More than 7 billion Euro has been invested by the European Commission in the Information Society Technologies (IST) research priority. Now, thanks to a dedicated online news service - IST Results - technology users and research teams can read about results and innovations emerging from this considerable R&D activity which have potential for further development or exploitation.
Launched in 2003 by DG Information Society and Media, this free service reports on the latest achievements from IST projects via in-depth feature articles and news-in-brief stories. There is also a calendar of events dedicated to IST project events.
Through its editorial approach, IST Results is establishing an international profile in the mainstream press with articles syndicated to leading publications such as the Financial Times, New Scientist, Wired and ZDNet as well as to specialist online information portals.
Feature articles produced by IST Results are also regularly circulated through press wire services – an article describing results from a robotics project attracted over 93,000 hits from media professionals worldwide, demonstrating the power of this approach for communicating R&D more widely than traditional Commission dissemination tools. IST Results' own website attracts around 250,000 visits a month from technology users, researchers, media and investors in more than 50 different countries.
IST Results covers nearly thirty technology and market application areas so ERCIM members are certain to find articles relevant to their own interests. Browsing through recent news reveals a wide range of achievements in just one week's reporting, such as:
IST Results follows a monthly Editorial Calendar and for July 2006 the theme is Cultural heritage, including digital libraries.
To find out more, browse the website at http://istresults.europa.eu/ and subscribe to the free e-alerts, RSS feed or weekly e-bulletin. If you are interested in republishing IST Results articles on your own website or would like more information, contact helpdeskistresults.info.
IST Results home page: http://istresults.cordis.europa.eu/
Editorial Calendar: http://istresults.cordis.europa.eu/index.cfm?section=press&tpl=editorial_themes