The aim of the project is to encourage the participation of NMS and ACC in European consortia within the IST programme (calls IST-2005 and/or 2006). This will be realised through 10 one-day Academies, addressing the NMS and ACC's ICT stakeholders, experts, and producers, directly in their countries. The academies will be held in the following contries: Malta, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia (with participants from Latvia and Lithuania), Czech Republic (with participants from Slovakia) and Belgium. The academies will present them with state of the art selected research fields; implementation rules and participation tips; local (whenever possible) case studies showing them how to become a "best practice" within the FP6 IST programme.
Attendants will be able to present their ideas during the conferences, to consult data collected during the Academies on a specific website, and to search for partners on line, through a well known database on IST issues: the Ideal-IST, which will be a subcontractor in this project. The Promoters of this SSA activities are Ernst and Young Global Incentive Advisor - Market Support centre (E&Y GIA), and Ernst and Young Subsidia (Subsidia) who will manage the website and the database.
During each of these academies, E&Y GIA will invite companies, making investments in the new technologies; as well as interested stakeholders, suppliers, final users, consumers.
A website will be managed by Subsidia, where all the information will be stored; while a fully interactive database will be available, managed by a subcontractor, for partners search on line.
Funding SchemeSSA - Specific Support Action