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Issue #1 - January – March 2008
Euro India Research Centre concludes its workshop in “Euro-India R&D in ICT sector”
January 30th – February 1st 2008
  ICT 2008 @ Lyon
Europe's biggest research event for information and communication technologies Beckons you!!!!


The Euro India Research Centre (EIRC) with its partners recently concluded its second round of EU India collaborative workshops in the ICT sector, in the cities of New Delhi (January 29th-30th 2008) and Bangalore (January 31st-February 1st 2008). The workshops commenced with a General Session where experts from EU and India made presentations on the Seventh Framework Programme, rules and regulations for participation, the currently open ICT Call and its opportunities for Indian organizations, partner search and other customized services offered by EIRC.

The cluster session, that then followed focused on the areas of Digital Libraries and Content, Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics, FET and NMP. There were also specific panel sessions on NEM in New Delhi and IPv6 in Bangalore in which many eminent resource persons from EC and India discussed the future Euro-India collaboration. The workshops brought together nearly 150 delegates from industry and academia.

 


Europe's biggest research event on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT 2008) is proposed in Lyon. ICT 2008 will set the agenda for ICT research and innovation in Europe.

The event will host leading visionaries from academia and industry and will address topics as diverse as Europe's role in shaping the future internet, the role of ICT in advancing the sustainability agenda and alternative paths for ICT components and systems.

The event is an apt forum for researchers, innovators, engineers, and business decision-makers in the field of digital technologies. We at EIRC look to organize an information booth as well as an EU-India networking session, and urge those who may be interested to get in touch with us.

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Did you know?   A call open throughout the year: FET


Information Society

The information society relates to "new information and communication technologies" (ICT). It is about the universal use of electronic exchanges of information, convergence towards digital technologies, the exponential growth of the Internet and the opening up of telecommunications markets.

Lisbon Strategy

In March 2000 at Lisbon, the EU's political leaders set a new goal: to become, within a decade, "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion.” This is the basis of the Lisbon strategy.

European Technology Platforms (ETPs)

ETPs are pan-European technology initiatives to assemble European companies, research institutions, financial bodies and regulatory authorities to define a common research agenda and mobilize a critical mass of public and private resources.

 


FET (Future and Emerging Technology) is the IST Programme initiative for novel and emerging scientific ideas. Its mission is to promote visionary research that may be high-risk. FET is not constrained by the ICT Programme priorities but rather aims to open new possibilities and set new trends for future research programmes in Information and Communication Technologies.

FET is implemented through 2 schemes:

  • FET-Proactive: a 'top down' approach which sets the agenda for a small number of strategic areas holding particular promise for the future. Deadline: 08 April 2008
  • FET-Open: a 'roots up' approach available to any ideas for long-term visionary research related to IST

Read more about FET.

     
Open Calls
I) Seventh Framework programme – several calls for proposals published


The European Commission has published its updated calls for proposals under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) addressing the four areas of cooperation, ideas, people and capacities.

The below table is a timetable of calls relating to all thematic areas in ‘Cooperation’:

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    Thematic Area: Information and Communication Technologies

Call Identifier

Call Title

Publication Date

Deadline Date

FP7-ICT-2007-3

ICT call 3

4 December 2007

8 April 2008

FP7-ICT-2007-C

FET Open scheme

22 December 2006

20 January 2009

 
Thematic Area: Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies

Call Identifier

Call Title

Publication Date

Deadline Date

FP7-NMP-2008-CSA-2

NMP - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies

30 November 2007

24 April 2008

FP7-NMP-2008-EU-India-2 NMP -

Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies

30 November 2007

24 April 2008

 
    Thematic Area: Transport Including Aeronautics

Call Identifier

Call Title

Publication Date

Deadline Date

FP7-AAT-2008-RTD-1

FP7 - AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT (AAT) - 2008 - RTD-1

30 November 2007

7 May 2008                 

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1

FP7-SUSTAINABLE SURFACE TRANSPORT (SST)-2008-RTD-1

30 November 2007

7 May 2008     

 FP7-SST-2008-TREN-1

FP7- SUSTAINABLE SURFACE TRANSPORT (SST) 2008 TREN 1

30 November 2007

7 May 2008     

FP7-TPT-2008-RTD-1

FP7-Transport (TPT)-2008-RTD-1

30 November 2007

7 May 2008     

 

Source: Cordis

For more information on other related areas of FP7 click here
 
II) The First projects launched under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) are now profiled


Within a year into the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and the action well underway with the third call for proposals, information on the first projects accepted for funding under FP7 are now published on CORDIS, the EU's official information service for research and development.The first call for project proposals represented a total budget of just over €1 billion.


Nearly 133 projects under the ICT research themes of nanoelectronics, software and security have been made available online. These newly funded FP7 projects can be consulted by selecting the 'Programme acronym' FP7-ICT in the CORDIS Search at
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III) Special Focus on Past Projects
 

FP6 Projects with Indian participation

FP6, the programme immediately preceding FP7, saw the participation of around 79 Indian research institutions in 71 projects across 10 thematic areas. A few of them are listed below.

 

Project Acronym

Area

 Indian Organisation

India Mentor

International Co-operation Promotion

C-DAC

IIIT-Bangalore

ITSMA

RMG

ESANGATHAN

eInclusion

Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd

FASSBINDER

Software and Services

Indian Institute of Science.

ImportNet

ICT for Networked Business

Tao Knoware Private Ltd

LEKTOR

ICT for Networked Business

ITSMA

OPAALS

ICT for Networked Business

IIT – Kanpur

SELF

Software and Services

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

WINSOC

ICT for Environment

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Indian Space Research Organisation

E2RII

Mobile and wireless

Tata Consultancy Services

EU-India

eSafety

Association of Intelligent Transport Systems India (AITS)

Magnet Beyond

Mobile and wireless

Tata Consultancy Services

FLOSSWORLD

International Co-operation Promotion

Centre for Development and
Advanced Computing

INCITE

International Co-operation Promotion

C-DAC

ITSMA

IISc

MAGNET

Mobile and wireless

Tata Consultancy Services

For a longer listing of past projects, click here
 
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