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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

D2.8 Report on Follow-Up Activities Due Date:

31/12/2011

Submission Date:

31/12/2011

Start Date of Project:

01/01/2010

Duration of Project:

24 months

Partner in Charge of Deliverable

EFB

Version Status

Final

Dissemination Level

PU

File Name:

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FORESTA Fostering the Research Dimension of Science and Technology Agreements Project n° 248676

Table of Contents 1.

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

2.

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

3.

METHODOLOGY ...........................................................................................................7 3.1. Harmonisation of approaches for the individuation of Priority Topics per Country and elaboration of a Joint Matrix................................................................................................. 7 3.1.1.

Description of the identified Topics ............................................................................... 8

3.1.2.

SWOT Analysis of the Priority Topics and Elaboration of a Joint Matrix ................... 11

3.2. 4.

Mapping of Priorities and Themes of Interest and National Funding Instruments ....... 12

FORESTA POLICY WORKSHOPS FOLLOW UP ..................................................13 4.1.

Policy Conference in Colombia ..................................................................................... 13

4.1.1.

4.2.

Policy Conference in Chile ............................................................................................ 15

4.2.1.

4.3.

SWOT Analysis of Priority Topics .............................................................................. 23

Policy Conference in Mexico ........................................................................................ 24

4.4.1.

4.5.

SWOT Analysis of Priority Topics .............................................................................. 15

Policy Conference in Argentina .................................................................................... 22

4.3.1.

4.4.

SWOT Analysis of Priority Topics .............................................................................. 13

SWOT Analysis of Priority Topics .............................................................................. 24

Policy Conference in Brazil........................................................................................... 26

4.5.1.

SWOT Analysis of Priority Topics .............................................................................. 27

4.6.

Priority Topics Joint Matrix .......................................................................................... 29

4.7.

LA Regional Integration ................................................................................................ 32

4.7.1.

4.8. 5.

Synergies with other cooperating LAC: Regional Cooperation with Uruguay ............ 33

Policy Dialogue Council................................................................................................ 36

FORESTA CONCERTATION WORKSHOP FOLLOW-UP ...................................38 5.1. Mapping of LAC National Funding Instruments for Mutual Priority Topics .................... 38 5.1.1. Matrix: National Funding Instruments for Joint Priority Themes - Colombia ..................... 40 5.1.2. Matrix: National Funding Instruments for Joint Priority Themes - Chile ............................ 42 5.1.3. Matrix: National Funding Instruments for Joint Priority Themes – Argentina .................... 52 5.1.4. Matrix: National Funding Instruments for Joint Priority Themes - Mexico ........................ 54 5.1.5. Matrix: National Funding Instruments for Joint Priority Themes – Brazil .......................... 57

6.

CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS FOLLOW-UP ..........................................................63 6.1. Follow Up actions within the FORESTA Closing Event in Brussels ................................ 63 6.1.1. Joint Declaration: Continuity of Policy Dialogue ................................................................ 64

7. CONCLUSIONS .................................................................................................................66 7.1. Future Cooperation Scenarios ............................................................................................ 66

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Revision and changes tracking Date

Changes

Editor

13/12/2011

First draft

EFB

19/12/2011

Revision and feedback

ALL PARTNERS

21/12/2011

Second draft

EFB

27/12/2011

Revision and feedback

TESEO

29/12/2011

Third draft

EFB

05/01/2012

Submission

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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Follow-Up activities have the objective of making policy dialogue sustainable and continue after the conferences and beyond the life of the FORESTA project. Actions have been carried out in order to identify and analyse common Priority Topics among the target LAC involved and in a wider Regional LA dimension. Such analysis has lead to the identification of common obstacles, challenges, synergies and future opportunities in EU-LAC Cooperation in the field of ICT, with reference to the three major topics which have been considered of highes priority according to the survey which has been performed: Future Internet, EInclusion and E-Health. In such grouping, themes such as E-Government and EInfrastructures has been considered as a crosscutting priority theme, whereas Future Internet comprises a wide range of priority topics such as ITS, Living Labs, Smart Cities, etc. The results of the SWOT analysis performed for each country have been matched and communalities have been identified for each theme, thus leading to a Joint Priority Matrix, where all the elements have been integrated and harmonised. Such analysis has also taken into consideration the results, conclusions and recommendations produced within the FORESTA Policy Council. On the basis of such analysis, the second block of Follow Up activities has been focussed on a mapping of funding mechanisms at National/Regional level, within the target LAC, related to the thematic cooperation areas of mutual interest, with the final objective of individuating elements of continuity between funding schemes at LAC and EU level and identifying possible ways for future cooperation scenarios where funding instruments can be majorly integrated and complementary. The following Tables match the results of the two surveys carried out following the Policy Conferences and the Concertation Workshop, identifying, within the Mutual Priority Themes, the Technologies and Applications that have received high priority score, on an average basis among LAC. Within each box, the common high priority topics are analyzed, in the following sections, by highlighting, for each Target LAC, which National Funding instruments are available, including links or references to such funding schemes, if available: Such mapping has been extended to the survey carried out following the Concertation Workshop, with the scope of individuating, within the Mutual Priority Themes, the Technologies, Applications and market segments that have received high priority score, on an average basis among LAC. Among those themes which have received a high priority score, the Follow Up Mapping has lead to the identification of communalities, and the Funding Instruments at National level that can support such schemes, according to national policies, strategies and funding, implemented at Institutional level and through Funding Agencies. The Follow-Up actions related to the final stage of policy dialogue, in the occasion of the Conference in Brussels “Fostering EU-Latin America ICT Policy Dialogue”, have been focused in the identification of future cooperation scenarios, ongoing project ideas and technological capacities, future trends and continuity of policy dialogue envisaged via the Joint Declaration presented during the Conference and whose debate and elaboration is in progress, acting as a bridge to future initiatives in the target field of ICT research. The ultimate scope of Follow Up actions is evidencing common paths in European and Latin American cooperation in the field of ICT, combining Mutual Priorities, with Policy issues and funding schemes, thus leading to an analysis of future trends and actively promoting the continuity of cooperation for the future.

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2. INTRODUCTION Given that the primary focus and objective of the FORESTA project is to foster the cooperation between the five target LA countries and the EU, follow-up activities are aimed at supporting the policy dialogue among the key involved stakeholders. Actions have been carried out in order to receive policy recommendations, the implementation of which can lead to improved cooperation on S&T research between the five countries covered directly by the project and the EU. Those recommendations are aimed primarily at government (EU and LA national) and secondarily at other stakeholders such as universities, other research institutions and industry. In such perspective, Follow-Up activities have the objectives of making policy dialogue sustainable and continue after the conferences and beyond the life of the project. The actions are aimed at making sure that the people involved will continue to feed their governments and the other stakeholders with ideas, laying the basis for future cooperation in the identified cooperation areas, thus giving continuity to the purposes which have been stated during the Policy events and within the dialogue forums fostered by FORESTA. The present deliverable has the target of illustrating an integrated vision and analysis of the future cooperation areas within the cooperating countries. This will be done by analysing the outcomes of consultations which occurred during the Conferences and after. Consultations have led to the identification of Priority themes, which have been debated during each Conference, and within the Policy Council. Such Priority themes have been analysed by highlighting the respective Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, and results have been matched by searching communalities in terms of opportunities and future cooperation scenarios. As a following step, such integrated priorities have been furthermore analysed by matching the outcomes of the Concertation Workshop which took place in Brasilia on the 23rd of September 20111 and its follow up activities. Stakeholders and involved actors have been consulted in order to analyse national funding mechanisms and instruments aimed at financing such priorities. The ultimate scope is evidencing common paths in European and National LA funding schemes, thus leading to an analysis of future trends. The existence of such common priorities in policies and financing instruments proves that the Principle of Reciprocity between EU and LA is more and more a fact. Moreover, objectives of the follow-up activities are to ensure the creation of a sustainable brokerage to provide a forum for stakeholders who are interested in S&T cooperation. In this context, the scope is also to find prospective partners and discuss potential projects before putting together a consortium to submit a proposal for funding under a national programme or under the EU’s FP7 or other international programme. Such brokerage and networking actions have been carried out during and after the five Policy Conferences and reinforced in the final Conference in Brussels. Following the methodology adopted, described at point 3, the deliverable is structured in three main blocks, which are interrelated one to the other. The analysis of issues within each block are all in terms of Follow-Up perspectives and activities. The first block is focussed on an analysis of the five Policy Conferences that have taken place in Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil, and provides also the identification of synergies at LA Regional level. Moreover, the analysis also embraces follow-up activities 1

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related to the Policy Council’s activity and recommendations. The follow-up activities, some of which based on the outcomes of the mapping/matching of Priority Cooperation Topics among the target LA countries, lead to the identification of: -

Future areas for cooperation on a bilateral and multilateral level, through the identification of Mutual challenges, communalities and funding opportunities to support such schemes.

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Definition of possible topics for future SICAs and other calls;

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Creation of policy documents outlining and recommending actions to be taken to assist S&T research nationally and internationally via cooperation and otherwise, suggesting new areas for cooperation and funding, etc.;

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Bringing together scientists from the EU and LA to enhance their scientific networks and create partnering brokerage opportunities;

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Informing stakeholders about on funding possibilities within the EU’s FP7 (including specific information on upcoming calls) and other international funding programmes in S&T which could involve Latin American countries.

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3. METHODOLOGY In the follow-up activities to Policy Conferences, the primary effort was to identify in a harmonized perspective the Priority Topics per Country, with the aim of identifying for each topic the SWOT elements. Given that the methodology used to identify and debate such topics has been different in the five Policy Conferences, the present analysis aims at harmonizing approaches with the final objective of elaborating a Joint Matrix of common challenges/obstacles, future opportunities, synergies and complementarities. Before performing such analysis per each Country, the present section will give a brief description of all the Priority Topics, also providing links and references for deepening studies on each Topic. The identification and analysis of the Joint Priority topics has been performed also by keeping in mind the outputs of the “Strategic recommendations on key research priority issues, opportunities and challenges to be jointly addressed by EU and Latin American countries2” elaborated within the works of the Policy Dialogue Council, ensuring an overall continuity in the individuated priority areas debated and analysed.

3.1.

Harmonisation of approaches for the individuation of Priority Topics per Country and elaboration of a Joint Matrix

In order to discuss Priority Themes per each Country, during Policy Conferences dedicated Working Groups have been set up. The Working Groups have brought together key players from national ICT companies, industry, ICT associations, universities and government agencies with an interest in enhancing cooperation with Europe. In the case of Colombia, a differentiated approach has been followed: although the Priority Topics have been identified during the Conference, there has not been dedicated debates on these themes, due to the fact that the conference in Colombia has been the first of the five Policy Conference organised by the FORESTA Project. This has requested targeted Followup actions aimed at performing, in a second step, the same type of SWOT analysis which has been carried out during the latest Policy Conferences. Also for the Conference in Argentina, a different methodology has been followed: the themes of interest have been debated jointly, without the thematic division by WG. For such reason, it has been necessary to set up targeted Follow-up activities after the Conference, in order to identify priority themes in a harmonized perspective with the other Policy Conferences and perform for each of them, an analysis individuating the respective SWOT elements. The methodology adopted has allowed to obtain harmonized inputs for all Conferences, leading to the individuation of further focussed actions which can be carried out in such domains. The objective has been to carry out Follow Up activities aimed at giving continuity and sustainability to the Policy Dialogue, and widening the debate to all those actors who were not present at the conferences but are involved and have interest to participate in the definition of common Priority Topics and deepen the cooperation within such contexts. Such actions have been carried out after the conclusion of the Conferences, by involving additional actors and stakeholders in consultations, for the identification and debate on the target issues. Regarding the methodology concerning the Working Groups, the approach has been inspired to the Priority Setting and individuation of priority thematic areas in EU-LAC cooperation which has emerged from the EU-LAC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3).

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For more info, see FORESTA D3.3 For more info, see “Methodology for EULARINET SOM Pilot Initiatives Workshops “ “http://www.eularinet.eu/img/contents_archives/document/11/05/18/9_2011_05_18_09_38_29.pdf 3

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The adopted methodology follows the EURALINET initiative4, which supports the creation of a thematic dialogue both at a technical and a political level5 in order to: identify possible cooperation activities or pilot projects to be developed in certain predefined subareas among EU and Latin American partners; identify possible funding schemes for these new activities; present and discuss European and Latin American public policies concerning the thematic field of the event; provide inputs for the SOM working groups. The priorities emerged from the S&T SOM, which took place in Brussels on March 28th and 29th 2011 and produced the Roadmap document for the implementation of the JIRI6 as well as the Guidelines for the functioning of the EU-LAC SOM to develop and sustain R&I dialogue. This Roadmap includes as one activity to establish a regular bi-regional dialogue on science, research, technology and innovation: Establish working groups between meetings to develop and enhance cooperation in the following priority areas: bioeconomy, including food security; biodiversity and climate change; ICT for meeting societal challenges; energy. The recommendations following the work of all the Thematic Working Groups, within which debates and analysis of priority themes have taken place, has been identifying: -

What the purpose of the group is, discussion of issues, problems and opportunities concerning national policy in S&T research, expected output in terms of recommendations, study papers, common obstacles and future challenges and synergies, etc.

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Whether this will be a new group, an existing group or a sub-group of an existing body;

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Who will and should be represented in the group (i.e. ministries for science & technology / industry, research associations, SMEs, etc.)

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To seek some ideas about how a national brokerage could be established to facilitate contacts among persons and entities wishing to engage in research and seeking partners to cooperate with nationally and internationally;

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Individuation of future cooperation scenarios, considering the Priority Setting and the mapping of national initiatives which can be a complementary source of financing.

Another aspect which needs to be considered in the Methodology concerns the participation to the conference, with reference both to speakers and to participants, analysing such participation from a qualitative and quantitative basis. In such perspective, follow up also consists of reaching all those additional target stakeholders who were not present at the Events but which are actively involved in the debated themes, with the objective of validating conclusions which emerged from each Conference. In the definition of the Joint Priority Themes, the analysis which has been performed also took in due consideration the identification of Technology Research Trends and of Societal Challenges, carried out within the works of the Policy Dialogue Council.

3.1.1. Description of the identified Topics Within each Conference, different Priority Topics have been identified and debated, as described in detail in Chapter 4. Here below is a brief description of the overall Topics identified, most of which are

4 http://www.eularinet.eu/ 5 EULARINET: European Union ‐ Latin American Research and Innovation NETworks - Methodology for EULARINET SOM Pilot Initiatives Workshops http://www.eularinet.eu/img/contents_archives/document/11/05/18/9_2011_05_18_09_38_29.pdf 6 EU-LAC Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation D2.8 – Report on Follow-Up Activities EFB

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complementary one to another: E-inclusion: E-Inclusion policies aim at reducing gaps in ICT usage and promoting the use of ICT to overcome exclusion, and improve economic performance, employment opportunities, quality of life, social participation and cohesion. E-Inclusion is intended in terms of inclusive ICT and the use of ICT to achieve wider inclusion objectives. It focuses on participation of all individuals and communities in all aspects of the information society. E-Inclusion aims at extending digital technologies to potentially disadvantaged groups, such as elderly, less-literate, low-income persons, people with a disability. More information: •

http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/10/199&format=H TML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/policy_link/brochures/documents/in clusion.pdf

http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/einclusion/index_en.htm

Smart City: “Smart City” is a concept which more and more coexists with hard urban infrastructure and indicates digital or intelligent cities, where infrastructures are also those linked to the existence of Information and Communication Technologies for innovative ways of: increasing energy efficiency, across sectors, including urban planning, buildings, transport, education, waste management, water, etc. “Smart Cities” is a complex concept, including a broad range of issues, but having the citizen at the centre Among other features. Among others, such issues are: use green technologies to create sustainability, use of renewable resources, innovative solutions to increase social inclusion, to combat poverty and deprivation, improvement of quality of life. More information: •

http://setis.ec.europa.eu/about-setis/technology-roadmap/european-initiative-onsmart-cities

http://ec.europa.eu/energy/technology/initiatives/smart_cities_en.htm

http://europa.eu/press_room/pdf/complet_en_barroso___007_-_europe_2020__en_version.pdf

http://ec.europa.eu/energy/technology/initiatives/doc/20110621/03_colette_maloney. pdf

http://www.euussciencetechnology.eu/uploads/docs/2009_comm_investing_develop ment_low_carbon_technologies_en.pdf

Future Internet: Research activities on new architectures for the Internet, which comprise a wide range of opportunities and challenges facing the Internet of tomorrow. Challenges in terms of technology, business, society and governance, capable of sustaining the evolution of the future networked society. More information: •

http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/foi/index_en.htm

http://www.future-internet.eu/

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E-Government: E-Government implies using systems and tools made possible by Information and Communication Technologies to provide better public services to citizens and businesses. ICTs, already widely used by government bodies and enterprises, are also processes which growingly involve citizens, through public services and business schemes which offer cost efficient approaches and great networking potentialities, as well as participatory approaches to governance and democratic issues. More information: •

http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/egovernment/index_en.htm

E-Health: ICT plays an essential role in supporting better and more efficient healthcare services. Telemedicine and personal health systems allows direct relations with patients and illnesses, with cost effective solutions, thus facilitating innovative approaches in the access to healthcare, regardless of geographical locations. More information: •

http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/health/index_en.htm

http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/newsroom/cf/pillar.cfm?pillar_id=49&pillar= ICT%20for%20Social%20Challenges

ICT for Education: ICT applied to the development of innovative education and training practices, improves access to all levels of education and training, and helps the development of advanced management systems. According to the Europe 2020 agenda, ICT for Education matches the overarching priorities of “Smart growth”: developing an economy based on knowledge and innovation and “Inclusive growth”: fostering a high-employment economy delivering social and territorial cohesion. Digital access is a dominant priority theme for both EU and LAC, being an integrated denominator of development. More information: •

http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/doc96_en.htm

Internet of Things: Internet of Things (IoT) is an integrated part of Future Internet including existing and evolving Internet and network developments and could be conceptually defined as a dynamic global network infrastructure with self configuring capabilities based on standard and interoperable communication protocols where physical and virtual “things” have identities, physical attributes, and virtual personalities, use intelligent interfaces, and are seamlessly integrated into the information network. More information: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/rfid/index_en.htm http://www.internet-of-things.eu/ http://www.internet-of-things-research.eu/about_iot.htm

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Living Labs: Through partnerships between citizens, businesses and public authorities, the Living Labs model allows people and industries to test tomorrow's best innovations in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). Living Labs are user-driven open innovation methodologies in its research, development and innovation programmes along three dimensions. By placing the user at the centre of the innovation lifecycle, and this in real life settings, the Living Lab concept is tightly linked to the first EUROPE 2020 priority, and to the ensuing Digital Agenda for Europe aiming "to deliver sustainable economic and social benefits from a Digital Single Market based on fast and ultra fast internet and interoperable applications". More information: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/livinglabs/index_en.htm

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS): Intelligent Transport Systems apply information and communication technologies to transport, using innovation by integrating the existing technologies in order to create new services, with transport sustainability scopes. Computers, electronics, satellites and sensors are playing an increasingly important role in our transport systems. ITS instruments that can be used for different purposes under different conditions and can be applied in every transport mode (road, rail, air, water), whereas services can be used by both passenger and freight transport. More information: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/its/index_en.htm http://ec.europa.eu/transport/its/road/action_plan/action_plan_en.htm E-Infrastructures: E-Infrastructures are ICT-based infrastructures and services which imply new working methods based on the shared use of ICT tools and resources across different disciplines and technology domains, also enabling the circulation of knowledge online. More information: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/e-infrastructure/

3.1.2. SWOT Analysis of the Priority Topics and Elaboration of a Joint Matrix After having adopted a harmonised methodology for the individuation of Priority Topics, Follow-up actions have lead to the elaboration, for each target Country, of a SWOT analysis for each specific Topic, therefore highlighting per each Country which are the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. The overall scope of this exercise is to construct a Joint Matrix aimed at identifying communalities and possible future scenarios of joint cooperation, within each cooperating theme, on a bilateral basis and in a wider LA cooperation context. At point 4.6 Priority Topics Joint Matrix, the following elements will be matched for those Topics where communalities between the different target Countries have been identified: D2.8 – Report on Follow-Up Activities EFB

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3.2.

Mapping of Priorities and Themes of Interest and National Funding Instruments

On the basis of the outputs of the Policy Conferences and Concertation Workshop Follow-Up activities, the second block of Follow Up activities has been focussed on a mapping of funding mechanisms at National/Regional level, within the target LAC, related to the thematic cooperation areas of mutual interest, with the final objective of individuating elements of continuity between funding schemes at LAC and EU level and identifying possible ways for future cooperation scenarios where funding instruments can be majorly integrated and complementary. Such mapping has been moreover extended to the survey carried out within the Concertation Workshop, with the scope of individuating, within the Mutual Priority Themes, the Technologies, Applications and market segments which have received high priority score, on an average basis among LAC. Among those themes that have received a high priority score, the Follow Up Mapping has lead to the identification of communalities, and which are the Funding Instruments at National level which can support such schemes, according to national policies, strategies and funding, implemented at Institutional level and through Funding Agencies. Such analysis will be developed in the second block of the deliverable dedicated to Concertation Workshop Follow Up (Chapter 5). The Follow-Up actions related to the final stage of policy dialogue promoted by the project, within the Conference in Brussels “Fostering EU-Latin America ICT Policy Dialogue”, have been focused in the identification of future cooperation scenarios, ongoing project ideas and technological capacities, future trends and continuity of policy dialogue based on the Joint Declaration presented during the Conference and whose debate and elaboration is in progress, acting as a bridge to future initiatives in the target field of ICT research. Finally, on the basis of the performed surveys and mappings, future cooperation scenarios have been envisaged, trying to integrate priorities and funding schemes, and addressing future challenges for a more integrated and synergic approach to cooperation in the field of ICT.

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4. FORESTA POLICY WORKSHOPS FOLLOW UP The objective of seeking immediate opportunities for cooperation between researchers of the two communities (Europe and Latin America) has been met by the circumstance that the different Policy conferences has put together participants of high Institutional Level, together with all the target stakeholders of the FORESTA Project. These forums have led to new interactions between the parties, within the Conferences organised in the target LAC and within the FORESTA final Conference in Brussels. High level representatives have met and debated, laying the grounds for future cooperation schemes.

4.1.

Policy Conference in Colombia

The Conference in Colombia7 has been the first of the Policy Conference and has taken place at an early stage of the FORESTA activities, in order to take the advantage of the momentum generated by the ANDICOM 2010 event, which has been held in contemporary, on the 27th and 28th of October 2010, organised by CINTEL. Such choice has been successful in terms of level of participation and quality of representation of stakeholders. The Conference successfully managed to involve Colombia’s research community around ICT research topics prioritized by Colombian Information Society and served to integrate research communities from academic circles, research centers, the National Government, represented by COLCIENCIAS, together with industry and other stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of ICT policies. The early timing of the Conference has requested follow up activities in order to harmonise the methodology for individuating target areas of interest, accordingly with the other FORESTA Policy Conferences which followed. In particular, the survey for individuating the SWOT elements of the Priority Topics addressed during the Conference has involved the following stakeholders: GEL - e-Government Strategy of ICT Ministry, Academia (UNAD) and the Colombian Technology Platform in Future Internet (RECIIF), gathering representatives from the industry.

4.1.1. SWOT Analysis of Priority Topics Topic: Future Internet Strengths: - There is a Colombian Technology Platform, the collaborative network for R&D&I in Future Internet in Colombia, RECIIF (Red de Colaboración para la I+D+i en Internet del Futuro en Colombia), created in the framework of the FIRST project, a support action funding by FP7 - The penetration of PCs and Internet is relatively high in small, medium and large enterprises - The creativity of the human resource

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Weaknesses: - The penetration of PCs and Internet is extremely low in the microenterprises (96% of the 1.6 million existing businesses in Colombia are micro enterprises, of which only 7% have Internet service) - Some citizens and micro enterprises do not see the usefulness of the Internet - Low purchasing power of citizens - High costs of infrastructure deployment - Limited Government resources available for investing in Research infrastructure

For more information – see FORESTA D2.3 Report on Conference in Colombia

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Opportunities: - The Strategic Research Agenda in Future Internet able to identify punctual priorities into Future Internet in Colombia, prepared by RECIIF - The National ICT policy, the VIVE DIGITAL Plan is focusing in the generation of applications and digital content (Policy of promoting the digital content industry, Apps.co initiative) - Colombia has a comparative advantage in costs, infrastructure and business environment in the region - Colombian Government is planning to improve the human resource capabilities in topics related with Future Internet, together with the Ministry of Education and SENA

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Globalization Security problems Lack of continuity in National policies Policies do not respond with the same speed to changes in innovation, infrastructure development and technology transfer

Topic: E-Government Strengths: - There is a National E-Government clear and coherent strategy based on a clear method by which is possible to articulate efforts with public entities - The strategy has a consolidated process of support, appropriation and socialization in cities and regions for civil servants and businessmen - There is a whole system of R & I monitoring strategy that can progress according to the needs of citizens and international trends Opportunities: - Emerging global trends tailored to the needs of the country - There is a “Gobierno en Línea 3.0” strategy based on open data and public innovation

Weaknesses: - Resistance to change of some civil servants

Threats: - Weak national government's ability to adapt to rapid technological changes in normative terms, procedures and change management - Possibility of losing its way and the north is defined strategic, "GEL is not the government's software factory, it is a public policy"

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Opportunities: - Strengthening of E-Learning - Existence of local centers - The National ICT policy, the VIVE DIGITAL Plan is boosting infrastructure, digital content development and ownership of the Internet in the daily lives of the general population - The high mobile telephony penetration

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- Although there is research groups in topics related to Internet of things, these are very few Threats: - Strong International competition since in other countries Internet of Things is a very important topic

Policy Conference in Chile

The Policy Conference "Challenges for ICT Innovation"8 was held in Santiago de Chile on 7th and 8th June and was the outcome of a collaborative work among three projects financed by FP7: FORESTA, CHIEP II, and EULARINET, thus achieving a vast and high quality involvement of stakeholders and audience at national and international level, among industry, government and research institutions. Within the Conference, the choice of the four thematic working groups have been determined by the Senior Officials ICT working group (SOM) set up in March, 2011, corresponding to four areas of mutual interest in cooperation between EU-LAC: ICT for health, ICT for social inclusion, Living Labs and Intelligent Transportation Systems. In addition to such thematic WGs, another WG has been focussed on the MACHI Future Internet Technology Platform of Chile, which brought together key stakeholders from national ICT companies, ICT industry associations, universities and Research and Innovation government agencies interested in enhancing cooperation with Europe. As for other Conferences, Follow-Up activities have been carried out in order to deepen the outputs of the WGs, thus leading to the individuation of SWOT elements for each Theme addressed. The themes chosen for debate within the Conference were: ITS, Living Labs, Ehealth, E-Inclusion, which reflect the four areas determined by the Senior Officials ICT working group (SOM) set up in March, 2011 and which are common to other target LAC, plus another WG which debated an aspect of Future Internet, within the WG called MACHI – the Chilean Technology Platform9. Stakeholders involved for individuating the SWOT elements: Governmental, involved in ICT research policy, Governmental, Academic/Higher education research organization, Business/Industry.

4.2.1. SWOT Analysis of Priority Topics Topic: ITS Strengths:

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- During the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in March 2011 in Brussels, SOM working groups were established in 4 different areas, one of them was ITS. - ITS was one of working groups created in the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) to develop pilot projects between EULAC. - In Latin America, ITS entities have been created as not-for-profit organizations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico & Peru. - In Chile, the Ministry of Transportation has created a new ITS area a few months ago which demonstrates their interest in the development of this area. Opportunities: - Development of following topics:      

- The government authorities are not fully aware about this topic. - There is a low development of ITS National Platforms. - There is an insufficient promotion of ICT as a whole. - There is a lack of coordination between Academia-Industry. - There is a lack of coordination in LAC on this topic - There is a lack of knowledge on tools and mechanisms (including FP7). - There is a lack of collaboration among European and LAC companies. - Lack of research mobility

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Traffic Control Centers, Free-Flow Tolling in urban highways, Automatic Detection of Incidents in highways and tunnels, Fleet management systems applied to freight and public transportation, Fare collection systems in public transportation, GPS based navigation systems for private vehicles.

- The reduction in the investment of R&D in Europe due to the economic crisis. - Projects do not work in coordination between them causing a negative impact on communities; - Initiatives do not involve all key stakeholders (Industry, Government and Universities); - Lack of sustainability of initiatives originated through EU-LAC cooperation projects.

- Many ITS applications used in the EU have not been deployed in Latin America yet. - It is possible to establish a meeting point for all stakeholders in ITS (government authorities, universities, academics and students, user and consumer associations and industry companies) in order to share experiences, know-how and good practices. - The public private partnership e-safety Forum (to be called i-Mobility Forum shortly) has a working group on international cooperation, and is open for participation. Topic: Living Labs

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Strengths: - During the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in March 2011 in Brussels, SOM working groups were established in 4 different areas, one of which was Living Labs - During the SOM – ICT group meeting that took place last June 9th, 2011 in Santiago Chile, it was agreed that the Living Labs approach should be considered as a support to the issues in ICT for Social Inclusion and ICT for Health. - The methodology used in Living Labs includes the end users in the design, development and testing of new products, applications and services, allowing them to verify the results of development projects directly. Opportunities: - The implementation of Living Labs in Latin America in the areas of ICT for Social Inclusion and ICT for Health will allow the development of projects in a collaborative environment that fosters innovation among actors in the field of research, industries and government and it will also allow the immediate testing of different project results in real applications. - Marie Curie Actions could be an International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) in order to link Latin American and European universities. - The European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) is open to international cooperation. Following a recent wave of invitations for new members, there are now 10 Living Labs in Brazil and 7 in Colombia participating in ENoLL. It was discussed that perhaps a Latin American group on Living Labs might be created.

Weaknesses: - The stakeholders in Chile do not know Living Labs is about. - There is an insufficient promotion of ICT as a whole. - There is a lack of coordination between Academia-Industry. - There is a lack of coordination in LAC on this topic - There is a lack of knowledge on tools and mechanisms (including FP7). - There is a lack of collaboration among European and LAC companies.

Threats: - The reduction in the investment of R&D in Europe due to the economic crisis. - Projects do not work in coordination between them causing a negative impact on communities; - Initiatives do not involve all key stakeholders (Industry, Government and Universities); - Lack of sustainability of initiatives originated through EU-LAC cooperation projects.

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in 4 different areas, one of which was E-health. - E-health is one of working group created in the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) to develop pilot projects between EU-LAC. - There is a project called "Regional Protocols to Public Policy on Telehealth" which is coordinated by Brazil and financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). The partners are Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Argentina (Mendoza) and El Salvador. The purpose of the program is to create a set of regional protocols for public policies regarding e-health services (as public goods) and to define standards. The main objective is to increase efficiency, to reduce transaction costs and to increase the quality of health services in the region for populations with poor access to health services, including indigenous communities.

Opportunities: - LAC and EU populations share some similar health problems: chronic diseases related to new lifestyles such as obesity, smoking, etc. - There is a significant difference between the access to health services in rural areas and urban areas due to the concentration of medical specialists in a few large cities. Therefore, Telemedicine can be an important area of cooperation between EU and LAC. - It is possible to have an ICT platform as a strategic support for the development of health services, in particular to support clinical research and management strategies for Latin American and European health services cooperation. This could be a major source of data for the implementation of clinical, operational and analytical databases (Datamarts, Datawarehouse, etc.), which will facilitate the study and research support to the real issues and trends in global health. - The EU is interested in continuing the D2.8 – Report on Follow-Up Activities EFB

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integrated into national strategies, both in health and in ICT. There is an insufficient promotion of ICT as a whole. There is a lack of coordination between Academia-Industry. There is a lack of coordination in LAC on this topic There is a lack of knowledge on tools and mechanisms (including FP7). There is a lack of collaboration among European and LAC companies.

Threats: - The reduction in the investment of R&D in Europe due to the economic crisis. - Projects do not work in coordination between them causing a negative impact on communities; - Initiatives do not involve all key stakeholders (Industry, Government and Universities); - Lack of sustainability of initiatives originated through EU-LAC cooperation projects.

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cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean on ICT for Health, for example in the interoperability of solutions (e.g. on personal health records). They have recently completed two projects (COMOESTAS, MEDNET) that were focused on Latin America. - ECLAC would be interested in supporting projects on policies and protocols related to ICT for health. They are discussing the topic of appropriability of health records with the United States and could broaden the collaboration to Latin America. Topic: E-Inclusion Strengths: - During the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in March 2011 in Brussels, SOM working groups were established in 4 different areas, one of which was E-Inclusion. - E-inclusion is one of working group created in the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) to develop pilot projects between EU-LAC. - Project m-inclusion (presented to FP7). The ongoing project leading by Telefonica, is a support action aimed at creating a cooperation framework between Europe and Latin America to promote the growth of new affordable mobile solutions helping to improve personal autonomy and societal integration of persons at risk of social exclusion. Opportunities: - There are a set of projects in e-inclusion developing in LAC - In Brazil and Colombia are developing diverse Living Labs in the field of einclusion. - There are opportunities to develop project in the follows topics:    

Cultural identity Healthcare Education Infrastructure

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Weaknesses: - There is not a database about all project initiatives in this area. - There is not a database of e-inclusion projects in LAC - There is an insufficient promotion of ICT as a whole. - There is a lack of coordination between Academia-Industry and NGO in einclusion topic. - There is a lack of coordination LAC on this topic - There is a lack of knowledge on tools and mechanisms (including FP7). - There is a lack of collaboration among European and LAC companies.

Threats: - The reduction in the investment of R&D in Europe due to the economic crisis. - Projects do not work in coordination between them causing a negative impact on communities; - Initiatives do not involve all key stakeholders (Industry, Government and Universities); - Lack of sustainability of initiatives originated through EU-LAC

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Software and applications Involvement of SMEs E-Inclusion M-Inclusion Access to government Law & regulation Country experiences Public services in support to social inclusion Empowerment of population Access to Equipments User skills

cooperation projects.

Topic: MACHI Strengths: - It is well organized - The participants are willing and enthusiastic to do projects - The participants have the social commitment to the national technological development - It integrates industry, academic and government actors - It provides knowledge concerning industry and its needs. - National corporations (ACTI, ITS Chile, AIE, GESCH) and international institutions (ALETI) are Interested in supporting and strengthening of MACHI. - MACHI was created in the context of a group of projects funded by the FP7 of the EU, which provides recognition and value. - It incorporated the three most important ICT associations in Chile: AIE, ACTI and GESCH. - Some participants are already active in multilateral political dialogue EU-LAC and can offer good networks to the platform. - Chile is an attractive market to test new products and services that can be exported to other countries in the region.

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Weaknesses: - The processes to apply to the different funding instruments in Europe are complex and take long time. This tends to discourages potential partners. Besides some technological projects need a quicker development process to take advantage of market opportunities. - It is necessary to broaden the participation of other government and industry actors (more diversity) - Low dissemination of activities and prospects towards the different ICT stakeholders in the industry. - MACHI hasn’t organized enough activities during the last year. - Insufficient promotion of ICT as a whole. - Lack of coordination between Academia-Industry. - Chilean companies do not invest in R & D. - Lack of knowledge on tools and mechanisms (including FP7). - Lack of collaboration among European and Chilean companies. - Lack of structured local capabilities and resources (academia and industry) to work with the EU. - The members don’t have a lot of time to invest in MACHI, which implies difficulties in achieving a sustained response due its many particular commitments. - MACHI don’t count with own budget at this moment, which implies a big effort of the participants and coordinators, whom have a lot of personal activities.

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- The incentive of national model for R+D+i for Chilean universities favors the basic research or scientific trend well above applied research where ICTs have great potential. Opportunities: - It involves many entrepreneurs with good ideas - The methodology to apply to projects is useful to structure the work. - It offers the possibility of consolidate technology projects and high-impact studies from the real needs of people. - It is an opportunity to align the requirements of industry, academia and government on issues of technological innovation - It s an opportunity to disseminate the initiatives launched at national level - It is an opportunity to promote innovation based on needs of people - It is an opportunity to promote innovation from an open and participatory way (social networks) - It offers a similar structure to the ETP and allows operate with a common language that facilitates cooperation and project generation between Chile and UE. - It allows identify and promote the capabilities of Chile and LatAm to the European platforms. - It allows detect and integrate into projects European companies which already have a seed of R+D+i installed in LatAm. - Structure the external demand for R&D industry through technology platforms. - It allow spread the mutual knowledge on financial mechanism for innovation and explore opportunities to act complementary. - Excellent state of cooperative relations between Chile and the EU. - Good stability of the Chilean economy despite the crisis in other parts of the world. - Emergence from public agencies in Chile of new instruments and incentives for R&D and technology transfer. - Today the development of ICT, for a wide range of public interest, is being D2.8 – Report on Follow-Up Activities EFB

Threats: - Market times are not consistent with the times of the different calls: what can be a good idea today, in 6 months maybe someone else could have it done. - This platform could be competing with other technological development corporations instead of being an inclusive platform. - Changes in the political strategy concerning ICT development. - Structural differences between LA and EU (system of government, institutions, instruments, priority lines of development, national system of innovation). - Objectives of current EU international cooperation on R &D+i are Eurocentric. - The major development rhythm and volume of neighboring countries (Brazil and Argentina) and the economic dominance of Non-European technology (China and U.S.). - The effect of the economic crisis of Europe. - The crisis in the field of higher education which currently affects Chile that is pointing to other different priorities to the research and development or involvement with the environment.

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included in all government programs and agendas. Chile has numerous cooperation agreements and free trade agreements offering a market for ICT developments beyond the borders. Changes in Chilean higher education system should strengthen the role of industry as a guide for the new education models and universities. In Chile there is a growing penetration of goods and technology-based services from the level of personal, domestic and even the organizational context, business, public services and government, etc. This scenario presents a national context of high willingness to purchase ICT goods and services. There is a huge opportunity to develop services and ICT applications in the Chilean context being a country with geographic challenges of connectivity and access to technologies in zones of high insulation. This scenario requires an urgent need to develop platforms and ICT-based services to address natural disasters and / or context of high demand for emergency services that could respond to specific contingencies such as mass events, accidents, etc.

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Policy Conference in Argentina

The Policy Dialogue Conference of Argentina10 was held on June 9th 2011 at the Universidad de Palermo, involving 90 stakeholders from academia, industry and governmental sectors, including the panellists and key note speakers. The conference has led to debates based on the Scientific and Technological Cooperation between EC and Argentina Road Map 2010/2011, also enriched from the fundamental contribution of the MINCYT in the activities of the ABEST II Project, by the identification of new funding tools for joint financing and the support to enterprises and Scientifics in the international field. The Conference has lead to the identification of the following priorities in national development and international cooperation: • •

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Components, systems, engineering: micro- y nano-electronic, Radio frequency identification RFID, Systems on-chip, Embedded systems: low cost sensors ICT for independent living and inclusion

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Applications of ICT for improving the logistics of agricultural bulk export. Applications of ICT for greater social inclusion (including applications to education).

For what concerns the identification of the Priority Topics for Argentina, the Conference has followed a different methodology, if compared to the other Policy Conference. In fact, the themes of interest have been debated jointly, without the thematic division by WG. For such reason, Follow-Up activities have been focused on identifying, in a harmonized perspective with the other Policy Conferences, the SWOT elements of the Priority Topics which emerged from the Conference in Argentina.

4.3.1. SWOT Analysis of Priority Topics

Topic: E-Government Strengths: - Existence of a National E-Government Plan - Existence of partial experiences related to E-vote

Weaknesses: - The lack of enough economical and organizational resources - The lack of commitment to the National Plan at the intermediate decision levels - Lack of communication infrastructure in wide areas of the country

Opportunities: - Consolidation of the democratic institutionalization of the country - Citizens with an acceptable education level

Threats: - Resistance to the transparency actions - Difficulties to achieve agreements between central administration and provinces due to the country’s federal political organization

Topic: E-Health Strengths: - The Argentinean health system is fairly good - Good professional level of the MD

Opportunities: - Better state expenses supervision - Better control over drugs commercialization - Participation of Argentinean research community in COST programme

Weaknesses: - Lack of communication infrastructure in wide areas of the country - Lack of standardization of clinical histories Threats: - Industry and union’s hospitals interests

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Opportunities: - The ability of young students to use ICT resources in their daily life - The widely use of mobile devices with Internet access

Threats: - The opposition of teachers’ unions to changes in labor conditions not properly rewarded

Topic: E-Inclusion Strengths: - The “Argentina Conectada” Program - The “Televisión Digital Abierta” Program Opportunities: - Unsatisfied access demand

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Weaknesses: - Lack of communication infrastructure in wide areas of the country Threats: - Availability of enough economical support for these programs in the long term

Policy Conference in Mexico

The Mexican Policy Conference “Mexico ICT Policy Dialogue Innovation and Knowledge Society in Latin America”11 has been organized and hosted by Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), on the 5th of July 5, 2011, in Mexico City. The conference brought together main national ICT stakeholders: on behalf of the government, institutions such as SCT, Ministry of Communications and Transports (Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes); SE, Ministry of Economy (Secretaría de Economía); a representative of the Federal Government, CONACYT, National Council of Science and Technology (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología); and UEMEXCYT, a representative of the Cooperation office between Mexico and the European Union on Science and Technology (Oficina de cooperación Mexico-Union Europea en Ciencia y Tecnología). On behalf of academia, Tecnológico de Monterrey and UNAM (Universidad Autónoma de México) , and as representatives from the ICT industry, Hewllet Packard, and the president of the AMITI Mexican Association of the ICT industry (Asociación Mexicana de la Industria de Tecnologías de Información). The conference has structured the debate within previously identified Priority Topics, which have been deepened in a second phase, though Follow-Up activities, thus leading to the identification of the following SWOT elements.

4.4.1. SWOT Analysis of Priority Topics Topic: Future Internet Strengths: - Acceptance of the technology. Mexican society is more open to accept the technology changes and more prepared.

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- Growth of Internet users. From 2005 to 2007, 5 million growth in 2007, with 22.7 million Internet users. - Age of Internet users. 83% of current Internet users are under the age of 35; within the population that commonly uses internet, around 46% are students and 32% are employees. Opportunities: - Technology represents a useful tool for the daily activities, and it’s becoming indispensable. - Electronic bond has created confidence in some organizations. - Taking advantage of FP7 initiatives for Mobility of researchers in this field, within the PEOPLE Programme (IRSES, ITN, IOF)

coordinated one another and their research individualized. - Cultural differences between countries create a barrier in reaching common goals.

Threats: - Technology and legislation: security issues related to information management. - Scarce capability in identifying the specific problems of the ICT sector. - Lack of specific research spaces to share solutions. - Taxonomy is not common to all countries and in all disciplines.

Topic: e-Health and e-Inclusion Strengths: - Acceptance of the technology. Mexican society is more open to accept the technology changes and more prepared. - Growth of Internet users. From 2005 to 2007, 5 million 2007 growth, with 22.7 million Internet users. - Age of Internet users: 83% of current Internet users are under the age of 35; within the population that commonly uses internet, around 46% are students and 32% are employees. - Continuity of ICT programs of high relevance in society Opportunities: - Companies are interested in investments in R&D - Combination of Mexican and European Priorities for the development of Health projects

Weaknesses: - Great risk of investments in innovation because it entails vulnerability of innovating enterprises

Threats: - Insufficient synergies between researchers and companies to develop common projects

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- The private sector is interested in improving the national infrastructure: several companies interested in making great investments in infrastructures.

Opportunities: - Ongoing initiatives and projects aimed at strengthening the E-Infrastructures sector can be furthermore extended and developed. - Making profit of the private sector’s investment perspectives in Infrastructures.

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all the needs of the country. - Weak coordination among national funding agencies. - Unclear regulation for communication companies in Mexico, which causes a monopoly in certain sectors (telecommunications). - Insufficient infrastructure needed to improve in communications. - Areas which need to be improved, related to infrastructure: sustainability, knowledge, partnerships, infrastructure sharing. - In Mexico, a Policy for ICT has not been created although several initiatives exist (leadership by CONACYT). - Researchers in Mexico are spread throughout the country, and there are no official data bases with up-to-date information. Threats: - Less available Infrastructures

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Policy Conference in Brazil

The Policy Conference “Fostering ICT Policy Dialogue between EU and Brazil”12 was held in Brasilia the 21st of September 2011 and brought together key players from Government, Academia, national and international ICT industries and associations, representatives from projects funded by the European Commission, such as: FIRST, PRO-IDEAL and from Brazilian funding agencies FINEP (Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos) and CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnológico). Priority research topics were debated during dedicated WGs, which lead to the individuation of respective SWOT elements, which have been moreover debated though Follow-Up activities with a wider number of actors, within the same categories of stakeholders which were involved in the initial consultations. The Topics which have been debated reflect national priority themes such as Future Internet and E-Inclusion, as well as Smart City, which is crucial for Brazil due to the actual lack of infrastructures in the perspective of upcoming large events such as the World Cup and the Olympic games in 2014 and 2016.

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4.5.1. SWOT Analysis of Priority Topics

Topic: Future Internet Strengths: - Strong impact on Brazilian Society due to the fact that, in LA, Brazil is the most wired country in social networks - Low entry barriers - Standardization IPv4, IPv6

Opportunities: - Great potentialities for improving the current poor infrastructure which is not capable of responding to the high demand, being Brazil the most wired country in LA - 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 - Improving cooperation between academia and industry - Solutions for e-government - Integration of government services - Improvement of Quality of Services

Weaknesses: - Lack of Research groups capable of developing new products and services - Difficulties to get investments - Inadequate data roaming Agreements - Fragmentation of Initiatives - Difficulties to get investments - Inadequate Incentives and funding opportunities - Professional capacitation on ICT below standard - High Costs (mainly taxes) - Lack of adequate E-Government Services - Lack of adequate broadband access - Lack of adequate quality of services - Lack of investment, particularly with long term perspectives Threats: -

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- Improved educational skills - Standardization of the country of educational issues - New incentives for professionalization in ICT - All mobile phones have access to internet, which is positive in terms of digital inclusion

Opportunities: - New educational technologies - Reinforce PHDs, Mobility and Networking schemes and - 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 keen to approximate to technologies - Mobile technologies are a useful vehicle to reach vulnerable groups - Open source can be a challenge for software - E-learning tools development - Capacitation of ICT Professionals - Empowerment of ICT industry

diversity - Lack of Expertise – Training programs are not sustainable - Fragmentation of programs – 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 at University level - Elderly people are not a target priority group - Costs of technology facilities - Political barriers - Lack of incentives in all country - Weak professionalization in the ICT sector - Cultural diversity requests personalized approaches for different territories and communities Threats: - Social media is also a threat if not used in a focused to education manner - Transparency/Lack of Trust/Corruption - Social risks - Environmental impacts - Lack of investment on inclusion - Lack of actions with focus on inclusion

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- Electronic Government; - Security issues (Physical, Safety, Information, etc.); - Services to tourist and local communities affected by large events. Opportunities: - Services to citizens and society; - Services to enterprises (Eg.: Logistics, Health, etc.) - Energy and Environment; - Ubiquitous communications; - Solutions for physical security and safety; - Intelligent services (automatization).

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Inadequate data roaming Agreements Fragmentations of Initiatives Lack of incentives and funding Lack of long-term Governmental planning - Lack of clarity in government actions Threats: -

Large Competition Fast Evolution A sector crowded of large industries Political matters Slow decision making processes Implementation time

In the E-Inclusion WG, participants from Uruguay highlighted a best practice which could be imitated by other LAC: Internet as public good, one lap top per child and Broadband for all, which can be considered as a replicable Strength/Opportunity for LA.

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Priority Topics Joint Matrix

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Following such methodology, the survey has led to the identification of three major Joint Priority Themes for the target LAC: Future Internet, E-Inclusion, and E-Health, with the following degreee of intensity:

By matching the single SWOT analysis performed for each Country, the following Joint Matrix identifies the communalities with reference to common challenges/obstacles, future opportunities and synergies/complementarities, within the three major Priority Themes:

Future Internet Joint Matrix Common Challenges •

Growing penetration of the Internet

Improvement of infrastrucutres

Existence of technology platforms and collaborative networks for R&D&I

Applicability to many scenarios and sectors in an integrated LAC perspective

Governmental initiatives for capacity building of human resources in ICT related matters

Greater sharing of experiences, know how and best practices among LAC and with the EU

Integrated solutions for improvement of infrastructures/services

Increase networking for multilateral political dialouge among LAC-EU

Enhanced cooperation among LAC/EU through new initiatives and/

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High costs of technology/services

Unadequate infrastructures

Unadequate investments in the sector

Weak coordination among researchers/industry/government

Policy keeping the pace with the fast evolution of innovation

Future Opportunites •

Governmental initiatives for capacity building in ICT related matters

Improvement of infrastructures/services

Enhanced cooperation among LAC/EU through new initiatives and/or

Continuity of existing funded cooperation schemes

Greater focus on innovation

E-Inclusion Joint Matrix Common Challenges

Synergies & Complementarities

Improvement of educational skills

Growth of Internet users

Incentives for professionalisation

Mobile solutions for digital inclusion

Existence of E-Government strategies and plans

Policies oriented on the reduction of digital divide

Existence of Living Labs in the field of E-Inclusion

Multisectoral dimension of EInclusion can generate a wide range of projects and benefit of different types of funding schemes

Common Cultural Heritage

Common Obstacles •

Weak educational skills and expertise related to ICT

Accessibility

Costs of technology

Social inequality

Unadequate infrastructures

Weak integration of Research/Government/Industry among LAC and with EU

Further development of existing projects and initiatives on EInclusion

More affordable mobile solutions

Integrated Living Labs in the field of E-Inclusion among LAC and with the EU

Strengthening E-learning actions

More integrated coordination of funding instruments

Weak involvement of local communities

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Increase quality of health services

Improve access to health services

Reach vulnerable groups

Overcome peripherality of rural zones

Synergies & Complementarities •

Existence of funded initiatives at Regional level and within cooperation projects with the EU in the telemedicine sector and on public policies for E-Health services

Similiarities among LAC and with the EU in many typical problems related to health

Common Obstacles

Future Opportunites

Access to health services in rural areas

Improve access to health services though telemedicine

Lack of coordination among Academia/Government/Industry

Accessibility

Further development of existing projects and initiatives on E-Health at LAC and EU level

Costs of technology

Search for a better integration of Academia/Government/Industry

Social inequality

Unadequate infrastructures

4.7.

LA Regional Integration

In the effort of fostering synergies with other cooperating LA Countries, the FORESTA Project has supported policy dialogue and networking schemes in particular with other LAC countries, Costa Rica and Uruguay in particular. Costa Rica has been represented during the Conference in Chile13, and has participated in the debates on policy dialogue between EU and LAC, thus developing synergies with actions carried out at Regional level though the EULARINET project, whose goal is to strengthen bi-regional dialogue on S&T between EU Member States and Latin American Partner Countries at policy, programme and institutional (research entities) level. In such context, the Policy Dialogue forums fostered by FORESTA have given continuity to such initiative where Costa Rica develops cooperation actions with all of the target LAC of FORESTA, plus Uruguay. Within FORESTA activities, Uruguay has given an additional important contribution to the

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the Regional Dialogue, notably through the participation Policy Conference in Brasilia and the Concertation Workshop14, including Follow-Up activities to the Conferences, as reported here below.

4.7.1. Synergies with other cooperating LAC: Regional Cooperation with Uruguay Among other Cooperating LAC, Uruguay is the Country which has been mostly involved in policy dialogue processes and Follow-Up activities. Regional Cooperation with Uruguay, already strengthened through cooperation frameworks such as PRO-IDEAL PLUS15 has revealed, within the dialogue fostered by FORESTA, common paths of development such as shared priority issues among which: E-Inclusion, EGovernment, E-Health, as reported in the Uruguay Digital Agenda16. Uruguay is also a reference for best practices, such as the Uruguay Innova Programme 17, which has lead to the implementation of schemes of joint cooperation with research centres, thus representing an element of trustability for enterprises; and the One Laptop per Child – Ceibal Plan18 which can be considered a best practice in terms of innovation, implementing the “1 to 1” model by introducing ICT in primary public education and is beginning with the expansion into secondary schools. Although not directly involved in FORESTA project activities and Conferences, Uruguay has given precious contributions during the Conferences and also during the Follow Up activities, by performing a survey aimed at identifying priority R&D&I issues, following the same methodology as the other LA project partners. As a result, the following SWOT analysis identifies the primary topics of interest, and the respective SWOT elements, thus indicating which future opportunities are envisaged for an integrated LA-EU cooperation strategy.

Topic: E-Health The connectivity of the hospitals and the computerization of medical records, reduce costs and improve quality of care received by users. In addition, telemedicine and regional network integration are key to medical progress in this field Strengths: -

Small country with low population High level of connectivity in the country High level of ICT access and education Economic and social stability Very good research base in the academic field - For its dimensions and specific characteristics, the country is a good

Weaknesses: - Limited availability of experts in specific technologies - Small domestic market with ICT companies with small or medium-low availability - Low experience in the topic - Digital gap in ICT and medicine between the interior and the capital

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scenario to implement pilot projects Opportunities: -

Regional economic growth Accessible technology costs and time Technological advances Possibility of research agreements with countries in the region with experience in the field - Country recognized worldwide for quality in ICT and education

- Limited budget Threats:

- Possible impact of global crisis in the country and the region - Limited technical and financial support from countries with experience due to the crisis

Topic: E --Government - Quality of Life Citizen In regard to ICT this theme consists of the following: Procedures and Services Online: Interoperability, Electronic Signature, PKI, etc. Unique Point of Contact: Citizens see the state as a unit through focused single points (citizens, foreign trade, security and housing) Electronic Dossier System across the central administration with routing and tracking Strengths: - Small country with low population - High level of connectivity in the country - High level of ICT access and education - Economic and social stability -Technological base implemented in production (e-government platform, high-speed network, PKI, legal framework)

Weaknesses: - Small domestic market with ICT companies with small or medium-low availability - Asymmetries in the public administration - Digital gap between different organism - Difficult to quantify and analyze the process in the state - Limited budget - Common limitations of a small country

- Successful experiences in implementing electronic dossier systems and e-government projects with organizations

Opportunities: -

Regional economic growth Accessible technology costs and time Technological advances Support of international organisms Country recognized worldwide for quality in ICT and education

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Topic: Education- E-Inclusion - ICT for Social Inclusion In regard to ICT this theme consists of the following: ICT for Education: CEIBAL extension at all levels of education ICT Education: Promote ICT education at all levels and specialties (education, research and extension) Digital Mercosur: Uruguay's participation in the project mainly in e-commerce and education Strengths:

Weaknesses:

- Small country with low population - Small domestic market with ICT companies with small or medium-low - High level of connectivity in the availability country - Limited budget - High level of ICT access and education - Economic and social stability - CEIBAL as a successful project, recognized and working - Synergy of organizations formed by academia, government, citizenship and industry working in research, development and innovation - For the dimensions and characteristics of the country is a good scenario to implement pilot projects - Country as a great tradition in access to education with a strong public education Opportunities: Threats: - Regional economic growth - Accessible technology costs and time - Support of international organism and other countries that want to implement similar experiences (olpc) - CEIBAL as a successful project recognized globally - Country recognized worldwide for quality in ICT and education and especially in Mercosur

- Possible impact of global crisis in the country and the region - Limited technical and financial support from countries with experience due to the crisis

Topic: Internet for Everyone (universal households) (E Inclusion – Infrastructures) “Universal access to broadband in the XXI century has the same importance to growth and equality the power and road infrastructure had in the twentieth century." e.LAC 2011-2015

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Strengths: - Small country with low population and geographically accessible - High level of connectivity in the country - High level of ICT access and education - Economic and social stability - Universal service recently launched as a policy for broadband access in mass oriented to the lower socio-economic sectors Opportunities: -

Regional economic growth Accessible technology costs and time Technological advances Support of international organisms

Weaknesses: - Small domestic market with ICT companies with small or medium-low availability - The cost of broadband connection is still high

Threats: - Possible impact of global crisis in the country and the region

By matching such analysis with the Joint Matrix performed, strong communalities and future joint opportunities can be identified, as for instance in the field of E-Health and E-Inclusion. A common factor is the Regional economic growth and the pervasive advancement of ICT applied to such target fields, combined to greater accessibility in terms of costs, the growing professionalization in this field, the common need of more investments and the general threat of the global crisis. A best practice can be seen in the existing synergy among academia, government, citizenship and industry in the field of research, development and innovation, thus potentially enriching Regional cooperation perspectives in the joint development of such synergies, as well as deepening the common direction on Innovation perspectives in the prioritised aspects of cooperation.

4.8.

Policy Dialogue Council

The Policy Dialogue Council is an independent Latin America Council of experts, with the objective of harmonizing Latin American ICT research policies and instruments with special attention to the EU-LatAm cooperation practices. The existence of the Council is in itself an element of continuity which can potentially produce its effects after the life of the project. Being an innovative dialogue forum among independent experts in the target cooperation sectors, its networking actions can be synergic to the new cooperation schemes fostered by FORESTA Follow Up actions. Following the Policy Conferences, the Council has elaborated a set of key recommendations identifying common R&D priorities, opportunities and challenges, with the overall scope of strengthening and supporting the ICT policy dialogue between Europe and Latin America in the ICT domain. The technology research trends which have received a high relevance ranking are consistent with the analysis performed within Priority Topics during and after the Policy conferences. In fact, such trends cover the following themes: software engineering, cloud computing, mobile and ubiquitous computing, grid computing, ITS, gaming, Hybrid broadband broadcast, ETPs. Among the Societal Challenges which have been identified, the same consistency can be D2.8 – Report on Follow-Up Activities EFB

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observed, thus covering the following themes: e-Inclusion, wellbeing, enhanced learning, eHealth, e-Government, Environmental protection, energy efficiency, Green ICT, Security and prevention systems. In the effort of summarising the topics in three major blocks, as for the previous common Priorities identified and analysed, within follow up activities, the relevant strategic recommendations of the Policy Dialogue Council, among others, can be synthesised as follows: Future Internet: software engineering is one of the fields where Latin America competences can play a significant role in the global scene, at the same level of India and China, with the priorities: o

new services and applications based on cloud computing are of highest priority

o

web services infrastructures, particularly on on-demand software;

o

open source applications;

o

software for transport and automotive industry;

Latin America may act as an important European partner in Grid Computing, massive data processing and e-science, playing also a role as a market provider; mobile and ubiquitous computing fields are considered common ICT research priorities by all Latin America countries. the concept of the national or multinational technology platforms is one of the most valid mechanism to set and develop strategic research agendas, as it groups all stakeholders in the research domain and is the easiest mechanism to ensure permanent update o the research trends. recommends that the research topics associated to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) be considered as priorities for further cooperation between Europe and Latin America

E-Inclusion: ICT for enhanced learning keeps on being one of the most relevant priorities for the development of Latin America countries. E-inclusion and wellbeing is one of the main domains where Latin America contribution may be more relevant, defining a set of efficient solutions of global impact. E-Health: The Policy Dialogue Council considers that ICT research for Health priority is still relevant but would refocus it on Research for the immersive use of ICT in the Health sector.

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5. FORESTA CONCERTATION WORKSHOP FOLLOW-UP 5.1. Mapping of LAC National Funding Instruments for Mutual Priority Topics On the basis of the outputs of the Concertation workshop, for each target Country, a survey has been carried out in order to identify which are the Themes of Interest and Priorities, identifying for each of them, several technologies priorities and market segments. Among those themes which have received a high priority score, the following Mapping shall identify which are the communalities, and which are the Funding Instruments at National level which can support such schemes, according to national policies, strategies and funding, implemented at Institutional level and though Funding Agencies. Mutual Priority Themes have been identified by matching the Priorities highlighted within the Policy Conferences and the survey on Interest Themes carried out during the Concertation Workshop. Communalities which have emerged from the five Policy Conferences have lead to the identification of three Joint Priority Themes which are: Future Internet, E-Inclusion and E-Health, for such topics, mapping of National funds have been performed for each country, in the effort of increasing the visibility and possible synergies of funding instruments at all leves: National, Regional, International. The survey conducted within the Concertation Workshop, has covered the following Interest Themes: APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES A) FUTURE INTERNET A.1

Internet of Things (IoT)

A.2

Internet of Services(IoS)

A.3

Living Labs

B) CLOUD COMPUTING B.1

Infrastructure as a Service

B.2

Software as a Service

C) TRUSTED NETWORK c.1

Privacy

C.2

Security

D) E-INFRASTRUCTURE D.1

Optical Fibber

D.2

Mobile Broadband Access

D.3

Broadband Access

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Satellite Communications

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E) NETWORKED CONTROL E.1

Embedded Systems

E.2

Air Traffic Control

F) SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY F.1

Open Software

F.2

Interoperability

G) DIGITAL CONTENT AND VIEDOGAMES F.1

Video games

F.2

Applications

F.3

Virtual reality

Within these Themes, target LAC have indicated the level of priority: + low priority, ++ medium priority, +++ high priority or NA (Not Applicable), for the following Cooperation Areas: Energy, Health, Environment, Smart Cities and Equality. The following Tables match the results of the two surveys carried out within Policy Conferences and the Concertation Workshop, identifying within the Mutual Priority Themes, the Technologies and Applications which have received high priority score, on an average basis among LAC, evidenced in the following blue-filled boxes. Within each box, the common high priority topics are analyzed, in the following sections, by highlighting, for each Target LAC, which National Funding instruments are available, including links or references to such funding schemes, if available: JOINT PRIORITY THEMES: FUTURE INTERNET

E-INCLUSION

E-HEALTH

NATIONAL FUNDING INSTRUMENTS IN THE TARGET LAC

FUTURE INTERNET

NATIONAL FUNDING TARGET LAC E-Health

Equality

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IN

THE

Smart Cities

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Broadband Access Satellite Communications

E-HEALTH

NATIONAL FUNDING INSTRUMENTS IN THE TARGET LAC

Trusted Services Privacy E-Infrastructure Mobile Broadband Access EQUALITY/ SOCIAL INCLUSION

NATIONAL FUNDING INSTRUMENTS IN THE TARGET LAC

E-Infrastructure Mobile Broadband Access ENVIRONMENT

NATIONAL FUNDING INSTRUMENTS IN THE TARGET LAC

E-Infrastructure Mobile Broadband Access

5.1.1. Matrix: National Funding Instruments for Joint Priority Themes - Colombia The following support instruments, respectively marked as a), b), c), d), in the tables here below, stand for: a) FONTIC (ICT Fund) is a Special Administrative Unit attached to the ICT Ministry, which funds plans, programs and projects in order to facilitate the universal access and services. According with the Law 1341, 2009, “the ICT Law”, the ICT Ministry has to support the development of the E-health in the country with FONTIC resources. http://www.crcom.gov.co/?idcategoria=41717 b) Francisco Jose de Caldas Fund, is a tool from COLCIENCIAS (Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation), for creating more transparency and efficiency in the use of resources for S&T&I, in order to attract investment of governmental organizations at national or territorial level, the business sector or the international community. http://www.colciencias.gov.co/sites/default/files/upload/documents/ley1286D2.8 – Report on Follow-Up Activities EFB

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2009.pdf c) Law 1369 2009, “the Postal Law” in its Article 49 allocates resources for R&D&I (at least 1% per year) from the FONTIC to funding activities, programs and projects of the ICT sector. http://www.crcom.gov.co/?idcategoria=41718# d) The General System of Royalties comprises the resources that represent a significant percentage of the national government transfers made to municipalities to finance investment programs. In June 2011, the Colombian National Government approved the new project of royalties, whereby it was possible to modify the previous royalty scheme with the aim to strengthen the technical capacity to provide comprehensive and effective support to local authorities in the preparation of investment projects and the use and proper management of these valuable resources. The new proposal is to create in Colombia a productive model based on knowledge and research. According to the new framework, 10% of the resources from royalties will be allocate in science and technology (around of 544 million of dollars per year). http://www.colciencias.gov.co/noticias/regal-para-la-ciencia-tecnolog-einnovaci-n-camino-la-prosperidad-regional

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a), b), c), d).

Internet of Services (IoS)

a), b), c), d)

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a), b), c), d).

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Broadband Access

a), b), c), d).

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FUNDING IN THE

Trusted Services Privacy

a), b), c), d).

E-Infrastructure Mobile Broadband Access

a), b), c), d).

EQUALITY/

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a), b), c), d).

ENVIRONMENT

NATIONAL FUNDING INSTRUMENTS IN THE TARGET LAC

E-Infrastructure Mobile Broadband Access

a), b), c), d).

5.1.2. Matrix: National Funding Instruments for Joint Priority Themes - Chile JOINT PRIORITY THEMES: FUTURE INTERNET

E-INCLUSION

E-HEALTH

NATIONAL FUNDING INSTRUMENTS IN THE TARGET LAC CONICYT (National Commission of Scientific and Technological Research):

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Fondo de Centros de Excelencia en Investigación (Fondap) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1753.html El Fondo Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo en Salud, (FONIS) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1752.html CORFO Programa de I+D Aplicada http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516171926.aspx http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516174638.aspx Incentivo Tributario a la Inversión en Investigación y Desarrollo http://www.corfo.cl/lineas_de_apoyo/programas/incentivo_tributario_a_la _inversion_privada_en_investigacion_y_desarrollo E-Health Internet of Services (IoS)

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CORFO Programa de I+D Aplicada http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516171926.aspx http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516174638.aspx Incentivo Tributario a la Inversión en Investigación y Desarrollo http://www.corfo.cl/lineas_de_apoyo/programas/incentivo_tributario_a_la _inversion_privada_en_investigacion_y_desarrollo FIA Cofinanciación de Proyectos de Innovación Agraria http://www.fia.cl/LiacuteneasdeTrabajo/tabid/58/Default.aspx

Broadband Access

SUBTEL Fondo de Desarrollo de las Telecomunicaciones http://www.subtel.gob.cl/prontus_subtel/site/artic/20090806/pags/200908 06105001.html CONICYT: Programa Regional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FIC R) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1763.html Fondo de Fomento al Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (Fondef) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1751.html http://www.fondef.cl El Fondo Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo en Salud, (FONIS)

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http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1752.html

CORFO Programa de I+D Aplicada http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516171926.aspx http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516174638.aspx Incentivo Tributario a la Inversión en Investigación y Desarrollo http://www.corfo.cl/lineas_de_apoyo/programas/incentivo_tributario_a_la _inversion_privada_en_investigacion_y_desarrollo FIA Cofinanciación de Proyectos de Innovación Agraria http://www.fia.cl/LiacuteneasdeTrabajo/tabid/58/Default.aspx Satellite Communication s

SUBTEL Fondo de Desarrollo de las Telecomunicaciones http://www.subtel.gob.cl/prontus_subtel/site/artic/20090806/pags/200908 06105001.html CONICYT: Programa Regional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FIC R) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1763.html Fondo de Fomento al Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (Fondef) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1751.html http://www.fondef.cl El Fondo Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo en Salud, (FONIS) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1752.html CORFO Programa de I+D Aplicada http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516171926.aspx http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516174638.aspx Incentivo Tributario a la Inversión en Investigación y Desarrollo http://www.corfo.cl/lineas_de_apoyo/programas/incentivo_tributario_a_la _inversion_privada_en_investigacion_y_desarrollo FIA

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E-HEALTH

NATIONAL FUNDING INSTRUMENTS IN THE TARGET LAC

Trusted Services Privacy

SUBTEL Fondo de Desarrollo de las Telecomunicaciones http://www.subtel.gob.cl/prontus_subtel/site/artic/20090806/pags/200 90806105001.html CONICYT: Programa Regional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FIC R) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1763.html Fondo de Fomento al Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (Fondef) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1751.html http://www.fondef.cl El Fondo Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo en Salud, (FONIS) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1752.html

CORFO Programa de I+D Aplicada http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516171926.aspx http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516174638.aspx Incentivo Tributario a la Inversión en Investigación y Desarrollo http://www.corfo.cl/lineas_de_apoyo/programas/incentivo_tributario _a_la_inversion_privada_en_investigacion_y_desarrollo

E-Infrastructure Mobile Access

Broadband SUBTEL Fondo de Desarrollo de las Telecomunicaciones http://www.subtel.gob.cl/prontus_subtel/site/artic/20090806/pags/200 90806105001.html

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CORFO Programa de I+D Aplicada http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516171926.aspx http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516174638.aspx Incentivo Tributario a la Inversión en Investigación y Desarrollo http://www.corfo.cl/lineas_de_apoyo/programas/incentivo_tributario _a_la_inversion_privada_en_investigacion_y_desarrollo

EQUALITY/ SOCIAL INCLUSION E-Infrastructure

NATIONAL FUNDING INSTRUMENTS IN THE TARGET LAC

SUBTEL Fondo de Desarrollo de las Telecomunicaciones http://www.subtel.gob.cl/prontus_subtel/site/artic/20090806/pags/200 90806105001.html CONICYT: Programa Regional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FIC R) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1763.html Fondo de Fomento al Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (Fondef) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1751.html http://www.fondef.cl El Fondo Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo en Salud, (FONIS) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1752.html CORFO

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Programa de I+D Aplicada http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516171926.aspx http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516174638.aspx Incentivo Tributario a la Inversión en Investigación y Desarrollo http://www.corfo.cl/lineas_de_apoyo/programas/incentivo_tributario _a_la_inversion_privada_en_investigacion_y_desarrollo FIA Cofinanciación de Proyectos de Innovación Agraria http://www.fia.cl/LiacuteneasdeTrabajo/tabid/58/Default.asp x Mobile Access

Broadband SUBTEL Fondo de Desarrollo de las Telecomunicaciones http://www.subtel.gob.cl/prontus_subtel/site/artic/20090806/pags/200 90806105001.html CONICYT: Programa Regional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FIC R) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1763.html Fondo de Fomento al Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (Fondef) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1751.html http://www.fondef.cl El Fondo Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo en Salud, (FONIS) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1752.html CORFO Programa de I+D Aplicada http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516171926.aspx http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516174638.aspx Incentivo Tributario a la Inversión en Investigación y Desarrollo http://www.corfo.cl/lineas_de_apoyo/programas/incentivo_tributario _a_la_inversion_privada_en_investigacion_y_desarrollo FIA Cofinanciación de Proyectos de Innovación Agraria http://www.fia.cl/LiacuteneasdeTrabajo/tabid/58/Default.aspx

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EInfrastructu re Mobile Broadband Access

SUBTEL Fondo de Desarrollo de las Telecomunicaciones http://www.subtel.gob.cl/prontus_subtel/site/artic/20090806/pags/2009080610 5001.html CONICYT: Programa Regional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FIC R) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1763.html Fondo de Fomento al Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (Fondef) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1751.html http://www.fondef.cl El Fondo Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo en Salud, (FONIS) http://www.conicyt.cl/573/propertyvalue-1752.html CORFO Programa de I+D Aplicada http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516171926.aspx http://www.corfo.cl/opensite_det_20110516174638.aspx Incentivo Tributario a la Inversión en Investigación y Desarrollo http://www.corfo.cl/lineas_de_apoyo/programas/incentivo_tributario_a_la_inv ersion_privada_en_investigacion_y_desarrollo

5.1.3. Matrix: National Funding Instruments for Joint Priority Themes – Argentina Argentina has no specific funding instruments for the topics identified. Nevertheless, in terms of general funding schemes which support the identified mutual priority topics and themes of interest, several relevant initiatives can be highlighted: FUTURE INTERNET

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http://www.mincyt.gov.ar/financiamiento/financiamiento_detalle.php?id=62 b) Exporta Credits (FONSOFT) http://www.mincyt.gov.ar/financiamiento/financiamiento_detalle.php?id=32 c) Entrepreneurs FONSOFT http://www.mincyt.gov.ar/financiamiento/financiamiento_detalle.php?id=24 d) ANR FONSOFT Training http://www.mincyt.gov.ar/financiamiento/financiamiento_detalle.php?id=3 e) Scientific and Technologic Research Projects (PICT) http://www.mincyt.gov.ar/financiamiento/financiamiento_detalle.php?id=30 f) Oriented Scientific and Technologic Research Projects (PICT-O) http://www.mincyt.gov.ar/financiamiento/financiamiento_detalle.php?id=13 g) Sectorial Funds http://www.mincyt.gov.ar/financiamiento/financiamiento_detalle.php?id=14 h) Joint International Research Projects http://www.mincyt.gov.ar/financiamiento/financiamiento_detalle.php?id=18 i)

Infrastructure Federal Plan for Science and Technology http://www.mincyt.gov.ar/financiamiento/financiamiento_detalle.php?id=64

j)

Research & Development Projects (PID) http://www.mincyt.gov.ar/financiamiento/financiamiento_detalle.php?id=33

k) Technologic Platforms Projects http://www.mincyt.gov.ar/financiamiento/financiamiento_detalle.php?id=37

FUTURE INTERNET

NATIONAL FUNDING TARGET LAC E-Health

Internet of Things (IoT)

a) through k)

Internet of Services (IoS)

a) through k)

INSTRUMENTS

Equality

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Smart Cities

a) through k)

E-Infrastructure Mobile Broadband Access

a) through k)

Broadband Access

a) through k)

Satellite Communications

a) through k)

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a) through k)

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a) through k)

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NATIONAL FUNDING INSTRUMENTS IN THE TARGET LAC

E-INFRASTRUCTURE Mobile Broadband Access

a) through k)

Furthermore, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCYT) has identified several strategic/priority areas that match with priority topics identified, topics, as, among others, E-Government, E-Education, E-Infrastructures, and carries out support actions in such fields. For more details: •

http://www.agencia.gov.ar/spip.php?id_article=484&page=boucle_articulo

And specially the Strategic Areas Program (PAE) • •

http://www.agencia.gov.ar/spip.php?article27 http://www.agencia.gov.ar/spip.php?article28

FONCyT - http://www.agencia.gov.ar/spip.php?article28

5.1.4. Matrix: National Funding Instruments for Joint Priority Themes - Mexico JOINT PRIORITY THEMES: FUTURE INTERNET

E-INCLUSION

E-HEALTH

NATIONAL FUNDING INSTRUMENTS IN THE TARGET LAC a) Sectoral Fund for Research in Health and Social Security SSA/IMSS/ISSSTECONACYT More Information: http://www.conacyt.gob.mx/fondos/FondosSect oriales/SSA/Paginas/SSA_ConvocatoriaAbierta. aspx b) Prosoft. Is a program from Economy Ministry

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FUTURE INTERNET

NATIONAL FUNDING TARGET LAC E-Health

Internet of Things (IoT)

a)

Internet of Services (IoS)

a)

INSTRUMENTS

Equality

IN

THE

Smart Cities

b), c), d)

E-Infrastructure Mobile Broadband Access

b), c), d)

Broadband Access

b), c), d)

Satellite Communications

b), c), d)

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NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS TARGET LAC

FUNDING IN THE

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The following Instruments support Research, Technology Development and Innovation (regularly with a bottom-up approach) with Mexican entities of the National R&I system: FONDO SECTORIAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN PARA LA EDUCACIÓN SEP – CONACYT o

http://www.conacyt.gob.mx/fondos/FondosSectoriales/SEP/Paginas/default.a spx

FONDOS MIXTOS o

http://www.conacyt.gob.mx/fondos/FondosMixtos/Paginas/default.aspx

FONDO NUEVO PARA CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGÍA o

http://www.conacyt.gob.mx/fondos/institucionales/Tecnologia/FONCYT/Pag inas/default.aspx

PROGRAMAS DE ESTÍMULO PARA LA INNOVACIÓN o

http://www.conacyt.gob.mx/tecnologica/estimulo/Paginas/default.aspx

SUBPROGRAMA DE COOPERACIÓN EN INVESTIGACIÓN, DESARROLLO E INNOVACIÓN TECNOLÓGICA INTERNACIONAL o

http://www.conacyt.gob.mx/CooperacionTecnologicaBilateral/Paginas/defaul t.aspx

FONDO DE INNOVACIÓN TECNOLÓGICA SECRETARÍA DE ECONOMÍA – CONACYT o

http://www.conacyt.gob.mx/fondos/FondosSectoriales/ECONOMIA/Paginas/ default.aspx

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FUTURE INTERNET

E-INCLUSION

E-HEALTH

NATIONAL FUNDING INSTRUMENTS IN THE TARGET LAC EU-BRAZIL 2nd Joint Call FINEP; CAPES (mainly for scholarship); CNPq (mainly for scholarship); BNDES; State Funding Agencies

FUTURE INTERNET

EU-BRAZIL 2nd Joint Call FINEP; CAPES (mainly for scholarship); CNPq (mainly for scholarship); BNDES; State Funding Agencies

FINEP; CAPES (mainly for scholarship); CNPq (mainly for scholarship); BNDES; State Funding Agencies

NATIONAL FUNDING INSTRUMENTS IN THE TARGET LAC E-Health

Equality

Smart Cities nd

Internet of Things (IoT)

FINEP; CAPES (mainly for scholarship); CNPq (mainly for scholarship); BNDES; State Funding Agencies

EU-BRAZIL 2 Joint Call FINEP; CAPES (mainly for scholarship); CNPq (mainly for scholarship); BNDES; State Funding Agencies

EU-BRAZIL 2nd Joint Call FINEP; CAPES (mainly for scholarship); CNPq (mainly for scholarship); BNDES; State Funding Agencies

Internet of Services (IoS)

FINEP; CAPES (mainly for scholarship); CNPq (mainly for scholarship); BNDES; State Funding Agencies

EU-BRAZIL 2nd Joint Call

EU-BRAZIL 2nd Joint Call FINEP; CAPES (mainly for scholarship); CNPq (mainly for scholarship); BNDES; State Funding

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FINEP; BNDES; State Funding Agencies

FINEP; BNDES; State Funding Agencies

Broadband Access

FINEP; BNDES; State Funding Agencies

FINEP; BNDES; State Funding Agencies

FINEP; BNDES; State Funding Agencies

Satellite Communications

FINEP; BNDES; State Funding Agencies

FINEP; BNDES; State Funding Agencies

FINEP; BNDES; State Funding Agencies

E-HEALTH

NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS TARGET LAC

FUNDING IN THE

Mobile Access

Broadband

Trusted Services Privacy

EU-BRAZIL 2nd Joint Call FINEP; CAPES (mainly for scholarship); CNPq (mainly for scholarship); BNDES; State Funding Agencies

E-Infrastructure Mobile Broadband Access

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NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS TARGET LAC

FUNDING IN THE

E-Infrastructure EU-BRAZIL 2nd Joint Call FINEP; CAPES (mainly for scholarship); CNPq (mainly for scholarship); BNDES; State Funding Agencies At Mercosur Regional Level: FOCEM Fund

Mobile Broadband Access

ENVIRONMENT

NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS TARGET LAC

FUNDING IN THE

E-Infrastructure Mobile Broadband Access

EU-BRAZIL 2nd Joint Call FINEP; CAPES (mainly for scholarship); CNPq (mainly for scholarship); BNDES; State Funding Agencies

Related links: FOCEM Fondo de Convergencia Estructural del MERCOSUR – http://www.mercosur.int/t_generic.jsp?contentid=385&site=1&channel

Federal and State Government Funding Instruments in ICT: CNPq - Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico: o

http://www.cnpq.br/

FINEP – Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos: o

http://www.finep.gov.br/

CAPES - Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior o

http://www.capes.gov.br/

BNDES – Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento o

http://www.bndes.gov.br/

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Programa Ciencias sem Fronteiras : http://www.cienciasemfronteiras.cnpq.br: The Federal Government in Brazil, through CNpq and CAPES, started the mobility program, called CSF: Ciências Sem Fronteiras, whose aim is overcoming boundaries in scientific research and internationalising Brazilian researchers’ skills. The fields which apply are: Engineering and other technological areas; Pure and Natural Sciences (e.g. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry); Health and Biomedical Sciences; Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs); Aerospace; Pharmaceuticals; Sustainable Agricultural Production; Oil, Gas and Coal; Renewable Energy; Minerals; Biotechnology; Nanotechnology and New Materials; Technology of prevent ion and remediation of natural disasters; Biodiversity and Bioprospection; Marine Sciences; Creative industry; New technologies in constructive engineering; Capacity building for technological personnel. Starting from November 2011, to 2014, 100.000 overseas scholarships will be awarded to Brazilian students by the Brazilian Government and cooperating countries such as the United Kingdom and Germany, in 2012, and also the United States, France, Italy and Canada.

Additional Funding Schemes and References: Many programmes and financing schemes are also implemented within broader ministerial policies, within each of the relevant Ministries, including: Government Programs for Supporting IT R&D: hardware, software and semiconductors 1) Federal incentives for R&D Lei de Informática (IT Law) - Reduction on IPI (tax over industrialized products) for IT products Lei de Inovação (Innovation Law): provides incentives for scientific and technological research. Main incentives are referred to: Cooperation involving enterprises and R&D institutions; Regulation of public ICT participation in cooperation projects with definition of intellectual property and technology transfer; Stimulation of innovation in enterprises. Lei do Bem (Good Law): Tax incentives for enterprises which invest in R&D projects. Lei Rouanet de Pesquisa (Rouanet Law): Tax reduction for Research. Subvenção Econômica (Economic Subvention): Governmental funding for private enterprises : PADIS (Programa de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento Tecnológico da Indústria de Semicondutores): Reduction of taxes for enterprises that make investments on R&D for electronics semiconductors and displays; PATVD: (Programa de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento Tecnológico da Indústria de Equipamentos para TV Digital): Reduction of taxes for enterprises that make investments on R&D for digital TV equipment. Plano Brasil Maior (Greater Brazil Plan): This program launched in August, 2011 to increase the competitiveness of Brazilian industries under the motto through Innovation2) Moreover, Funding for R&D&I is supported by: BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank) FINEP o Inova Brasil Program

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o Subvenção Econômica Program o FUNTTEL Private funds (Venture Capital) 3) Fellowships for R&D&I CNPq and Capes Within CNPq: Programa Ciencias sem Fronteiras State Funding Agencies: A wide range of programmes and financing schemes are also implemented though numerous State Funding Agencies which implement programmes and issue periodic calls on themes related to R&D&I. These Agencies, are, among others: -

FAPESP - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

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FAEPRJ - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Rio de Janeiro

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FACEPE - Fundação de Amparo à Ciência e Tecnologia do Estado de Pernambuco

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PAPESB - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado da Bahia

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FAPES – Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado Espírito Santo

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FAPITEC - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa e a Innovação Tecnológica do Estado de Sergipe

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FAPEG - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Goiás

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FAPEAL - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Alagoas

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FAPEAM - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Amazonas

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FAPESC - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Santa Catarina

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FAPEMIG - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais

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FUNCAP/CE - Fundação Cearense de Amparo à Pesquisa

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FAPDF - Fundação de Apoio à Pesquisa do Distrito Federal

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FAPESPA: Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Pará

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FAPERGS - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul

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FAPESQ - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado da Paraíba

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FUNDECT – Fundação de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento do Ensino, Ciência e Tecnologia do Estado do Mato Grosso do Sul

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FAPEMAT – Fundação de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Mato Grosso

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FUNAPE - Fundação de Apoio à Pesquisa

Related links: o

FAPESP: http://www.fapesp.br

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FAEPRJ: http://www.faperj.br

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FACEPE: http://www.facepe.br

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FAPES: http://www.fapes.es.gov.br

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FAPESB: http://www.fapesb.ba.gov.br

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FAPITEC: http://www.fapitec.se.gov.br

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FAPEG: http://www.fapeg.go.gov.br

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FAPEAL: http://www.fapeal.br

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FAPEMIG: http://www.fapemig.br

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FUNCAP/CE: http://www.funcap.ce.gov.br/

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FAPDF: http://www.fap.df.gov.br

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FAPESPA: http://www.fapespa.pa.gov.br/

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FAPERGS: http://www.fapergs.rs.gov.br/

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FAPESQ - http://fapesq.rpp.br/web/

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6. CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS FOLLOW-UP The Brussels Conference ‘Fostering EU-Latin America ICT Policy Dialogue19’ has taken place on the 28th and 29th of November 2001, and successfully concluded the cycle of Policy Dialogue forums organised within the FORESTA Project. The conference gathered about 150 participants of high profile, including key decision-makers at EU and LA level, academia, industry. The conference was able to bring to the attention of European ICT stakeholders strong messages for cooperation and technological maturity expressed by the LA delegations, as well as the results of the different policy structures, mechanisms and initiatives enhancing EU-LA cooperation that are enacted through FP7. The intensive works and debates of the two days events concluded in the prestigious framework of the European Parliament, thus sealing the strong policy messages on S&T EU-LA cooperation.

6.1. Follow Up actions within the FORESTA Closing Event in Brussels The direction of the policy dialogue and networking actions which have been carried out during the Conference has lead to the common will of developing jointly innovation projects and deepening the mutual technological benefits of EU-LA cooperation in the field of ICT. The impact of the Brussels Conference was maximized by the presence of a vast and notable level of participants and also by the synergies with other FP7 projects which have cooperated and supported FORESTA, either in past or possibly future initiatives: EULARINET, PROIDEAL PLUS, FIRST, AMERICAS, ENLACE. In this sense, FORESTA has acted as a catalyzer of the respective inputs of such projects, with consequent impact which has concerned a wide range of stakeholders. Such critical mass has allowed to sum the achieved targets of the respective projects that are ending, and also to give continuity to policy dialogue within projects that are beginning, such as AMERICAS. The common aspects related to policy dialogue have been assessed and synergies have been found, thus widening the impact of the conference thanks to the vast range of stakeholders that have been embraced. This pioneering vision intended to integrate complementary projects, including initiatives promoted both by DG Information Society and Media and DG Research and Innovation, having the shared aim of strengthening EU-LA cooperation in the field of ICT Research. The final output of the Conference, synthesized in the “Joint Declaration”, is the meeting point of this convergence effort. One important message is the positive momentum that EU-LA cooperation is now facing: the existence of many cooperation actions within ERANETS, BILATS, INCONETS, ACCESS4EU, etc, prove that networking is now happening and such critical mass lays a fertile ground for new and complementary new activities. In such context, Follow Up actions are aimed at strengthening such momentum by supporting these networking schemes with the objective of generating new initiatives in the scope of continuity of policy dialogue. In terms of lessons learned which should guide Follow Up actions and future cooperation scenarios and in the scope of individuating the next steps for innovation actions, some crucial elements have emerged from the rich debates developed during the intensive works of the two days. An interesting view which could guide future cooperation is the bottom-up vision followed, for instance, by the Iberoeka programme, where proposals and actions follow a market oriented approach and lead to technology transfer from academia to the market. More in general, a decentralization process seems to be a suitable way to deepen cooperation, thus remaining close to local demands, given the vastness, diversity and complexity of the cooperation area. Another element which deserves greater attention is the common need of major trust, transparency, empowerment and reciprocity, as opposed to the current status of

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high bureaucracy, low visibility and transparency that most often characterizes the management and implementation of cooperation programmes at all levels. Another common need that is highly felt is a greater networking and training action in a multilevel perspective, thus embracing research, enterprises and governance environments. Moreover, with reference to enterprises, SMEs, in particular, there is a shared vision of enhancing their involvement in such cooperation and dialogue processes, in the scope of increasing the impact of the existing Programmes and financing tools, thanks to the multiplier effect of that SMEs are capable of producing on the market, thus widening the impact of the actions carried out, especially in large countries such as Brazil. Other major issues to be deepened are the need to increase investments in innovation, infrastructures and support valid cooperation tools such as the technology platforms. Interesting synergies could be created also though a major integration with schemes such as EEN – European Enterprise Network20, or with other FP7 initiatives in support of SMEs, as for the ABEST Project, the Argentine Bureau for Enhancing Cooperation with the European Community in Science, Technology and Innovation, whose actions are aimed at supporting Researchers, Research Institutions and SMEs to make a better use of present and future programmes and tools, coordinating this participation with other Latin American countries that have cooperation agreements with the European Union in science and technology (Brazil, Mexico and Chile). In such framework, key elements for future funding schemes have been identified and deepened and lead to the need of increasing the issue of coordinated calls, or joint calls on bilateral level, in the spirit of reciprocity as for joint twinnings and should seek for other ways for funding innovative joint initiatives. Another important message that has been delivered in such dialogue scenario is the great potential that EU-LA cooperation is proving to have, and the challenge of being creative in fostering new and innovative solutions. Within the wide range of cooperation schemes presented throughout the conference, most of them prove to be focused on capacity building and enabling, and not enough on cooperative research, for such reason this appears to be a crucial element to be enhanced, together with the effort of making better use of national funding, which most often is not sufficiently exploited and is still scarcely integrated with international cooperation programmes and funding schemes. A more synergic approach could also lead to a major optimization of results achieved within FP7 funded initiatives. Within Conference activities, Latin-American delegations throughout the region presented a brilliant and dynamic showcase of ideas, project presentations, and success stories of ICT and research in front of European research and industry stakeholders, European Commission officers and Members of the European Parliament. Such presentations have generated within the numerous involved stakeholders, future visions of enhanced cooperation in the various sectoral fields covered by the showcases. In terms of innovative ideas for future cooperation scenarios, three showcases of innovative project ideas have been presented, demonstrating the commitment of LA researches to find partners and develop cooperation actions with the EU. Such proposals, to be presented within ongoing open FP7 calls and originated by the LA scientific community21:

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The “Joint Declaration to Strengthen the EU-LAC Cooperation in ICT, Research, Development and Innovation”22, has been presented for the first time during the Conference in Brussels and summarises the policy dialogue efforts carried out within the past few years for reinforcing, though a large number of relevant initiatives, the EU-LAC cooperation in science and technology, with a particular focus on ICT. The Declaration lays its basis on the results of studies, activities, meetings and discussion brought forward by stakeholders partnered in a number of project initiatives. This process has lead to the identification of common obstacles, challenges, synergies and future opportunities for an enhanced and more integrated cooperation, and represents a starting point for continuity and sustainability of future cooperation schemes. In such context, the Follow Up actions carried out are perfectly integrated in the perspective adopted in the Joint Declaration, in terms of priorities identified and possible pathways for future cooperation scenarios. In order to give continuity and consistency to the Policy Dialogue process, the Declaration recommends the creation of a Strategic EU-LA Body, responsible of dealing issues related to innovation agendas and roadmaps on the basis of which ICT R+D+I cooperation is implemented between the two regions. Moreover, the Declaration indicates Innovation Areas and Tools for their implementation, thus designing a picture of continuity in existing cooperation schemes. In Brussels, the Joint Declaration has been launched, and all stakeholders active in ICT international cooperation for R&D+i between Europe and Latin America have been subsequently invited to support and/or give their contributions based on their specific experience and interest, thus transforming this document in an ongoing basis for continuing the policy dialogue fostered by FORESTA. The Joint Declaration, in its contents, matches the ideas that are developed within policy directives, and tuned with the orientations of Horizon 2020, and indicates possible ways on how to continue the dialogue. The Joint Declaration does not lie within the timeframe of the FORESTA Project, for this reason it can be considered itself as a summary of Follow Up actions, because it becomes the “forum” for continuing the dialogue. Being the Joint Declaration is an evolving document, it can allow the involved stakeholders to keep the momentum, thus seeking at the same time for new ways for implementing the common priorities through new financing schemes, within the convergent issues and interests individuated during the policy dialogue initiatives and stated in the Declaration.

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7. CONCLUSIONS In the scope of evidencing common paths in European and National LA funding schemes, Follow Up activities have lead to an analysis of future trends. The existence of common priorities in policies and financing instruments proves that the Principle of Reciprocity between EU and LA is more and more a fact, leading to initiatives characterised by a partnership of equals. Such Reciprocity is increasing, also due to the crisis of the European market, and the growing role of Latin America as a leading engine of global economy. Such development and economic growth of the LA Region, and of Brazil in particular, represents an opportunity for overcoming the crisis in Europe, and leads to greater Reciprocity and to the intensification of cooperation schemes with the MERCOSUR area. The result of such trend is moving from collaborative research to collaborative research and funding. Fragmentation among Funding Schemes appears to be a common element among the cooperation LAC. Such scenario could be overtaken though more initiatives based on the Governance principle, as for the ERANETs. The study has evidenced that Reciprocity is first of all convergent in terms of Priority Themes, thus leading to a growing Continuity between LAC and EU policy trends and consequent funding schemes. Secondly, such reciprocity is proving to be increasing in its variety and volumes of financing. Best practices in such directions can be individuated particularly in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. Another element which emerged from such comparative analysis is that the focus on technology transfer and Innovation, in all its applications, is equally perceived as a growing necessity, and that LA National Policies and Funding Instruments are starting to pave such direction, although intensity in such perspective should increase, in order to face the common global challenges in terms of R&D&I. Also in terms of Innovation, at LAC Regional level, countries which are majorly responding to the existing demands are Brazil and Uruguay, although such trend is visible also in the other target LAC. In such context, an important factor for Brazil, and also for the other LAC, with less intensity, is the inversion in the trend of the Diaspora of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs, which are returning to their homeland, thus impacting its innovation system. Another factor is the considerable governmental investments made for Innovation, thus combining Policy objectives with operational tools for their implementation. Moreover, a relevant factor that has appeared to be crucial in future cooperation scenarios is the necessity of increasing the role and participation of SMEs in policy dialogue and within the cooperating networks that are being created, as for the Argentinean case. In fact, Public support for R&D+i should also be also intended as a mechanism aimed at stimulating employment, and should therefore be more focussed on the true creators of employment, particularly SMEs.

7.1. Future Cooperation Scenarios The analysis of Joint Research Topics supports the definition of priorities and the definition of possible topics for future SICAs and other calls. In this perspective, the elaborated recommendations take into consideration the conclusions of such research in order to support S&T research nationally and internationally, also suggesting new areas for cooperation and funding, with the involvement of National Funding Agencies. In this sense, the communalites which have been individuated suggest that crucial macro topics for future cooperation schemes among the target LAC can be resumed in tree major themes which are Future Internet, E-Inclusion and E-Health.

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Within the broad Future Internet Topic, future cooperation opportunities are considered to be: Governmental initiatives for capacity building in ICT related matters; improvement of infrastructures/services; enhanced cooperation among LAC/EU through new initiatives and/or continuity of existing funded cooperation schemes; greater focus on innovation. Within the E-Inclusion theme, future opportunities are considered to be: further development of existing projects and initiatives on E-Inclusion; more affordable mobile solutions; integrated Living Labs in the field of E-Inclusion among LAC and with the EU; strengthening E-learning actions; more integrated coordination of funding instruments. Within the E-Health theme, future opportunities are considered to be: improve access to health services though telemedicine; further development of existing projects and initiatives on E-Health at LAC and EU level; search for a better integration of academia/Government/Industry. In a general perspective, one of the common aspects that has been highlighted within the FORESTA Policy Dialogue forums and the subsequent Follow-Up activities is the need of greater coordination, synergy and visibility among funding mechanisms. This relates to the necessity of achieving a greater integration of funding instruments at EU level, at LA Regional level, and within each single LAC. In fact, the Fragmentation of initiatives still appears to be a constraint. In most cases, the variety and number of national funding schemes leads to fragmented initiatives, which should increase in visibility and become synergic with related initiatives at other National levels, or at LAC Regional level and with EU initiatives. An example of such variety can be individuated within Brazil, where the existence of many Regional Agencies23 could be better integrated with other levels of National and International funding schemes, as for instance within ACCESS4EU, with a second phase of the APORTA Project24, giving continuity to the initiatives developed in such sense with Brazil. In such perspective, a recommendation could be the setting up of projects or bilateral/multilateral cooperation initiatives aimed at pursuing a greater integration of funds at all levels, for the respective mutual Priority Themes. Such approach could generate greater continuity and capitalisation of existing initiatives and a larger impact thanks to the convergence of funding schemes on common priorities. In this trend, the launch of the Europe 2020 strategy and the Innovation Union Flagship is expected to increase the intensity of joint opportunities. In order to maximise such objective, the first step could be seeking for a better integration and visibility of funding schemes within the single LAC at National level, secondly such effort should be done at Regional level, thus leading to a more systemic and accessible architecture of existing opportunities. In such scenario, the financing programmes, initiatives and instruments available at EU level, could more easily act as a multiplier for dynamics and cooperation schemes.

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