (e.g. specific projects)
- Beyond purely scientific networks
- With a formal structure that supports long-term strategies