Information Communication Technology

ICT is the largest thematic area in the Cooperation Programme with a budget of Eur9.1 billion. The ICT work programme is divided into 8 'challenges' of strategic interest to European society. In addition, research into Future and Emerging Technologies will be funded, plus support for horizontal actions such as international cooperation.

How to get involved
Step 1: Contact your National Contact Points for ICT in Ireland

They can provide up-to-date information on the ICT thematic area. Stephen and Gerard can assist at all stages of the project, from partner search and proposal writing, through negotiation and management to the submission of the end-of-grant report to the Commission.

Step 2: Find a research partner

Cordis partner service

Use Cordis to find partners or to register your own profile. This is a free on-line service, tailor-made to help you to find the best research partners for your projects, either in the context of EU-funded R&D projects or within a broader search for technology-orientated partnerships. Click here to access the CORDIS partner search tool

Ideal-ist is a global Partner Search and Support Network for your ICT Projects. You can initiate your own search to find partners for your project idea or you can join a consortium by responding to Partner Search Requests. Click here to access Ideal-ist

European Commission Website

Cordis is the European Commission's main website for FP7. The ICT specific pages can be found here.

Public-Private Partnerships

As part of the European Economic Recovery Plan, the Commission launched three Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) on July 30th 2009. Read more

National Contact Point(s)

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Dr Gerard Kennedy
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Telephone: +353 (0)61 777052
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Mr Stephen O'Reilly
Organisation: Enterprise Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4800217

Leading Ireland's
Participation In FP7

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