Opportunities For Cooperation In National And International

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Presentation at the Workshop “ICT and innovation in the management of tourist companies and
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Wednesday 25 March 2009
University School of Tourism and Leisure, Vila-seca

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Opportunities For Cooperation In National And International

  1. 1. Opportunities for Cooperation in National and International Research Programmes Oriol Miralbell Izard Workshop “ICT and innovation in the management of tourist companies and destinations” Wednesday 25 March 2009 University School of Tourism and Leisure, Vila-seca
  2. 2. Opportunities for Cooperation in National and International Research Programmes <ul><li>Research framework and principles </li></ul><ul><li>Trends in ITC & Tourism research </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul>
  3. 3. Framework & principles
  4. 4. The European Research Council <ul><li>What is the ERC? </li></ul><ul><li>The European Research Council (ERC) is the first European funding body set up to support investigator-driven frontier research. </li></ul><ul><li>Its main aim is to stimulate scientific excellence by supporting and encouraging the very best, truly creative scientists, scholars and engineers to be adventurous and take risks in their research. The scientists are encouraged to go beyond established frontiers of knowledge and the boundaries of disciplines. </li></ul><ul><li>The ERC complements other funding activities in Europe such as those of the national research funding agencies, and is a flagship component of the 'Ideas Programme' of the European Union's Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7). </li></ul><ul><li>http://erc.europa.eu/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>What is the European Research Area? </li></ul><ul><li>In 2000, the EU decided to create the European Research Area (ERA). This means creating a unified area all across Europe, in which we should: </li></ul><ul><li>Enable researchers to move and interact seamlessly , benefit from world-class infrastructures and work with excellent networks of research institutions; </li></ul><ul><li>Share, teach, value and use knowledge effectively for social, business and policy purposes; </li></ul><ul><li>Optimise and open European, national and regional research programmes in order to support the best research throughout Europe and coordinate these programmes to address major challenges together; </li></ul><ul><li>Develop strong links with partners around the world so that Europe benefits from the worldwide progress of knowledge, contributes to global development and takes a leading role in international initiatives to solve global issues. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Scattered public research in Europe
  7. 7. Scattered public research in Europe Size of bubbles: This is directly proportional to the amount of European public funding (MS+EC), based on New Cronos (e.g. GBAORD) and US government data as well as scientific publications . X-axis: This estimates the degree of coordination among Member State (MS) research programmes and of funding and institutional fragmentation, based on qualitative assessments from scientific publications, strategic reports, etc; Y-axis: This presents the logarithmic ratio of public R&D investment in Europe (MS+European Commission (EC)) compared to US,
  8. 8. ICT in FP7
  9. 9. ICT in FP7
  10. 10. ICT in FP7 <ul><li>ICT Technology Pillars </li></ul><ul><li>Nano electronics, photonics and integrated micro & nano/systems </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous and unlimited capacity communication networks </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded systems, computing and control </li></ul><ul><li>Software, Grids, security and dependability </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge, cognitive and learning systems </li></ul><ul><li>Simulation, visualization, interaction and mixed realities </li></ul>
  11. 11. ICT in FP7 <ul><li>Integration and Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Personal environments </li></ul><ul><li>Home environments </li></ul><ul><li>Robotic systems </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent infrastructures </li></ul>
  12. 12. ICT in FP7 - Application Research <ul><li>ICT for content, creativity and personal development </li></ul><ul><li>New media paradigms and new forms of content </li></ul><ul><li>Technology-enhanced learning </li></ul><ul><li>ICT/based systems to support accessibility and use over time of digital cultural resources </li></ul>
  13. 13. ICT in FP7 - Application Research <ul><li>ICT supporting business and industry </li></ul><ul><li>New forms of dynamic networked co-operative business processes, digital eco-systems </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Spanish National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation <ul><li>National Programme for the Internationalisation of R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Aim </li></ul><ul><li>This programme seeks to promote the internationalisation of R&D . All initiatives and activities designed to increase levels of internationalisation, participation in international R&D&I activities by national stakeholders, and cooperation in research will be articulated within this programme. It aims to promote participation by Spanish groups on the international stage , and especially Spanish companies and public centres in the European Union Seventh Framework Programme. A series of instrumental measures to foster and stimulate participation by companies and associations will be established so as to increase Spanish returns, and promote a strong presence and business leadership in all the Regional Governments in strategic R&D&I projects of major importance to international collaboration within the new ERA initiatives, among others. </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Spanish National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation <ul><li>Beneficiaries </li></ul><ul><li>Public and private sector institutions: public research organisations, universities, hospitals, technology centres, science and technology parks, technology transfer support organisations, companies, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Instrumentation </li></ul><ul><li>Public call for proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Duration of Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum of 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>The funding is for creating and/or strengthening European project offices, the training and qualification of international project managers, funding membership of networks and European platforms, financing improvements in project management systems, and the promotion of collaboration with other national and international entities in the Seventh Framework Programme. Non-repayable subsidy. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Avanza Plan / Spain <ul><li>Complemenatry Actions to Fundamental research Projects Programme Programa de Acciones Complementarias a Proyectos de Investigación Fundamental no orientada (Proy AACC 2009) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>July, 7, 2009 and October, 21, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic Action in Telecommunications and Information Society – R+D Programa Avanza I+D (Acción Estratégica de Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad de la Información) (AETSI Avanza I+D 2009-1) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May, 21, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic Action in Telecommunications and Information Society - Content Programa Avanza Contenidos (Acción Estratégica de Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad de la Información) (AETSI Avanza Contenidos 2009-1) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>April, 6, 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. EUREKA <ul><li>Main Goal </li></ul><ul><li>The target of Eureka Tourism is to become a meeting point for companies operating in the tourism sector (hotel chains, travel agencies, leisure enterprises, etc.) and for companies developing technology programmes to be applied in the tourist services. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Essential ingredients for a project within the Eureka Tourism framework </li></ul><ul><li>Being a Cooperation project </li></ul><ul><li>Being trans-national, (i.e. 2 companies from 2 different member countries should be involved) </li></ul><ul><li>Market-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Highly technological and innovative, applied to the Tourism Sector </li></ul><ul><li>What's the point in setting up a project within the Eureka Tourism criteria? </li></ul><ul><li>European technological label of quality of the project </li></ul><ul><li>European technologically innovative image of the company </li></ul><ul><li>Much easier access to national funding system </li></ul><ul><li>And much more... </li></ul>
  18. 18. EUREKA Trends <ul><li>  Support for public / private tourist companies and organizations 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>New Market Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendation, intelligent search engines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harmonization of standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to information, automated content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design of information, Integration of services and contents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. EUREKA Trends <ul><li>  Support for public / private tourist companies and organizations 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Needs related to Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More and certain information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation not only technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GPS (Galileo enabled mobile phones) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross-platform services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trust information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broad bandwidth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support users on the move </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. EUREKA Trends <ul><li>  Content, creativity and personal development 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>New Market Trends    </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Communication and Relationship (before, during and after the travel) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location based services and information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience driven interactive content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking destination stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility for everyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiplatform delivery of information </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. EUREKA Trends <ul><li>  Content, creativity and personal development 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Projects to be developed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>European Network to Monitor Technology in Tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>113-Emergency for Tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Portal for Destination Management and Marketing (Rioja Interactiva), new search engine approach: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiences communities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple secure profiles management. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliable information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for destination management companies and other SMEs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia/channel platform reliable information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks for e-Training/knowledge management. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. SISE report <ul><li>Present action lines affecting tourism research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase Tourism competitive strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technological equipment with advanced solutions integrated to tourism industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourism and environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Management </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. SISE report <ul><li>Expected projects with major impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobility / ubiquity technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer relation and accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual representation of tourism destinations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia information platforms </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. SISE report <ul><li>Non dedicated areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business communication and networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalization and context adaptation of services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solutions for greening tourism </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. SISE report <ul><li>The National Plan 2008/2011 does not include tourism as a specific area </li></ul><ul><li>Need to increase promotion of cooperation between University, research Institutes and private sector </li></ul><ul><li>Need to develop Network of tourism industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agenda, clusters, redesign funding strategy, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Foster international cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Foster mobility of researchers </li></ul>

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