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Project Number:

248676

Project Acronym:

FORESTA

Project Title:

Fostering the Research Dimension of Science and Technology Agreements

Instrument:

CSA - Support Action

Thematic Priority:

FP7-ICT-2009-4-9.1 International cooperation

D2.4 Report on Conference in Brazil Due Date:

30 November 2011

Submission Date:

05 January 2012

Start Date of Project:

01/01/2010

Duration of Project:

24 months

Partner in Charge of Deliverable

USP

Version Status

FINAL

Dissemination Level

PU

File Name:

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Table of Contents Revision and changes tracking ................................................................................................3 1.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ..............................................................................................4

2.

INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................5

3.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE .......................................................................................7 3.1.

Context of the Cooperation between Brazil and the European Union........................7

3.2.

Objectives of Conference ...........................................................................................7

3.3.

Date and Location.......................................................................................................7

3.4.

Venue..........................................................................................................................8

3.5.

Agenda Description ....................................................................................................8

3.6.

Conference Promotion and Dissemination ...............................................................11

3.6.1.

Public Promotion on FORESTA project website .................................................11

3.6.2.

Public Promotion on Twitter ................................................................................11

3.6.3.

Public Promotion on Facebook.............................................................................12

3.6.4.

Public Promotion on FIRST Project website ........................................................12

3.6.5.

Public Promotion on MyFire Conference .............................................................13

3.6.6.

Letter of Invitation ................................................................................................13

3.6.7.

Dynamic poster in two LCD screen at congress ...................................................14

3.6.8.

Folder with conference Agenda ............................................................................14

3.6.9.

Banner...................................................................................................................15

3.7. 4.

Press Release ............................................................................................................15

CONFERENCE EXECUTION .....................................................................................19 4.1.

Opening Session .......................................................................................................19

4.2.

Panel: The Importance of Integrated ICT Policies ...................................................19

4.3.

Working Groups .......................................................................................................22

5.

CONCLUSIONS .............................................................................................................27

6.

ANNEXES .......................................................................................................................31 6.1.

Annex 1: Agenda of Conference ..............................................................................31

6.2.

Annex 2: List of Participants ....................................................................................31

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Revision and changes tracking Date

Changes

Editor

10 Oct 2011

First draft

USP

17 Oct 2011

Revision and feedback

TESEO

7 Nov 2011

Second draft

USP

30 Nov 2011

Revision and feedback

All Partners

13 Dec 2011

Third draft

USP

15 Dec 2011

Additional contribution

ALETI

19 Dec 2011

Fourth draft

USP

28 Dec 2011

Revision and feedback

TESEO

30 Dec 2011

Fifth draft

USP

2 Jan 2012

Final feedback to USP

TESEO

5 Jan 2012

Final document

USP

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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY About FORESTA project Knowledge is the key factor in the contemporary world. The information and communication technologies (ICTs) play a major role by facilitating the systematic and strategic use of information in order to support and facilitate knowledge capture, storage and dissemination. ICTs in Latin America every day are increasingly growing since they are being used in several fields. The Latin America has developed several the areas of ICT; however, there is still a long way to go. Several projects have been launched with support from various intergovernmental agencies, promoting the public sectors to encourage convergence of national ICT policies. For Europe Union, Latin America is an important partner to face its future development challenges, so in this context the FORESTA (Fostering the Research Dimension of Science and Technology Agreements) Project, partially funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission promotes policy dialogue for ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) research cooperation between the European Union and Latin America through activities such as the organization of conferences, policy dialogue forums, networking sessions, and the dissemination of information through the project website. The conference gathered representatives from academia, research centres, industry and government in different countries with the objective to enhance research cooperation on the basis of priorities agreed at policy dialogue level.

About the policy conference The Conference took place on September 21, 2011, at Brasília (Brazil). The main objective of this meeting was to analyse the ICT policies and the current status of ICT research cooperation with Europe, in order to generate a list of common R&D priorities, opportunities and challenges following a discussion process. The conference permitted to discuss the research agendas in ICT sector and identify the themes of interest to Latin American countries, which are being addressed in Europe through a multi-channel approach at R&D+i priorities. The presence of representatives from academia, research centres, associations, industry and government permitted to have a thorough discussion about the importance of integrated ICT policies in the EU and LAC, where many critics and suggestions were made by the panellists. In the working group session, the discussions on ICT fields, mainly e-inclusion, smart city and future internet, permitted to define an SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis for each matter, which is important to understand the necessities of each one.

Results and Conclusions The results of conference meeting were satisfactory since it allowed a better understanding of the needs of Latin America. During the presentations it was possible to discuss each one's needs, thus identifying the main points of cooperation that could occur between Latin America and the European Union. The audience were formed by Government, Academia, Industries and associations, including representatives from projects funded by the European Commission. The main results of the conference was to identify the interest on Future Internet, Cloud Computing, Trusted Network, E-Infrastructures, Networked Control, Software Technology and Digital Content and Videogames for several areas, as Energy, Health, Environment, Smart Cities and Equality/Social inclusion and Accessibility. D2.4 – Report on Conference in Brazil USP

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2. INTRODUCTION The FORESTA project (Fostering the Research Dimension of Science and Technology Agreements) funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission promotes policy dialogue for ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) research cooperation between the European Union and Latin America through activities including the organization of conferences, policy dialogue forums, networking sessions, and communication and dissemination activities. The expected impact of WP2 is to inform the research, scientific and business communities of the overall policy framework and initiate a positive dynamic by encouraging researchers and business to provide input to the policy dialogue and make sure that this input is received and developed and explained within the EU-Latin American target countries policy making process. The present document reports the FORESTA conference origansed on September, 21st 2011 in Brasilia – Brazil, called “Fostering ICT policy dialogue between the European Union and Brazil”. The international conference was an opportunity to discuss scientific and political issues with the aim of exploring and proposing instruments, mechanisms and strategies to foster collaboration in Research, Development and Innovation in ICT. In this event, European and Latin American experts discussed common issues between Europe and Latin America to identify themes of mutual interest and also identify the limitations and difficulties in each country. The city Brasília was chosen because it is the economic and political centre of the Federal Government and the participation of government officials can be more effective, thus enriching the debates and discussions relevant. The conference was attended by representatives of other European Union projects in Brazil, as: BBICE, ProIdeal+, APORTA and FIRST. APORTA focuses on the collection of information regarding the national research and innovation capacities and programmes within Brazil. Brazilian authorities are made aware of the advantages of programmes accessible for EU participation. A further objective is to disseminate this information to the widest possible number of researchers and other stakeholders in the European Research Area. The results of APORTA will be publicly available on its web portal and will also be presented during information days and events in Europe PRO-IDEAL promotes ICT dialogues and supports the ICT R&D cooperation between Europe and Latin America through on-line tools (ICT Wiki, training modules, partner search) and face-to-face events (ICT Days and ICT Fora). Furthermore, PRO-IDEAL PLUS has trained "Project Angels" to create a network of experts (“Angels”) in Latin-America, able to understand FP7 and ICT programme rules and thus to help potential participants in EU projects. The Brazilian Bureau for Enhancing the International Cooperation with the European Union (Project B.Bice) was created in 2005 with the intention to both promote and improve the cooperation between Brazil and the European Union (EU) in Science, Technology and Innovation. The Project’s activities were developed over the following years up until September 2007, with the aim of improving the Brazilian participation in both the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes on Research and Development by way of disseminating information related to the cooperation opportunities offered by the two Programmes. Project B.Bice also helped Brazilian research institutions and enterprises in the preparation and negotiation process of project proposals to be submitted to the European Commission. The European Commission approved a New Brazilian Bureau Project in October 2008, now called BB.Bice, for a further three years period, which has since significantly expanded its D2.4 – Report on Conference in Brazil USP

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scope of activities. The activities include maintenance of a webpage (http://bbice.ibict.br) and distribution of a quarterly electronic newsletter in three different languages, namely Portuguese, English and Spanish. The activities also include development of a Competency Map of the Brazilian Institutions created to help expand the knowledge of the Brazilian competencies in the European Union. The initiative is a means for collaboration in the search of new partners in the creation of research projects with Brazilian institutions. It is also within BB.Bice’s scope to explore new means of communication to disseminate information as well as training materials; FIRST is a Support Action funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme in order to foster International Cooperation in the areas of Future Internet and ICT Components and systems between Europe and Latin America. The project aims to extend the concept of European Technology Platforms (ETPs) to Latin America, by gathering strategic stakeholders from the different sectors included in the Future Internet, ICT Components and systems fields into one national ICT Technology Platform per country in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico. These Latin American Technology Platforms (LATPs) will be essential counterparts for ETPs in Latin America, facilitating an efficient networking and collaboration with the ultimate objective of promoting joint research initiatives between European and Latin American entities from the ICT field. Together with participants from Government, Academia, Enterprise and Associations from Latin America and the European Union, the discussion on ICT policies was very rich as presented on Chapter 4: Conference Results. The Chapter 3 presents the planning and organization of the Conference, including promotion and dissemination activities carried out before, during and after the conference. The Chapter 5 presents the qualitative impact of the conference and the on-going action as a result of joint meeting of national stakeholders, Latin Americans and Europeans in this conference.

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3. ABOUT THE CONFERENCE This chapter presents the objective of the conference and also the context of the cooperation between Brazil and the European Union.

3.1. Context of the Cooperation between Brazil and the European Union The European Union - Brazil Scientific and Technological (S&T) Cooperation Agreement was signed in 2004. This Agreement is based on the principles of mutual benefit, interchange of information for activities that can influence the cooperation activities, reciprocal opportunities for access to each other’s' programmes, the effective protection of intellectual property and the equitable sharing of individual property rights. The implementation of the S&T agreement is steered and monitored by the European Union Brazil Steering Committee on S&T cooperation that meets once a year. The third meeting of this body took place in Brasilia on 26 November 2009. It was prepared through thematic bilateral meetings in the areas of nanotechnologies, environment, health, nuclear energy, energy, ICT, space research, food and agriculture, transport (including Aeronautics), social sciences and mobility. The committee was successful in identifying areas and tools for cooperation, particularly in the above areas. Research cooperation between the Europe Union - Brazil dates back to the 3rd Research Framework Programme (1990-1994). In January 2004 both parties signed an S&T Cooperation Agreement, in force since November 2006, in order to strengthen and expand cooperation in areas of mutual interest and benefit. Brazil also has bilateral S&T agreements with several EU Member States involving joint research, institutional cooperation, student and researcher exchange and other activities. The operational outcomes of the 4th Joint Committee held in Brussels the 7th of December 2010 are reflected in this Road Map, which is to be considered as a rolling agenda for enhancing cooperation between the European Union - Brazil through the development of wider S&T partnerships and cooperative activities between the two sides, in bilateral and multilateral settings, as well as increased Brazilian participation in the Seventh Research Framework Programme (2007-2013) and possible participation into the European Research Area.

3.2. Objectives of Conference The conference intended to reinforce European Union and Latin America cooperation with a particular focus on Brazil and to produce a set of recommendations related to future joint research areas and ways of supporting them. In particular, the Conference aimed to: •

Identify areas of cooperation or possible pilot projects to be developed between the Europe Union and Latin America;

Identify possible financing instruments for cooperation activities and the difficulties in each country;

Present and discuss about ICT policies in Europe and Latin America and identify the difficulties in each country.

Produce concrete inputs to the policy dialogue, providing ICT specific themes for cooperation and roadmaps towards their implementation that can constitute the core of joint research cooperation in future calls in the coming years

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city of Brazil located in the Central-West region of the Country.

3.4. Venue The conference was organised on: Centro de Convenções e Eventos Brasil 21 (Convention and Events Centre Brazil 21) Setor Hoteleiro Sul Quadra 6 Lote 1 Conjunto A - Brasília - DF Phone: +55 61 3039-8880 www.convencoesbrasil21.com.br

Figure 1: Centro de Convenções Brasil 21

Figure 2: Meeting Room

3.5. Agenda Description 09:00 – 09:30 Registration

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09:30 – 10:00 Opening Session •

Welcome and conference introduction: Prof. Moacyr Martucci Jr. – USP, FORESTA Partner;

Presentation of FORESTA project: Mr. Mauro Bianchi, Project Coordinator, TESEO Sprl (Belgium)

Mr. Paulo Lopes – Europe Union delegation in Brazil

10:00 – 12:30 Panel subject: “The importance of the integrated ICT Policies in the European Union and Latin America with a particular focus on Brazil” Facilitator: Prof. Moacyr Martucci Jr. - USP •

Mr. Paulo Lopes - European Union delegation in Brazil

Mr. Edison Pérez Avella - COLCIENCIAS (Colombian funding agency)

Ms. Joana Varon Ferraz - Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Mr. Roberto Carlos Mayer – ASSESPRO

The panel's goal is to present the importance of having an integrated ICT policy between the EU and Latin America, then the panellists will present from his point of view the advantages and disadvantages of an integrated policies considering the aspects of rules, human resources, technology, research and development. Also, the panellists should present some proposals to integrate it. The panel comprises representatives from the European Union and Latin America from the government, companies and academia, enabling a broad discussion on this topic. 12:30 – 12:45 Introduction, instructions, guides to the afternoon working groups sessions •

Mr. Mauro Bianchi, TESEO Sprl (Belgium)

Mr. Leonardo Piccinetti, EFB ltd (United Kingdom)

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch and Networking 14:00 – 16:50 Working Groups: Discussion about e-inclusion, smart city and future internet •

E-inclusion: •

Facilitator: Mr. Leonardo Piccinetti - EFB Ltd (United Kingdom).

Prof. Antenor Ferreira - Universidade do Estado do Amazonas

Mr. Akio Sakurai - USP

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Smart City: •

Facilitator: Prof. Moacyr Martucci Jr. - USP

Mr. Roberto Carlos Mayer – ASSESPRO

Future Internet: •

Facilitator: Dr. Julian Seseña – Rose Vision (Spain)

Ms. Joana Varon Ferraz – Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Prof. Priscila América Solis M. Barreto - Universidade de Brasília

During the conference three working groups will be formed to discuss the following themes: e-Inclusion, Smart City and Future Internet. The working group that brings together key players from national ICT companies, industry associations ICT, universities and government agencies with an interest in enhancing cooperation with Europe. Most of these key actors are attached to the BraFip Technology Platform. BraFip Technology Platform was created by FIRST project during 2010, and includes five working groups representing the most interested areas in collaboration in R + D + i with Europe. BraFip platform participation is very important because it brings together greater National ICT critical mass areas and otherwise meets the various associations of ICT companies with universities and government agencies. Results of this workshop will be presented in Conference on session “Working groups results presentations & wrap up". The thematic work table consists of three working groups meeting for common cooperation interest areas between the European Union and Latin America, namely: E-inclusion: The Brazil is developing several projects in order to reduce the digital exclusion, through the ICT learning and dissemination can help reducing poverty and illiteracy, as well as creating the new labour market opportunities. The challenges are the structural difficulty of integrating ICT and digital culture to pedagogical processes. Smart City: The current infrastructure of Brazilian cities do not meet the necessities of population, although many cities have invested in digital cities, which was the investment in Internet broadband access, without improving the services provided by local governments. In this context and considering the great events that will be held in Brazil (FIFA Worldcup and the Olympic Games), cities need to invest in smart cities, which will enhance the comfort and quality of life of citizens and tourists. Future Internet: According to the study of ABES, the sector currently comprises more than 8,500 companies, of which 75% are engaged in the development, distribution and marketing of software, forming a capillary value chain with 50% of distributors. As reported last year, 94% of the market relates to micro and small enterprises. In terms of demand, in 2010 the industry and the financial sector accounted for almost 45% of the market user. Following there are the markets of services, commerce, government and agribusiness. But the government was the sector that experienced the largest increase in investment, with positive growth of more than 27% over 2009. Trends and expectations for 2011 will drive: mobility first notebook sales should surpass the desktop, SaaS and Cloud Computing; scan tools for social networking and renewal of infrastructure networks capable of absorbing a greater volume of business.

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3.6. Conference Promotion and Dissemination FORESTA Brazil carried out several different actions to promote the conference. These actions are detailed below

3.6.1. Public Promotion on FORESTA project website

3.6.2. Public Promotion on Twitter

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3.6.3. Public Promotion on Facebook

3.6.4. Public Promotion on FIRST Project website

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3.6.5. Public Promotion on MyFire Conference The Concertation Workshop was also promoted at MyFire Conference in São Paulo, at September 13th, 2011. See picture of MyFire Event below.

3.6.6. Letter of Invitation The invitation letter to the Conference Meeting brought brief information about the event, encouraging recipients’ to participate, as seen in the figure below. Over 1,200 invitations were sent out. The invited audience were: Representatives from Ministries of Science and Technology, Economics, Education and Foreign Office; National public agencies related to ICT R&D; Universities, research centres and other institutions involved in ICT R&D and Innovation; Industries actuating on ICT market; FORESTA project partners. More than 80 persons registered to the event (see attachment).

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Invitation Letter

3.6.7. Dynamic poster in two LCD screen at congress A dynamic poster of the event was show in two LCD screen

3.6.8. Folder with conference Agenda A folder containing the conference agenda was available to guide the audience on sessions that were to be held and present their objectives. An example can be seen below.

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3.6.9. Banner The conference meeting was two banners, one inside the meeting room and another on the entrance.

3.7. Press Release A Press Release about conference meeting, http://www.notecomunicacao.com.br/?modo=noticias&id=645

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Another press release was released via Cordis in Europe and also translated in Spanish and Portuguese to be disseminated in Latin America.

English Version

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An additional press release was published at: http://www.oriundi.net/site/oriundi.php?menu=noticiasdet&id=18275

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4. CONFERENCE EXECUTION The Policy Conference “Fostering ICT Policy Dialogue between EU and Brazil” has been the result of collaborative work from projects financed by Europe Union and Brazilian funding agencies. The conference was an opportunity for the ICT community from Brazil, Latin America and Europe Union. More than 80 people registered to the event (including partners). However, due to unexpected institutional engagement that day, some Brazilian government representatives had to cancel their participation at the latest moments, which affected the participation record. Nonetheless 34 representatives (excluding partners) from enterprises, government and academia, including at least 2 representatives per target Latin-American country, and, in addition to that, the noteworthy presence of a participant from Uruguay, participated. The audience of Conference are formed by Government, Academia, Industries and associations, including representatives from projects funded by the European Commission, for example: FIRST, PRO-IDEAL and from Brazilian funding agencies FINEP (Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos) and CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnológico). The presentations are available at FORESTA website.

4.1. Opening Session The Conference was opened by three important personalities, who gave welcome words to the audience and presented the objectives of the Conference. Prof. Moacyr Martucci Jr. from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) talked about the conference objectives and expectations. The FORESTA project coordinator, Mr. Mauro Bianchi made the presentation about the project FORESTA shown the goals and expectative of the project. And finally, Mr. Paulo Lopes from the European Union Delegation in Brazil talked about the expectations of the European Delegation in Brazil on ICT area and how the conference could help to identify collaborative projects between Latin America and the European Union.

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integrated ICT Policies in the European Union and Latin America with a particular focus on Brazil”. The panel was moderated by Prof. Moacyr Martucci Jr. from Universidade de São Paulo. The presentations started with Mr. Paulo Lopes from European Union Delegation in Brazil, who talked about the Digital Agenda in Europe. The main objectives of European Digital Agenda are to provide a broad contribution to economic growth in the EU and to distribute the benefits of the digital era for all society layers. Consequently, ICT is hugely important to achieve it. The European Commission understood that ICT is important for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Workers, Doctors, Patients, Researchers, Authors, Musicians, Consumers, Elderly, Environment, Artists, Disabled and so on, through the use of seven pillars to trigger the virtuous cycle: •

A vibrant digital single market;

Interoperability and Standard;

Trust and Security;

Fast and ultrafast internet access;

Research and Innovation;

Enhancing digital literacy, skills and inclusion;

ICT enabled benefits for EU society.

The European Commission is focussing on Internet for all with 100% of access in 2013 and 100% of access with more than 30Mbps in 2020. They have recognised that is necessary to create more and better standards in Europe and ensure interoperability even in absence of standards. Also they focus the importance on trust and security. 100% of Member States have online cross-border public services and 50% of EU citizens use eGovernment, also the EU citizens have online eHealth. Finally, Mr. Paulo Lopes presented about the importance of cooperation with Latin America and quoted some projects supported by Europe Commission with Latin America, such as: •

eLAC Action Plan – Policy dialogue

REGULATEL – Dialogue between telecom regulatory authorities

Research cooperation – RedClara and 7th EU Framework Programme

MERCOSUR Digital and MERCOSUR Audio-visual

Annual EU-Brazil Information Society Dialogue

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The second speaker was Mr. Edison Pérez Avella from COLCIENCIAS which is the entity responsible for Science, Technology and Innovation in Colombia. Mr. Edison presented the structure of Colombia showing a low level access on Internet around 5,6 per 100 habitants for fixed and 2,6 per 100 habitants for mobile, but a 100% of penetration on cell phone. Mr. Pérez pointed out also the low penetration of computers and Internet on Micro enterprises less than 13%. Like other Latin America countries, Colombia has the necessity of more employment, more security and less poverty. Therefore, Colombia launched a National Plan for ICT called “VIVE DIGITAL” for 2010 and 2014, to address these points. It is important to mention that the VIVE DIGITAL Plan has the sustainability on four pillars, as presented on the figure:

Figure 3: National Plan of ICT – “Plan Vive Digital”

The Colombia Government has the intention to invest in the following main points: •

Consolidate NSST&I (National Policy);

Increase and linking human capital for Research, Development and Innovation;

Promoting Knowledge and Innovation.

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Technology and Innovation). The investment of PAC was US$ 25bi from 2007-2010, 63 to 80 thousand scholarships and an investments in R&D private sector around US$ 5bi from 2006 – 2009. In Brazil, there is another plan called “Brasil Maior” with reduces taxes over payroll for IT industries and goal to extend broadband to 40 million households, but the increase of investment does not represent more innovative productive structure.

The fourth speaker was Mr. Roberto Carlos Mayer who represents the ASSESPRO which is an association that represents software companies in Brazil; he is also the president of ALETI (Associación Lationamericana de Entidades de Tecnologia de la información). Mr. Roberto said that Brazil has a great market on ICT (around 15,01 billions of dollars), but there is some area without investments in ICT, like: Financing, Research and Development in SMEs, Quality of Service in Human Resource and so on. Mr. Roberto stressed out that Brazil has not a digital agenda with integrated local action that can help to improve the following difficulties that the country presents: •

Lack of human resource;

High taxes;

Lack of investments on R&D for SMEs.

All the presentations permitted to identify several opportunities in Brazil and also Latin America.

4.3. Working Groups Before the lunch time, Mr. Leonardo Piccinetti and Mr. Mauro Biachi presented the instructions to the working groups session.

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The working groups discussed during two hours about three themes: E-inclusion, Smart City and Future Internet. After the discussion the following results were presented: Smart City Smart City is an important theme for Brazil, due to lack of infrastructure and the large events (world cup and Olympic) that will be host in 2014 and 2016. Then the group presented the following themes to be addressed in Brazil: •

Ubiquous communications;

Services to citizens

Energy and Environment

Public Governance

Technologies

Policy

The participants of working group were: •

Moacyr Martucci Jr, USP

Roberto Mayer, ASSESPRO

Joana Varon, FGV

Augusto Antonellini, TIM

Carlos Alberto Leitão,

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José Gonçalves.

E-inclusion The e-inclusion group identified the following strengths: •

Natural Resources

Big Population / Big Target Groups

Strong Cultural Heritage

For Uruguay: Internet as public good – one lap top per child – Broad band for all

But, several weaknesses were identified: •

Weak educational skills

Weak involvement of local communities

Regulatory aspects related to cultural diversity

Lack of Expertise – Training programmes are not sustainable

Fragmentation of programmes – Low educational impact

Lack of coordination of funding instruments / overlapping at state/federal level

Low density population in large parts of the territory

Accessibility

Lack of entrepreneurship

Elderly people not a target priority group

Costs of technology facilities

Therefore, several opportunities in this theme: •

New educational technologies

Reinforce PhDs, Mobility and Networking schemes

Social Media and Mobile Technologies used as learning tool

New access to broadband infrastructures

ICT as international vehicle – improvement of language skills

Approximation of government/research/social level

Environmental Aspects

Innovation Aspects

Population is keep to approximate to technologies

Mobile technologies are a useful vehicle to reach vulnerable groups

Open source can be a challenge for software

However, the following threats need to be discussed: •

Social media is also a threat if not used in a way focussed to education

Transparency/Lack of Trust/Corruption

Social risks

Environmental impacts

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The participants of working group were: •

Leonardo Piccinetti, EFB Ltd

Elisa Natola, EFB Ltd

Juan Pablo Garcia, AGESIC, Uruguay

Antenor Ferreira, UEA

Akio Sakurai, USP

Cecilia Matsumura, USP

Future Internet The working group for Future Internet identified the following SWOT: • • • •

• • •

Impact Poor current infrastructure Low entry barriers Standardization IPv4, IPv6

• Faster adoption of technologies • New niches for innovative services • Flexible / adaptable implementation • Applicability for many environment and scenarios: health, transportation, energy, tourism, others  leading to SMART CITIES • Improve cooperation academia and industry

Research groups Difficulties to get investments No good data roaming agreements Fragmentations of Initiatives

Strengths

Weakness

Opportunities

Threats • Large Competition • Fast Evolution • A sector crowded of large industries

The group concluded that there are many challenges, among them: •

Social inclusion

Social media

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Security

Protection to users

Risk of digital divide

Training and education

Content and search engines

User empowerment

IPv6 wide adoption

FI in emergency world

FI in: health, transport, energy improvement

Sharing deployment experiences

New business models to be develop

Co-creation opportunities

Living labs

Also, the experience of the European Union and Brazil in Joint Call 7 should be extended to other interested Latin American countries (Chile, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico) and specific announcements should be made for the upcoming PPP-FI Call wish addresses SMEs and Application Scenarios, which Latin American researches can participate.

The participants of working group were: •

Julián Seseña, ROSE Vision, Spain, Facilitator social inclusion

Mrs Yenny Garcia, CINTEL, Colombia

Hector Torres, UTEM, Chile

Hugo Dorney, UTEM, Chile

Uriel Cukierman, University of Palermo, Argentina

Tatiana Tosi, Plugged Research, Brazil

Marco Mancini, Telecom Italia, Italy

Priscilla Solis Barreto, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Eduardo Ohayan, Softex, Brazil

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5. CONCLUSIONS The International Conference: Fostering ICT Policy Dialogue between EU and Brazil has allowed to analyse the state of the art of the cooperation in ICT between the European Union and Latin America. The Conference has allowed identifying potential benefits of Latin American and Caribbean in the European financing instruments. The Conference has allowed knowing the different opportunities for collaboration in the field of ICT, from the different EU funding instruments, as well as the success cases presented, which provided insights from a practical perspective the impact and scope for researchers and companies that participate in FP7. The results that working groups on Future Internet, Smart Cities and e-Inclusion have obtained on issues of common interest. The results of the working groups will become an important input to another conferences and new calls, so the results of the Conference have been important for enhancing effective collaboration in the ICT field between EU-LA. The Conference Meeting had two main components (debate and brokerage) and discuss around specific theme at Joint Working Group meetings. The debate was carried out in the morning with one moderator and four high profile speeches on the theme “The importance of the integrated ICT Policies in the Europe Union and Latin America with a particular focus on Brazil”. The brokerage component was carried out in the afternoon with one moderator per theme (Future Internet, Smart Cities and e-Inclusion) and at least three participants. The networking activities were facilitated and supported by project staff to channel discussion on potential cooperation under the right objectives of the ICT work programme in topics matching with the European Union priorities. Brazil has more than 10 years of successful participation in EU’s Research Framework Programmes (FP) raising more than 7 million of euros. In FP7, 35 Brazilian organizations have already become partners in projects funded under EU’s ICT Research & Development and infrastructure programmes. Also, in 2010 there was a coordinated call for proposals EUBR. The call is also an important step forward with respect to the expansion of EU-BR connectivity for scientific and technological cooperation. The call bring on the results of the workshop "EU-Brazil collaboration in the ICT field", which took place in São Paulo on 8-9 September 2009 with an audience of over 200 participants. The Brazilian government announced goals and investments in ICT to prepare the country for the world cup (2014) and Olympic Games (2016) with open platforms and local contribution with international quality standards. In 2011 the Brazilian government announced the program “Science without Borders” to promote the consolidation and expansion of science, technology and innovation in Brazil by means of international exchange and mobility. The strategy envisioned aims to increase the presence of students, scientists and industry personnel from Brazil in international institutions of excellence, to encourage young talents and highly qualified researchers from abroad to work with local investigators in joint projects, contributing to the capacitation of human resources and promoting the return of Brazilian scientists working overseas, and induce the internationalization of universities and research centres in Brazil by encouraging the establishment of international partnerships and a meaningful review of their internal procedures in order to make the interaction with foreign partners feasible. On the working groups was identified several potential projects to solve the Latin America problems, and a summary SWOT for the all themes are:

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e-Inclusion

Smart Cities

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The conclusions were the following: The experience of EU-BR in Joint Call 7 should be extended to other interested Latin American countries (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico); Specific announcements should be made for the upcoming PPP-FI Call wish addresses SMEs and Application Scenarios, which Latin American researches can participate; The growth of Brazilian economy and the major events that will happen in 2014 (World Cup) and 2016 (Olympic Games) solicit investments in various segments such as transportation, logistics, accommodation, etc. The current infrastructure does not meet the demand of the population, and it will be very hard to meet the needs of events, so in the coming years the country will undergo a significant transformation, mainly in construction and ICT. Although Brazil is a pioneer in e-government solutions (such as electronic voting, electronic fee collection, etc.), the country suffers from serious lack of services over Internet. In Brazil, the social inequality has been a business card to the world, it is one of the most unequal countries. According to UN data, in 2005, Brazil was the 8th most unequal nation in the world. The Gini index, which measures income inequality, reported in 2009 that the Brazil fell from 0.58 to 0.52 (the closer to 1, the greater the inequality), but this is still striking. So there are many opportunities in this area, as identified in the SWOT; Several policies on security matter were developed from 2003 to stem the steep growth of the deadly violence that had been raging since 1980 without interruption. The Brazilian numbers are still extremely high, both when comparing the indicators with other countries in the world and at perception and fear of population about their own insecurity. So there are several opportunities on e-inclusion and security (smart city) in order to reduce these indicators; The chaotic traffic in major cities of Brazil, besides the lack of quality on public transportation and aggravated by violence in traffic that grows significantly each year, indicates the need to make use of technology to streamline and improve this situation by creating smart cities, particularly with investments in ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems);

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A study conducted by Nielsen points out that Brazil is the most wired country in social networks, with membership of 86% of users on a monthly average of five hours spent in this type of site. However, in number of hours spent online, the leading country is Australia, with an average of 7 hours and 20 minutes in April of 2010 1. The forecast also says that 22% of time spent on the Internet every month is devoted to Twitter, comments, blogs, sharing and social networking sites. More than 75% of consumers go online social networks or blogs, which represents a 24% increase over last year. So there are several opportunities on this area. Last, but not least, the conference served to endorse the high interest among European and Brazilian researchers who wish to cooperate on ICT research. A number of key elements were drawn for future joint EU-Brazil calls: o

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Cloud Computing: search on applications of relevance to solve grand challenges, by using distributed resources. Elements for research can be: virtualization, software engineering, management of large workflows, management and protection of huge datasets, having in mind standardization opportunities Sustainable technologies for a Smarter Society: search on technologies components and devices for sustainable ICT solutions (e.g. green ICT, smart lighting, complex and control systems, nano-electronics, micro-systems ) designed to offer robust and sustainable solutions in various application domains (energy, transport, health care, etc.) with high societal impact. Smart services and applications for a Smarter Society. Sear to interoperable infrastructures exploiting new trends on future internet and open data addressing interoperability aspects and further develop smart open service experimental platforms designed to increase the experience of living together (e.g. in the context of smart cities).. Hybrid broadcast-broadband TV applications and services: search the development of hybrid broadcast-broadband TV applications and services to address new generation of TV applications. Although the TV broadcast transmission standards are different in Brazil and Europe, this topic offers an opportunity to foster the development of intuitively useable and attractive new services, seamlessly connecting broadcast and broadband while enabling new business models.

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