The Information Society Technology Programme of the European Union’s 5th framework programme for research, technological development and demonstration –  under which Hungarian legal entities can participate in projects without restrictions –  has already published its 5th call for proposals with the deadline of 15 January 2001 and it is preparing to launch the next call for proposals in mid-January 2001 (see

The European Commission intends to involve the best teams of the Central- and Eastern European countries in projects that have already been selected, negotiated and contracted, and are actually under implementation. The condition of this extension is that the new contributions should be of mutual interest and evaluated in the same manner as the original project proposal. You may find a list of the pre-selected projects with URLs and addresses in the attached file for the following fields

The Information Society Technologies Co-ordination Point in Hungary in co-operation with the Unit E6 of the Directorate general INFSO of the European Commission is organising a project partnering/brokerage event 26-27 January 2001. At this event we will bring together the project co-ordinators with the potential Central and Eastern European organisations that can bring added value to these running projects in the field of microelectronics and opto-electronics (fields E5, E6). For the other fields similar events will be organised in the near future in different places.

The partners present at this meeting will have the opportunity to meet with the co-ordinators and the representatives of the European Commission and discuss the involvement in the projects, the submission of proposals by the co-ordinators, and conditions of obtaining funding for the research activities related to these projects.  Also, on the eve of European enlargement this offers an excellent chance to join the forefront of European-level research in your field.

If you feel that your organisation has the expertise and research capacity to make a meaningful contribution to this research you may indicate your interest by submitting the expression of interest form. This expression of interest should be sent before 12 January 2001 to me. You may know other projects could be extended too, if all requirements can be fulfilled.

The expression of interest will be transmitted to the project co-ordinator and the preparation of the special session can begin. You will find the preliminary agenda attached. It will be updated in upon receiving of title of presentations with the registration forms.

on 26-27 January 2001
in Budapest - Research and Development Division of the Ministry of Education
H-1052 Budapest, Szervita ter 8

List: ID acronym and URL to project information for E5-E6
E EURACCESS 10407  European advanced centers for coordinating and enabling support in long term silicon research
E5 NEXUS 29109 Network of Excellence in Multifunctional Microsystems
E5 TALENT 28180
E5 PROFIT 12529  Prediction of Temperature Gradients Influencing the Quality of Electronic Products
E6 TERAVISION 10154 Terahertz Frequency Imaging Systems for Biomedical & other Applications
E6 WILD 10787  Wide Aperture Coherent Laser Diodes for Erbium Doped Fibre Amplifiers
E6 GSQ 10450 Gallium Arsenide Second-Window Quantum Dot Lasers
E6 PCIC 11239 Photonic Crystal Integrated Circuits
E6 MAGIC-FEAT 11433 Meshes and Global Integration for Semiconductor Front-End Simulation
E6 EUROPRACTICE IC 12057 EUROPRACTICE IC service: Access to CAD tools and access to IC technologies for prototyping and small volume manufacture
E6 AGETHA 10292 Amber/Green Emitters targeting High Temperature Applications


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Mr. Vilmos Bognar:
NCP for IST in Hungary

H-1052 Budapest
Szervita ter 8.
Phone: +36.1.318.41.01
Fax: +36.1.318.41.01