Roberto Zicari, July 15, 2011
I thought that this information is of interest for the data management community:
The European Commission has a budget for funding projects in the area of Intelligent Information Management. It is currently seeking Project Submissions in this area.
It is not always easy to understand the official documents published by the European Commission... Therefore I tried to develop a set of easy-to-read questions/answers for whose of you who might be interested to know more.
What kind of projects is the European Commission looking to support?
Projects that develop and test new technologies to manage and exploit extremely large volumes of data, with real time capabilities whenever this is relevant. Projects must be the joint work of consortia of partners.
It is very important that at least one member of your consortium be willing and able to make available the large volumes of data needed to test your ideas.
What kind of support is the EU giving to accepted project proposals?
Depends on the type of partner and the type of proposals. For the most common type of proposal, up to 75% of direct costs for research institutions and small or medium enterprises.