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ICT 2010

Empowering EU-Latin America ICT Collaboration

T 004, 28/09/2010 (11:00-12:30)

Latin American countries are among the most powerful emerging markets, as this networking session will demonstrate.

The ICT programme currently has four projects running to promote ICT research collaboration. These are PRO-IDEAL, PRO-IDEAL PLUS, FORESTA and FIRST. This joint session, organised by the four cluster projects and with the participation of EU and Latin American ICT stakeholders, will showcase the practical results of participating in ICT projects. In addition, it will present the future outlook for ICT R&D collaboration and empower co-operation between Europe and Latin America by means of proactive networking.

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Coordinator: Yolanda URSA (INMARK, Spain)

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Antonio ALFARO, 12/07/2010 13:03

It is extremely important to take this opportunity to enhance the cooperation between Europe and Latin America, particularly in the field of ICT where different initiatives are active in order to build sustainable links and liaisons between European and Latin American researchers. This is the case for instance of the creation of the Latin American Technology Platforms on Future Internet ( included in this joint networking session


Philippe WACKER, 12/07/2010 19:37

As a matter of priority, Europe should reinforce its relationship with Latin America. The two regions have common cultural interests and are economically

compatible. The Latin American markets are currently expanding very strongly. Europe should support this expansion and help making it sustainable. Long-term

partnerships should be developed in science, education, training, research, marketing and sales. The EU has taken many steps in the right direction through

the EU-LAC Summits and the Science & Technology Agreements. EMF suggests additional steps in a recent position paper:


Julián SESEÑA, 17/07/2010 08:07

In addition to the projects organizing this session, there are other more specialized projects, dealign with cooperation on a certain number of research areas. Among them, the SALA3D is a project under the Networked Media objective challenge 1, and deals with cooperation between EU and Colombia and Uruguay.

I would like to bring this project as one particular example of implementing research cooperation EU-LatinAmerica in specific fields of the technology


Margaretha MAZURA, 20/07/2010 10:09

To reinforce the collaboration between Europe and Latin America is crucial - not only because of the research power that these states represent, but also for their economic power as emerging markets. In addition to the networking session, a "brokerage event" will be organised by EULARINET together with all ICT cluster projects on 30 SEPTEMBER at the Goethe-Institut Brussels. ICT2010 participants are invited to join the event. Participation is free but registration is necessary at:


Maria Eugenia BELTRÁN JAUNSARÁS, 08/09/2010 15:54

The rapid pace of ICT development has significant implications for social and economic development in emerging economies, which are making available new and expanded ranges of knowledge-based goods and services, as well as opportunities for other markets.

I would like to recommend this networking session as it shows how the European Union (EU) and Latin America (LA) are getting engage in technology through increased ICT research efforts. Projects such as PRO-IDEAL, PRO-IDEAL PLUS, FORESTA and FIRST, not only provide guidance and support for better understand the 7th Framework Program, related ICT research projects and partner search in Latin America, but also how to strengthen and extend cooperation in areas of mutual interest that facilitate LA interaction with the EU research area, as well as the ICT Policy Dialogue.

These actions provide the bases for future activities and research cooperation fostering overall capacity-building in developing policies, standards and procedures that promote scientific excellence and enhance ICT research.


Idoia BUSTINDUY, 21/09/2010 10:35

The programme will show practical tools like the ICT Wiki and Project Angels coaching course. Local persons trained to help potential project partners, will receive their first diploma and tell their experience. Join the networking session and become part of the EU-LAC ICT community.


Théo BONDOLFI, 23/09/2010 22:42

Great initiativem, thanks.

We've been working since 2003 in deep bilateral cooperation Switzerland-Brasil with governmental bodies and civil society. Our research & training institute for e-inclusion could see how fertile is the brasilian ecosystem of programmes for socio-digital inclusion and ICT development. We wish to take part in new multilateral projects to share our tools, develop new strategies and empower consortiums on the field of e-inclusion and ethics on ICt projects.


Alejandra DAVIDZIUK, 24/09/2010 17:16

This meeting will be a good opportunity to enhance effective cooperation among ICT R&D stakeholders from Latin America and Europe. I will attend with the coordinator of the Liaison Office ARG-EU (ABEST II) and the Argentinean ICT NCP, who is the local coordinator of the PRO-IDEAL project. Our main goal is to promote the Argentinean capacities in ICT, in order to foster participation of Argentinean Scientists in FP7 consortia building.


Ulises CORTÉS, 24/09/2010 19:41

Seems to me a great opportunity to enhance effective and long-lasting cooperation


Miguel CHAMOCHIN, 27/09/2010 12:43

Planning to attend. Airon has interesting ideas on colaboration in LATAM area we want to share.

I look forward to meeting you !


Alex SHANI, 27/09/2010 13:49

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