The EU seeks to make a number of Future Emerging Technology Flagship projects which will be exemplary projects within the EU in relationship to significant challenges.
Further information: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.CooperationDetailsCallPage&call_id=330#infopack
This call covers a large range of areas:
a) Internetconnected Objects
b) Networked Media and Search Systems
c) Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE)
d) Cognitive Systems and Robotics
e) Smart components and smart systems integration
f) New paradigms `for embedded systems, monitoring and control towards complex systems engineering
g) Computing Systems
h) Core and disruptive photonic technologies
i) Flexible, Organic and Large Area Electronics and Photonics
Projects in collaboration with Universities in Brazil are sought in the following areas:
b) Networked Monitoring and Control
c) Future Internet - experimental facilities
d) Future Internet - security
A number of calls for projects relating to data and information including:
Research Information Management: Projects to expand the community of HE institutions and organisations which are using the CERIF standard.
Geospatial : Projects to increase the use of geospatial tools, infrastructure (data and services) and information for learners, teachers and researchers; to enhance tools and services and related practice as well as identifying future requirements.
JISC is looking for projects (~£50-100K) in the areas of re-packaging or re-presenting digital content and in the area of presenting new digital content to the community.
Further information is available at:http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2010/09/grant1110.aspx
The Council for Industry and Higher Education has said that the Creative, digital and information technology businesses must be prioritised alongside science and engineering if the UK is to capitalise in a growing industry.
Further information: http://www.cihe.co.uk/cihe-task-force-urges-far-reaching-changes-to-ensure-uk-is-a-leader-in-the-creative-digital-and-information-technology-industries/
JISC is looking for small projects (5 months £50-100K) to look at techniques for digitising small collections and prototyping new techniques for digitisation.
Further information: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2010/10/grant16...
EPSRC and JISC have a call out for Cloud Computing Pilot projets. These projects are for upto 6 months in duration and a total budget available of £600,000. They expect to fund around 5-10 projects. All projects must start by the 1st Febrary 2011. The intention is that projects will explore the tools and methods that are required for cloud computing.
Further information can be found at: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/open/cloudcomputing/Pages/default.aspx
A successful workshop was held to discuss the use of Condor at Newcastle University. We have been working on a new deployment of Condor at Newcastle University which is a major update to the current software and includes extensions for power saving developed in conjunction with Arjuna Technologies. We also had a number of presentations from current Condor users to demonstrate how Condor can be used to aid in their research.
The Digital Institute was present at this years All Hands meeting with both a Booth and a number of presentations. This allowed us to highlight the work of Newcastle University in the areas of e-Science and Digital Technologies. Paul Watson, Hugo Hiden, Simon Woodman and Stephen McGough attended the meeting and were able to present the work to attendees and discuss potential collaborations.