Date(s) - 11 Oct 2013
1:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Category(ies) No Categories
Announcement – Report of the second BIC EWG Workshop now available here –> BIC DeitY EWG Oct 13 report.
The BIC India Extended Working Group (EWG) held a workshop 11th October 2013 in New Delhi to follow up meeting of the successful launch meeting held on 21st May’ 2013 in the same venue, whose report can be found here. The purpose of this workshop was to discuss and agree upon the approaches, mechanisms and action points to carry forward the aspects that were already discussed and the views on the EWG objectives that emerged at the launch meeting.
This workshop mainly aims to discuss the approaches to identify the research areas /bodies/ institutes for cooperation with other country EWGs and their research programmes, to align itself with other stake holders such as Government of India, EU delegation to India, industry and other research bodies and working groups under the common domain of Cyber Security / Trustworthy ICT and define measures for sustainability of the BIC objectives through the EWG philosophy.
A number of approaches to build, grow & sustain EWGs for effective multi-lateral INCO between India – EU cooperation for the BIC India EWG were agreed:
- EWG should focus on four key dimensions/pillars: Identifying research areas for INCO in trustworthy ICT; Availability of mechanisms for INCO; Attaining proper levels of coordination and support by government; and Focus on research & innovation by developing pathways to strong industry participation.
- EWG leader would approach the Government of India about participation to an India – EU workshop on cooperation being planned for first half of 2014.
- EWG leader and members would discuss with the Government of India about future structure(s) for the EWG including the establishment of a Centre of Excellence that would have a governing body, the access to key researchers and necessary facilities for the EWG.
- EWG will look to set up a symposium to gather researchers together to further explore the research topics of mutual interest, possibly in conjunction with the India – EU event being held in the first half of 2014 as described above.
- EWG should focus on key priority topics in H2020 e.g. cryptography, identity management, privacy, … where both the EU and India strengths can be mutually combined.
In concluding the event, both the representatives from the European Delegation to India and Government of India expressed encouragement for the tangible efforts of the BIC India EWG and gave excellent suggestions on how to follow up these activities.
The presentations made at the EWG workshop can be found at the links below.
Welcome and Opening by Mr. Abhishek Sharma and Mr. James Clarke Welcome_EWG
Horizon 2020 & ICT WPs 2014-15 by Dr. Klaus Pendl, EU Delegation to India H2020_EWG_India
The full report of the BIC India EWG workshop held on 11th October 2013 is available here –> BIC DeitY EWG Oct 13 report.