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We invite the research community to submit innovative projects to collaborate to the development in the network area, including its applications, services and products.

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3rd BR-EU Coordinated Call on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

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The notice

The Department of Informatics Policies (Sepin) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and RNP make the 3rd Coordinated Call BR-EU on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) public. The interested parties submitted their development and technological innovation works at https://jems.sbc.org.br/ctic_eubr_3 (link is external), until April 21 under the form and conditions set forth in the document.

The purpose of the call is to achieve close collaboration between Brazilian and European R&D communities, considering especially institutions, which are strongly involved with industries related to the selected topics: Cloud Computing, including security aspects, High Performance Processing and Experimental Platforms.

Schedule

Call release: 3/2/2015
Deadline for submission of proposals: 4/21/2015, 11:55 pm (Brasília)
Result release: as of June 2015
Support to the approved proposals: as of July 2015
Complete call (updated on 4/1/2015)

Model for submission of proposals for Research and Development (link is external) (in English)
Model for submission of proposals for Knowledge Dissemination and Management (link is external) (in English)

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Selected projects

High Performance Processing
1. High Performance Computing for Energy (HPC4E)
The purpose of the project is to apply High Performance Processing techniques to the study of energies that represent the present and the future, including wind power generation, efficient combustion systems for fuels derived from biomass (biogas) and exploration geophysics for hydrocarbons reservoirs.
Support amount: R$ 6.5 million
Brazilian institutions involved
Fundação Coordenação de Projetos, Pesquisas e Estudos Tecnológicos (Coppe)
Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica  (LNCC)
Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA)
Petróleo Brasileiro S. A. (Petrobras)
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (INF-UFRGS)
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (CER-UFPE)
European institutions involved
Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) - Spain
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA) - France
Lancaster University (ULANC) - UK
Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) - Spain
Repsol S.A. (REPSOL) - Spain
Iberdrola Renovables Energía S.A. (IBR) - Spain
Total S.A. (TOTAL) – France
Cloud computing
2. Secure Big Data Processing in Untrusted Clouds (SecureCloud)
The SecureCloud project aims to use the latest technologies in study and implementation of a solution to provide confidentiality, integrity and availability for applications running in cloud environments.
Support amount: R$ 4.3 million    
Brazilian institutions involved
Instituto de Tecnologia para o Desenvolvimento  (Lactec)
Universidade Federal de Campina Grande  (UFCG)
Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR)
Universidade Federal de Itajubá (Unifei)
Copel Distribuição SA
CAS TECNOLOGIA S/A
Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia (Inmetro)
European institutions involved
Technische Universität Dresden - Germany
Imperial College - UK
University of Neuchâtel - Switzerland
Chocolate Cloud ApS - Denmark
Synclab S.r.l. - Italy
Israel Electric Corporation Ltd - Israel
CloudSigma AG - Switzerland
3. Europe Brazil Collaboration of Big Data Scientific Research through Cloud-Centric Applications (EUBra – BigSea)
Creation of sustainable international cooperation in the field of cloud services for big data analysis is the main purpose of the EUBra-BIGSEA project. It uses the consortium partners' multidisciplinary experience and knowledge in cloud computing, data analysis, security and software-defined services to achieve the goals of the proposal. In addition, the project also provides technology transfer to real use cases.
Support amount: R$ 4.9 million
Brazilian institutions involved
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG)
Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná  (UTFPR)
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
IBM Research Brazil
European institutions involved
Universitat Politècnica de València - Spain
Barcelona Supercomputing Centre - Spain
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici - Italy
Trust-IT Services Ltd. - UK
Universidade de Coimbra - Portugal
Politecnico di Milano - Italy
4. Fostering an International Dialogue between Europe and Brazil (EUBrasilCloud Forum) 
The EUBrasilCloudFORUM cooperation project aims to promote an environment that enables market research results to be absorbed, including organizations of all types and sizes. Thus, supporting the growth of economies in both Brazil and Europe. To this end, the project will create a web-based market place, offering a concrete and practical list of success cases and services that have emerged from the BR-EU partnership.
In addition, the project aims to structure a community-driven forum, which promotes dialogues about research and innovation in the cloud computing area. Out of the five selected projects, this one is aimed at knowledge dissemination and management - the others are for research and development (R&D).
Support amount: R$ 1.6 million
Brazilian institutions involved
Universidade de Brasília (UnB)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)
European institutions involved
Universidade de Coimbra (UC) - Portugal
Trust-IT Services Ltd. (TRUST-IT) - UK
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) - Ireland
Experimental Platforms
5. Federated Union of Telecomunications Research Facilities for an EU-Brazil Open Laboratory (Football)
The general goal of the Football project is to develop and implement research structures together with a control platform in Europe and Brazil, which enable experimental research in the area of convergence between optical and wireless networks. The project also proposes to create a sustainable and collaborative ecosystem between Brazil and Europe in favor of the development of research and innovation.
Support amount: R$ 4.9 million
Brazilian institutions involved
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Ufes)
Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC)
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)
Intel Brazil
Digitel S.A. Indústria Electrônica 
European institutions involved
Trinity College Dublin - Ireland
University of Bristol - UK
Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT Ou - Finland
Instituto de Telecomunicações – Aveiro - Portugal
PT Inovação e Sistemas AS - Portugal
Intel Mobile Communications GmbH - Germany
European Notice of the 3rd Coordinated Call
The European notice (link is external) of the 3rd BR-EU Coordinated Call on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is available on the European Commission site. Please, note that the deadline for submission of proposals is April 21, at 5 pm (Brussels time).
Self-Assessment Form
Using the assessment methodology of the European partners as example, projects can be self-assessed. The form is available to the proponents, who would like to get assessment of their proposal on their own. The intention is to find ways to improve proposals before the official submission.

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