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domusBITa Proposals to the European Commission and Assessments in 2011

posted Sep 18, 2011, 12:16 AM by José María Díaz Nafría   [ updated Oct 24, 2011, 9:13 AM ]
As it was announced within this site, domusBITae has been proposed as candidate to two programmes of European support in the fields of e-Infrastructures for scientific research in Autum 2010, and educational cooperation (Alfa III) in Spring 2011. To this end a consortium was founded in November integrating 14 research and higher education institutions (from 5 European countries, 2 from China, 1 from the USA), which also gathered the commitments of the Supercomputing Center of Castilla y León and BITrum Research Group. This consortium constituted the formal proponent to the e-Infrastructures programme, whilst the proposal to Alfa III was proposed together with 6 Latin American Universities (University of São Paolo -Brasil-, University of Antioquía -Colombia-, Instituto Politécnico Nacional -México-, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad Nacional del Este -Paraguay-, and Universidad Científica del Sur -Perú).

The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation granted the initiative within the National Research Programme in order to make it competitive within the European Research Area. Following the objectives of the supported project the initiative was presented in a number of scientific events (s. announcement of Oct-2010), the aforementioned consortium was constituted, whilst early submissions to appropriate calls served to mature the proposal into the corresponding support lines in order to become successful in future editions. This foresight was confirmed by the evaluation of the aforementioned proposals: the eligible requirement were fully meted, but some improvements shall be done for the purpose of becoming elected within a frame of high competitiveness (e.g. only a 5% of proposals are elected for ALFA-III).

Concerning envisaged calls: 
  • Within the line of e-Infrastructures for Scientific & Technical Research, the FP7-Capacities-Working Programme-2011 not include any support line appropriate to our thematic. Thus it will not be until Autumn 2012 when the next suitable call to our initiative will be convened.
  • Within the line of higher-education, it is envisaged a suited thematic within the "Longlife Learning Program" of the European Commission, to be submitted next Winter 2012.