Euro-India ICT Co-operation (EuroIndia)
The mission of the Euro-India ICT Co-operation Initiative, builds on the achievements and momentum created by EuroIndia2004 and MONSOON project, whose goals profiled and engaged the widespread Indian ICT research community by analysing its research capacities and priorities. EuroIndia seeks to: - Identify, exploit and sustain EU and Indian RTD potential through an exhaustive mapping of the Indian ICT knowledge, research and innovation landscape; - Provide critical inputs to strengthen policy dialogue between the EU's i2010 strategy and the Indian Information Society policy; - Reinforce the promotion of the EU ICT programme and increase Indian buy-in and participation; - Network a wide range of stakeholders through an institutional mechanism and a well-defined agenda in order to evolve and support a vibrant EuroIndia ICT research community; - Synchronise ICT research priorities and objectives. EuroIndia, owing to its highly qualified and strongly committed consortium of partners, will be in an optimal position to address these strategic needs in objectives comprising: technological mapping activities, survey reporting, communication and outreach to take place in India in the form of Information days, technology brainstorming events and joint EU-Indian ICT workshops, where the project identifies mutual areas of co-operation and collaboration. These actions will maximise EU and Indian RTD potential, increasing the visibility of EC Programmes in India and preparing groundwork for lasting strategic partnerships. Operationally, the project locates complementary Indian constituencies, understands their potential to formulate objectives of collaboration and initiate partnerships. The ultimate project's objective is to continue to evolve and support a qualified Euro-India community.
Department of Informatics
European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Infra Technologies France, Trust-IT Services Ltd, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay