Towards Successful Participation in European ICT Research: Advice on Research Strategy and Action Planning

Konstantinos Bougiouklis, Dimitrios Papageorgiou, Maurice Mulvenna, Adamantios Koumpis, Asuman Dogac, Bugrahan Akcay, Pierre Kirisci

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The present Guide is based upon the supporting material of the training sessions / seminars organised in the NMS & ACC within the context of the IST-BONUS project. The focus audience for the Guide are mainly organisations involved in research. In spite of this, the IST-BONUS consortium invites any organisation / individual interested in participating in research projects under the area of Information and Communication Technologies (e.g. FP7-ICT theme) to use the guide. In this sense we hope that it provides useful information and guidance.For this purpose the Training Guide serves the following objectives in the training sessions / seminars within IST-BONUS: - Support researchers and companies in setting their research objectives and planning their actions towards successful participation in European Framework Programmes (FPs) for Research and Development (FP7-ICT in particular).- Familiarise newcomers / beginners in FPs with the process from the idea generation to the successful elaboration of an EU-funded research project.- Assist participants to assimilate (through team working and case studies) valuable information / knowledge across the whole life cycle of a research project (that is from the idea generation to the successful completion).- Increase their ability to write successful proposals and elaborate multinational research projects.The Guide is mainly addressed to newcomers and intermediates to Framework Programmes of the European Commission (EC). That is, to those organisations who need: - Assistance in forming and implementing their research plans – strategies and objectives- Training on ideas generation – evaluation and proposal preparation- Training on the elaboration and management of EU funded projectsIn this manner the Guide is structured into 1 introductory and 4 main chapters:2. FORMING RESEARCH STRATEGIES: Building research capacity and research planning3. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT: From a research idea to a research project4. JOINING PROJECT CONSORTIA5. CASE STUDIES & EXAMPLESThe 5th chapter has been substantially improved in the present Version 4 of the document. This chapter includes 2 new examples of FP6-IST projects. A new annex has also been added in Version 4: ANNEX I: TOWARDS FP7-ICT: e-Business & e-Work. This Annex provides a short overview of (i) the draft workprogramme of FP7-ICT, with emphasis on the e-Business and e-Work related research priorities and (ii) the two actual Technology Platforms that are mostly related to the above targeted research areas.The current version was produced on October 21, 2006.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherIST-BONUS project consortium
Number of pages110
ISBN (Print)960-89455-0-X
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 6 Dec 2006


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