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ICT Lyon Summit FP7 ICT Call 4 open Ideal –IST – An ideal Partner Search Network News Events Did You Know?
Issue #4 Nov 08 - Jan 09
ICT Lyon Summit: A Grand Success!!!!!!

ICT Lyon 2008

The ICT Lyon 2008 was one of the biggest and most successful events of the year which took place from 25th November to 27th November 2008 at Lyon. It presented Europe's priorities for ICT research, development and funding, and examined Europe’s leading the ICT agenda for the next decade. Nearly 4,500 delegates across the world were present at ICT 2008 making it one of the best-attended ICT events ever.

The chief opportunities to participate in the ICT event were conference, exhibition and networking session and a number of side events which were organised in order to familiarize the participants about the ICT 2008.

Conference – It discussed on the future Internet, how ICT can contribute to energy efficiency, to better ageing and health, to offer new business opportunities for SMEs, how nano-electronics and new chips and components can bring radical changes in our daily lives. It also discussed on the ICT Work Programme 2009-2010. It focused on effective public policies to stimulate ICT research and innovation for growth and sustainable development.

Exhibition – With almost 180 stands arranged in twelve different zones it showcased the latest breakthroughs of European research projects, presented the concrete results of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) research from across Europe.
Health-e-Child won the ICT 2008 Exhibit Grand Prize worth €10,000. This project uses grid ‘supercomputing’ technology to connect and inform paediatrics healthcare professionals.

Networking session aimed to bring together ICT communities with the view to facilitate contacts between researchers, innovators and engineers from the ICT domain. Out of 214 networking session, 118 were selected which proposed to present researchers and investors to find partners for potential research initiatives.

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Ideal- IST – Partner Search Network launched for Call 4!!

Ideal-ist, the flourishing international partner search network for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) opened its partner search device for the initiate of fourth call for proposal in the 7th Framework Programme. This would be apt instrument for finding partners for their project, or find a project to join.

Ideal-ist with vast experience and in recent years a success rate of almost 100%.This means almost everybody who launched a partner search via Ideal-ist, found a key partner for their project.

With the unique quality titled partner search tool and the support of the whole network of National Contact Points, newcomers and less experienced organisations will be given guidance on how to get started in FP7. They will establish contacts with research organisations, which are more experienced in European research projects.

For more information click here


Latest News  

Latest Events

FP7 ICT Call 4 open

The next round of funding under the FP7 programme, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) theme of Cooperation Programme announced its Fourth Call for Proposals on 19 November 2008 with a deadline on 1 April 2009 and it is anticipated that the first projects funded from this action will be launched in the late autumn of 2009.

The following table depicts ICT theme focusing on seven strategic challenges with various objectives:

Challenges Objectives
Challenge1: Pervasive and Trustworthy Network and Service Infrastructures

ICT-2009.1.1: The Network of the Future

ICT-2009.1.5: Networked Media and 3D Internet
Challenge 2: Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics ICT-2009.2.1: Cognitive Systems and Robotics
ICT-2009.2.2: Language-based interaction
Challenge3: Components, systems, engineering ICT-2009.3.2: Design of semiconductor components and electronic based miniaturised systems
ICT-2009.3.3: Flexible, organic and large area electronics  
ICT-2009.3.4: Embedded Systems Design
ICT-2009.3.6: Computing Systems  
ICT-2009.3.7: Photonics 
ICT-2009.3.8: Organic photonics and other disruptive photonics technologies
Challenge 5: Towards sustainable and personalised healthcare ICT-2009.5.1: Personal Health Systems
ICT-2009.5.2: ICT for Patient Safety  
ICT-2009.5.4: International Cooperation on Virtual Physiological Human 
Challenge 6: ICT for Mobility, Envinmental Sustainable & Energy Efficiency  ICT-2009.6.1: ICT for Safety and Energy Efficiency in Mobility 
ICT-2009.6.3: ICT for energy efficiency  
ICT-2009.6.4: ICT for environmental services and climate change adaptation  
Challenge 7: ICT for Independent Living, Inclusion and Governance   ICT-2009.7.1: ICT & Ageing  
ICT-2009.7.2: Accessible and Assistive ICT  
ICT-2009.7.3: ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling  

The call also promotes research in the areas of Future and Emerging Technologies with its 3 new objectives:

Challenges Objectives
Future and Emerging Technologies Open

ICT-2009.8.0: FET-Open: Challenging current thinking 

FET Proactive ICT-2009.8.1: FET proactive 1: Concurrent Tera-device Computing  
ICT-2007.8.2: FET proactive 2: Quantum Information Foundations and Technologies
ICT-2009 8.3: FET Proactive 3: Bio-chemistry-based Information Technology (CHEM-IT)
ICT-2009.8.10: Identifying new research topics, Assessing emerging global S&T trends in ICT for future FET Proactive initiatives

Finally the call also includes a number of Coordination and Support actions, with the prominence on international cooperation in ICT with partner countries overseas.

Challenges Objectives
Horizontal support actions   ICT-2009.9.1: Horizontal support actions for international cooperation
ICT-2009.9.2: Supplements to support International Cooperation between ongoing projects
ICT-2009.9.3 : General Accompanying Measures

The ICT theme has also launched a call jointly with the ENERGY theme with a deadline of 31st March 2009 which covers novel ICT solutions for smart electricity allocation networks.

The Work Programme for ICT research in FP7 for 2009 and 2010 is now available. For more information on ICT call 4, click here
Did You Know
Technology Implementation Plan (Tip)

A plan which defines the exploitation of the technology within a project consortium or the dissemination of the results of a project in an effective and formalized way the production of a TIP will be a contractual requirement for co-financed RTD projects. Its structure will be standardized.

Source: Cordis
Swissnex Bangalore
Swissnex Bangalore is a platform where Swiss and Indian individuals and organisations can connect. The purpose is to share knowledge and form partnerships in science, higher education, technology, art and innovation. Swissnex Bangalore is being built throughout 2008 and will be fully operational in 2009. Swissnex Bangalore is based at the Swiss Embassy in New Delhi. From January 2009 onwards, swissnex Bangalore will organize meetings, conferences and exhibitions and receive Swiss delegations. It will also provide meeting space and video conference facilities.
Work Programme

Work programmes are plans drawn up by the Commission for the implementation of the specific programmes of FP7. They comprise detailed descriptions of the activities (thematic priorities, instruments used, evaluation procedures and criteria, deadlines, roadmaps) and are revised at least annually. They provide all information necessary to launch calls for proposals. The extent to which a proposal addresses the objectives of the work programme is an evaluation criterion, i.e. in order to prepare a successful proposal; one has to read carefully the work programme related to the call addressed.

Indo-German Joint Call for Proposals – 2008

The purpose of the programme is to stimulate new collaborations, e.g. the preparation of joint projects under national funding programmes. The programme facilitates bilateral cooperation in the fields of Science and Engineering between the research institutes of Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India and those of Germany by way of joint research projects, bilateral workshops / seminars, exchange visits of scientists and scientific and composite (scientific and industrial) delegations.

Indo-Bulgarian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation

With a view to intensifying interaction and the scientific cooperation between Indian and Bulgarian Scientists/Institutions, Department of Science and Technology (DST) of India and the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) of Bulgaria extend support for joint research projects involving exchange of visits under the Indo-Bulgarian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation programme with special emphasis on further academic training and specialization of scientists/scholars.

Indo-Austrian S&T agreement signed

An Agreement on S & T Cooperation between India and Austria has been signed by the Austrian Minister of Science & Technology Dr. Johannes Hahn and Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences. The Agreement provides for exchange of scientific and technological information, documentation and publications, exchange of scientists and experts and implementation of bilateral-projects of mutual interest.

Indo-Polish Programme of Cooperation in Science & Technology

The programme facilitates bilateral cooperation between the scientific communities of two India & Poland by way of joint research projects, bilateral workshops/seminar, exploratory visits of scientist, scientific delegations and composite (scientific and industrial) delegation. Proposals are invited from time to time.

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.
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