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your worldwide ict support network ncp benchmarking workshop 25 marc h 2010 sarajevo
Your Worldwide ICT Support Network

NCP Benchmarking Workshop

25 March 2010



Ideal-ist: Introduction

  • Project aim:
  • “To develop and implement a coordination mechanism for strengthening trans-national cooperation among ICT NCPs in FP7 in order to improve the overall quality of NCP services across Europe in the area of ICT.”
  • Project duration: 36 months, starting on 01.10.2008
  • Co-ordinator: Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft und Raumfahrt - DLR (DE)
  • Consortium: 64 partners from EU12, EU15, AS, EEPC, MPC and Emerging Economies

Ideal-ist members

  • Associated Countries
  • Eastern European Partner Countries (EEPC)
  • Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC)
  • Western Balkan Countries (WBC)
  • Emerging economies,
  • Developing Countries
  • Industrialised Countries
ideal ist objectives
Ideal-ist Objectives
  • Reinforcing the ICT NCP network by promoting trans-national cooperation
  • Sharing knowledge & experience, promotion of good NCP practices, to ensure the best NCP service throughout Europe and internationally
  • Provision of a quality checked Partner Search for the proposers, and support to interpret the Work Programme and improve project idea
  • Raising the awareness for NCPs’ services among constituency
  • Improvement of cooperation with other networks, organisations and initiatives


  • NCP Networking/Training (37%)
    • NCP Forum, NCP good practice analysis, Advanced NCP training for special needs, Twining / coaching for NCP
  • Partner Search (13 %)
    • PS methodology, PS service, PS quality, PS statistics
  • Promotion & Management of BEs (13 %)
    • PR & Marketing, Online relations, Event management
  • External Relations (13 %)
    • Cooperation with other EU projects, networks, EC organisations (Cordis) and EC (surveys, among them closed EU 12 survey)

Ideal-ist NCP Networking / Training

  • NCP Document service
    • create a common repository to share background documents
    • provide brief summaries of ICT policy key documents
  • NCP Forum
    • a tool for NCPs to raise common concerns, discuss the existing experience, clarify potential solutions
  • NCP good practice analysis
    • understand the various national approaches and provide a basis for sharing experience
    • arrange face-to-face networking meetings
    • prepare a short and helpful "good practice" handbook
2 1 document service discussion forum
2.1Document Service / Discussion forum
  • Suggestions for
  • new content WELCOME
2 3 ncp best practice guide
2.3NCP best practice guide

Current content () and more to come (-)

  • NCP system structure
  • The NCP international network
  • National funding to support participation in the FP
  • Sources of information for NCPs
  • Clients Database & Relations management
  • NCP organization website
  • Newsletters
  • Events organization
  • Partner Search tools
  • Public Relations (PR)
  • Personal consulting
  • Proposals review
  • Guidance for New comers, Seminars and Trainings
  • Analyzing call results
  • Pre Work Programme phase
  • NCP organizational issues
  • Suggestions for
  • new content WELCOME

Ideal-ist NCP Networking / Training

  • Advanced NCP training for special needs
    • seminars to share NCP knowledge and experience:
      • training seminars to target needs of less experienced NCPs
      • in-depth seminars to discuss strategic issues of strong interest to the entire network
    • topics: “lessons learnt” from evaluators and coordinators
  • Twining / coaching for NCP
    • identify mutually beneficial partnerships of NCPs, including both more and less experienced
    • offer NCPs a “learning-by-doing” experience to cover the full range of NCP activities
2 4 ncp training
2.4NCP training

Pre-defined seminars

  • Exchange of experience with Evaluators (2009 JAN)
  • Exchange of experience with Coordinators (2011 MAY/JUN)

Training seminars

  • Partner search, pre-proposals check (2010 JUL/SEP)
  • Enriching national NCP infrastructures

In-depth seminars

  • IPR, Consortium building - successful cooperation scenarios (2010 JUN - Cagliari, Italy)
  • Financial issues (2009 OCT)
  • Analysis of participation
2 5 twinning status
2.5Twinning – status

Twinning call 1: 8 applications, 5 complete, 1 on its way, 1 postponed

Twinning call 2:  OPEN NOW - more flexible rules!

  • Open with each ICT call + ad-hoc opportunities
  • Two types of twinning
    • Exchange of experience
    • Training (trainer, trainee)
    • can combine with brokerage EU12 - EU15

No longer limit of one twinning per partner:

    • Each partner can benefit once(either exchange experience or as trainee).
    • Experienced partners can train as often as needed
partner search
Partner Search
  • Targeted to actual calls
  • Type of information requested
    • Call identifier, research objective, instrument, evaluation scheme, closure date
    • Proposal – objectives, keywords
    • Partner profile sought – required skills, expertise, work to be carried out, type of partner sought, coordinator sought
    • Your FP experience (participation, coordination)
  • Partner searches are Quality checked
  • Ideal-ist Partner Search now Open for:
  • ICT Call 6, CIP ICT PSP

How to get started

If you would like to submit a Partner Search:

    • Register as a Proposer (
    • Log in, create and submit a Partner Search
  • If you would like to submit an Expression of Interest:
    • Reply to open Partner Searches if you match the profile sought and have the expertise to carry out the activities foreseen
    • (
  • If you would like to be informed:
    • Subscribe toMailing list: you will receive regular communications on open Partner Searches
    • (

Ideal-ist: 20 supported calls so far

  • ICT Call 1 (FP7-2007-ICT-1)
  • FET Open (FP7-2007-ICT-C)
  • ICT Call 2 (FP7-ICT-2007-2)
  • FP7-ICT-SEC-2007-1
  • ICT Call 3 (FP7-ICT-2007-3)
  • ARTEMIS-2008-1
  • ENIAC-2008-1
  • ICT Call 4 (FP7-ICT-2009-4)
  • ICT-ENERGY Joint Call (FP7-ICT-ENERGY-2009-1)
  • ICT Call 5 (FP7-ICT-2009-5)
  • FET Open (FP7-ICT-2009-C)
  • ICT PSP 2009 (CIP-ICT PSP-2009-3)
  • ARTEMIS-2009-1
  • ENIAC-2009-1
  • ICT Call 6 (FP7-ICT-2009-6)
  • ICT PSP 2009 bis (CIP-ICT PSP-2009-3bis)
  • Factories of the Future 2010 (FP7-2010-NMP-ICT-FoF)
  • Energy-Efficient Buildings 2010 (FP7-2010-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB)
  • ICT for Green Cars 2010 (FP7-2010-ICT-GC )
  • ICT PSP Call 4 (CIP-ICT PSP-2010-4)

Ideal-ist Success Story – so far

Quality Check:

70% of these Partner seaches Quality labeled

Partner seaches published:

491 Partner searches

Expressions of Interests:

All together 19.276 EoI

(50 EoI a PS)

Partner searches initiated:

711 Partner Searches

Quality check proofs efficiency

Accepted as partner

98% of these PS found a partner

Success Stories





80% submited proposal with their partner

Over treshold

33% of the proposals over treshold (on average 11,5 points )


20 % of those proposals retained


Ideal-ist Brokerage Events Schedule

  • A. During big EC events :
    • a) an International BE addressing Call 7: in line with the ICT 2010 conference in Brussels - besides a Networking session, presentations and a booth
    • b) an International BE addressing Call 8/9: in line with the ICT Proposers’ Day in Budapest
  • B. In selected EU12 countries:
    • an International BE addressing Call 8: in line with the eChallenge 2010, Warsaw, Poland
    • 3 upcoming "Huckepack" Networking events "Huckepack" Networking events (BE + Info Day) until 09/2011, in 3 different EU12 locations

Thank you for your attention!

www.ideal-ist.netYOUR worldwide ICT support network


(*) The Ideal-ist project is part-funded by the European Commission under its IST Priority. Any opinions expressed in this document are those of the author/organisation and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Community.