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ICT 2008 at Lyon Open Calls ICT Indian Projects in FP7 Get Support News Events Did You Know?
Issue #2 - April June 2008
ICT Lyon Event – Many opportunities ahead don’t miss it!!!   Did you know?

Europe's biggest research event on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is the most important forum for discussing research and public policy. The event is the second in its series, which anticipates to bring about 4000-5000 delegates all over the world from ICT communities including researchers and innovators, engineers, public policy and business decision-makers working in the field of digital technologies and innovation.

The ICT Event is organised by the European Commission's Directorate General for the Information Society and Media and is hosted by the current Presidency of the European Union.

ICT event 2008, in Europe will provide opportunities available for funding research in ICT area, stimulates innovation through ICT development, and creates opportunities to establish research and business partnerships in order to be informed.

The event will foresee transformations in technological environment due to implementation of ICT technologies. There are 3 opportunities to participate: Conference, Exhibition and Networking. The event fosters to shape policy and research options for Europe’s industrial and technological future.

A promotional stand named “Indian ICT Gateway” would be welcoming Indian delegation as well as directing all the Lyon participants to obtain information on ICT Indian competencies and contact potential partners. Networking session will be organised with a focus on ICT sector, which facilitates to increase contacts between prospective EU and Indian partners. To get more information about the event contact us.

This event will open window of opportunities for several organisations to connect and collaborate largely in ICT sectors.


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Created to help local companies access the European technology market by promoting their technologies across Europe, and by identifying and importing technological solutions. The IRC network has become a leading European network for the promotion of technology partnerships and transfer.

Innovating Regions in Europe (IRE)

Created by the European Commission to facilitate exchange of experience and good practice among European regions that are enhancing their capacity to support innovation and competitiveness among regional firms through the development and implementation of regional innovation strategies and schemes.

Electronic Proposal Submission Service (EPSS)

An internet-based application providing a secure work space for a consortium to prepare and submit a proposal jointly to the European Commission. Access requires only a standard web browser.

Support actions (SA)

Aims at contributing to the implementation of the Framework Program¬mes and the preparation of future Community research and technological development policy or the development of synergies with other policies, or to stimulate, encourage and facilitate the participation of SMEs, civil society organisations and their networks, small research teams and newly developed or remote research centres in the activities of the thematic areas of the Cooperation programme

Latest News  

Latest Events

Calls remain open under Seventh Framework programme

a) Calls continue to remain open under ‘Cooperation’ programme

Thematic Area: Information and Communication Technologies
Call Identifier Call Title Publication Date Deadline Date
FP7-ICT-2007-C FET Open scheme 22 December 2006 20 January 2009
Thematic Area: Energy
Call Identifier Call Title Publication Date Deadline Date
FP7-AAT-2008-TREN-1 Energy call Part 2 29 April 2008 8 October 2008

For more details click here

b) 'Find a project' feature for FP7 projects now online

CORDIS has added a new project search function to its Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) website. By selecting 'Find a project' in the website's navigation bar, users will have access to a search form, enabling them to conduct free text searches. Users can also search by thematic priorities - from FP7-ENERGY to FP7-TRANSPORT - or by a specific activity within each priority.

Furthermore, project information can be retrieved by country, with queries resulting in a list of projects coordinated by an institution or organisation in the country in question.

Project details are published on CORDIS following the negotiation and signature of grant agreements between the European Commission and beneficiaries. This means that they are only made available after the selection procedure is completed.

For more information click here

FP7 projects – Participation of India in ICT sector
Sl No Project Acronym Project Title Indian Institute participating Challenge area Project Abstract Project Logo
1 EUROINDIA Euro-India ICT Co-operation Indian Institute Of Technology Bombay & Federation Of Indian Chambers Of Commerce And Industry (FICCI) ICT-2007-9.1 Abstract
2 FLOSSINCLUDE Free/Libre and open source software: International cooperation development roadmap IT For Change,
Centre For The Study Of Developing Societies


3 GRIFS Global RFID Interoperability Forum for Standards GS1 ,New Delhi, INDIA ICT-2007-1.3
4 NEXOF Networked Europe Software & Services Initiative Siemens Information Systems Ltd (SISL) ICT-2007-1.2    
5 OPEN: I Mahiti Infotech Private Limited
To view the list of Indian projects on FP6 click here
GET support !!!!
a) Network of National Contact Points (NCPs)
NCP in India operates through Indian Research Support Network which has been nominated for ICT thematic area by Department of Information Technology (DIT). It is composed of 3 main organisations namely:
National Contact Points are the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Seventh framework programme.
It is supported by Euro India Research centre (EIRC) in all activities to enhance collaborative research between European and Indian organisations
b) EIRC services
The following are the services offered by EIRC:
  • Introduction into Frame work Programme
  • Roadmapping: Charting organizational competencies against FP priorities
  • Benchmarking of project ideas against relevant past and current frontier research
  • Conducting training and workshops
  • External assistance to proposal writing
  • Project partner search
  • Consulting on the programme
  • Networking
  • Project management.
Click here for more information on EIRC services.
To keep you informed on the facilitation between Indian and EU organistaions to conduct Joint R&D in ICT sector visit EIRC website (www.euroindiaresearch.org).
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