COoperation and NEtworking between Europe and Lati.. (CONECTA 2020)
COoperation and NEtworking between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean to Coordinate Research Opportunities around ICT and Horizon 2020 challenges via Technology PlAtforms
Start date: Mar 1, 2014,
End date: Feb 29, 2016
The CONECTA 2020 project embraces the collaboration between Europe and Latin American/Caribbean Countries around Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Horizon 2020. CONECTA 2020 proposes to create new mechanisms of collaboration and networking between Latin American Technology Platforms (LATPs) and ETPs in the form of innovative match-making tools around ICT and Future Internet areas, taking into account issues such as most relevant knowledge and most appropriate user targets depending on specific contexts of their Strategic Research Agendas (e.g., software and services, networked electronic media and ICT for energy) and the roles, social attributes and priorities of each target regional community.Following the SSA FIRST that successfully created 5 (LATPs) in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, CONECTA 2020 proposes the creation of 3 new ICT-based Technology Platforms (TPs) in three countries of Latin America: Costa Rica, Peru and Uruguay. CONECTA 2020 will produce organizational documents (governance, structure, etc.) and technical documents (Vision, Strategic Research Agenda), as tools to set up sustainable scientific cooperation between these new LATs and Europe. CONECTA 2020 also proposes the creation of new Working Groups (WGs) within existing LATPs such as the Mexican Technology Platform (MTP): how ICT can support societal challenges such as Secure, clean and efficient energy. CONECTA 2020 will analyze potential areas of cooperation between ETPs and these new Latin American TPs and Working Groups around thematic areas of ICT and applications of ICT sectors, identifying key stakeholders to launch and run TPs in LatAm countries including representatives from industrial (large companies and SMEs) and academic sectors, as well as producing Vision and Strategic Research Agenda documents as tools to set up sustainable research cooperation with Europe.
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