European research activities are structured around consecutive multi-annual programmes, or so-called Framework Programmes. FP7 set out the priorities - including the ICT priority - for the period 2007-2013. ICT is fully open to international co-operation with the aim to join forces for addressing major challenges where significant added value is expected to be gained from a worldwide R&D cooperation.
Horizon 2020 will run from 2014 - 2020.
In this context, the European Commission co-funded the IST-Africa Initiative in order to promote the participation of African organisations in FP7 and Horizon 2020.
IST-Africa 2014 is Hosted by the Government of Mauritius through the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and the National Computer Board.
IST-Africa 2014 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Mauritius Sub-chapter and IEEE UK&RI Social Implications of Technology Chapter.
IST-Africa 2014 is self-funding through public and private sector support and registrations. By becoming a Support Organisations you assist in funding additional delegates services as well as scholarships for deserving African participants.
The IST-Africa 2014 Conference offers a variety of Sponsorship Opportunities to enhance your organisation's image & standing with the international IST research community demonstrating your commitment to reducing the Digital Divide in Sub-Saharan Africa and promoting greater research cooperation between Africa and Europe.
Prominent notice will be given to Support Organisations on the Conference Portal, in the Exhibition area and in press releases together with other benefits and promotional opportunities.
Please contact the Conference Secretariat for further information.