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Description and targets
This project aims to evaluate de role of knowledge in 4 European ultra-peripheral regions defined by insularity. At the same time, it has the goal of diagnosing the policies of innovation and technology carried forward in those regions. In.Track also intends to launch a process of professional recognition, ensuring an active participation and an involvement of the social and economical key-agents in those regions, in order to show the results reached and to generate a shared sight concerning the ultra-peripheral/insular development based on knowledge.
In.Track will also develop a regional network, sharing a cooperative model and aiming to exchange experiences among ultra-peripheral target-regions, through the development of plans of action, shared and cooperative.
This project is carried forward in partnership with the University of Madeira (UMa) and the Centre of Enterprises and Innovation in Madeira (CEIM).
BrainBridges - Collaborative technologies and environments enhancing the seamless creativity process, leveraging the full European potential
Description and targets
Brain Bridges will result in a European Strategies coordinated in the area of Collaborative Working Environments (CWE) and supportive technologies. To achieve that, the project goal is to join together the National Research organizations and the key-industries in this area
Besides Portugal, through Madeira, the following countries are also partners in the project: Sweden, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Spain and Belgium.
BrainBridges has a total budget of 604.786 €
Having started on the 15th February 2005, the project will end on the 14th August, 2007.
PROMPT - Peripheral Regions Oriented Measure for Promotion of Technological Intelligence
Description and targets
Approved by the European Commission on May 2005, PROMPT has as main targets to promote and make easy the trans-national technological cooperation and to create conditions allowing the European ultra-peripheral regions to successfully participate in the activities included in the schedule-program FP6/FP7. To achieve such purposes, it will act on three sides:
- Identification, by the different partners, of the key sectors in which the various local organisations might contribute to the scientific and technological goals of European Union;
Sectors such as tourism and fishing are certainly among the most relevant, but also others like Multimedia, Information and Communication Technologies, renewable energy, water and environment treatment will be analysed.
Within each sector, a set of "Best Practices" will be identified, able to meet the necessary conditions for an efficient trans-national cooperation.
Following to this study, a road-show will take place in order to promote the identified organisations towards the European organisations with a grater participation and experience in FP projects.
- "Downstream" - Besides getting closer together the local and the big European organisations, there is the need to stimulate their participation and coordination in local level projects.
To achieve this, PROMPT will create a network of contacts composed of scientists, researchers and industrialists ("think tank") of all European space, aiming to identify and materialise ideas of technological projects within the identified sectors. Thus, participation of local organisations on turning real and coordinating applications to projects within the 7th Schedule Program will be made easier.
- "Mobilisation of Human Resources" - In order to make trans-national cooperation efficient and long-lasting, local organisations have to strongly emphasize the qualification of their staff. Within this scope, PROMPT will develop a campaign towards the European scientific and technological institutions to identify researchers, scientists and technicians experienced in European projects and who are available to cooperate in a strategy of "staff exchange" with local organisations.
For that effect, PROMPT will actively promote the offer from every participating region in terms of life and work standards and climate conditions.
Financing this activity can be obtained through applying to "Marie Curie Outgoing and Incoming Fellowship Schemes".
The combination of these three approaches will create the necessary conditions for a sustainable participation of local organisations on future activities within the scope of the Schedule Programs in the European Union
Instituto Tecnologico de Canarias (coordinator) - Canary islands - Spain; Foundation for Research and Technology/Science and Technology Park of Crete - Crete; Madeira Tecnopolo - Madeira - Portugal; Ege University Science and Technology Centre - Anatolia, Turkey; Consorzio Catania Ricerca - Sicily - Italy; IBIT Foundation - Balearic islands - Spain; Malta Enterprise - Malta; Consorzio Vinteuno - Sardinia - Italy; Technological Institute of Iceland - Iceland; Collectivité Territoriale de Corse - Corsica - France.
The total budget amounts to 756.160€.
The project started on the 1st of September, 2005, and will end on the 28th February, 2008.
Description and targets
The project predicts the study, implementation and exploitation of a trans-regional and trans-national portal that covers services and activities of Research, Development, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RDIE) in the regions of Azores, Madeira and Canaries, assuming itself as a telematic platform capable to impel and facilitate the supply of these services in each regional system.
The common platform that shall encourage the innovation and the technological transfer, will also promote the active participation of the interface agents as well of the productive sectors that will act simultaneously as purveyors and as consumers of contents.
As a form to permit a good performance of the platform, it will be created a network of entrepreneurial contacts, a network of professional training and a set of awards to be distributed through the participant entrepreneurs.
The goals are:
- To facilitate the SME´s and of the RDIE regional entities to the global market - reducing the disadvantages of the geographical position of these regions towards the great consume, information and knowledge centres;
- To value and increase the competences of SME´s and of the RDIE regional entities in the utilization of New Technologies of Information and Communication (NTIC) and the capacity of innovating, in the will to undertake some businesses and in the availability to cooperate;
- To disseminate and award the success cases in cooperation, in the utilization of NTIC and in the capacity of innovating.
Madeira Tecnopolo (coordinator); University of Madeira (UMa); Business Innovation Centre of Madeira (CEIM); Madeira Young Entrepreneurs Association (AJEM); University of Azores; Regional Direction of Technology and Science of Azores; Foundation of Instituto Tcnologico de Canarias; Instituto Tecnologico de Canarias (ITC); Foundation FYDE - Caja Canarias; University of Las Palmas; Azores Young Entrepreneurs Association; Sociedade de Desarrolo de Santa Cruz de Tenerife; University of La Laguna; Canarias Young Entrepreneurs Association.
This project is financed by the Regional Funding for European Development and has a total cost of around 1,500,000,000 €.
Between the 22nd July, 2003 and the 31st December, 2005.
ZON Service Engineering
Description and targets:
ZON Service Engineering is a Project allowing to tst in the “real” world, a group of innovative ideas and models concerning Information Technologies. In particular, SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) models will be crated and tested, to conceive and design (new) services. A new set of languages and tools will be created, allowing to apply in practice the BITAM-SOA architecture in a real and complex entrepreneurial environment, such as the case of ZON Madeira. In practice, the project will involve reengineering of ZON Services including relevant metrics for top decision takers, which reflect their business concerns.
ZON Madeira; Madeira Tecnopolo; University of Madeira; University of Oporto and partnerships with the Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon and the University of Hawaii
This project implies a total investment of 550 thousand Euros
The project will last for 3 years (2009 to 2011)
||Programme Intervir+ / +Conhecimento, through European Union / FEDER
Macaronesia Research Strategies - MaReS
DDescription and targets:
This project aims at establishing a common strategy and promoting synergies among the areas of major potential and complementary structure of Macaronesia (MAC) I&D&I systems. It also aims at defining a common analysis “tool” to the Regions of Madeira, Azores and canary islands in what concerns the challenges of Research, Development and Innovation (R+D+I). Another goal is to coordinate and identify opportunities which may allow these Regions to withstand the challenges of sustainability through a (common) strategy of research and competitive development of the European atlantic insular Regions.
In particular, this project involves the following specific goals:
- Creation of a virtual entity to coordinate and identify a common R+D+I strategy which renders an easy identification of strategic and complementary areas of research, development and innovation among the three Regions.
- Definition of a R+D+I plan common to the three regions, which should reinforce development of research, technology, innovation and information/knowledge society.
- Promotion of students and researchers mobility among the Macaronesian regions, reinforcing a growing cooperation among researchers of each region.
- Establishment of a “Living Lab” environment for research and innovation in the identified areas.
- Promotion of MaReS in the global market in the fields of research and knowledge, strengthening the international position of the regions in common interest areas.
Oceanic Platform of Canary islands (PLOCAN); Regional Fund for Science and Technology of Azores e Madeira Tecnopolo
This project implies a total investment of 549 thousand Euros
36 months (2009 to 2012)
Transnational Cooperation Programme Madeira-Canárias-Açores
(PCT-MAC 2007-2013), through the European Union / FEDER