13 October 2015
IST-Africa is organising a Networking Session during ICT 2015 in Lisbon to
- raise awareness of current ICT-related national priorities in African Member States
- raise awareness of African Research Capacity
- share a snapshot of results of African - European Cooperation under FP7 and H2020 ICT-39-2015
- provide an opportunity for researchers to gain insight into opportunities under H2020 ICT-39-2017
This will provide a framework to identify African partners with relevant expertise and research track record as well as research areas with significant potential for socio-economic impact in African Member States.
This networking session is targeted at European and African based researchers and industry players undertaking research interested in collaborating to undertake research of mutual benefit that addresses national priorities and end-user community requirements in Africa. It will also provide an opportunity for policy makers to learn more about research priorities in the target countries.
Overview of African Research Priorities and Research Capacity
Paul Cunningham, IST-Africa / IIMC, Ireland
Overview of results from ICT-39-2015 and Opportunities under ICT-39-2017
Morten Moller, Programme Coordination, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Miriam Cunningham, IIMC, Ireland
Abdur Rahim Biswas, Create-Net, Italy
Short presentations of ideas for ICT-39-2017
If you wish to make a short pitch of specific ideas for ICT-39-2017, please contact the session organiser by email in advance of this networking session.
Questions and Answers
This session will raise awareness of current African research and innovation potential, African national research and innovation priorities and end-user community requirements which will assist consortia interested in submitting proposals under the ICT-39 Call (WP2016 - 2017) to prepare more targeted proposals and identify relevant African partners with whom to cooperate.
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