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ICT Proposers’ Day – An event that brought together quality partnership

The ICT Proposers' Day held in Budapest was an inimitable forum for the current and future project participants to:

  • Familiarize themselves with the research challenges and objectives of the ICT 2009-10 Work Programme of the 7th Framework Programme for R&D
  • Obtain information about the rules and procedures for proposals
  • Liaise with stakeholders and European Commission project officers.

This event helped researchers meet each other and form project consortia in two important ways:

I) By submitting proposal ideas:

Interested researchers could submit their proposals through the following means:

  • Research & technology demand: For project coordinator looking for a partner with a specific expertise.
  • Research & technology offer: For potential partner would like to participate in a project and are offering your expertise.
  • Presentations: propose a presentation proposal to give at the event.

II) By networking: Created potential partnerships

Budapest 2009 was all about networking in view of building quality partnerships. It facilitated the interested researchers/stakeholders to identify the challenge areas of the ICT work programme 2009 -2010 to express their interest in order to participate as a potential project leader or partner in the FP7 ICT Call 4 which was open from November 2008 to April 2009.
Online networking remains active by allowing participants to continue exchanging views and builds quality contacts for participating in the new Information and Communication Technologies Work Programme.

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Focus on the Participation of Indian Organisations in FP7 Call 1, 2 and 3

FP7 Call for Proposals 1, 2 and 3 observed participation of numerous Indian organisations in various thematic areas.  Around 45 to 50 projects across 10 thematic areas under  ‘COOPERATION’ and in other ‘Specific Programme’ including ‘PEOPLE’ and ‘CAPACITIES’ have participation of nearly 65 Indian organisations. Some of them are listed below.

Project Acronym Thematic Area Indian organisations
SAFEWIND Energy The Energy And Resources Institute
HIGHARCS Environment Center For Environmental Management and Participatory Development Society
CEOP-AEGIS Environment Ministry Of Water Resources
LIVEDIVERSE Environment Society For Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management
LEISHDNAVAX Health Indian Council Of Medical Research
MEPHITIS Health Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research
TRYPOBASE Health Syngene International Limited Plc
PREGVAX Health International Centre For Genetic Engineering And Biotechnology
EUROINDIA Information and Communication Technologies Indian Institute Of Technology Bombay; FICCI
FLOSSINCLUDE Information and Communication Technologies IT For Change, Bangalore;Centre For The Study Of Developing Societies
GENESYS Information and Communication Technologies RMG - Resource Management Group
GRIFS Information and Communication Technologies GS1- New Delhi
6CHOICE Infrastructure ERNET;IISc;HP;Sify Technologies Limited
BIO CIRCLE KBBE Jawaharlal Nehru University
SWEETFUEL KBBE International Crops Research Institute For The Semi-Arid Tropics
ICPCNANONET NMP Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research
DIVEST Transport Indian Institute Of Technology Bombay
EUROBROADMAP Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities University of Delhi
TRANS-NET Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities Centre For Development Studies
SET-DEV Science In Society Centre For World Solidarity -CWS
CEECEC Science In Society The Centre For Science And Environment

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Latest Events

FP7 Call 4 Open
Future and Emerging Technologies Open scheme – Ideas continue to flow

FET- Open is a 'roots-up' approach for exploring promising visionary ideas that can contribute to challenges of long term importance for Europe. The scheme stimulates non-conventional targeted exploratory research cutting across all disciplines and acts as a mode for exploring and nurturing new research trends and helping them mature in emerging research communities.

FP7 ICT Call for Proposals under ‘FET-Open’ remains to be open till 31 December 2010. FET-Open welcomes submission of proposal ideas for long-term visionary research related to ICT, of the collaborative research project (STREPs) or coordination action (CAs) type. FET-Open aims at achieving a first proof-of-concept and developing with the extrapolation of present-day information processing and technologies. It continues to explore new and alternative ideas, concepts or paradigms that, because of their radical, fragile or high-risk nature, may not be supported elsewhere in the ICT Work Programme.

For more information on FET – Open, call for proposals details click here


FP7 Energy Call Part 2 – Deadline Approaching Soon!!

Under the 'Cooperation' theme of FP7 programme, Energy Call part 2 has been published since 3 September 2008 to 29 April 2009 with a indicative budget of € 100 million. The topics called are as follows:
Activity / Area Topics called Funding Schemes

Activity Energy.2: Renewable Electricity Generation

Area Energy.2.1: Photovoltaics

ENERGY.2009.2.1.2 : Solar Photovoltaics: Manufacturing and product issues for thin film photovoltaics

Collaborative project

Area Energy.2.2:

ENERGY.2009.2.2.1: Biomass to electricity from energy crops and recovered fuels

Collaborative project

Activity Energy.4: Renewables For Heating And Cooling

Area Energy.4.1: Low/Medium Temperature Solar Thermal Energy

ENERGY.2009.4.1.1.: Low/medium
temperature Solar thermal systems for industrial Process Heat

Collaborative project

Area Energy.4.5:

ENERGY.2009.4.5.1.: Hybrid systems based on solar thermal heating/cooling, backed up
by biomass or geothermal to compensate heat load intermittence

Collaborative project

Activity Energy.6: Clean Coal Technologies

Area Energy.6.1:
For Zero Emission Power Generation

ENERGY.2009.6.1.1.: Efficiency increases in existing and new build pulverized coal power plants with a view to CCS

Collaborative project

Activity Energy.7: Smart Energy Networks

Of Inter-Active
Energy Networks

ENERGY.2009.7.1.1.: Optimization of the electricity grid with large scale renewables and storage

Collaborative project

Activity Energy.8: Energy Efficiency And Savings

Area Energy.8.1: Efficient Energy Use In The Manufacturing Industry

ENERGY.2009.8.1.1.: Energy efficiency in energy intensive industry

Collaborative project

Activity Energy.9: Knowledge For Energy Policy Making

Area Energy.9.2: Scientific
Support To Policy

ENERGY.2009.9.2.1.: European scientific multidisciplinary "think-tank" to support energy policy and to assess the potential impacts of its measures

Coordination and
support action
(coordinating action)

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Did You Know
European Research Area (ERA)

The idea of a European Research Area grew out of the realization that research in Europe suffers from three weaknesses: insufficient funding, lack of an environment to stimulate research and exploit results, and the fragmented nature of activities and the dispersal of resources. To tackle this problem, the Commission proposed, the creation of a European Research Area.

Specific Targeted Innovation Project (STIP)  

Specific Targeted Innovation Projects (STIP) is multi partner innovation projects. Their purpose is to support activities exploring, validating and disseminating new innovation concepts and methods at European level. The Community contribution is paid as a grant to the budget (percentage of total costs of the project).


It is the EU policy framework for the information society and media. It promotes the positive contribution that information and communication technologies (ICT) can make to the economy, society and personal quality of life. i2010 aims to: establish a single European information space, reinforce innovation and investment in ICT research, promote inclusion, public services and quality of life.

Collective Research

It is a special SME instrument (together with Cooperative Research). Collective Research is a form of research undertaken by RTD performers on behalf of Industrial Associations/Groupings in order to expand the knowledge base of large communities of SMEs and to improve their general standard of competitiveness.

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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