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International cooperation in ICT researchLessons learned<br />Roger TorrentiCEO Sigma Orionis<br />Internet of Services 20...
Sigma Orionis experience in a nutshell<br />Since the late 90s, coordination of (involvement in) 20+ DG Infso CSAs support...
Drivers for international cooperation<br />Knowledge of, and access to non-EU markets<br />Exploitation of EU innovation o...
How to develop international cooperation (under FP7)<br />Do not try explaining in detail what is FP7…<br />Base your appr...
Focus on Asia and Africa<br />
Overview of DG Infso INCO CSAs<br />Africa<br />EuroAfrica-ICT www.euroafrica-ict.org<br />IST-Africa www.ist-africa.org<b...
A lot has already been done in these two regions<br />Awareness and thematicworkshops, cooperation forums and policy event...
An example of comprehensive mapping of priorities<br />
What to do today<br />Use all what has been done so far<br />Most produced information is available online<br />Don’t wait...
Thank you very much for your attention<br />Roger Torrenti<br />CEO Sigma Orionis<br />roger.torrenti@sigma-orionis.com<br...
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International cooperation in ICT research Lessons learned

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nternational Collaboration is a global driver for EU innovation and hence a great opportunity for projects and researchers. However an effort must be properly made to bring about an effective collaboration.

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International cooperation in ICT research Lessons learned

  1. 1. International cooperation in ICT researchLessons learned<br />Roger TorrentiCEO Sigma Orionis<br />Internet of Services 2011<br />Collaboration Meeting for FP7 Projects<br />Brussels, 28-29 September2011<br />
  2. 2. Sigma Orionis experience in a nutshell<br />Since the late 90s, coordination of (involvement in) 20+ DG Infso CSAs supporting the development of ICT cooperation with<br />America (USA, South America)<br />Africa (Mediterranean countries, sub-Saharan Africa)<br />Asia (China, India, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia)<br />Australia and New Zealand<br />
  3. 3. Drivers for international cooperation<br />Knowledge of, and access to non-EU markets<br />Exploitation of EU innovation outside Europe<br />A necessity to address global challenges<br />A relevant agreement on standards<br />Access to appropriate skills (wherever they are located)<br />Reverse technology / process transfer<br />Support to EU external policy<br />
  4. 4. How to develop international cooperation (under FP7)<br />Do not try explaining in detail what is FP7…<br />Base your approach on concrete success stories<br />Do not oversell it (the number of organizations involved in a Call is not a right measurement of success)<br />Follow the pace of EC policy (S&T agreement, co-funding agreements)<br />The combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches is important but the involvement of (support to) DG Infso thematic Units is key<br />Close synergy between EC / MS initiatives has to be reached<br />Neither overestimate reciprocal aspects nor underestimate funding necessity (even for developed countries)<br />Have a global approach of EC instruments (beyond projects: mobility of researchers, ICT4D research, etc.)<br />
  5. 5. Focus on Asia and Africa<br />
  6. 6. Overview of DG Infso INCO CSAs<br />Africa<br />EuroAfrica-ICT www.euroafrica-ict.org<br />IST-Africa www.ist-africa.org<br />Asia (portal) www.euroasia-ict.org<br />SEALING for Southeast Asia<br />OPENCHINA-ICT for China<br />EURASIAPAC for Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand<br />SYNCHRONIZER & EUROINDIA SPIRIT for India<br />
  7. 7. A lot has already been done in these two regions<br />Awareness and thematicworkshops, cooperation forums and policy events, etc.<br />Background documents (in support to policy dialogues in particular for joint calls), success stories, etc.<br />Online communities, database of excellence research centers, etc.<br />Mapping of cooperation priorities<br />Support to emerging projects (help-desk)<br />Project and research incubator (Singapore)<br />
  8. 8. An example of comprehensive mapping of priorities<br />
  9. 9. What to do today<br />Use all what has been done so far<br />Most produced information is available online<br />Don’t wait for more background information<br />Time has come to act in these 2 regions<br />Be focused and pragmatic<br />Consider Call 8 opportunities (Obj.1.2 - Japan)<br />Take advantage of 2 upcoming events<br />EuroAfrica-ICT Cooperation Forum - Cape Town - Nov. 14-15<br />www.euroafrica-ict.org<br />EURASIAPAC final workshop - Brussels - Nov. 30<br />www.eurasiapac-fp7.eu<br />
  10. 10. Thank you very much for your attention<br />Roger Torrenti<br />CEO Sigma Orionis<br />roger.torrenti@sigma-orionis.com<br />Mob: +33 (0) 612 322 728<br />

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