The deadline for submission of proposal outlines is 28 April 2004. In the second phase from 21 June to 6 October 2004, full project proposals of the selected project outlines will be submitted. The start of the projects is envisaged for early 2005. The overall budget for projects in 2005 is expected to be about 200 million euro. The costs for CELTIC projects are shared between governments, who contribute up to 50 percent of the project budget, and private investment. The main goal of CELTIC, the Cooperation for a sustained European Leadership in Telecommunications, is to maintain European competitiveness in telecommunications through collaborative R&D. The focus of CELTIC projects is on pre-competitive development of comprehensive, integrated communication system solutions, including platforms and test vehicles. Like all Eureka cluster projects, CELTIC is open to any kind of project participants from all Eureka countries. The total budget that has been defined for CELTIC between 2004 and 2008 is 1 billion euro. For more information, please visit the CELTIC website at http://www.celtic-initiative.org/ or contact the CELTIC Office at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org phone +49 6221 989372.