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1 INFSO/F3 1 TEN-Telecom Work Programme Olivier Pascal Deputy Head of Unit INFSO/F3, EC TEN-TELECOM Information Day

2 INFSO/F3 2 The role of the work programme A flexible instrument for executing the action Updated regularly in consultation with industry The basis for calls for proposals

3 INFSO/F3 3 Trans-European Networks (TEN) TEN- ENERGY TEN- TRANSPORT TEN- TELECOMMUNICATIONS

4 INFSO/F3 4 Trans-EU application-service focus Content ICT Industry EU Markets TEN-Telecomprogramme Telecommunications networks based applications and generic services Physical infrastructure

5 INFSO/F3 5 Multimedia applications Interconnected networks A three dimension action Generic services (Internet based)

6 INFSO/F3 6 Projects of particular importance Generic services Applications in: - distance education and training - cultural heritage - services for SMEs - transport and mobility - environment and the emergency management - healthcare - city and regional information networks Yearly calls for proposals on these projects

7 INFSO/F3 7 Project characteristics Technical maturity Relevance for market deployment Partners commitment Open market standards Trans-European dimension

8 INFSO/F3 8 bridges the gap between research results and emerging technologies, and the market, in areas of general interest supports market validation for new services based on Trans-European telecommunications networks exploits the global (trans-European) dimension of these applications and services Distinctive Features -Summary- An independent action which:

9 INFSO/F3 9 Updated according to the current technology and market trends and after three years of experience Clarifications on project specifications and related Community aid No further need for publicly financed partners Enhanced support measures Small share of the budget can be used in the form of risk capital The updated Work Programme 2000

10 INFSO/F3 10 FORMS OF COMMUNITY FUNDING (up to 10% of total investment cost) - Direct grants - Interest rebates - Contributions to guaranty fees - Risk capital participation - Direct grants - Interest rebates - Contributions to guaranty fees - Risk capital participation PROJECTPHASES FUNDEDPROJECTPHASES FUNDED (technical studies, design and development, technical validation) Business plan Market validation Evaluation of Business plan Initial Market deployment Full Market deployment Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 PREDEPLOYMENTPHASESPREDEPLOYMENTPHASES DEPLOYMENTPHASESDEPLOYMENTPHASES Project Phases and Funding Research and development - Co-funding of Business plan and Market validation (up to 50 %) - Co-funding of Business plan and Market validation (up to 50 %)

11 INFSO/F3 11 Forms of Community aid Cost-sharing (up to 50%) in the study phase: business plan elaboration, and market validation (<10% of the total estimated investment cost) Co-funding initial investment for deployment (max. 10% of the established initial investment cost)

12 INFSO/F3 12 Enhanced support measures Exploitation of the programme knowledge Preparation of business plans Improved co-operation between national contact points Post-project activities Awareness in accession candidates countries (East Central Europe and Mediterranean countries)

13 INFSO/F3 13 Selection criteria Contribution to TEN-Telecom objectives Initial sound business case and financial package Long term viability Sound and mature technical approach Strong and committed partnership Gearing effect of Community intervention on public and/or private finance Effectiveness of project management

14 INFSO/F3 14 Calendar of calls 2000 Call for proposals 2000/1 17/03/ > 16/06/2000 Indicative Budget 43 MEUR Rolling Call on support actions close end 2000 Indicative Budget 0.9 MEUR Rolling Call for experts for evaluation/review activities close end 2001


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