The ICT Cluster receives and identifies numerous opportunities that could potentially offer its stakeholders a role in project partnerships at proposal stage. Depending on the programme these may vary from requests for specific research inputs to a need for end-user (proof of concept) type participation. Some of these are identified via regular searching of European partner match services; others are specific requests for a defined partner within this region due to network contacts established. In all cases speed and relevance of response are critical.
The Cluster is therefore developing a “personalised” information service so that relevant opportunities can be more accurately directed to potentially interested parties within the regional ICT community – whether SME, university research department or city council.
See below for examples of current opportunities.