<ul><li>EU - India Cooperation in Science and technology -  with particular reference to e-Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Dr....
Outline of the Presentation <ul><li>EU Science and Technology (S&T) policy – Context, FP7, ICT </li></ul><ul><li>EU-based ...
<ul><li>EU Science and Technology (S&T) policy – Context, FP7, ICT </li></ul><ul><li>EU-based actions for Information Soci...
“ The Lisbon Strategy” <ul><li>Aims at creating: </li></ul><ul><li>the most competitive and dynamic knowledge based econom...
The Knowledge Triangle Research   and development Innovation Education and Training
Framework Programme 7  (2007 – 2013)
FP7 - Cooperation <ul><li>10 Thematic Priority Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Health 6050 M€ </li></ul><ul><li>Food, Agriculture,...
ICT Work programme 2007 Future and Emerging  Technologies (FET) 2. Cognitive  systems,  interaction,  robotics 1. Network ...
<ul><li>EU Science and Technology (S&T) policy – Context, FP7, ICT </li></ul><ul><li>EU-based actions for Information Soci...
DG Information Society and  Media activities <ul><li>Policy (i2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Regulatory Framework (GSM, 3G, Media...
Information Society Policy Activity A European Information Society  for growth and employment   <ul><li>Three priorities: ...
<ul><li>EU Science and Technology (S&T) policy – Context, FP7, ICT </li></ul><ul><li>EU-based actions for Information Soci...
EU-India S&T Cooperation <ul><li>Some Milestones </li></ul><ul><li>2001:  Signature of the Science and Technology Cooperat...
Promotion of Euro-India ICT Cooperation <ul><li>EuroIndia Co-operation Forum  on Information Society (New Delhi March 2004...
How have Indian research organisations done so far … <ul><li>In Framework Programme 6:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than  9...
Orientations e-Inclusion FP7 WP 2009-2010 <ul><li>Ageing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Platforms for independent living, mob...
<ul><li>EU Science and Technology (S&T) policy – Context, FP7, ICT </li></ul><ul><li>EU-based actions for Information Soci...
EU e-Inclusion policy <ul><li>March 2005 revised Lisbon jobs & growth </li></ul><ul><li>June 2005  i2010, third pillar </l...
Building on the Riga Ministerial Declaration (July 2006) <ul><li>Ministerial Declaration action areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Impact Assessment   -  Why act? Ec onomic impacts of e-Inclusion <ul><li>Riga scenario (halving the gaps) </li></ul><ul><l...
Ageing: a growing market Gary Bridge, Cisco Nobel event, Dec 2005
ICT as an enabler and in support of active and independent ageing <ul><li>At Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staying active and...
So what’s in the way? <ul><li>Older people don’t use the Internet and find technology challenging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On...
Conclusions <ul><li>e-Inclusion and Ageing well in the information society -  social necessity and economic opportunity.  ...
Further Information <ul><li>e-Inclusion be part of it!   ec.europa.eu/einclusion/bepartofit </li></ul><ul><li>EU ICT and A...
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  1. 1. <ul><li>EU - India Cooperation in Science and technology - with particular reference to e-Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Andrew Sors </li></ul><ul><li>Head, Science and Technology Section </li></ul><ul><li>European Commission Delegation to India, Bhutan and Nepal </li></ul><ul><li>New Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>17 April 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Outline of the Presentation <ul><li>EU Science and Technology (S&T) policy – Context, FP7, ICT </li></ul><ul><li>EU-based actions for Information Society and Media </li></ul><ul><li>EU-India cooperation : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>S&T Cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Society Dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICT and Ageing Workforce : overall context and the e-Sangathan Project </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>EU Science and Technology (S&T) policy – Context, FP7, ICT </li></ul><ul><li>EU-based actions for Information Society and Media </li></ul><ul><li>EU-India cooperation : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>S&T Cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Society Dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICT and Ageing Workforce : overall context and the e-Sangathan Project </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ The Lisbon Strategy” <ul><li>Aims at creating: </li></ul><ul><li>the most competitive and dynamic knowledge based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth, with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion .. by the year 2010 </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Knowledge Triangle Research and development Innovation Education and Training
  6. 6. Framework Programme 7 (2007 – 2013)
  7. 7. FP7 - Cooperation <ul><li>10 Thematic Priority Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Health 6050 M€ </li></ul><ul><li>Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology 1935 M€ </li></ul><ul><li>3. Information and Communication Technologies 9110 M€ </li></ul><ul><li>Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and 3500 M€ </li></ul><ul><li>new Production Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Energy 2300 M€ </li></ul><ul><li>Environment (including Climate Change) 1900 M€ </li></ul><ul><li>Transport (including Aeronautics) 4180 M€ </li></ul><ul><li>Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities 610 M€ </li></ul><ul><li>Space 1430 M€ </li></ul><ul><li>Security 1350 M€ </li></ul>
  8. 8. ICT Work programme 2007 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) 2. Cognitive systems, interaction, robotics 1. Network and service infrastructures 3. Components, systems, engineering 4. Digital libraries and content 5. ICT for health 6. ICT for mobility & sustainable growth 7. ICT for independent living and inclusion Socio-economic goals Industry/Tech needs
  9. 9. <ul><li>EU Science and Technology (S&T) policy – Context, FP7, ICT </li></ul><ul><li>EU-based actions for Information Society and Media </li></ul><ul><li>EU-India cooperation : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>S&T Cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Society Dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICT and Ageing Workforce : overall context and the e-Sangathan Project </li></ul>
  10. 10. DG Information Society and Media activities <ul><li>Policy (i2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Regulatory Framework (GSM, 3G, Media…) </li></ul><ul><li>Research (The IST Programme) – 9.1 Billion Euro (2006-2013) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Information Society Policy Activity A European Information Society for growth and employment <ul><li>Three priorities: </li></ul><ul><li>A Single European Information Space </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation and investment in research </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion, better public services and quality </li></ul><ul><li>of life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shall provide the political umbrella for activities on the regulatory framework, the audiovisual and media sectors and for research and innovation in relevant areas </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>EU Science and Technology (S&T) policy – Context, FP7, ICT </li></ul><ul><li>EU-based actions for Information Society and Media </li></ul><ul><li>EU-India cooperation : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>S&T Cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Society Dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICT and Ageing Workforce : overall context and the e-Sangathan Project </li></ul>
  13. 13. EU-India S&T Cooperation <ul><li>Some Milestones </li></ul><ul><li>2001: Signature of the Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>2005/06: EU-India Strategic Partnership and Joint Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>2007: First EU-india Ministerial Science Conference in New Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>2007: 4 rd Joint Steering Committee Meeting drawing the roadmap for a more strengthened and strategic partnership </li></ul><ul><li>2007: Signature of the renewed Cooperation Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>2007: Launch of the First Coordinated Call for Proposals in Computational Materials Science </li></ul><ul><li>2008: Expected launch of Second Coordinated Call for </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals in Food research </li></ul>
  14. 14. Promotion of Euro-India ICT Cooperation <ul><li>EuroIndia Co-operation Forum on Information Society (New Delhi March 2004), 1000+ </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops in Bangalore, Mumbai, Kharagpur, Pune, Hyderabad </li></ul><ul><li>Training Workshops in Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Cochin, Kolkata, Bangalore, New Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>to be continued (project EuroIndia) </li></ul><ul><li>FP7 ICT Contact Point (Mr. Rajneesh Agrawal, MCIT) </li></ul>
  15. 15. How have Indian research organisations done so far … <ul><li>In Framework Programme 6: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 90 proposals with involving more than 130 Indian partners retained for funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commission support to projects with Indian partners more than 250 M€ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share of Indian partners more than 11 M€ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In addition, 35 Indian researchers have been granted fellowships under the various Marie Curie Actions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In Framework Programme 7: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 400 Indian applicants in the first round of Calls for proposals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>46 proposals involving 76 Indian applicants short listed for funding </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Orientations e-Inclusion FP7 WP 2009-2010 <ul><li>Ageing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Platforms for independent living, mobile/stationary, work/home, linking to health & energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robotics for independent living </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accessible & Inclusive ICT: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brain/neuro computer interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Virtual user” </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>EU Science and Technology (S&T) policy – Context, FP7, ICT </li></ul><ul><li>EU-based actions for Information Society and Media </li></ul><ul><li>EU-India cooperation : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>S&T Cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Society Dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICT and Ageing Workforce : overall context and the e-Sangathan Project </li></ul>
  18. 18. EU e-Inclusion policy <ul><li>March 2005 revised Lisbon jobs & growth </li></ul><ul><li>June 2005 i2010, third pillar </li></ul><ul><li>Sept 2005 e-Accessibility Communication </li></ul><ul><li>July 2006 Riga Ministerial Declaration </li></ul><ul><li>Oct 2006 Demographic change policy </li></ul><ul><li>June 2007 Action Plan Ageing well in the information society Ambient Assisted Living research programme </li></ul><ul><li>Dec 2007 Disability Action Plan update </li></ul><ul><li>Nov 2007 European e-Inclusion Initiative ‘Be part of it!’ </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming Single Market for the 21 st Century + Renewed Social Agenda </li></ul>
  19. 19. Building on the Riga Ministerial Declaration (July 2006) <ul><li>Ministerial Declaration action areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT & Ageing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eAccessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic digital divide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital literacy & competences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural diversity & inclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive public services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>e-Inclusion - Social necessity and economic opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>A divided society is not sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the Riga targets for 2010: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Halving internet use gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Halving digital literacy gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% of public websites accessible </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Impact Assessment - Why act? Ec onomic impacts of e-Inclusion <ul><li>Riga scenario (halving the gaps) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital inclusion  increases human and social capital  raises employability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 30 billion from increased participation to the labour force </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 9 billion from increased productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital inclusion  more citizens buy ICT  boost ICT industry output </li></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 10 billion of extra GDP growth from increased ICT industry sales </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital inclusion  more take-up of eGovernment  efficiency and productivity gains </li></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 7 billion of efficiency gains through transaction costs savings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 30 billion of extra GDP growth from better e-Government </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Ageing: a growing market Gary Bridge, Cisco Nobel event, Dec 2005
  22. 22. ICT as an enabler and in support of active and independent ageing <ul><li>At Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staying active and productive for longer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better quality of work and work-life balance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overcoming isolation & loneliness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping up social networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessing public services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>At Home </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better quality of life for longer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independence, autonomy and dignity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>e-accessibility; ethics; interoperability & standards; user skills; user acceptance… </li></ul>
  23. 23. So what’s in the way? <ul><li>Older people don’t use the Internet and find technology challenging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 10% of people over 65 use the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 20% of the 50+ are seriously challenged in hearing, vision or dexterity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT is complex and requires special skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ageing needs not yet in main-stream products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insufficient awareness of market opportunities and users' needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Older users needs not built into new designs and technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fragmentation of research and innovation efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Legal and technological barriers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal and Ethical issues not well developed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of interoperability makes solutions expensive & difficult for elderly users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fragmented Markets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Differing public policies and reimbursement schemes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unclear business models (Who pays?) </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Conclusions <ul><li>e-Inclusion and Ageing well in the information society - social necessity and economic opportunity. Relevant internationally. </li></ul><ul><li>ICT has great potential for providing solutions, but need for: comprehensive, cross portfolio policy support; industry – users cooperation for accessible solutions; sustainable business models </li></ul><ul><li>Join up agendas: demographic change, new social agenda, internal market, innovation, skills and literacy, information society </li></ul>
  25. 25. Further Information <ul><li>e-Inclusion be part of it! ec.europa.eu/einclusion/bepartofit </li></ul><ul><li>EU ICT and Ageing Well Initiatives ec.europa.eu/information_society/einclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme www.aal-europe.eu/ </li></ul><ul><li>eHealth ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/health/index_en.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Funding: </li></ul><ul><li>FP7 Research programme cordis.europa.eu/fp7/home_en.html </li></ul><ul><li>CIP ICT PSP ec.europa.eu/ict_psp </li></ul><ul><li>Euro-India ICT cooperation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>promotion to be continued (project EuroIndia) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FP7 ICT Contact Point (Mr. Rajneesh Agrawal, MCIT) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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