IDEALIST2014

Trans-national cooperation among ICT NCPs

Project Reference: 288598
Activity Code: ICT-2011.11.2
Coordinator: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

Description:

The main objective of Idealist2014 is reinforcing the network of National Contact Points (NCP) for ICT under FP7, by promoting further trans-national cooperation within this network. This cooperation will not be reduced to only ICT NCPs but also a degree of collaboration and networking with similar networks in parallel themes (Security, SSH, ENV, Transport, Energy, Health,etc) especially in the context of joint/coordinated or PPP calls will be covered. Special focus is put on helping less experienced NCPs from Member States (MS) and Associated States (AS) to access the know-how accumulated in other countries and to apply it in a locally relevant and efficient manner. Furthermore Idealist2014 aims to address national and cross-border audiences, relying on the NCP network mainly established in the MS and AS at national and regional level, to stimulate, encourage and facilitate the participation in current and future Community ICT research of organisations of all types. Special focus is put on newcomers and SMEs, including organisations from MS, AS and ICPCs which comprise countries from Eastern European Partner Countries (EEPC), Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC) and selected ICPCs with high technical and economical potential.

The activities of Idealist2014 are incremental to the formal NCP responsibilities as they address the international aspects not covered by the nationally funded NCP role. It is built upon:

  • Experience gained over more than 15 years from the 7 preceding projects covering FP4 to FP7 and now the transition to FP8
  • Strengthening NCP cooperation with support for MS, AS and ICPCs
  • Provision of Training and Twinning for less experienced NCPs
  • Provision of partner search, pre- and full proposal quality support
  • Focused support for SMEs in the ICT sector + for organisations new to the FP
  • Provision of NCP support for countries with S&T international agreements
  • Promotion of opportunities and Idealist services ensuring a higher NCP visibility

Project Details:

Start Date: 2011-10-01
End Date: 2014-09-30
EU Contribution: 3 999 000 Euro
Total Costs: 4 775 575 Euro 
Contract Type: Coordination and support actions
Programme Acronym: FP7-ICT
Subprogramme Area: ICT-2011.11.2 Trans-national co-operation among National Contact Points
Administrative Contact Person: Mohsine CHEFKI (Dr)

Partners:

  • USTAV TEORIE INFORMACE A AUTOMATIZACE AV CR, V.V.I. – Czech Republic
  • INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES – Bulgaria
  • VEREIN EURESEARCH – Switzerland
  • SINGLEIMAGE LIMITED – Malta
  • INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO Y DE ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES DE MONTERREY – Mexico
  • UBIFRANCE*AGENCE FRANCAISE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT INTERNATIONAL DES ENTREPRISES – France
  • BELARUSIAN INSTITUTE OF SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND INFORMATION SUPPORT OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SPHERE – Belarus
  • INSTITUTUL DE DEZVOLTARE A SOCIETATII INFORMATIONALE – Moldavia
  • TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU – Turkey
  • NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD – Norway
  • INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY, SOFTWARE AND MEDIA ASSOCIATION – India
  • INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE IN INFORMATICA - ICI BUCURESTI – Romania
  • UNIVERSITE SIDI MOHAMMED BEN ABDELLAH – Morocco
  • KOZEP-MAGYARORSZAGI REGIONALIS INNOVACIOS UGYNOKSEG KOZHASZNU EGYESULET – Hungary
  • INFORMATION SOCIETY TECHNOLOGIES CENTER – Armenia
  • INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR ADVANCEMENT OF RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION – Georgia
  • OESTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFOERDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH – Austria
  • EFP CONSULTING (UK) LTD – United Kingdom
  • STARPTAUTISKA LIETISKAS OPTIKAS BIEDRIBA – Latvia
  • MATIMOP, ISRAELI INDUSTRY CENTER FOR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT – Israel
  • INSTYTUT PODSTAWOWYCH PROBLEMOW TECHNIKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK – Poland
  • AGENCE BRUXELLOISE POUR L'ENTREPRISE – Belgium
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Contact

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    • Dr. David Kolman
    • Delegate for the Research Field Information
      Helmholtz Association