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Development of a knowledge platform to support Euro-Latin American research Partnerships in ICT

Objective

SOLAR-ICT is an initiative that aims to highlight the opportunities and potentialities for European and Latin American research collaboration in ICT, identifying common development goals and deeper strategic cooperation.

Usually, efforts for strategic cooperation with the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region are focused on the countries with larger economies like Brazil, Argentina, Chile or Mexico. However, lesser-developed countries, with obvious smaller economies, still denote important and interesting openings for joint Euro-Latin American development policies in ICT. Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay are lesser-developed LAC economies compared to the larger aforementioned countries, although they still present unique developments in ICT.

The focus on these six targeted countries will provide different views of economic environments in different stages of ICT development that will help uncover the diverse opportunities that can enhance research and development cooperation between EU and the LAC region.

Objectives:
1) To draw a thorough study in each of the 6 target countries, comprising of mapping and benchmarking to identify the primary organizations, ICT competencies and best practices in each targeted country, focusing on all potential common areas of ICT interest.
2) To identify and design future collaboration guidelines within the IST programme. The organization of 6 Workshops in Latin America will raise awareness on the upcoming FP7 and discussion tables will emphasise prospective benefits of collaboration in ICT between EU and the LAC region in order to delineate common development needs and opportunities.
3) To develop an EU-LAC electronic platform dedicated to research cooperation in ICT, which will present the project's outcomes and encourage information exchange on ongoing and future R&D programmes to be shared by the different stakeholders.

Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

INNOVA SPA
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
Roma
Italy

Participants (7)

ASOCIACION CAMARA DE TECNOLOGIAS DE INFORMACION Y COMUNICACION
Costa Rica
Address
600 South & 75 West From Catholic Church, Building Colina
2050 San Pedro De Montes De Oca, San Jose
CAMARA DE INDUSTRIAS DEL URUGUAY
Uruguay
Address
Avenida Del Libertador Brig. Juan Antonio Lavalleja 1672
11100 Montevideo
CENTRO DE FORMACION DE LIDERES SA
Guatemala
Address
14 Avenida "B" 7-52 Zona 6 App B
0102 Guatemala
CENTRO DE PROMOCION DE LA PEQUENA Y MICRO EMPRESA
Peru
Address
Av Jose Faustino Sanchez Carrion 250, San Isidro
LIMA 27 Lima
CONSEJO NACIONAL DE CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
Paraguay
Address
Procer Molas 122 Y Mcal Lopez 81
1801 Asuncion
INSTITUTO DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS
Ecuador
Address
Mariscal Foch E7-81 Y Diego De Almagro
Quito
TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR EUROPEAN ORGANISATIONS SPRL
Belgium
Address
Avenue Paul Vanden Thoren 8
1160 Bruxelles