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Issue #7 Jan - Apr 2010
ICT Brussels 2010: Europe's most visible forum for ICT research and innovation

This is the Europe’s largest event which takes place once in two years. This is the third 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. There would be the following three main opportunities to participate and explore through: Conference, exhibition and Networking.

Conference: It shares vision of current and future research trends and exploring key policy options. The key themes involved for the 2010 conference are:

  • The potential of digital solutions to promote sustainable growth in a low carbon economy
  • The continuing constructive role of ICT in the daily life of citizens
  • The importance of public participation in the innovation process

Exhibition: Researchers from all parts of Europe and beyond will present their latest work in upstream ICT innovation as well as close-to-market projects. This is an opportunity to explore at the coal face in your area of interest and to find potential future collaborators.

Networking: ICT 2010 will host dozens of networking sessions designed to facilitate contacts between researchers and innovators, engineers and investors from all fields of digital innovation. This is your chance to build future partnerships with the right people in your field.

For more information, click here.

FP7 – ICT Call 7 will be soon announced

Under the FP7 programme, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) theme of Cooperation Programme will soon announce its Seventh round of Call for proposals by late July 2010 given with a deadline of January 2011.

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

Challenge area Objectives Funding Schemes
CHALLENGE 1: PERVASIVE AND TRUSTED NETWORK AND SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURES Objective ICT-2011.1. 3 - Internet-connected objects IP, STREP, CSA
Objective ICT-2011.1. 6 - Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) IP,  STREP, NoE, CSA
CHALLENGE 2: COGNITIVE SYSTEMS AND ROBOTICS Objective 2.1: Cognitive Systems and Robotics IP,  STREP, CSA
CHALLENGE 3: ALTERNATIVE PATHS TO COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS Objective 3.2: Smart components and smart systems integration IP,  STREP, CSA
Objective 3.3: New paradigms for embedded systems, monitoring and control towards complex systems engineering IP,  STREP, CSA
Objective 3.4: Computing Systems STREP, NoE, CSA
Objective 3.5: Core and disruptive photonic technologies IP,  STREP, NoE, CSA, ERANET-Plus
Objective 3.6: Flexible, Organic and Large Area Electronics and Photonics IP,  STREP, NoE, CSA, ERANET-Plus
CHALLENGE 4: TECHNOLOGIES FOR DIGITAL CONTENT AND LANGUAGES Objective 4.2: Language Technologies IP,  STREP, CSA
CHALLENGE 5 – ICT FOR HEALTH, AGEING WELL, INCLUSION AND GOVERNANCE Objective ICT-2011.5.1: Personal Health Systems (PHS) IP,  STREP, CSA
Objective ICT-2011.5.2: Virtual Physiological Human IP,  STREP, CSA
Objective ICT-2011.5.3: Patient Guidance Services (PGS), safety and healthcare record information reuse IP,  STREP, NoE, CSA
Objective ICT-2011.5.4: ICT for Ageing and Wellbeing IP,  STREP, CSA
Objective ICT-2011.5.5: ICT for smart and personalised inclusion IP,  STREP, CSA
Objective ICT-2011.5.6: ICT solutions for governance and policy modelling IP,  STREP, CSA
CHALLENGE 6: ICT FOR A LOW CARBON ECONOMY Objective ICT-2011.6.2:ICT systems for energy efficiency IP,  STREP, CSA
Objective ICT-2011.6.6:Low carbon multi-modal mobility and freight transport IP,  STREP, CSA
CHALLENGE 8: ICT FOR LEARNING AND ACCESS TO CULTURAL RESOURCES Objective ICT-2011.8.1:Technology-enhanced learning IP,  STREP, NoE, CSA
Objective ICT-2011.8.2:ICT for access to cultural resources IP,  STREP, NoE, CSA

The call also promotes research in the areas of Future and Emerging Technologies Open with its 4 new objectives and FET Proactive

Challenge area Objectives Funding Schemes
FUTURE AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

FET Open scheme: challenging current thinking and attracting future potential

  1. Objective ICT-2011.9.1: Challenging current Thinking
  2. Objective ICT-2011.9.2: High-Tech Research Intensive SMEs in FET research
  3. Objective ICT-2011.9.3: FET Young Explorers
  4. Objective ICT-2011.9.4: International cooperation on FET research
 STREP, CSA
FET Proactive: ICT-2011.9.12: Coordinating Communities, Identifying new research topics for FET proactive Initiatives and Coordination of National and Regional Research Programmes (foci c, d and e) CSA
FET Proactive: ICT-2011.9.13 Exa-scale computing, software and simulation IP, CSA
The ICT call 7 also includes number of Specific International Cooperation Action (SICA) and Coordination & Support Action (CSA) with the prominence of International Cooperation with different countries.
Challenge area Objectives Funding Schemes
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION Objective ICT-2009.10.3: International partnership building and support to dialogues STREP/SICA, CSA

The Work programme helps mobilize necessary resources around key ICT research challenges and objectives. Draft ICT Work Programme for 2011-12 is now available. For more information contact us.

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Most popular Partner Searches Tools

Partner Search tools allow you to find potential project partners and to network with others. 3 most popular partner search tools are:

  • Ideal-IST for ICT area
  • EUINEC for INCO area
  • BIOCIRCLE for Food Agriculture & Biotech
Partner Search on Ideal –IST for ICT

Ideal-ist, the successful international partner search network for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) is open for the 6th ICT call of the EU Framework Program and will very soon publish partner searches for ICT call 7.

The unique feature of Ideal-ist is to provide quality procedure applied and quality labeling for the Partner Searches.

The fifth call for proposals, which closed on 27th October 2009, Ideal-ist received 118 partner search forms through the Ideal-ist web site, 50 Partner searches were published after revision by their National Contact Point together with the Ideal-ist quality team.

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Partner Search on EUINEC

EUINEC, partner search allows you to find potential project partners, to upload your own profile, and to network with others. Registration is free and upon registration, you will receive an email with log in details.

EUINEC offers partner searches in the following areas: Health, ICT, Transport, Environment, Nanotechnologies, Food agriculture biotechnology, Social science and humanities, energy, space and security.

For more information, click here

Partner Search on BIOCIRCLE

BIOCIRCLE, partner search allows you to collaborate internationally with all the partners. The partner search database provides a great opportunity for third countries researchers to present themselves to European proposal coordinators. This offers partner search in Food agriculture fisheries and biotechnology area.

For more information, click here

Did You Know
Competitive Call (CC) in FP7
For Integrated Projects and Networks of Excellence, not all participants have to be identified already at the start of the contract. In the implementation plan or in the joint programme of activities, tasks and related costs can be defined, for which a participant has to be found later. For choosing new contractors, the consortium has to prepare a competitive call. Details will be fixed in the contract with the Commission.
 
Euro Info Centres (EIC)
EIC act as an interface between European institutions and the local level (http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/networks/eic/eic.html). Euro Info Centres are close to the enterprises in order to help them gain easier access to the opportunities presented by Europe and to prepare them for crucial milestones, such as the Euro, electronic commerce, enlargement etc. The EICs cover some 300 contact points in 265 towns and across 37 countries within Europe providing information, advice and assistance to SMEs.
 
Public Private Partnership (PPP) in FP7 Call for Proposals

PPP is a new type of instrument introduced mid-FP7. In this instrument/funding scheme, the European Commission foresees to provide a contribution of 50% to the total R&D budget from the budget of the 7th Framework Program, with matching investment coming from the private sector.

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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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