Collaborative Projects With EU

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BackgroundWho we are

Our experience with European R&D Projects

Our services Interactive Technology Software and Media Association - ITSMARepresent SMEs in the ICT sectorStarted working with EU projects 11 years ago; R&D funding 5 years agoCompleted 4 projects successfully; Currently running 3 projects; 2 projects commenced in January 2010 Helped setup the 1st National Contact Point for the EU R&D programme, for the ICT Theme311 years 1998, 5 years ago - 2004Currently running : (Together, Cetra, Genysys), Yet to start : Synchroniser and namaste (EIRC),

An online INFORMATION & SERVICE platform to facilitate collaboration between Indian and EU organizations

Promote JOINT RESEARCH between India and EU in various sectors of research designated by the EU Seventh Framework Programme.

GUIDES Indian organizations on the OPPORTUNITIES available for R&D COLLABORATION

FACILTATES LINKAGES between qualified organizations and their appropriate counterparts in India and Europe

EXPOSES TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETENCIES of Indian organizations with that of Europe Euro India Research Centre (EIRC)4EUs Framework Programme forR&D

European Commission's main instrument of R&D funding is FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME (FP)Currently 7th FP (1st FP 1984)Programme for collaborative Research and DevelopmentSeven year time period : (2007-2013)Budget over 53 Billion Covers Four Specific Research Programmes, over 10 Thematic areasFocus of the FP is on building EU competitiveness globally, take Market leadership in different sectors & emphasise on Market/Society oriented R&D

4 Specific ProgrammesCOOPERATIONCollaborative trans-national research activities Industries, universities, research centres, public authoritiesOpen for European & Third countriesCovers 10 Thematic AreasBudget - 32.413 BillionPEOPLEInitiatives in support of Training, Mobility and Career Development of Researchers.Open for both European & Third countries International-Marie Curie actions broken down into 5 actionsBudget - 4.750 BillionIDEASFunds basic or frontier research by individual teams Early stage researchers, fully established investigators at European level can participateOpen only for European countriesBudget - 7.510 BillionCAPACITIESAims to enhance research and innovation capacities throughout Europe and ensure their optimal the coherent development of policiesOperates in seven broad areas Open for European & Third countries Budget - 4.097 BillionFP7: 53.271 Billion Euro (2007 2013)

81st Specific Programme - CooperationCooperation Supports Transnational cooperation in research Brings together industry, SMEs & R&D actors to consolidate leadership in key scientific and technology areas Subdivided into 10 Distinct Thematic Areas HealthFood, Agriculture and BiotechnologyInformation and Communication TechnologiesNano-sciences, Nano-technologies, Materials and new Production TechnologiesEnergyEnvironment (including Climate Change)Transport (including Aeronautics)Socio-economic Sciences and HumanitiesSpaceSecurityBUDGET : 32.413 B

Cooperation Thematic AreasIn M1. Cooperation - HealthOBJECTIVE Promote good health / Better healthcare delivery Prevent & Treat major diseases Increase the competitiveness of health care biotechnology and medical technology sectors where SMEs are main actors Develop norms and standards for advanced therapies Enhance international efforts to combat global health problems Research in rare diseases

PRIORITY FUNDING ACTIVITIESBiotechnology, generic tools and technologies for human health Knowledge creationTranslating research for human health

BUDGET : 6.100 B 2. Cooperation Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology OBJECTIVE Is to build a European Knowledge Based Bio Economy (KBBE)

MAJOR ACTIVIES THAT BUILD THIS THEME Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest & aquatic environmentsFORK to FARM : Food (including sea food) Health and well-being Life sciences, Biotechnology , Bio-chemistry for sustainable non food products and processes BUDGET : 1.935 B

3. Cooperation Information and Communication Technology OBJECTIVE Meet the challenges of globalization by boosting innovation, creativity, and competitiveness Deliver cutting edge science in all S&T areasTackle social challenges ,improve quality of life, meet the challenges of an aging society

7 CHALLENGE AREAS OF RESEARCH Pervasive and trusted network and service infrastructuresCognitive systems, interaction and robotics Components, systems and engineering Digital libraries and content Towards sustainable and personalized healthcare ICT for Mobility, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency ICT for Independent living, inclusion and governanceFuture and Emerging Technologies (FET) International CooperationBUDGET : 9.050 B

4. Cooperation Nano Sciences, Nanotechnology, Materials, New Production Technologies OBJECTIVE Transformation from resource intensive to knowledge intensive industry Produce value added products and new industries

FUNDING ACTIVITIESNano science/Nano technology : Study phenomena at a nano scale levelDeveloping nanotechnologies for the creation of new products and services Creating conditions for continuous innovation and developing generic production assetsMaterials - using the knowledge of nanotechnologies and biotechnologies for new products and processes. New production - creating conditions for continuous innovation and for developing generic production 'assets'Integration of technologies for industrial applications

BUDGET : 3.475 B 5. Cooperation EnergyOBJECTIVE Aid the formation and establishment of the technologies to adapt the current energy system into a more sustainable, competitive and secure one Use of diverse mix of energy sources (renewable, energy carriers, non polluting sources)

ACTIVITIES EMPHASISED FOR FUNDING Hydrogen and fuel cells Renewable electricity generation Renewable fuel production Renewable for heating and cooling CO2 capture and storage technologies for zero emission power generation Clean Coal Technologies Smart energy networks Energy efficiency and savings Knowledge for energy policy makingBUDGET : 2.350 B

6. Cooperation Environment(including climate change)OBJECTIVE To advance the knowledge on the interactions between climate, biosphere, ecosystems and human activitiesTo develop new technologies, tools and services, for the sustainable development of the environment and its resources.

ACTIVITIES FOR FUNDINGClimate Change, Pollution and Risks Sustainable Management ResourcesEnvironment technologies Earth observation and assessment toolsBUDGET : 1.890 B

7. Cooperation Transport (including Aeronautics)OBJECTIVE Develop safer, greener and smarter pan-European transport systemsEmphasis on safety and security

FUNDING PRIORITIESAeronautics and air transport reduction of emissions, work on engines and alternative fuels, air traffic management, safety aspects of air transport, environmentally efficient aviation Sustainable surface transport - rail, road and waterborne development of clean and efficient engines and power trains, reducing the impact of transport on climate change, inter-modal regional and national transport, clean and safe vehicles, infrastructure construction and maintenance, integrative architecture

BUDGET : 4.160 B 8. Cooperation Socio Economic Sciences and Humanities OBJECTIVE Provide solutions to the issues of: Growth, employment and competitivenessSocial cohesion, cultural and educational challenges Sustainability, environmental challenges, demographic change, migration and integration quality of life and global interdependence.

FUNDING PRIORTY AREASGrowth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society Combining economic, social and environmental objectivesMajor trends in society and their implicationsSocio-economic and scientific indicators Foresight and strategic activities BUDGET : 0.623 B

9. Cooperation Space OBJECTIVE Focusing on applications such as Global monitoring for environment and security (GMES) Competitiveness of the European space industry Benefits to the citizen

FUNDING SUPPORT Space-based applications serving European society Developing satellite observation systems GMES services for the management of the environmentExploration of space Collaborative initiatives between ESA or national space agenciesCoordinating efforts for the development of space-borne telescopesStrengthening Space foundations support research for long term needs such as space transportation, bio-medicine, life & physical sciences in space. BUDGET : 1.430 B

10. Cooperation Security OBJECTIVESDevelop technologies and knowledge to ensure the security of citizens from threats such as terrorism and (organized) crime, natural disasters and industrial accidentsEnsure optimal and concerted use of available and evolving technologies Encourage the cooperation of providers and users for civil security solutions;

PIORITY ACTIVITIES FOR FUNDINGIncreasing the security of citizensIncreasing the security of infrastructures and utilitiesIntelligent surveillance and border security Restoring security and safety in case of crisis Improving security systems integration, interconnectivity and interoperability Security and society Security research coordination and structuring BUDGET : 1.400 B

International Cooperation in COOPERATION Specific ProgrammeAll 10 thematic areas are open to third countries, as any other EU legal entity222nd Specific Programme - IdeasIdeasSupports Pioneering Frontier Research on the basis of scientific e