Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: ICT-2013.10.3 | Award Amount: 968.59K | Year: 2014
In line with the new concept in Horizon 2020 which integrates industrial cooperation and innovation, and the need to go beyond the old extended workbench principle, two are the most important aspects of such ex-tension:\n1) to incorporate ETPs\n2) to increase the participation of innovation driven SMEs from both sides.\nIn this transition between FP7 ending and the launch of HORIZON 2020, comes the MED-Dialogue Support Action, brought forward by a balanced mixture of\n 7 MPC governmental and academic organisations directly involved in the elaboration of policies and on the promotion of the Research and Development cooperation locally and internationally,\n 4 EU partners experienced in Management and Strategy Consulting in the areas of Technology Re-search and Development, Industrial and Innovation Policies, and IT Research, highly experienced in the European Framework Programmes,\nsupported by an advisory group of more than 20 influential and knowledgeable stakeholders from the entire MPC region\nMED-Dialogue is a bridge for a two-way cooperation between the MPC and the EU aiming at four main objectives:\nA: Support through a flexible modular approach the Dialogue between EU and the Region in any form or structure, be that political, technical, formal, informal, by providing on demand customized timely in-put solidly documented on all the new Horizon 2020 concept aspects.\nB: Raise awareness on the H2020 first Calls and assist the organisations in the Region to prepare proposals and find partners in order to increase their participation in the Programme.\nC: Support the EC in the preparation of the Horizon 2020 workprogramme 2016-17, by identifying the strengths and opportunities in the MPC (through the identified and validated ICT priorities) for mutually beneficial cooperation.\nD: Support the coordination of International Cooperation instruments in the MPC by exploiting synergies of running projects and make recommendations for future INCO activities in H2020.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: ENV.2007.2.1.2.3. | Award Amount: 5.60M | Year: 2009
The implementation of the WFD in catchments with temporary rivers presents a significant challenge for watershed managers. The MIRAGE project will, for the first time, comprehensively investigate the applicability of specific management options under the characteristic flush and drought conditions of temporary streams. Through investigations in seven basins, MIRAGE will provide a framework for managing the many Mediterranean water bodies dominated by temporary waters. MIRAGE will deploy a multi-scale approach to improve understanding of temporary river responses to hydrologic, biogeochemical and sediment transport events. The principal research and project objectives of MIRAGE are to (1) provide an applicable and transferable set of reference conditions for temporary streams, specifically linking terrestrial and aquatic ecology; (2) determine effects of dry periods on accumulation and transformation of nutrients, sediments and hazardous substances on land and in river channels, at selected sites with test catchments. (3) specify and test measures to support achieving good ecological and water quality status including the integration of up- and downstream management. This will be done initially for the two mirror basins Candelaro (Italy) and Evrotas (Greece) in close cooperation with local water management organisations; (4) support the implementation of the WFD and the development of strategies for integrated water resources management for Mediterranean river basins, generalising from the Mirror Basins on the basis of modern ecohydrology concepts, in the context of characterising runoff regimes and flood responses on a regional basis. Five other Mediterranean catchments, including one in Morocco, will be used as the primary focus for this work; The transfer of experience and the establishment of common guidelines is then seen as a significant support for WFD implementation across the region.
French National Center for Scientific Research, University Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah and National Graduate School of Chemistry, Montpellier | Date: 2013-02-26
A method for the creation of a carbon-carbon (CC) bond or of a carbon-heteroatom (C-HE) bond includes reacting a compound carrying a leaving group with a nucleophilic compound carrying a carbon atom or a heteroatom (HE) capable of replacing the leaving group, thus creating a CC or C-HE bond, in which process the reaction is carried out in the presence of an effective amount of a catalytic system comprising at least one copper/butadienylphosphine complex.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: INCO.2013-9.1 | Award Amount: 1.03M | Year: 2013
CINEA brings together leading research organisations, industry associations and innovation players from the EU and the MED region to bridge the existing gap between research and innovation in the area of food and agriculture research (societal challange 2: food safety, sustainble agriculture). The ultimate goal is to facilitate the transfer of scientific knowledge to industries and public services and bi-regional cooperation between all stakeholders along the knowledge value chain in the agro-food domain, thus contributing to meeting European and national/regional sustainable development goals. This will be achieved through SWOT analysis of bi-regional R2I cooperation in the field of food and agriculture research with the feedback to policy level; Direct brokerage between research, public services and industry players in the agro-food area; Implementation of the CINEA innovation capacity building training programme Preparation of the set of pilot technology transfer projects involving European and Mediterranean research performers and users Creation of sustainable innovation support services CINEAs Central R2I Helpdesk Building synergies with other relevant initiatives in the region. The project builds on the fundamental of previous RTD cooperation capacity building initiatives (e.g. INCO ERA-WIDE projects MAP2ERA, FAWIRA, WATEREUS-MED) and involves leading Mediterranean research entities (INRAA, CBS, USF, USMBA), industry associations/ innovation support agencies (API, CGEM, ANVREDET). On the European side the consortium includes exemplarily innovative research organisations (CNRS) and technology providers (CENTA), and relevant expert organizations and facilitators in the field of innovation and technology transfer (UAGF, GIRAF).
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: ICT-2011.11.2 | Award Amount: 4.78M | Year: 2011
The main objective of Idealist2014 is reinforcing the network of National Contact Points (NCP) for ICT under FP7, by promoting further trans-national cooperation within this network. This cooperation will not be reduced to only ICT NCPs but also a degree of collaboration and networking with similar networks in parallel themes (Security, SSH, ENV, Transport, Energy, Health,...etc) especially in the context of joint/coordinated or PPP calls will be covered. Special focus is put on helping less experienced NCPs from Member States (MS) and Associated States (AS) to access the know-how accumulated in other countries and to apply it in a locally relevant and efficient manner. Furthermore Idealist2014 aims to address national and cross-border audiences, relying on the NCP network mainly established in the MS and AS at national and regional level, to stimulate, encourage and facilitate the participation in current and future Community ICT research of organisations of all types. Special focus is put on newcomers and SMEs, including organisations from MS, AS and ICPCs which comprise countries from Eastern European Partner Countries (EEPC), Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC) and selected ICPCs with high technical and economical potential.\nThe activities of Idealist2014 are incremental to the formal NCP responsibilities as they address the international aspects not covered by the nationally funded NCP role. It is built upon:\n-Experience gained over more than 15 years from the 7 preceding projects covering FP4 to FP7 and now the transition to FP8\n-Strengthening NCP cooperation with support for MS, AS and ICPCs\n-Provision of Training and Twinning for less experienced NCPs\n-Provision of partner search, pre- and full proposal quality support\n-Focused support for SMEs in the ICT sector and for organisations new to the FP\n-Provision of NCP support for countries with S&T international agreements\n-Promotion of opportunities and Idealist services ensuring a higher NCP visibility
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: ICT-2013.10.3 | Award Amount: 897.95K | Year: 2014
The ClusMED project is a Support Action (SA) intended to contribute to international cooperation between EU and MED countries in the field of ICT Regulations in support of Societal Challenges.\nClusMED aims at implementing cooperative research in the ICT sector through the identification, analysis and benchmarking of national ICT regulations, taking into consideration five target MED countries (Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco). The project will focus on the role of regulations as enablers of development in the ICT sector: to this end, it will assess and compare the ICT regulatory frameworks currently operating in MED countries, with the aim of identifying and sharing best practices. MED ICT regulations will also be benchmarked against some EU regulatory standards and experiences in overcoming barriers to the full exploitation of ICTs for tackling Societal Challenges. This objective will be mainly achieved through the implementation of multi-stakeholders workshops, which will also contribute to the setting up of a permanent dialogue between European and Mediterranean countries on regulatory issues in the ICT sector, as one of the key drivers of sustainable and inclusive growth.\nIn order to maximize the impact and diffusion of project results, ClusMED will build synergies with other relevant initiatives concerning international cooperation with MED countries, in particular with MOSAIC and MED Dialogue, the other two projects resulting from the call FP7-ICT-2011.10.3 International partnership building and support to dialogues and with EMERG, the Euro-Mediterranean Regulators Group initiative. ClusMED will also establish a proper exchange of information with relevant ICT European Technology Platforms.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: INCO.2010-6.2 | Award Amount: 496.38K | Year: 2010
The central goal of MAP2ERA is to reinforce the international research cooperation between Moroccos leading institute in medicinal & aromatic plants research NIMAP and ERA in the critically important areas (specifically FP7 Themes as Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Biotechnology, Environment and Health). This goal will be attained through pursuit of the following specific objectives: O.1: To widen and reinforce direct links between leading research teams of NIMAP and best relevant European research organizations by conducting a series of networking and partnering events, and facilitating direct mobility of scientists aimed at initiating new joint projects (including Joint Research Programme) and ideas exchange. O.2: To build the cooperation capacity in NIMAP by providing a comprehensive training to members of the Moroccan research institute to develop/enhance their skills and competences with regard to building international research partnerships (including acquiring and participating in FP7 projects), as well as other important complementary research competences. O.3: To guarantee the sustainability and long-lasting positive effect of the project by developing a comprehensive Development Strategy of NIMAP aiming at significant strengthening of the role the Institute plays in meeting the national socio-economic challenges & regional/international research activities. MAP2ERA brings together the best partners from ERA & Morocco: NIMAP (the leading MAP research institue in Morocco) will be directly supported through its European twinning partner ICSN, Europes best research institution in natural products chemistry & biology with research interests and capacities ideally matching NIMAPs. UA (with long-standing expertise in international project management and its vast network of partner ) and GIRAF (specialist training provider, project management expert with expertise in institutional development & organisation) usefully complement the consortium.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: INCO.2011-6.2 | Award Amount: 552.91K | Year: 2011
The overall objective of Morocco Research Advance in ICT for Water (MoICT) project is the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University in Morocco co-operational and technical capacities strengthening to reinforce the ICT for water research and application in the context of the European Research Area and development of research centre of excellence to respond to Moroccos socio-economic needs. More specifically, MoICT aims to set up an innovation collaboration framework to enhance cooperation between research and private sector and enable better conditions for young researchers. The specific objectives of the action have been formulated as follows: - Strategic strengthening of USMBA to become regional centre of excellence; - Strengthening of USMBA capacities for ICT research and application in water sector; - Raise of innovation capacities and quality of research management; - Better integration in ERA and enhanced EU-Morocco research cooperation in ICT and water sectors; - Research results and project information dissemination to wider EU/Mediterranean audiences; - Support to young researchers through targeted mobility scheme; - Fostering path to innovation through collaboration with industry stakeholders. The MoICT project main outcome will be better integration of Moroccan researchers in ERA and strengthened USMBA research centre in terms of: increased USMBA ICT and Water research capacities and established permanent dialogue with innovation actors; increased research management capabilities and regional coverage encompassing strategic relations within Morocco, Mediterranean countries and EU regions; enhanced number of international research partnerships and participation in the FP7; enabled better conditions for Moroccan young researchers scientific career. The project duration is 30 months, and brings together well defined mix of expertise in water research, ICT and strategic capacity building, represented by consortium of one Moroccan and three EU partners.
Ouzahra M.,University Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah
Automatica | Year: 2012
This paper considers feedback stabilization of distributed semilinear systems using switching controls. The semilinear processes, together with the switched controllers, constitute a type of switched nonlinear system. Three kinds of stabilizabilities, namely weak, strong and exponential stabilizabilities, are investigated one by one. Sets of sufficient conditions are obtained for each case. A necessary condition for strong stabilizability is given. The stabilizing control is characterized using a minimization problem. Applications to parabolic and hyperbolic like equations are considered. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
El-Mahdi O.,University Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah |
Melnyk O.,University of Lille Nord de France
Bioconjugate Chemistry | Year: 2013
Since the 1990s, α-oxo aldehyde or glyoxylic acid chemistry has inspired a vast array of synthetic tools for tailoring peptide or protein structures, for developing peptides endowed with novel physicochemical properties or biological functions, for assembling a large diversity of bioconjugates or hybrid materials, or for designing peptide-based micro or nanosystems. This past decade, important developments have enriched the α-oxo aldehyde synthetic tool box in peptide bioconjugation chemistry and explored novel applications. The aim of this review is to give a large overview of this creative field. © 2013 American Chemical Society.