Horizon 2020 funded training network

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TAPAS Training Network

Who’s it for?

There are an increasing number of people across Europe with debilitating speech pathologies (e.g., due to stroke, Parkinson's, etc). These groups face communication problems that can lead to social exclusion. They are now being further marginalised by a new wave of speech technology that is increasingly woven into everyday life but which is not robust to atypical speech. TAPAS is a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network European Training Network (MSCA-ITN-ETN) project that aims to transform the well being of these people.

What does it do?

Innovative training networks bring together universities, research centres and companies from different countries worldwide to train a new generation of researchers.

About The Client

A European initiative

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 766287.

Project Objective

Improving lives across Europe

The TAPAS initiative aims to improve the well being of people who are disenfranchised due to speech difficulties. There are an increasing number of people across Europe with debilitating speech pathologies, due to strokes, Parkinson's or other diseases. These people face communication problems that can lead to social exclusion. They are now being further marginalised by a new wave of speech technology that is increasingly woven into everyday life but which is not robust to atypical speech.

Project Outcome

TAPAS adopts an inter-disciplinary and multi-sectorial approach. The consortium includes clinical practitioners, academic researchers and industrial partners, with expertise spanning speech engineering, linguistics and clinical science. All members have expertise in some element of pathological speech. This rich network will train a new generation of 15 researchers, equipping them with the skills and resources necessary for lasting success.

Partners

  • University of Sheffield
  • Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Univeristaet Erlangen Nuernberg, Germany
  • Interuniversitair Micro-Electronicacentrum IMEC VZW, Belgium
  • INESC ID – Instituto de Engenhariade Sistemas E Computabores Investigacao E Desenvolvimento em Lisboa, Portugal
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
  • Stichting Het Nederlands Kanker Instituut-Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek Ziekenhuis , Netherlands
  • Philips Electronics Nederland B.V., Netherlands
  • Philips Electronics UK Limited
  • Stichting Katholieke Universiteit, Netherlands
  • Universität Augsburg, Germany
  • Université Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier, France
  • Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Therapy Box, UK

Funding

TAPAS is an EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks European Training Network (ETN). It will train a new generation of 15 researchers