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Issue #6 Dec - 09
ICT call 6 open
ICT call 6 has been published from 24th November 2009 with a deadline of 13th April 2010 with a indicative budget of € 286 million. The topics called are as follows:
Challenge Area
Call title
Challenge 2: Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics Objective ICT-2009.2.1: Cognitive Systems and Robotics
Challenge 4: Digital Libraries and Content Objective ICT-2009.4.1: Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation
Challenge 5: Towards sustainable and personalized healthcare Objective ICT-2009.5.3: Virtual Physiological Human
Challenge 6: ICT for Mobility, Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Objective ICT-2009.6.2: ICT for Mobility of the Future
Future and emerging technologies

ICT 2009.8.7 Molecular Scale Devices and Systems

ICT 2009.8.8 Brain-inspired ICT

ICT 2009.8.9 Coordinating Communities, Plans and Actions in FET Proactive Initiatives

ICT 2009.8.10 Identifying new research topics, Assessing emerging global S&T trends in ICT for future FET Proactive initiatives

Horizontal support actions ICT 2009.9.1 International Cooperation
(b) Support to the uptake of European ICT research results in developing economies

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FP7 call for Proposals

The European Commission has published the calls for proposals under the specific Programme “Cooperation”, “People” , “Ideas “and “Capacities”, of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Publication Date is 31 July 2009 and deadline would differ based on the thematic areas.

The following table shows details of the call for the ‘Cooperation’ Programme:

Thematic Area Call Title Call Identifier Publication
Date
Deadline
Transport FP7-ERANET-2010-RTD ERA-NET Call 2010 30 July 2009 19 Jan 2010
FP7-2010-GC-ELECTROCHEMICAL-STORAGE Sustainable automotive electrochemical storage 30 July 2009 14 Jan 2010
FP7-AAT-2010-RTD-1 FP7 - AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT (AAT) - 2010 - RTD-1 30 July 2009 14 Jan 2010
FP7-SST-2010-RTD-1 Sustainable Surface Transport (Including European Green Cars Iniative) 30 July 2009 14 Jan 2010
FP7-TPT-2010-RTD-1 FP7-TRANSPORT (TPT)-2010-RTD-1 30 July 2009 14 Jan 2010
FP7-TRANSPORT-2010-TREN-1 FP7-TRANSPORT-2010-TREN-1 30 July 2009 14 Jan 2010
Food Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology FP7-ERANET-2010-RTD ERA-NET Call 2010 30 July 2009 19 Jan 2010
FP7-KBBE-2010-4 KBBE 2010 : general call for proposals 30 July 2009 14 Jan 2010
Energy FP7-ENERGY-2010-2 FP7-ENERGY-2010-2 30 July 2009 4 March 2010
Environment FP7-ERANET-2010-RTD ERA-NET Call 2010 30 July 2009 19 Jan 2010
FP7-ENV-2010 FP7-ENV-2010 30 July 2009 5 Jan 2010
Health FP7-HEALTH-2010-Alternative-Testing Alternative Testing Strategies 30 July 2009 3 Feb 2010
FP7-ERANET-2010-RTD ERA-NET Call 2010 30 July 2009 14 Jan 2010
FP7-AFRICA-2010 FP7-AFRICA-2010 30 July 2009 14 Jan 2010
Socio-economic sciences and Humanities FP7-SSH-2010-1 FP7-SSH-2010-Collaborative projects (large scale integrating research projects) 30 July 2009 2 Feb 2010
FP7-SSH-2010-2 FP7-SSH-2010-Collaborative projects (small or medium scale focused research projects) 30 July 2009 2 Feb 2010
FP7-SSH-2010-3 FP7-SSH-2010-Collaborative projects (small or medium scale focused research projects) for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation CP-FP-SICA 30 July 2009 2 Feb 2010
FP7-SSH-2010-4 FP7-SSH-2010-Coordination and support actions 30 July 2009 15 Dec 2009
       
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Ideal- IST Partner Search

The unique feature of Ideal – IST is Partner Search. Ideal-IST Partner Search helps you to find partners for your ICT project idea under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union (2007-2013) working in a proactive way.

Ideal – IST is a suitable instrument for finding partners for their project or find apposite project to join.
The following are 3 key ways to participate in partner search:
  • Those who have a project idea and need to complete your consortium, then launch your own partner search.
  • Those who are looking for further partners in your running IP or NoE projects, then engage in action for a competitive call.
  • Those who are willing to join a forming consortium in your areas of interest, then subscribe to the Ideal-IST mailing list.
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Did You Know
Info Days
Info days/ information days are open events organised by the European Commission to explain the characteristics of specific call for proposals, and often as well, a chance for potential applicants/ participants to meet and discuss proposal ideas and collaborations.
 
Work package
A work package is major subdivisions of the proposed project with a verifiable endpoint normally a deliverable or a milestone in the overall project. These can be further divided into Tasks.
 
European Technology Platforms (ETPs)
European Technology Platforms focus on strategic issues where achieving Europe’s future growth, competitiveness and sustainability depends upon major technological advances. They bring together stakeholders, led by industry, to define medium to long-term research and technological development objectives and lay down markers for achieving them. The achievement of these objectives will significantly improve the daily lives of the European citizen in many areas. Technology platforms play a key role in better aligning EU research priorities to industry’s needs. They cover the whole economic value chain, ensuring that knowledge generated through research is transformed into technologies and processes, and ultimately into marketable products and services.
 
Coordination actions
Coordination actions are one of the instruments to implement FP6 and FP7. They are intended to promote and support the networking and coordination of research and innovation activities. They will cover the definition, organisation and management of joint or common initiatives as well as activities such as the organisation of conferences, meetings, the performance of studies, exchange of personnel, the exchange and dissemination of good practices, setting up common information systems and expert groups.
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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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