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					Intermediate results
      Jordan
      INNOVA

MAP-IT! Review Meeting
5 March 2008 - Brussels
                         National Approach
•     2-step approach
       1.    Data gathering through Working group and workshop
       2.    Data gathering through Expert panel
•     Data gathering through Working group and workshop
       –     Apply the same data collection methodology for extracting
             the same type of information
       –     Main information to be extracted from the project database
             and the filled-in questionnaires:
                • Number of IT players registered
                • Percentage of IT companies (industrial actors)
                • Number of questionnaires completed in all its parts
                • Priority areas (challenges/specific objectives)
                • Major topic relevant projects IT organisations have been
                  involved in, including responsibilities and level of
                  cooperation
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                   National Approach
     –    Main information to be extracted from the
          workshops:
             • Political framework and overall IT
               situation in the country
             • Organisations’ dimension and importance
               in the IT sector
             • Priority areas in the IT sector (cross-
               check with challenges/specific objectives
               of ICT Work programme)
                  • Capabilities of organisations to do
                     research (bilateral meetings) 2008 - Brussels
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                National Approach
•   Data gathering through Expert panel
    –    Information gathered will be presented to Experts
         in a structured way
    –    Validation of collected information by Experts,
         both according to the institutional/political context
         and the ICT community and its performance
    –    => Data validation from experts’ side takes place
         through:
                  • validation of the questionnaires’ results,
                     and
                  • own expertise knowledge of the IT sector
                     and the national IT community - Brussels
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                               Target players
•     Identification of 121 IT players (first desk research
      and requests for questionnaire participation)
•     Most of identified players are SMEs (77%), in
      specific micro companies


                               4%                 Large company
                                    7% 2%
                         10%                      SME
                                                  University
                                                  R & D Centre
                                            77%
                                                  Other entities




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                Geographical distribution
•     IT target players are mainly located in the
      North of the country, especially in the
      capital Amman (at least 80% of IT players)
•     A further city to be mentioned but with much
      less IT agglomeration is Irbid




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                         Geographical map




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                              Business Areas
    •     Software Products Development
            – Industry Vertical Applications
            – Middleware and Tools
    •     Telecommunications
            – Network Management and Operation
              Support Systems




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                              Key ICT areas
•     Challenges 1, 3 and 4 result to be the ones
      in which IT players are mostly active in
       – Challenge 1: Pervasive und trusted
         network and service infrastructures
       – Challenge 3: Components, systems and
         engineering
       – Challenge 4: Digital libraries and content
•     Not sufficient information yet for Specific
      objectives level!
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           Jordan’s National ICT Strategy
•     Vision statement                                          Strategic Pillars
       –     to become a major regional ICT
             leader and an internationally




                                                                                                                Regulation & Investment Climate
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                                                                   Research & Development
             products & services, capitalising




                                                                                            Labor & Education
             its core human capital advantage




                                                 Connectivity
•     Strategic ICT goals until 2011
       –     Internet penetration from 11% to
             50%
       –     Sector’s revenues from USD 1.7
             billion to USD 3 billion
       –     Sector’s employment from 17k to
             35k

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          Jordan’s National ICT Strategy
•     High-level milestones




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                                                                                                               Jordanian Participation in Projects funded by the EC/Research area FP6




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                          Level of cooperation
                                Export Revenue (2006) by Sub Sectors



                                     System
                              Design/Documentation          Telecommunications
                                      14%                          12%
        Hardw are Sales                                                              IT Consulting, R&D,
              4%                                                                    Project Management
                                                                                            11%




    Other Services
                                                                                         IT Training/Call
         15%
                                                                                        Centers/Internet
                                                                                        related services
                                                                                              12%



                                               Softw are
                                          Development & Sales
                                                 32%




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                 Cooperating with Europe
•     Jordan has the capabilities for increasing IT cooperation
       –     Stable Political Environment
       –     Unique and Strategic Location
       –     A Package of Incentives and exemptions to encourage
             Investment
       –     Free Zones and Industrial estates
       –     Infrastructure and Communications
       –     Access to Major International Markets
       –     Qualified and Competitive Human Resources
       –     Attractive investment climate




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                    …a look into the future
•     Establishment of further Focal Points
       – up to 50 focal points
       – Training of Trainers within focal points
       – Awareness event and distribution of
         information and promotional materials
         about EU programmes



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