By working in collaboration with partners from around the world, European ICT researchers are addressing global problems in medicine, agriculture, networking and beyond. EU-funded research projects are making a difference to people’s lives in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas while at the same time ensuring that Europe stays at the forefront of the global ICT industry.

As supporters to the UN Millennium Development Goals, the EU is committed to helping developing countries reap the benefits of technology. EU-funded ICT research collaborations are helping to meet these goals.

The results of these projects have already a visible impact on North's Africa's agriculture,  South America's biodiversity and on India, Middle East and China's virtual research communities. Thanks to these projects scientists can share tools that they have built, data and even computing power with collaborators around the globe.  Also, researchers in Medicine, Physics, Energy and Environmental science can share data and applications at speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second, one hundred times faster than typical broadband speeds.

One of the most well-known European project, the The Human Brain Project (HBP) gathers a large consortium of 112 partner organisations and aims at combining all existing knowledge and data about the human brain and to develop theory and realistic computer models to run on specially designed supercomputers. The resulting “virtual brain” offers the prospect of a fundamentally new understanding of the human brain, developing new treatments for brain diseases and building revolutionary new computing technologies.

The complete article will provide you detailed info on the most representatives projects for the International Cooperation between the EU and Japan, USA, Brazil, Africa, Middle East and India.