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ExpAnding MEDiterranean IT MaRketS for Europe

Objective

The main aim of Medressa II is to provide access for European SMEs in the Information Technology domain to emerging markets in the South Mediterranean Countries (SMCs). It will strengthen business co-operation by bringing providers (EU) and users/intermediaries (SMC) together at five technology brokerage events in each of the six SMCs involved. It will provide focused analyses of local markets and their opportunities for the relevant ICT developed in Europe. The final aim is a Technology Brokerage facility across covering the European countries targeted towards the SMCs through which EU companies and research institutions can find business partners in the SMCs, and SMC institutions search for technology and solutions for their identified market and development needs.

Work description:
The main operational structure of Medressa II has the following components:The SMC network: The SMC partners are part of the Medressa organisation providing the link and the access to potential partners in their countries. They will identify the market needs, organising the Medressa Technology Brokerage events (4 events in each of the 6 SMCs) and providing the subsequent evaluation. Their findings will be fed back to the EU side of the project for dissemination. An important aspect of this networking activity will be to establish a network across the SMCs in order to foster ""regional co-operation and integration"" as postulated in the Barcelona declaration. Dissemination in Europe: To ensure widespread and regular dissemination, the European partners of Medressa II will provide regular articles for the national IT related newspapers. These will focus on the technological development or the IT needs in specific sectors, present IT products from Europe that are applicable in the SMCs, and the resulting success stories from the dissemination events. In addition to the dissemination through the printed medium a Web site will be installed. Medressa already has by now a well-known own domain (www.medressa.com). This site will be continued and made more interactive. The backbone of web site will be a database containing available products or research results from Europe that are applicable in the SMCs and whose owners want to get into that market. It will also contain organisations who seek business and RTD co-operation across the two regions and information on the relevant SMC industrial sectors and their development.

Milestones:
The expected results are a widely increased awareness of the potential of SMC markets at the European SME community and a number of business liaisons between EU and SMC partners. This will be achieved through regular publications in specialised European IT Newspapers and dissemination workshops in the SMCs with strong European SME participation. Four Milestones are defined as assessment points, coinciding with the Dissemination Workshops in the six SMCs.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

IT CONSULT GMBH
Address
Klosterstrasse 33
28865 Lilienthal
Germany

Participants (10)

BAYANET
Egypt
Address
13 Ahmed Oraby Street Mohandessin
12411 Cairo
CENTRE NATIONAL DE L'INFORMATIQUE
Tunisia
Address
17, Rue Belhasse Ben Chaabane
1005 El Omrane
CONSORZIO PISA RICERCHE SCARL
Italy
Address
Piazza Alessandro D'ancona 1
56127 Pisa
DANISH INTERNATIONAL
France
Address
24 Rue Archereau, 23? Etage, Bureau 141
75019 Paris
FUNDACION INDUSTRIAS DE LA INFORMACION
Spain
Address
Av. Francesc Macia 76C
08206 Sabadell (Barcelona)
GAMMATECH LTD
Cyprus
Address
Nicou Kavadia Str. 1
2200 Yeri / Nicosia
HIGHER INSTITUTE OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
Syria
Address
Barzeh
Damascus
LEBANESE UNIVERSITY
Lebanon
Address
Roumieh - El-metn
Jal-el-dib Beirut
ROYAL SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY
Jordan
Address
Ahmed Al-tarawneh
11941 Al-jubaiha/amman
UNIVERSITE MOHAMED V (ECOLE MOHAMMADIA D'INGENIEUR)
Morocco
Address
Avenue Ibn Sina
Rabat Agdal