Future Talent Programme

GLAD, together with GÉANT NREN partners, offer programmes that facilitate engagement with students and career-seeking professionals. These programmes exist to introduce a future generation of talents to the GÉANT community and vice versa.

Future Talent Programmes include skills development training, such as  public speaking and presentation training, as well as provides opportunities to meet and engage with experts in different field.

Click here for more information about this and other bespoke training programmes.

Contact nadia.sluer@geant.org if you would like to join Future Talent as well as other programmes or suggest an idea about other bespoke training initiatives.

6 years

in existence. Organised by GLAD

73+ talents

Master, PhD – students and young researchers across Europe


participating NRENs and educational institutes

Our programmes

FTP Lightning Talk Challenge

The FTP Lightning Talk Challenge is a programme for young professionals and gives a chance to present ideas, projects or new methods to an international audience.

If  nominated to the programme by a GÉANT project partner, participants undergo series of professional public speaking training to master presentation skills and prepare for an effective delivery at the actual event.

Find archived FTP lightning talks from previous years here.

Contact glad@geant.org if you like to learn more about the programme.

TIM Programme

TIM (Trust and Identity Incubator Mentorship) is a programme that gives IT- and network students with a special interest in Trust and Identity (T&I) a chance to join the development of cutting-edge solutions in the Trust and Identity world.

The programme takes place in the form of a 6-months’ internship* at a local European NREN who takes part in the GÉANT project.

Talents work together with subject matter experts (SME’s) to pioneer new ideas in the so called T&I incubator and contribute to a viable and sustainable pipeline of T&I products and services for the GÉANT project.

*The internship is paid and includes any necessary professional development training.

More information on the programme is available at TIM Programme

Or contact us at glad@geant.org.

Future Talent Alumni

Click to watch their presentations