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  • www.IST-Africa.org Supporting an ICT Research and Innovation Culture Copyright 2009 - 2015 IIMC & IST-Africa Initiative

    IST-Africa Initiative

    Supporting an ICT Research and

    Innovation Culture

    Paul Cunningham

    IIMC, Ireland / IST-Africa Coordinator

    ICT Pitso Botswana

    25 August 2015

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    Overview

    Introduction to IST-Africa

    ICT Research and Innovation

    Alignment of Research projects with National Strategy

    Building Research Capacity & Research Culture

    Irish Case Study

    Developing Research Teams

    Benefits of cross-border research collaboration

    mHealth4Afrika Case Study

    Introduction to Horizon 2020

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    IST-Africa Initiative

    IST-Africa is Supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC)

    Founded in 2002 and Co-funded under European Framework Programme since 2005

    IST-Africa Facilitates Strategic Engagement with Africa in the areas of Information Society, ICT and Innovation Adoption, Policy and Research

    Strategic Partnership between IIMC (Ireland) & 18 Ministries and National Councils responsible for Innovation, Science and Technology adoption, implementation, policy and research

    IST-Africa facilitates and supports

    International Innovation, Policy and Research Cooperation

    Knowledge Sharing and Skills Transfer between IST-Africa Partners

    Collaborative Innovation, ICT Entrepreneurship and Adoption of Living Labs Methodologies

    Information Society, ICT and Innovation aspects of the Africa - EU Strategic Partnership

    Awareness of African Research & Innovation Capacity, cross-border cooperation & participation in H2020

    Establishment of National Contact Points (NCP)

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    IST-Africa Consortium

    IST-Africa Partners IIMC International Information Management Corporation Limited (IIMC, Ireland)

    Ministerio da Ciencia e Tecnologia (MINCT, Angola)

    Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC, Botswana)

    Ministere de lEnseignement Superieur et de la Recherche Scientifique (MESRS, Burundi)

    Agence Nationale des Technologies de lInformation et de la Communication (ANTIC, Cameroon)

    Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT, Egypt)

    Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT, Ethiopia)

    Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST, Kenya)

    Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology (MCST-L, Lesotho)

    National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST, Malawi)

    National Computer Board (NCB, Mauritius)

    Instituto Nacional de Tecnologias de Informacao e Comunicacao (INTIC, Mozambique)

    National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST, Namibia)

    Ministre de l'Enseignement Suprieur et de la Recherche (MESR, Senegal)

    Department of Science and Technology (DST, South Africa)

    Ministry of Information Communication Technology (MICT-S, Swaziland)

    Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH, Tanzania)

    Ministere de l'Enseignement Superieur, de la Recherche Scientifique et ICT, ("MHESRICT", Tunisia)

    Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST, Uganda)

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    MTC Promotes National Research Capacity

    MTC leverages participation in IST-Africa to actively promote the National Research and Innovation Community by

    Raising awareness of upcoming Calls for Proposals and funding opportunities

    Assists institutions in preparing for new opportunities such as Horizon 2020

    First-hand experience of participation in the European Framework Programme

    Showcasing capacity of Botswana at International events in Africa and Europe

    Contributing to IST-Africa Study on ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity

    Contributing to IST-Africa Study on Innovation Ecosystems

    Supporting publication of Organisational profiles on IST-Africa portal to raise international awareness of research and innovation capacity of local stakeholders

    Cooperation with Ministries and National Councils in 17 other IST-Africa Countries to share knowledge and promote cross-border collaboration

    Publishing articles on ICT & Innovation activities in Botswana on IST-Africa portal

    Horizon 2020 & Living Lab Workshops, Gaborone, 21 22 Nov 2013

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    IST-Africa Portal Horizon 2020

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    IST-Africa Portal Project Repository

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    IST-Africa Portal Organisational Repository

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    IST-Africa Portal Country Profile Section

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    IST-Africa Portal Paper Repository

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    Reports to Download

    Guide to 2015 Calls for Proposals in Horizon 2020

    Supporting the Evolution of Sustainable Living Labs and Living Lab Networks in Africa

    IST-Africa Guide to National ICT Initiatives and Research Priorities

    IST-Africa Guide to ICT-related Bilateral Cooperation

    Visit www.IST-Africa.org

    http://www.ist-africa.org/home/files/IST-Africa_Guide_2015Calls_Horizon2020.pdfhttp://www.ist-africa.org/home/default.asp?page=project-search

    http://www.ist-africa.org/home/default.asp?page=reports and

    http://www.ist-africa.org/home/default.asp?page=paper-repository

    Next Steps Register Individual Profile in the Community Showcase and Mailing List

    Provide organisational profile to MTC to be published on IST-Africa portal

    Download published papers from IST-Africa paper repository in your areas of interest

    Follow up with authors to share experiences, explore future collaboration opportunities

    Send news, events and reports to be published

    Download recent presentations on Horizon 2020

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    Impact of IST-Africa

    Helped African institutions to secure over 60 million of international grants in recent years

    Provided evidence to justify and secure c.25 million for African-focused research cooperation

    under LEIT Work Programme of Horizon 2020 (ICT39 2015, ICT39 2016 2017)

    Increased participation in FP7 projects across IST-Africa Partner Countries

    Partners from Botswana in 9 projects funded under FP7

    Partner from Botswana in 1 project funded to date under Horizon 2020

    Increased awareness of the imperative to resource applied ICT Research and Innovation

    aligned with national priorities with the objective of strengthening socio-economic impact

    Project and Organisational Repositories to assist in identifying collaboration partners

    Increased research publications from IST-Africa partner countries strengthen credibility of

    international research capacity - IST-Africa conference proceedings & IEEE Xplore

    Knowledge sharing between key Innovation Stakeholders across Africa and Europe

    Actively supported policy dialogue between European Commission, African Union

    Commission and other key stakeholders

    Raised awareness of benefits of Open Innovation and leveraging Living Labs methodologies

    Published reference reports ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity, Guide to Bilateral and

    Multilateral ICT and Innovation Activities

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    Research Funding under FP7

    African Participation across all FP7 Themes 1315 participations from 45 countries in 565 projects (as at Sept 2013)

    Total EU-funding to African Partners: 178 million ($240 million)

    Overview of Leading Participants (based on funding secured)37.3

    16.115.0

    13.412.3 12.0

    8.5 8.2 7.7

    5.33.79 3.72 3.66 3.66 3.36 3.24 3.06 2.73

    1.88 1.86

    0.0

    5.0

    10.0

    15.0

    20.0

    25.0

    30.0

    35.0

    40.0

    EU contribution (m)

    Source: S Hogan, EU Delegation to AU

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    Research Funding under FP7

    Source: CORDIS

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    Botswana in FP7

    Organisations from Botswana were successful in 9 FP7 projects in ICT (3

    projects),