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1 IST & International Relations Simon Bensasson European Commission Directorate General Information Society & Media Head of Unit International Relations Workshop June 21st, 2005 – Beihang University, Beijing

2 Research activities and the European Commission Supported through successive four year periods called Framework Programmes (FP) Major strategic reorientations and financial scope decided at the beginning of each FP FP6 covers 2002 to 2006

3 Co-ordination of Research Activities Development of RTD/Innovation Policies Science and Society Science and Society Innovation and SMEs Innovation and SMEs Human Resources and Mobility Human Resources and Mobility Research Infrastructures Research Infrastructures Specific Activities Covering a Wider Field of Research Specific Activities Covering a Wider Field of Research Life Sciences, Genomics and Biotechnology for Health Information Society Technologies Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences, Knowledge-Based Multifunctional Materials and New Production Processes and Devices Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences, Knowledge-Based Multifunctional Materials and New Production Processes and Devices Aeronautics and Space Food Quality and Safety Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems Citizens and Governance in the Knowledge Society New/Emerging S&T and Policy Support New/Emerging S&T and Policy Support SME Activities International Co-operation International Co-operation The components of FP6

4 FP6 Budget breakdown

5 IST in FP6 - objectives & strategy Main objectives - Strengthening Europes competitiveness & technology base - Building the information and knowledge society for ALL Strategy - Concentration and focus, building critical mass - Capitalise on Europes strengths - Visionary, forward looking (longer term / high risk) - Combine flexibility with greater speed in implementation - Scope of activities: Core technologies & pull-through applications

6 Pervasive, mobile, wireless, trustfulinfrastructuresPervasive, trustfulinfrastructures Miniaturised, low cost low power components & µsytems Miniaturised, low cost low power components & µsytems Naturalinteractionswith knowledge Naturalinteractionswith knowledge Applied IST for major societal & economic challenges Applied IST for major societal & economic challenges KnowledgetechnologiesKnowledgetechnologies interfacesinterfaces Communication & networking Communication SoftwareSoftware µ, nano & opto electronics electronics µ and nano systems systems Trust & Security IST for societal challenges IST for societal challenges IST for work & business challenges IST for work & business challenges Demanding applications Demanding applications BUILDING BLOCS INTEGRATION Structure of the IST Programme

7 Strategic Objective Budget Photonic components 47 Micro/nano based sub-systems 58 Embedded Systems 68 Advanced Grid Technologies, Systems and Services 62 Open Platforms for software and services 67 Research networking testbeds 18 Multimodal Interfaces 54 ICT for Networked Businesses 46 Collaborative Working Environments 40 Access to and preservation of cultural and scientific resources 36 eInclusion 29 ICT for Environmental Risk Management 40 FET Proactive Initiative 9 Call 5 : Opened 17 May 2005, Closing 21 September Million Euro

8 Participation rules Project Participants are all the legal entities that will contribute to the project Minimum number 3 from EU Member States or Associated States (with 2 from Member States or Accession Countries for all instruments) 1 possible for specific support actions (SSA)

9 GÉANT - creating the pan-European network infrastructure to explore developments in telecommunications technology Network Services for National Research and Education Networks Platform for testing - GRIDs, IPv6,... GEANT: The Flagship of Networking Activities in Europe

10 GEANT: Achievements -Pan-European coverage -Interconnecting 32 NRENs -Linking more than 3000 Universities, i.e. virtually all the researchers in Europe in all disciplines -9 international circuits operating at 10Gbps while 11 other run at 2,5Gbps -Looking for intercontinental connectivity Total 200 MEuro over 4 years (80 MEuro from EU)

11 @LIS Central Africa Russia EUMEDIS South Africa Virtual Silk Highway Projects & GRIDs India Singapore China Japan TEIN Operational or funding available Request to interconnect received Brazil GEANT AMPATH TransPAC Australia Canada USA GEANT: International connectivity

12 EU-CHINA Information Society dialogue: An active co-operation EU-CHINA Information Society dialogue: An active co-operation The EURO-CHINA Information Society Forum in April 2002 (14000 Chinese visitors) The Beyond 3G workshop in Beijing The seminar on Telecom Regulatory aspects An annual EU-CHINA Information Society Dialogue held in Brussels last week The three day series of presentations arranged in Brussels for the State Council Informatisation Office (SCITO) The selection of IST projects involving Chinese organisations The launch of the EU-China Working Group on Digital Olympics

13 Co-operation with China in the IST programme Co-operation with China in the IST programme Rules for participation for Chinese organisations In conformity with the mutual interests of the EU and the country Of substantial added value for implementing Sciences Policy Together with the minimum number of legal entities from the Community and Associated States. With financial support from the EC as China is an INCO Target country

14 Third countries participation in the IST Programme (call 1 to 4) China (217 participations) USA (200 participations) Russia (200 participations) China, for the first time, largest third country participant Chinese participation in IST Projects (FP6) (call 1 to 3) Total: 26 participations in 15 projects

15 How can we improve further EU-China IST Co-operation : How can we improve further EU-China IST Co-operation : International Co-operation in FP6: An essential element of the programme Chinese experts to register in the FP6 database: https://emmfp6.cordis.lu/

16 For further information IST Web IST infodesk Fax : Delegation of the European Commission to China Ms. Alison Birkett E- mail:

17 Digital Olympics:http://www.EuroChina-IT.org/ For further information

18 Thank you !


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