IST-Africa - ICT-39 Opportunities for Africa - EU Research Cooperation, ICT 2015, 21 October 2015, 14:00 - 14:45, Room 10

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.

Target Audience

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

Expected Outcome

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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