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Q-PLAN North Greece Ltd (coordinator)

Q-PLAN North Greece Ltd (coordinator)
Country: Greece
Contact person(s): Mr Iakovos Delioglanis
Phone: +30 2310 411 191

Q-PLAN North Greece Ltd established in Thessaloniki, is a subsidiary of Q-PLAN S.A. (founded in 1988 originally as Q.A. Ltd. in Athens), which spans the company’s activities in Northern Greece, Balkan region, Central, Eastern Europe and internationally. The company is IS0 9001 and 14001 certified and focuses its activities in the field of management consulting and particularly in the development and implementation of management systems, where it is the market leader in Greece. Q-PLAN provides also high quality services with respect to project management and development of business commercial and operational plans. In addition, Q-PLAN possesses a vast experience in respect to the design, management, co-ordination and monitoring of high complexity projects with international dimension (including European-funded projects). Q-PLAN employs more than 25 high-skilled and experienced personnel and retains an extensive network of external experts.

inno TSD

inno TSD
Country: France
Contact person(s): Ms Svetlana Klessova
Phone: +33 (4) 92 38 84 26

Inno TSD, located in Sophia Antipolis, France is a part of inno group, one of Europe‘s leading consultancy firms in innovation and economic development, specialising in particular on strategic development of S&T organisations & commercialisation of R&D results. inno TSD has particular focus on international R&D collaboration and EECA countries (running project in South EECA and willing to develop further its activities). Inno is has extensive experience in FP7 training and coaching of EECA partners willing to strengthen their links with European Research Area.

 

European Embedded Control Institute

European Embedded Control Institute
Country: France
Contact person(s): Ms Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue
Phone: +33 (1) 69 85 17 27

The European Embedded Control Institute (EECI) has been created in 2006 in the framework of the HYCON Network of Excellence (FP6-IST-511368) to provide a sustainable structure to support the research community in the field of control of complex systems. EECI, a "lightweight" association and based on volunteer work by its members, has been incorporated under the French Association Law 1901. The EECI offers a legal structure for the Knowledge Community of the Control of Complex Systems. EECI is currently located at SUPELEC in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, and has a Lab site for networked embedded control in L’Aquila, Italy. EECI is Member B (Research Organisation) of ARTEMISIA. EECI has the support of the RTRA DIGITEO, a research park in Ile-de-France focusing on information and communication science and technology.

The EECI concentrates on the use of advanced automatic control methods to make complex control systems fulfill their promises. Researchers from European institutions, recognized as particularly innovative by the international scientific community, together with affiliated industrial and international collaborators are developing novel ideas of automatic control and are deploying them to address challenging, high impact problems in diverse application areas. Among these application areas are power generation and regulation, industrial production, automotive systems, data and sensor network operation and design, biological systems. They share an integrating approach based on the concept of a dynamical system, which provides the basis for understanding and mastering the complexity and heterogeneity issues arising in the design of large distributed networked embedded control systems.

The EECI aims at being a European focal point for the research in embedded control. It animates a newsletter and a website (www.eeci-institute.eu/ ) with relevant information. It organizes scientific exchanges, by means of meetings, workshops, visits, joint projects, joint student supervision, and joint publications. It aims at proactively influencing the European and national research funding by roadmaps for the future such that areas with strong technological impact and of scientific interest are addressed. It is responsible for the organization of a yearly Graduate School on Control, which gathers Ph.D. students from all over Europe for one-week lectures (320 participants, following the 14 proposed modules this year) and of the yearly PhD award.

 

School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade

School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Contact person(s): Prof Veljko Milutinoviceljko
Email: vm@etf.rs
Phone: +381 (64) 3370-148

University of Belgrade is a leading university in Serbia and its School of Electrical Engineering (www.etf.rs) enjoys a strong world-wide reputation with approximately 3.800 undergraduate and 1.000 graduate students. The School consists of ten departments including Telecommunications, Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Power Systems, Microelectronics and Physics. The Computer Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) department is one of the largest with 830 students and its core activity is internet and telecommunication services research. The CECS department has been involved in a number of national and international projects in these areas and gained significant experience applicable to the activities in the project.

 

Business Innovation Agency of the Republic Croatia

Business Innovation Agency of  the Republic Croatia
Country: Croatia
Contact person(s): Ms Ebonita Curkovic
Phone:  +385 (1) 5494 731

HIT was founded in March 2006 by Croatian Government and interference of Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, in order to promote applied research, development and innovation. Its major task is integration and linkage of scientific research with other segments of the social and economy system in order to set up adequate conditions for innovation and new technologies development. It comprises of TEST Programme Unit, Business Intelligence Unit and International Cooperation Unit.

One of the major activities of HIT’s International Cooperation Unit is FP7 Programme. Almost all of FP7 National Contact Points for Croatia, including NCP ICT are HIT's employees, which makes HIT very interested to become partner in the project.

Croatian ICT Programme Committee Members are Mario Kovac, who is ICT expert, University professor and HIT’s board member and Ebonita Curkovic who is also the Croatian ICT NCP.

 

Ministry of Science of Montenegro

Ministry of Science of Montenegro
Country: Montenegro
Contact person(s): Mr Sasa Ivanovic
Phone: +382 (20) 405 301

(the partner withdraw from the nproject as of November 2011)

The Ministry of Science of Montenegro, as a state administrative authority competent for the scientific and research activities, endeavours to ensure through various activities and programmes a scientific base necessary for the further development of science, as well as to set solid grounds for the knowledge-based society. The Department for Science, Research and Technological Development carries out administrative tasks relating to this area and professional tasks referring to: work of the Council for Scientific - Research Activities; design and implementation of plans of scientific and research activity; design of scientific policy and strategy; proposal and implementation of laws and other regulations; monitoring of implementation of the Strategy on Scientific - Research Activities in Montenegro; setting up of programme and financial criteria for assessment of projects and criteria for their results; evidence of realization of scientific results; undertaking of measures for realisation of results of scientific research in accordance with the needs of social and economic development; setting up of criteria for selection and programme of professional development of scientists; setting up of programme and financial criteria for financing of scientific infrastructure; keeping of evidence on the capital and medium scientific infrastructure; keeping of register of capital and medium scientific equipment and keeping of register of scientists and scientific organizations; implementation of activities which are related to the procedure of applying, evaluation, selection and financing of national scientific projects which are financed through budget means; implementation of all activities  which are related to preparation of bilateral treaties within area of science, research and technological development and realization of all obligations which result from it; international exchange of researchers.

 

Agency for Electronic Communications of FYROM

Agency for Electronic Communications of FYROM
Country: FYROM
Contact person(s): Mr Vladimir Ristevski
Phone: +389 (2) 3289 209

The Agency for Electronic Communications is an autonomous and non-profitable legal entity having and exercising the public authorizations, and more specifically is an independent national regulatory authority (NRA) in the field of electronic communications. The activities of the Agency arise from its competences stipulated in the Law on Electronic Communications and regulations adopted pursuant to it, as well as international contracts in the field of electronic communications that the Republic of Macedonia has signed or acceded to.

According to the existing rules on internal organisation, AEC is organised into 7 Departments and 5 Divisions and has Headquarter is Skopje, and three working units in Skopje, Bitola and Stip. The total numbers of personnel of the Agency is 115. Logistic and communication network and experience of the Agency can be used as good support for this project.

AEC has a long-time orientation in further EU and WBC cooperation and is the National Contact Point for FP7-ICT. It supports the enhancement and closer cooperation between research and innovation stakeholders at national and international level and the exchange of information and best practices on relevant policies. The ultimate objective is to enhance country’s success with future joint initiatives, particularly designed towards the country’s EU integration.

 

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact person(s): Prof Novica Nosovic
Phone: +387 (33) 250 752

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering was established, as a part of the University of Sarajevo, in 1961. The industry development as well as the need for graduated engineers in all fields of electrical engineering caused fast developemrnt of the Faculty and just before the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992), Faculty had more than two thousands students of graduate (5 years) and postgraduate (2 years) studies. The quality of education enabled engineers graduated at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Sarajevo to be competitive in all fields of engineering (design, development, consulting) and to find employment all around the world. Currently there are over 1.300 students are registered in the four Departments of Automatic Control and Electronics, Electric Power Engineering, Computing and Informatics and Telecommunication.

Except for education, the Faculty is strongly involved in research and development work for industry and scientific organization. After the war, the Faculty has been engaged in a number of projects for reconstruction and revitalization of the country.

 



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