29.10.2014 | Brussels, Belgium
Conference "e-Infrastructures for Africa: Gateways to the Future"
The conference is taking place on October 29, 2014 at Hotel Bloom, in Brussels, Belgium. The event is jointly organised by the eI4Africa and iMENTORS EU/FP7 funded projects and it will be held under the aegis of the European Commission (DG CONNECT) and the African Union Commission.
The conference aims at bringing together policy and research stakeholders from both Europe and Africa to discuss major developments and perspectives in the field of Africa-EU e-Infrastructures cooperation. The main outcomes of the eI4Africa and iMENTORS projects will be presented on this occasion.
Over 100 European and African key stakeholders in the field (from Institutions, National and International Companies, SMEs, Academia, Research institutes, etc.) coming from all over Europe and Africa will attend the event.
Registrations (free of charge) are now open at: http://e-infrastructures-for-africa-conference.eventbrite.com
More information (Format and Objectives, Agenda, Venue, Partners) on the Event page at http://ei4africa.eu/events/ei4africa-imentors-conference/
.About the projects:
eI4Africa (2012-2014) is an FP7 project aiming at boosting the research, technological development and innovation 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) and the Joint Africa-EU Strategic Partnership on ‘science, information society and space’ (JAES Partnership #8).
iMENTORS (2012-2014) is an FP7 project aiming at enhancing the effectiveness and coherence of EU research policies and international cooperation in the field of research infrastructures by building a virtual observatory and a decision-support system to position itself as the one-stop-shop data warehouse to publish and retrieve up-to-date information on all e-infrastructure development projects of the past 5 years in sub-Saharan Africa.