TDL Sprints are innovative integration technology projects which typically run from one to three months. Participants have access to an extensive support network, world-class expertise, as well as a possible funding award. Previous sprints have been adopted by European projects, whilst others are extensively used in broader research.
In a series of recent interviews, TDL member Ronny Bjones, Director of Cloud Identity & Privacy Services for Microsoft Engineering (Cloud & Enterprise), explains more about Sprints with insights into what the objective of them is, from TDL's perspective as well as that of participants, including his own experience of the initiative.
TDL's latest Work Programme includes the promotion and support of short projects (sprints) to validate technology, interoperability and trustworthiness proofs of concept. The purpose of a sprint is to validate new, innovative and trustworthy ICT in very short project cycles of approximately three months with three project stages: design, execution, and dissemination. After a sprint is completed, the results are immediately published to a broad audience.
Sprints are key to TDL's core objectives and, in fact, TDL has been working on the operational implementation of an industry-driven ecosystem stimulating the development, promotion and acceptance of trustworthy ICT since 2009 . TDL regularly makes funding awards for innovative short projects led by an SME or knowledge institute, but the sprint programme is open to any organisation that wishes to run a software application on the platforms provided by TDL for that purpose and to get professional feedback on it.
On 24 May 2017, TDL held a workshop to propose and discuss plans for the next generation of sprints. The material from the meeting can be found here. If you or anyone you know would like to know more or get involved, contact the TDL Office, firstname.lastname@example.org.