Monaco, 6-8 June 2017 – DISCOVERY showcased its Transatlantic ICT Forum (TIF) at Booth No. 77 at Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. TIF is established to support policy debate and to provide opinions and recommendations to transatlantic dialogues and ICT R&I cooperation. Under the umbrella of the TIF, three working groups on key thematic areas in ICT – policy and regulations, funding mechanisms and cyber security – bring the Forum high-level expertise and insights on subject matters and work together to enhance the transatlantic collaboration in the field of ICT. TIF provides Input Papersand Policy Briefs on ICT policy and regulations, funding mechanisms for ICT R&I and cyber security, including insights and recommendations for transatlantic collaboration in ICT R&I.
DISCOVERY at DataCloud Europe 2017
DISCOVERY and Cloud 28+ Collaboration
Sharing a booth with Cloud 28+, DISCOVERY exchanged benefits and expertise with leaders of Cloud 28+ community. The R&I focus of DISCOVERY offers an interesting perspective to the broad Cloud 28+ ecosystem. DISCOVERY offers an international cooperation toolkit that includes a set of mechanisms and tools to facilitate cooperation in ICT R&I between Europe and North America, for example, funding agencies directory, and initiation guide to transatlantic ICT cooperation. This toolkit is helpful for researchers and entrepreneurs to initiate their journey in finding potential partners across the Atlantic, especially through the DISCOVERY partner search tool shown to the visitors to the booth. It can provide extra value to Cloud 28+ platform and ecosystem. In the meanwhile, Cloud 28+ platform offers higher visibility to DISCOVERY offerings.
At the Datacloud Europe, DISCOVERY also talks with key members within Cloud 28+ community, for instance, Telefonica, Hydro 66 and EBRC, to collect insights and good practices for partnership building. Main takeaways from those conversations are Data Centers in Europe are highly competitive, and can allure more business from North America because of the ever-tightening privacy control over international data flow and data privacy protection. Data Centre Co-location provides a clean, easy and low-cost solution to issues generated from the international data flow.
DISCOVERY adds colour to the international dimension of Cloud 28+ community. Looking forward to more impactful result from this significant collaboration between DISCOVERY and Cloud 28+.
More about DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY provides the Transatlantic Cooperation Toolkit which includes a set of mechanisms and tools to support dialogues and facilitate cooperation in ICT R&I between Europe and North America (US and Canada). It includes the Transatlantic ICT Forum, DISCOVERY Partner Search Tool, Guidance for ICT R&I Cooperation, and Working Groups on Funding Mechanisms, ICT Policy and Regulations, and Cybersecurity.
The benefits of Transatlantic ICT Forum (TIF):
• A unique platform to promote tri-party EU, Canada and US policy dialogues and transatlantic cooperation in the field of ICT. TIF organises an Annual Conference to realise this mission.
• High-level senior expertise on key thematic areas in ICT. TIF is supported by Working Groups on Funding Mechanisms, ICT Policy and Regulations and Cybersecurity that develop recommendations on transatlantic ICT collaboration in their field of their expertise. Furthermore, transatlantic think tanks provide expert insights to policy recommendations, and funding programmes analysis, adding value to the policy inputs.
• Information on funding opportunities for transatlantic cooperation in ICT. TIF provides a directory of funding agencies from Europe, US and Canada. With the support from the Working Group, the Input Paper on Funding Mechanisms provides current collaborative funding models as well as insights, comparative analysis and recommendations to facilitate transatlantic ICT R&I cooperation.
• Hot topics, project ideas and technical recommendations for cybersecurity collaborations across the Atlantic. TIF provides the Input Paper on Cybersecurity which identifies prioritised cybersecurity focus areas, recommendations and user scenarios to guide transatlantic cooperation in the domain of cybersecurity.
• Comparative analysis of EU, US and Canada ICT policies, with a focus on Intellectual Property, data protection, regulatory environment and government support for digital innovation. The Input Paper on ICT Policy and Regulations also provides recommendations on these key areas for transatlantic business and ICT R&I cooperation.
• A follow-up to transatlantic policy dialogues in science and technology. TIF provides timely updates on bilateral EU-US and EU-Canada S&T agreements and other policy dialogues related to ICT through DISCOVERY news and social media channels.
• Networking. TIF offers networking opportunities through workshops, working groups meetings and online DISCOVERY community to engage with policy makers, funding agencies representatives, ICT industry, researchers and academia from both sides of the Atlantic.