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Industrial Systems Institute/RC ‘Athena’ Joins ERCIM

The Industrial Systems Institute (ISI) of Research Centre ATHENA (RC ‘Athena’) is delighted to join ERCIM. ISI, a public research institute, was founded in Patras, Western Greece in 1998. Since 2003, ISI has been part of the ’Athena‘ Research and Innovation Centre in Information, Communication, and Knowledge Technologies, operating under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of the Greek Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs.

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Final recommendations of the Euro-India SPIRIT project published

The Euro-India SPIRIT project published its final recommendations booklet "The New Digital Paradigm - Harnessing EU-India ICT Cooperation". The project's aim was, in brief, to examine the state of the art in Indian ICT and develop a set of recommendations for a mutually beneficial research agenda between the EU and India.

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Euro-India SPIRIT Workshop at eWorld 2011, New Delhi

Opportunities for Indian & European ICT Research - Exploring Commonalities, Best Practices & Success Stories 1 August 2011 16:00 – 17:30

Electronic infrastructures are becoming fundamental resources for supporting activities across the public sector in areas such as eGovernment, eResearch and eHealth. The drive towards building a smart society requires the federation of services and reduction of fragmentation, the improvement of security and access to data and resources, developing interoperability to avoid vendor lock-in, and educating the next generation of users and developers to benefit from such technologies. In short, advances in eDevelopment and eInfrastructures can lead to far-reaching improvements for all levels of society.

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University of Cyprus joins ERCIM

by Marios Dikaiakos

The University of Cyprus (UCY) is delighted to join ERCIM as its 19th member. UCY is represented in ERCIM by both the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering through the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering respectively. Dedicated to producing and promoting high-end research, UCY strives to establish a position at the forefront of European research. In that respect, participation in ERCIM is expected to further enhance the strong links that UCY has with other European academic and research institutions.

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ERCIM evolves with new organisational structure

With the first general assembly of the ERCIM1 association (AISBL2) in Trondheim, Norway, 10 June 2011, ERCIM has accomplished a major organisational restructuring. An important change in ERCIM’s membership policy is coinciding with the creation of ERCIM AISBL. ERCIM is now open to multiple members per country while retaining its membership criteria of excellence and active participation. The aim is to build a strong European community of research organisations to promote science, research and innovation.

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