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The Summary Report of e-AGE 2013 is now available for consultation. e-AGE 2013 – 3rd “International Platform on Integrating Arab e-Infrastructure in a Global Environment” - was held on December 12-13, 2014 in Tunis, Tunisia under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Higher and Scientific Research of Tunisia and alongside the 5th annual meeting of the Arab Organization for Quality Assurance in Education (AROQA). The event attracted more than 80 high-profile participants from over 30 countries spanning all world regions.

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The latest Science|Business report features everything you need to know about Horizon 2020. You can gain insight on how to get the money and an intelligent, plain-language understanding of how Horizon 2020 works.

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More than ever before, Africans are turning to ICT-supported learning to grow their economies. In 2013, the eLearning Africa Report found that 40% of African technology-assisted learning professionals were using ICTs specifically for skills training, up from 18% the previous year.

Photographs Denize Nasilowski © ICWE GmbH



The benefit of ICT-supported learning is that it allows employers to provide vocational training to a great number of workers for little cost. This year’s eLearning Africa, 28th – 30th May in Kampala, Uganda, will explore how technology  is revolutionising  learning and training across the continent, under the theme “Opening Frontiers to the Future”.

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According to an article published on Science|Business, leading entrepreneurs working to commercialise publicly-funded university research point to a lack of understanding of how IP should be shaped and protected to ensure commercial success.
More training in the generation, management and protection of intellectual property (IP) is needed to protect and nurture Europe’s investment in university start-ups, and deliver on their potential to create jobs and boost economic growth, according to a survey of some of Europe’s leading entrepreneurs.

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Proceedings and report of the 6th UbuntuNet Alliance annual conference [Full Text PDF]

Peer reviewed papers

  • Anbu, J , et al, (2013). Content Alert System Using Short Message Service (SMS): A Testimony of two Collaborative Projects in Africa and Asia [Full Text PDF]
  • Barbera, R, et al, (2013). The CHAIN-REDS Semantic Search Engine [Full Text PDF]
  • Chiome, C, (2013). e-Infrastructure Acceptance in e-Health, e-Learning and e-Agriculture in Zimbabwe: The Quest for the User Acceptance Variable [Full Text PDF]
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According to an article published on isgtw, "The Internet2 community is Global,” says Ana Hunsinger, vice president of community engagement at Internet2. “The new name – Internet2 Global Summit – more accurately reflects the growing international nature of our community, the work they do, and the challenges we are rising to meet in partnership with the community.”

The Internet2 community and their initiatives touch many of the major innovations that define our modern digital lives. In 2013, research and education leaders, members, partners, and guests assembled at Internet2’s annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia, US – the first to have a yearly format. This April 6th to 10th, the newly named Global Summit in Denver, Colorado, US, will usher in a new era and continue to define ‘what’s next.’

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The application window for DEMO 2014 is now open! The applications can be submitted through demoafrica2014.com between March 15th and June 15th 2014.

DEMO Africa is the place where the most innovative companies from African countries come to launch their products and announce to Africa and the world what they have developed. The history-making DEMO Africa 2014 event is scheduled to take place between 22nd and 26th of September at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Women innovators win awards

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According to an article published on Science|Business , the European Commission has recognised three innovators, in the fields of space, neuroscience and molecular diagnostics.

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According to an article published on Science|Business , Europe’s research and innovation vitals are looking good, claimed President José Manuel Barroso this week, as researchers and policymakers descended on Brussels.

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According to an article published on isgtw, the Programme Committee has finished reviewing the abstracts submitted to the Community Forum and the conference agenda is now online.

 

The timetable of the event is available through the Community Forum’s Indico pages.

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eChallenges e-2014 Conference and Exhibition
29 - 31 October 2014, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Call for Papers Deadline - 31 March

Supported by the European Commission, the 24th annual eChallenges e-2014 Conference & Exhibition takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 29 - 31 October. Focused on Applied ICT addressing major Societal Challenges, and showcasing strategic keynote presentations, technical and policy papers, case studies and workshops, eChallenges brings together senior representatives from leading commercial, government and research organisations around the world to share knowledge and experience, lessons learnt, good practice and innovation.
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Building a State of the Art Network Infrastructure for Research and Education

WACREN will hold its first annual conference on 13 March 2014.

Focused on cost-effective access to high-capacity bandwidth, connectivity and services, the conference will bring together members of the community, decision and policy makers, international partners and communication services providers to get updates from the various NRENs in the region and discuss infrastructure, interconnection and other technical issues.

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The CHAIN REDS initiative is proud to support the EU funded EUDAT project in developing a European collaborative data infrastructure for e-science as a layer in the overall European scientific e-infrastructure to complement the computing and networking layers.

In this perspective, a course on data services will be organized on April 2, 2014 from 9:00am to 12:30pm at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre in Athens, Greece. This course, collocated with the 2nd International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI 2014) will introduce the fundamentals of data infrastructures and describe EUDAT's data services. For each service, the course will explain what the service does, what the advantages of using such a service would be and how you can use the service. The course will then go on to discuss some topics - such as persistent identifiers - in more detail, and explain why they are important. The persistent identifiers will be presented in the context of the Greek PID service operated by CHAIN REDS project partner GRNET and made available to all world regions via the CHAIN REDS project - in the context of intercontinental Virtual Research Communities.

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According to an article published on isgtw, in industry, and with small businesses in particular, it is now common for companies to outsource large amounts of their essential information technology tasks to third party providers. To increase efficiency, cut costs, and streamline their businesses, companies are willing to collaborate and hand over their not-so-core competencies in exchange for the infrastructure, expertise, and support of third-party providers.

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Join the HPC Info Day

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On December 17, 2013, ETP4HPC, the European Technology Platform (ETP) in the area of High- Performance Computing (HPC) and the European Commission (EC) established a contractual Public- Private Partnership (PPP) for supporting the development of the European HPC eco-system and facilitate the achievement of research and investment objectives in the area of HPC technology provision, application development and sustainable HPC infrastructure. The HPC PPP is one of the eight contractual PPP’s launched last December in the frame of the Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020).

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IST-Africa 2014

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Hosted by the Government of Mauritius through the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and the National Computer Board, and Supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), IST-Africa 2014 (06 - 09 May) is the ninth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research Conferences.

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iMENTORS is mapping terrestrial networks in Sub-Saharan Africa.  The goal is to identify areas on the map underserved by network operators and providers.  These areas also represent good opportunities for governments and the private sector to invest in e-infrastructure projects. 

Image courtesy of ddpavumba / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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24 April 2014, Brussels

 

The Future has begun. Member States and regions must lose no time in preparing the next generation of EU programmes for growth, says Commissioner Hahn after MEPs' vote on radical reform of EU Regional Policy in July 2013.

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The eI4Africa third workshop “Leveraging Science Gateways & Virtual Research Communities in African e-Science” is taking place on March 19, 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria. Organised by the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) and the UbuntuNet Alliance in collaboration with Sigma Orionis and all the eI4Africa consortium members, the workshop is co-hosted by the Center for Atmospheric Research (CAR), an activity centre of the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), and the Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative.

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COEURE Executive Committee Meeting

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27 February 2014, Florence

 

COEURE - COoperation for EUropean Research in Economics - is a project intended to bring together the key stakeholders in the European economic research space - scientists from the different strands of economic research in Europe, economic policy makers, and funders of economic research - and which, by a process of stocktaking, consultation and stakeholder involvement, is aimed to formulate an Agenda for Research Funding for Economics in Europe.

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