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Current and planned e-Infrastructure applications in Africa

July 20, 2013

News_EU-Africa_Sigma-OrionisThe eI4Africa FP7 project, coordinated by Sigma Orionis, aims at studying the current state of the art in e-Infrastructure application uptake in Africa, through an online questionnaire developed in March 2013.

The answers received will be vital in understanding the current e-Infrastructure scene and its impact in Africa, the e-Infrastructure application uptake in Africa, the identification of who are early adopters of e-Infrastructures (providers) and which user communities are early beneficiaries (consumers) of e-Infrastructures. A selection of applications will be shortlisted for development as African e-Infrastructure demonstrators to show the potential of e-Infrastructures in Africa across the world. The first results of the survey have been summarised into a report.

eI4Africa is an FP7 project funded by the European Commission (DG Connect) under the ‘Capacities Programme’ with the aim of boosting the Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) potential of African e-Infrastructures and to support policy dialogues and Euro-African cooperation in the framework of the joint Africa-EU Strategic Partnership on ‘trade, regional integration and infrastructures’ (JAES Partnership 3) as well as the Joint Africa-EU Strategic Partnership on ‘science, information society and space’ (JAES Partnership 8).

For further information, please visit the eI4Africa website.

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