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					     FP6 Thematic Priority 2:
Information Society Technologies

       Dr. Neil T. M. Hamilton
         Executive Director
                Synopsis
• Areas of focus in this Thematic Priority
• What’s left in FP6
• Why you should be involved
• How to get involved


• http://www.cordis.lu/ist/home.html
6th Framework Programme: IST
• Applied IST research addressing major societal
  and economic challenges
• Communication, computing and software
  technologies
• Components and microsystems
• Knowledge and interface technologies
• Future and Emerging Technologies
• Budget: 3984 Billion Euros……..
 IST 2005-06 Work Programme
• Puts more emphasis on:
• mastering complexity by pioneering new approaches to
  cope with the infinitely small as well as the very large.
  System on Chip in nanoelectronics, complexity in
  software development, broadband communications and
  Grids;
• exploring multidisciplinary fields combining ICT with
  other science and technology fields: in micro and
  nanosystems, in ICT for Health, in Cognitive systems
  and in Future and Emerging Technologies (FET),
• promoting innovation from ICT use by bringing services
  and technology developments closer together: mobile
  communications and for micro and nano systems.
    Strategic Objectives in Call 5

2.5.1 Photonic components
2.5.2 Micro/nano based sub-systems
2.5.3 Embedded Systems
2.5.4 Advanced Grid Technologies, Systems and Services
2.5.5 Software and services
2.5.6 Research networking testbeds
2.5.7 Multimodal Interfaces
2.5.8 ICT for Networked Businesses
2.5.9 Collaborative Working Environments
2.5.10 Access to and preservation of cultural and scientific resources
2.5.11 eInclusion
2.5.12 ICT for Environmental Risk Management
       International co-operation

• “Proactive initiatives will build on international activities in
  basic and long term research in the relevant fields
  involving in particular the United States, Canada, Japan,
  Australia, China, S. Korea, India and Russia. They may
  also evolve to include other countries where there is
  complementarity of basic research interests and
  balanced benefits.

• Proactive initiatives to be called in 2005 – 06
• FET Proactive Initiatives – Call 5
• 2.3.4 (xi) Simulating Emergent Properties in Complex
  Systems”
      Specific Support Actions
• Significant emphasis has been placed on
  Support Actions:
  – to promote and facilitate the dissemination, transfer,
    exploitation, assessment and/or take-up of past and
    present programme results;
  – to contribute to strategic objectives, (e.g. pilot
    initiatives on benchmarking, mapping, networking,
    etc.);
  – to prepare future community RTD activities, (e.g. via
    prospective studies, exploratory measures, pilot
    actions etc.);
          What is left in FP6 ?
•   638 million Euros in IST research funding;
•   2005 / 06 Work Programme;
•   5th (and Final) Call for Proposals, + FET;
•   21st September 2005; 16th November
•   Significant opportunities for international
    collaboration / co-operation
5th Call details
          Why get involved?
• The Research World is changing
• Europe is (trying to) take on the USA
• Australia has acknowledged strengths
• Students, funding, engagement…..
• You need to think about, and prepare for,
  participation in future: FP7
     The European Research
            System
• Total research spend is 1.8% of GDP
• “European” and intergovernmental
  investment in R&D: 17% of total
• European Commission (FPs) investment is
  on 5% of total
• Member state investment DOMINATES
           FP6 Instruments
• Specific Targeted Research Projects
  – Support research & demonstration activities
  – 3+ participants
  – 300k – 4 million Euros, usually 50% of costs
• Integrated Projects
  – objective-driven research to generate new
    knowledge
  – 5 – 25 participants, with SMEs
  – 2 million – 20 million Euros, 50%+ of costs
       FP6 Instruments (cont)
• Networks of Excellence
  – Joint Programme of Activities:
  – Integrating activities: sharing facilities, IP, planning
  – Jointly executed research
  – Activities for spreading excellence: training,
    communication, innovation, networking
  – Management
  – 15-50 participants
  – 3 million – 30 million Euros, up to 100% of costs
       FP6 Instruments (cont)
• Specific Support Actions
  – Support implementation of FP, prepare for future
    Community research
  – 1+ participant
  – 100k – 3 million Euros, 100% of costs
• Co-ordination Actions
  – Promote and support networking, joint initiatives,
    training, exchange, expert groups
  – 1+ participants
  – 100k – 3 million Euros, 100% of costs
          How to get Involved

• 5th Call, 21st September, 16th Nov (FET)
• Very specific topics: read the Work Programme
• Join a consortium, talk to colleagues, NCPs
• Specific Support Actions: all areas
  – “Actions should aim at networking scientists for
    stimulating the creation of research consortia, and the
    identification of priorities of common interest”
Australian support for Collaboration
• International Science Linkages (DEST)
• ARC
• NH&MRC European Union Health
  Research Collaboration Fund
• Academies
• European embassies
• Many other opportunities
• Remember: we already spend ~$50 million!
7th Framework Programme
                  Six Major Objectives

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                    Technology       ne
                     initiatives
                                                               w
                                                             ne
   Excellence                           Basic research
    through                          through competition
  collaboration
                     6 axes
    Human                                  Coordination of
  resources                                   national
                      Research              programmes
                   infrastructures
 COST Actions – what is supported
• Science management meetings

• Scientific workshops and seminars

• Short Term Scientific Missions

• Training Schools and Research Conferences

• Evaluations and Studies

• Dissemination

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        FEAST
• Neil.Hamilton@anu.edu.au
       • 02 6125 7690
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