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National Contact Point (NCP) India EC’s FP7 ICT Work Programme Calls for Proposals in 2007 Dr. Sandip Chatterjee, Joint Director, DIT,MCIT What is NCP Facilitation cell for EC’s Framework Programme to guide researchers/ organizations:

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national contact point ncp india

National Contact Point (NCP)India

EC’s FP7 ICT Work Programme

Calls for Proposals in 2007

Dr. Sandip Chatterjee, Joint Director, DIT,MCIT

what is ncp
What is NCP

Facilitation cell for EC’s Framework Programme to guide researchers/ organizations:

  • Information Dissemination of EU notice, call dates, themes
  • Partner searching/ Signposting of the interested target groups
  • Organization of events
  • Statistical data of the national participation in FP and its programmes/ subareas
  • Helping in writing proposals
brief background ncp
Brief Background NCP
  • NCP has been established after 5 yrs from signing of S&T Agreement
  • DIT has nominated NCP on IST/ICT programme
  • NCP operates in a networked way through the IRSN –Indian Research Support Network, presently composed of 3 research organizations: CDAC(Pune), IIIT,B’lore and ISTMA
  • NCP is supported by IRSN in all the activities to boost collaborative Euro India research.
  • Assistance covers a wide range of stakeholders such as SMEs, larger organisations, higher education, universities, multinationals and research centers
  • Responds to the need of operating in a decentralized manner within the vast IT community of India.
composition ncp



Indian Research Support Network

C-DAC, Pune


iiit-b, Bangalore

Composition NCP

………more organizations to be inducted in future to cover throughout India


Objectives of NCP &IRSN

Disseminate information and provide advice to the Indian IT constituency about the ICT programme

Help private and public organizations launch Euro-Indian research projects in the ICT sector

Expose the excellence of Indian IT research to European industry and academia

Contribute to the definition of joint EU-India IT research policies


Work Programme 2007 Challenges

Socio-economic goals

4. Digital libraries and content

5. ICT for health

6. ICT for mobility & sustainable growth

7. ICT for independent living and inclusion

1. Network and



2. Cognitive systems,

interaction, robotics

Future and Emerging

Technologies (FET)

Technology roadblocks

3. Components, systems,


where department of it could leverage
Where Department of IT could Leverage

Major Initiatives & Key Focus areas includes:

  • Information Security, Cert-In
  • E-Governance, e-health
  • R&D in key areas of Electronics and ICT
  • HRD, e-learning, ICT Infrastructure
  • Industry Promotion and Policy
  • Localization and Language Computing
  • International Cooperation
  • Others….
major r d initiatives
Major R&D Initiatives
  • Human Language Technologies
  • Transportation & safety Manufacturing, Packaging & Process Control
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  • Grass Root Technologies
  • Micro Electronics/ VLSI
  • Photonics
  • Low& High Power Systems
  • Multimedia
  • Grid Computing
  • Materials, Components Devices & Waste Management
  • Education & E-learning
  • Infrastructure & Others
  • Social Electronics
  • Web Technology, E-Commerce & E-Governance
  • Knowledge/Information Systems
  • Software Solutions for Service Sector
  • RF/Microwave & Mobile Wireless Communication
  • Metrology & Disaster Management
  • E-Security
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Capital Equipment for Electronics Industry
  • Electromagnetic & antennas
  • Signal Processing & Imaging
dit societies
DIT Societies

CDAC: High Performance Computing & Communication Tech. Natural Language oriented computing and Multimedia Technologies, Education and knowledge enrichment in IT, Utilizing intellectual property generated using IT for Society’s benefit and converting them in business opportunity

Contact: Mr. S. Ramakrishnan, DG,CDAC,

ERNETMulti protocol network (TCP/IP) and the OSI-IP protocol stacks running over the leased-line portion of the backbone. Significant contributions are:

Contact: Dr. Gulshan Rai, ED,ERNET,

STPI: Facilitates IT Export: ‘single-window’ in providing services to the software exporters and incubation infrastructure to SMEs, Dedicated high speed data communication facilities: 47 STP Centres: Total 6129 units, 4088 Exporting Units95% of the total national software export through STPs:

Contact: Mr. S. N. Zindal, DG,STPI,

dit societies12
DIT Societies

Media Lab Asia: Research/Innovate Dev. in ICT areas for poor and needy population. Works with academic/research institutions /Industry/ NGOs/Govt. Facilitates /support for taking technologies from lab to land.

Contact: Mr. S.N. Goswami, MD,MLA,

DOEACCis Computer education in non-formal sector to feed quality manpower to Information, Electronics and Communication Technology industry. It provides:Certificate Course on Computer Concepts (CCC), Foundation (O) level,Advanced Diploma (A) level,MCA Degree equivalent (B) level and, M.Tech Degree (C) level. :

Contact: Dr. V. N. Walivadekar, ED,DOEACC,

standardisation testing and quality certification
Standardisation, Testing and Quality Certification

STQC Directorate DIT’s attached provides cost-effective International level Assurance Services in Quality and Security, enables in making Indian IT organisations and users achieve compliance to International Quality Standards and compete globally:

Laboratory services

TestingH/W Equipment, Sys. & Comp.Testing of S/w & Embedded Systems

CalibrationElectrical Measurement Systems, Non-electrical Measurement Systems

Knowledge services

CertificationQuality Management System (ISO 9000)Environmental Mgmt Sys. (ISO 14000)Info. Security Mgmt Sys (ISO 17799/BS 7799)Product Certification demand.

TrainingQuality and Environment Management/ Software Quality Engineering and TestingInformation Security Management/ Hardware & Software Reliability Engineering Development of Software Packages for Reliability Engineering Applications.Electronics Test Eng. & QC Tech. in Manuf. Techniques, Ind. Autom. & IT Tailor made and on-site courses are also offered as per customers demand.

Contact: Dr. S.L. Sarnot, DG,STQC,


Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology is DIT’s society to establish technology strength in electronics materials for the present and future industrial requirement.


  • Development, scaling up of operations for production of high purity metals, alloys, special dopants and semiconductor materials
  • Development of Thick Film Materials for hybrids and Surface mounted devices, speciality polymers likephotoresists, polymides and conducting polymers, nano optical glass ceramics and basic chemicals.
  • Preparation of fine powders of electronic ceramics like titanates, Zirconates, Alumina and Ferits and their processing to make substrates, MLC's, chip inductors etc. using high tech ceramic processing.
  • Consultancy & joint projects and solutions to the industrial problems for:
    • Troubleshooting Production Line
    • Yield & Quality Improvement
    • Improved Product Development
    • Material Characterisation & Testing
    • Pollution Control Issues
    • Techno-Economic Studies


Contact: Dr. T.L. Prakash, Dir.,CMET,


Soc. For Appl. AMEER: DIT’s society to undertake R & D work in the areas of Microwave Engineering and Electromagnetic Engineering Technology, special microwave products unit (SMPU)


  • Medical electronics, Photonics, EMI/EMC, Radar instrumentation, High power Microwave &RF systems and Components, IT and communications, Electronics and antennas, Millimeterwave, Electronic packing design


  • Antennas, Wide Beam Antenna, Cosecant squared Parabolic Reflector Antenna, Planar Microstrip Array Antenna at S- Band,


  • UHF Wind Profiler, MST Radar, Doppler Sodar, Radio Theodolite


  • Cell phone Deactivator
  • Wireless modems
  • PRBS Coded Data Generator
  • cc.

Contact: Mr.K.R. Kini, Dir,SAMEER,

breif guidline of proposals
Breif Guidline of Proposals


  • A1
    • free keywords
    • 2000 character proposal abstract
    • previous/current submission (in FP7)
  • A2
    • Legal address/administrator address/R&D address
    • Proposer identification code PIC
  • A3
    • More detailed costs (direct/indirect) as CPF forms
  • Revised Part B format directly linked to evaluation criteria
    • Summary
    • S&T quality (bullet points = sections)
    • Implementation (idem)
    • Impact (idem)
    • Ethics
  • Section lengths recommended


  • EU research:
  • FP7: and

  • Information on research programmes and projects:

  • RTD info magazine:

  • IST 2006 21-23 November 2006 Helsinki, Finland

  • NCP, India :

Thank you

Contact us:

Dr. S. Chatterjee

Government of India, Ministry of Communications and IT

Department of Information Technology, Electronics Niketan,

6, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,

New Delhi-110003, India

Ph: +91 (0)11 2430 1801

Fax: +91 (0) 1124362279