From: "Patrick SCHOULLER"
Subject: CELTIC 3° appel à propositions / lancement 24 janvier 2005 / clôture 22 avril 2005 CELTIC - 3rd Call for Project Proposals CELTIC, a EUREKA cluster project, is a European R&D programme designed to strengthen Europe's competitiveness in telecommunications through short and medium term collaborative projects. CELTIC is the only European R&D programme fully dedicated to end-to-end telecommunication solutions. CELTIC is open to telecoms network operators and suppliers, large companies and SMEs as well as research institutes and universities from all EUREKA countries. The focus of CELTIC projects is on pre-competitive development of comprehensive, integrated communication system solutions, including platforms and test vehicles. CELTIC expects a 5-years project budget in the range of 1 billion Euro. The start of the successful projects is envisaged for early 2006. The costs for CELTIC projects are shared between governments, who contribute up to 50 % of the project budget, and private investment. >From 24 January 2005, submission of proposal outlines for Call 3 is open. The deadline for the submission of proposal outlines is 22 April 2005. Further information is available on the CELTIC website at http://www.celtic-initiative.org/ The proposal submission is split in two phases: Phase 1 Submission of Proposal Outlines (PO). These proposals will be evaluated until mid June 2005. Phase 2 Full Project Proposals (FPP) for those project outlines that have passed the assessment and were recommended to become a CELTIC project. The FPP submission period will be from 20 June to 6 October 2005. Technical Focus Proposals shall contribute to the CELTIC "Integrated Telecommunications Systems" approach and shall contribute to promoting the CELTIC "Pan-European laboratory" with suitable platforms and test vehicles. In Call 3, special emphasis is given to project proposals focusing on: - End-to-end fixed infrastructures - Multimedia Proposals focusing on other objectives are also welcome as long as they comply with the CELTIC Purple Book (version 2), which is available for download at http://www.celtic-initiative.org/Documents/CELTIC-PurpleBook-V2.pdf CELTIC Information Day On 16 February 2005 CELTIC will organise an Information Day, which is open to everybody. This events is a forum to present their proposals and to discuss new project ideas with interested experts or potential project partners. The information day is free of charge and will be held in Heidelberg, Germany. Further information is available at http://www.celtic-initiative.org/Events/events-2005/celtic_information_day_c all_3.asp Interested partners who would like to get into touch with consortia looking for additional companies or experts should consult the CELTIC partner search page and may also use our partner contact form at http://www.celtic-initiative.org/Contacts/find-a-partner.asp For further information please check our website at http://www.celtic-initiative.org or contact the CELTIC Programme Coordinator, Dr. Peter Herrmann (firstname.lastname@example.org). Heinz Brüggemann Director CELTIC Office, Heidelberg www.celtic-initiative.org Tel: +49 6221 989 372 Fax: +49 6221 989 451 Patrick SCHOULLER Ministère de l'Economie des Finances et de l'Industrie DIGITIP - STSI Représentant national aux comités des programmes IST, E-TEN, E-CONTENT, SIAP Point de contact national E-TEN et SIAP