PREFORMA PROJECT

Preforma PCP Project will organize a conference on 11-12 October 2017: PREFORMA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: SHAPING OUR FUTURE MEMORY STANDARDS http://www.preforma-project.eu/

9th CEF Networks Workshop 2017

CESNET held the 9th Customer Empowered Fibre Networks Workshop in Prague from September 11th to 12th. Major topics for this year event were: Multi-vendor/disaggregated lighting of CEF networks, interoperability and vendor-independent description of transmission systems Support of new applications and disciplines requiring photonic or dark fibre connectivity (cryptography, metrology, seismology, space, observation, sensor networks, etc.) End to end services for high precision and high performance applications, real-time applications of wide-area all-optical networks Photonic (all-optical) services, dark fibre channels, alien waves, fibre sharing, optimal or dynamic usage of transmission spectrum and virtual fibre networks SDN Approach for Systematic Service Design Methods including Lower Layers of the Networking Stack Dark fibre or channel testbeds used for experiments and additional production traffic Deployments and testing of high-speed transmission systems, power consumption of transmission systems(greening) Update of dark fibre footprint used for Research and Education Community (campuses, regional, national or continental) and experimental facilities (testbeds) Development of dark fibre footprint used for Research and Education Community (REC) in Asia, Australia, North America, South America and Europe Improvement of long term REC...

Conference on Innovation Procurement

The Conference on Innovation Procurement will be held under the Estonian EU presidency on 17th and 18th of October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.  The Conference also serves as the 3rd annual Major eafip Event. The conference programme includes: Innovation procurement experiences in Europe EU Member States’ policy and support framework for innovation procurement Economic impact of innovation procurement HORIZON 2020 calls supporting innovation procurements 2017 Procura+ Awards Ceremony on Sustainable and Innovation Procurement The target audience for the two-day conference is policy makers, public procurers and innovators. Its aims are capacity building, experience sharing and networking about major ICT-related innovation procurement initiatives across Europe and to facilitate networking between stakeholders to discuss new ideas, initiatives and funding opportunities. The event is co-organised by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (MEAC) and the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT) of the European Commission (EC). The conference is supported by the European Union Regional Development Fund. The 2017 Procura+ Awards are supported by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme, and co-ordinated by ICLEI. More information can be found on the conference web...

COMPLETE at TNC17!

COMPLETE organizes the workshop for the NRENs and their users on opportunities in the PCP domain and chances for the NRENs to push for new R&D in networking. The session will consist of the following presentations: Introduction to the workshop, scope and expected results (Bartosz Belter, PSNC) The EC position on Innovation Procurement (Lieve Bos, DG CNECT, EC) The PCP/PPI tutorial (Sara Bedin, independent expert) Success stories: PRACE 3IP (Philippe Segers, GENCI) The demand side: the ROWANet case (Petr Pavlinec, ROWANet) Discussion and brainstorming (Chrysostomos Tziouvaras, GRNET ) Closing remarks More information can be found at the conference web...

Second Major eafip Event on Innovation Procurement

The second major eafip event will take place in the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) in Athens, Greece on 18th and 19th October 2016. This two-day event targets procurers, policy makers, procurement law firms and businesses, to raise awareness about the most recent outcomes from major PCP/PPI initiatives across Europe, and organise networking between stakeholders to discuss best practice, new ideas, initiatives and current funding opportunities for PCP/PPI. Registration via this website is compulsory and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Click here to see the event web site...

1st Major eafip Event – Paris

The first major eafip event will take place in the City Hall of Paris on 27th and 28th October 2015. The two-day event targets procurers, policy makers, procurement law firms and businesses, to raise awareness about major PCP/PPI initiatives across Europe and organise networking between stakeholders to discuss new ideas, initiatives and funding opportunities for on PCP/PPI. The agenda includes: presentations on the strategic use of innovation procurement by key cities, regions and countries across Europe; presentations by successful PCP and PPI projects; discussion groups on future funding opportunities; as well as the launch of the eafip Toolkit. On Day 2, EC representatives will present the calls in the framework of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 covering EU funding opportunities for PCP and PPI.  There will be various discussion sessions (see agenda below) providing the latest information about how to gain access to the ca. € 130 million budget for innovation procurement projects. In addition, public procurers will have the opportunity to present proposal ideas, discuss with relevant EC officials and network in view of the preparation of these calls. You can already start preparing proposal ideas for discussion! More information available at the event website:...