RCTT and representatives of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in the framework of the project ISTOK-SOUZ took part in the ICT Proposer's Day 2011 held in Budapest at Hungexpo fair Center from 19th to 20th May.
The event was dedicated to networking and partnership building for ICT Calls 8 and 9 of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission (FP7), offering more than one billion Euros of EU funding.
Thematic sessions on the Work Programme 2011-12 on ICT research with presentations of proposal ideas, meeting points presented by Commission officials and other information stands helped proposers to form project consortia and gather information at the same time.
1600 participants, mainly from academia, business and government from all EU Member States, Associated and Candidate Countries including Belarus, Ukraine and Russia have attended the event to find a potential partner to build consortia with.
In addition, approximately 75 Commission officials were present to provide information on the content of the calls for proposals and on how to submit a proposal.