| Application deadline: 31 July 2010

A joint call to support participation of EECA researchers in ICT’2010 event

The cluster of FP7 support actions SCUBE-ICT, EXTEND and ISTOK-SOYUZ working in the EECA region (EECA Cluster) offers a unique opportunity for motivated EECA ICT teams to have their travel costs and subscription fees for ICT’2010 covered. In order to select the winners, who will benefit from financial support, an on-line Call for applications has been launched.
The ICT’2010 is a European biennial event, which aims to share visions on current and future research trends and explore key policy options. It is also a gathering point for researchers, business people, investors and high level policy makers in digital innovation. The forum allows participants to display the latest research trends in ICT on a surface of more than 5000 m2. For more information on the ICT’2010 event, please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/events/ict/2010.

The cluster of FP7 support actions SCUBE-ICT, EXTEND and ISTOK-SOYUZ working in the EECA region (EECA Cluster) offers a unique opportunity for motivated EECA ICT teams to have their travel costs and subscription fees for ICT’2010 covered. In order to select the winners, who will benefit from financial support, an on-line Call for applications has been launched. The EECA Cluster team will evaluate the applicants and select the winners from each country covered by the Cluster's activities, according to criteria provided in the Application pack.

The applicants need to be English speaking representatives of:

Teams motivated to compete in future FP7 calls with readiness and potential to collaborate on international ICT R&D projects,
Teams with scientific excellence and prior knowledge of EU teams who can actively promote EECA R&D.

Deadline for applications:  31 July 2010.
Results of selection:  20 August 2010.

Find more information about the Call, including an Application Pack at http://www.eeca-ict.eu/index.php/ict2010

Besides the financial support for participants, in order to facilitate promotion of the EECA organizations’ ICT competences, the EECA Cluster partners prepare a wide range of activities during the ICT’2010 event. These activities include:

Setting up a Promotion Booth, where researchers from both the EU and EECA region will have an opportunity to be informed on their collaboration potential, namely the funding 'instruments' to support such international research collaborations, the ICT priority areas in EECA counties, etc. The booth will act as the central point of information and the visitors will be able to browse through the EU-EECA ICT Competence Platform (i.e. on-line database with profiles of ICT actors from the region) and arrange for personal meetings with potential partners, adjusting their time plan throughout 3 days of the ICT’2010 event.

Organization of a Networking Session, where the ICT research excellence in the EECA region will be presented and a number of one-to-one meetings among EU and EECA researchers will be scheduled.

Distribution of a Promotional Guide of EECA ICT organizations and teams, to promote their competencies and fields of interest.

Source: Olga Meerovskaya, FP7 National Coordinator Belarus, Mobility & INCO NCP