ERCIM and Ideal-ist have established a cooperation to disseminate ICT partner searches with the objective to increase the participation of ERCIM member organisation in the European Unition's ICT Programme.
Ideal-ist http://www.ideal-ist.eu is the first and unique quality labelled international ICT partner search network with 15 years experience. The network of Ideal-ist consists of 75 National Contact Points (NCP) in the area of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).
The objective of Ideal-ist is to facilitate the participation of all eligible organisations in the European Commission’s Information & Communication Technologies Theme in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), and probably in H2020 (the governance of H2020 is still under discussion at this time). Ideal-ist helps proposers to find the most appropriate partners for their ICT proposals. The Ideal-ist partner searches are rapidly disseminated via the Internet in a very efficient way.