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PROPOSAL FOR THE PILOT MACRO-REGIONAL

PROJECT „VIRTUAL SCIENCE AND


TECHNOLOGY PARK“ OF TRANSFORMATIONAL
CHARACTER AND FOCUSED ON RESEARCH
AND INNOVATION

PROPOSAL FOR THE PILOT MACRO-REGIONAL PROJECT „VIRTUAL SCIENCE AND


TECHNOLOGY PARK“ OF TRANSFORMATIONAL CHARACTER AND FOCUSED ON
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

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PROPOSAL FOR THE PILOT MACRO-REGIONAL
PROJECT „VIRTUAL SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY PARK“ OF TRANSFORMATIONAL
CHARACTER AND FOCUSED ON RESEARCH
AND INNOVATION

1. Content

1. Content 2
2. Executive Summary 3

A. Target of the macro-regional project 3


B. Duration of the macro-regional project 3
C. Funding of the macro-regional project 3
D. Current state of institutional cooperation on the macro-regional project 21 of the DKC 4

3. Position of the Commission Services on the development of the Partnership Agreement


and programmes in SLOVAKIA for the period 2014-2020 6

A. Position of the Commission Services on the development of the Partnership Agreement and programmes
in SLOVAKIA for the period 2014-2020 – the most important aspects of the Position Paper 6
B. Position of the Commission Services on the development of the Partnership Agreement and programmes
in SLOVAKIA for the period 2014-2020 – outline of priorities and specific objectives in relation to macro-
regional project no. 21 6

4. National Structural Funds 2013 - pilot project to be prepared 8

A. Pilot project „Basic virtual science and technology park“ 8

5. FP7 - pilot projects to be prepared 22

6. Pilot project – part 4 23


7. Pilot project – parts 1, 9 and 10 27

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2. Executive Summary

A. Target of the macro-regional project

 To create a framework for various institutions in the Danube Region (universities, churches, research
centres, chambers of engineers, cities, enterprises, etc.) with the purpose of:
o common preparation of and support for supranational, macro-regional projects,
o creation of a strong, „influential“ synergic effect (project contents, financial resources) on national
as well as European institutions – important cooperation and influence of institutions, in particular
those from old Member States, especially Austria and Germany.
 To use unabsorbed resources from the Structural Funds in new Member States (e.g. in Slovakia).
 To make the direct cooperation (on the basis of a contract) between institutions (from various sectors and
states) more efficient by the establishment of participative cooperation in supranational projects.
 To establish a real connection and cooperation between a group of humanities-oriented institutions
(humanities-oriented universities, traditional European churches, public institutions...) and a group of
technically oriented institutions (technically oriented universities, private companies...), through which they
will help and support each other. Both groups find it hard to assert themselves –on the one hand, we feel
antipathy to values and churches and that technically-oriented universities threaten humanities-oriented
universities (the DKC offers a solution – to create a platform supporting family based on traditional
Christian values within the Tomáš Munk Centres in order to re-boost the fundamental Christian values). On
the other hand, we witness influential groups recklessly impede the practical use of innovative materials or
technologies just to satisfy their short-term, power and financial interests, or we encounter the opinion
that humanities-oriented universities threated technically-oriented universities (here the DKC offers
a solution – to use the „UHPC 200 – Ultra High Performance Concrete“ material together with the electro-
mobile technology and the automated management system for the creation of a light, automated electro-
mobile route in big Central European cities with the purpose of job creation and creation of entrepreneurial
opportunities). The pilot project will create a framework which will facilitate reaching the objectives of both
groups, but only through voluntary and mutual support and unforced cooperation.

B. Duration of the macro-regional project

 18-months´ implementation stage of the pilot project, finished in summer 2015 (the pilot project will create
conditions for the implementation of several supranational, macro-regional projects (of high European
added value) in the next financial period, while – due to the fact that the current financial period is coming
to an end and a new one will begin soon – it is necessary to use unabsorbed financial resources for the
funding of pilot projects).

C. Funding of the macro-regional project

 In 2013:
o unabsorbed resources from the Structural Funds in new Member States (e.g. resources in the
Operational Programme Research and Development in Slovakia)

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o resources from the Seventh Framework Programme,


 In the financial period of 2014 – 2020:
o resources foreseen by legislation – Structural Funds, the new „Connect Europe“ facility,
CIP/COSME, Horizon 2020, ERASMUS, LEONARDO, Marie Curie, LIFE, resources of the European
Institute of Innovation and Technology in Budapest,
o Resources foreseen brand new legislation which will reflect the new integration trend of the EU –
Union Development Fund which will enrich the curtailed cohesion policy and, at the same time, it
will create room for old and new Member States to jointly influence the new integration process.

D. Current state of institutional cooperation on the macro-regional project 21 of the DKC:

The private sector:

 Slovak Chamber of Civil Engineers:


 Czech Chamber of Chartered Engineers and Technicians Engaged in Construction, Prague, Czech Republic,
 Ingenieurkammer Sachsen, Nemecko,
 KPMG Slovakia s.r.o.,
 PricewaterhouseCoopers Czech Republic, s.r.o.
 Hewlett-Packard Slovakia, s.r.o.,
 Atos IT Solutions and Services s.r.o.,
 SOITRON, a.s.,
 Global Water Partnership,
 DHI Slovakia, s.r.o.,
 Bratislava Water Company, a.s..

Universities and research institutes:

 TU Gratz:
o Em.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn., Lutz Sparowitz,
o Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Bernhard Freytag, Labor für KonstruktievenIngenierbau (LKI).
 Charles’ University, Prague, Czech Republic:
o Karel Sládek, Theological faculty,
o Tomáš Mrňávek, Theological faculty,
 University of Palacký, Olomouc, Czech Republic:
o Pavel Ambros, Theological Faculty,
o Michal Altrichte, Theological Faculty,
 St. Athanas Greek Catholic Theological School, Nyíregyháza, Hungary:
o Tamás Véghseő
 Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Cluj, Romania:
o Radu Preda,
 Pontifical Academy of Theology, Krakow, Poland:
o Przemyslaw Nowakowski,
 Christian Assmbly of Sacred Art Creators „Ecclesia“, Krakow, Poland:
o Zygfryd Kot,
 Kirilo-Metodievski naucen centar Balgarska akadimija na naukite, Sofia, Bulgaria:
o Svetlina Nikolova,

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 Istitut slavianovedenija Rossijskoj akademii nauk, Moskva, Russian Federation:


o Jelena Uzenova,
 Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava:
o prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.Vladimír Benko, PhD., Vice Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering, President of the
Slovak Chamber of Civil Engineers,
o prof. Ing. Andrej Šoltéz, CSc., Faculty of Civil Engineering,
o prof. Ing. Ľubomír Šooš, PhD., Dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
o doc. Ing. Pavel Čičák, PhD., Dean, Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies
 Comenius University in Bratislava,
o Mgr. Ľubomír Batka, PhD., Dean, Evangelical Lutheran Theological Faculty,
o Doc. Mgr. Vincent Múcska, PhD., Dean, Faculty of Philosophy,
 University of Žilina,
o prof. Ing. Ján Čelko CSc., Vice Rector - University of Žilina,
o prof. Ing. Milan Dado, CSc., Dean, Faculty of Economy, University of Žilina,
 University of Economy in Bratislava:
o prof. JUDR. Ľudmila Novacká, PhD.,
o University of Trnava– Theological Faculty, ThLic. Miloš Lichner SJ, Dean:
 University of Technology in Košice,
o doc. RNDr. Anton Lavrin CSc., University of Technology in Košice,
 Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra,
o Prof. PaedDr. Bernard Garaj, CSc., Dean, Faculty of Philosophy,
o Doc. PhDr. Martin Hetényi, PhD., Faculty of Philosophy:
 University of Prešov,
o doc. Mgr. Slávka Tomaščíková, PhD., Vice Rector
 Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra:
o prof. Ing. Dušan Húska, PhD.,
o doc. Ing. Ľuboš Jurík, PhD.

Churches:

 Conference of Bishops of Slovakia,


 Western district of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovakia,
 Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in Slovakia.

Cooperation with the public sector (state administration):

 Government Office of the Slovak Republic,


 Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic,
 Ministry of Inferior of the Slovak Republic.

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3. Position of the Commission Services on the


development of the Partnership Agreement and
programmes in SLOVAKIA for the period 2014-2020

A. Position of the Commission Services on the development of the Partnership Agreement and
programmes in SLOVAKIA for the period 2014-2020 – the most important aspects of the
Position Paper

 Strong alignment with the Europe 2020 agenda and Stability Programme:
o The CSF funds represent one of the most important instruments of fulfilment of European priorities
defined in the Europe 2020 agenda,
o Investments are focused on a limited number of priorities with clear objectives,
o The paradigm of perception of these funds as funds to which the state is entitled regardless their use
for particular purposes and results must be changed,
o National resources should not only be used for co-funding of investments supported by EU funds but
also for funding of additional activities which will not be funded by EU funds,
 Administrative capacity:
o The paper deals with administrative capacity and quality of public administration, human
resources, enforceability and efficiency of the legal system and institutional challenges,
o A broad-based approach to the public sector (efficiency, effectiveness, transparency) – it is
necessary to focus on the creation of the system for using CSF funds, as they represent
prerequisites for effective programming, negotiation with the EC as well as the implementation of
the CSF funds in Slovakia.
 Strategic approach and promotion of a supraregional approach and cooperation and the use of the EUSDR
framework:
o Problems cannot be solved at national level, solutions must be sought in cross-border cooperation
or at supranational level.
 Ability to justify and analyze the priorities, including alignment with ex-ante conditionality, in particular in
the area of:
o drafting strategies for transport, research and innovation, higher and life-long learning, efficient public
administration, fisheries and aquacultural sector,
o compliance with EU law in the field of energy efficiency and the environment and compliance with
measures enhancing employment in the EU,
o creation of a monitoring system for state aid.
 The principle of partnership and involvement of partners at higher levels.

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B. Position of the Commission Services on the development of the Partnership Agreement and
programmes in SLOVAKIA for the period 2014-2020 - outline of priorities and specific
objectives in relation to the macro-regional project 21.

1. Innovation-friendly business environment


 Thematic objectives:
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation. (also in the macro-regional project)
o Enhancing access to and, use and quality of information and communication technologies. (also in the
macro-regional project)
o Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, the agricultural sector and the fisheries and aquaculture
sector. (also in the macro-regional project)
o Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning. (also in the macro-regional project)
2. Infrastructure for economic growth and jobs
 Thematic objectives:
o Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures (also in the
macro-regional project)
3. Human capital growth and improved labour market participation
 Thematic objectives:
o Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility. (also in the macro-regional project)
o Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty. (also in the macro-regional project)
o Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning. (also in the macro-regional project)
4. Sustainable and efficient use of natural resources
 Thematic objectives:
o Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors. (also in the macro-regional project)
o Promoting climate change adaptation and risk prevention and management. (also in the macro-
regional project)
o Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency. (also in the macro-regional project)
5. A modern and professional administration
 Thematic objective:
o Enhancing institutional capacity and ensuring an efficient public administration. (also in the macro-
regional project)
o Enhancing access to, use and quality of information and communication technologies (also in the
macro-regional project)

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4. National Structural Funds 2013 - pilot project to be


prepared

A. Pilot project „Basic virtual science and technology park“

Possibilities of the funding of paralel pilot projects in 2013:

Due to the fact that multisource funding of projects is envisaged for the financial period 2014-2020 (e.g. funding of
one project from the OP Horizon 2020, resources of the OP Danube Strategy, which will replace the OP South-East
Europe, as well as from resources of several national OPs) in the process of fiscal and political integration of the EU.
Thus in 2013, there will be an opportunity to get ready for such supranational, multisource funding of projects by
means of a synergic use of the small remainder of sources in national OPs from the financial period 2007-2013. We
can take full advantage of this opportunity to prepare (on the basis of a voluntary decision to cooperate on the
contents) and to implement in synergy parallel (with identical contents) national pilot projects focused on the
priorities and specific objectives of the EU for the period 2014-2020, which have been defined in Position Papers on
the preparation of partnership agreements for the individual MS's. Despite the short time for preparation, at least 2
or 3 countries can make it, while trying out new forms of supranational cooperation in which they will be able to
define the concrete contents of supranational projects for the 2014-2020 period in line with the rules for the current
2007-2013 financial period as well as with the priorities and specific objectives of the EU for the period 2014-2020.

In practice, it can be for example synergic funding of pilot projects e.g. from some of the following national
(regional) OPs (http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/country/prordn/index_en.cfm):

 Operational Programme Research and Development of the Slovak Republic,


 Operational Programme Research and Development of Innovation of the Czech Republic,
 Operational Programme Development of Competitiveness of Bulgarian economy,
 Operational Programme Enhancing Economic Competitiveness of Romania,
 Operational Programme Saxony of Germany,
 Operational Programme Bavaria of Germany,
 Operational Programme Styria of Austria.

 EXAMPLE - OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC:


o Priority axis 2 - Support to research and development, Measure 2.2 „Transfer of knowledge and
technology from research and development into practice“,
 Specific objective: Increase the level of cooperation of R&D institutions with the society
and economy through the transfer of knowledge and technology, thereby facilitating
economic growth of the regions and of the whole Slovakia.
o Priority axis 4 - Support to research and development in the Bratislavaregion, Measure č. 4.2
„Transfer of knowledge and technology from research and development into practice in the
Bratislava region“:

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AND INNOVATION

 Specific objective: Increase the level of cooperation of R&D institutions with the society
and economy through the transfer of knowledge and technology, thereby facilitating
economic growth of the regions and of the whole Slovakia.
O NECESSARY STEPS:
 AMENDMENT OF THE PROGRAMME MANUAL OF OP R&D (THE DKC AS AN APPLICANT,
PROGRAMMING OF RULES FOR THE PILOT PROJECT WHICH WILL REPRESENT A CONTENT
TRANSFORMATION STEP TOWARDS A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT FOR THE PERIOD
2014-2020) – 30 JUNE 2013,
 RESOLVE THE PROBLEM OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT BY 30 JUNE 2013 AT THE LATEST
 PREPARATION AND ISSUANCE OF A CALL FOR A NATIONAL PILOT PROJECT – BY 31 JULY
2013,
 DEADLINE: 31 SEPTEMBER 2013.

The purpose of the pilot macro-regional project “Virtual science and technology park” is to lay down the foundations
for the science and technology park by creating a virtual environment and necessary infrastructure. Such
environment will enable the networking of various research teams which will prepare – in the light of structured
policies – the following parts of the pilot macro-regional project:

 Competitiveness, growth and employment of Centrally governed union:


o Part 6: Research on “Tourism in the Danube Region as an ecological and sustainable instrument of
economic growth”
o Part 7: Research on “Ultra High Performance Concrete”
o Part 8: Research on “Electromobiles for an automated light electromobile route”
o Part 9: Research on “Automated transport management system for a light electromobile route”
o Part 11: Research on “Preparation of integrated water management”
o Part 14: Research on “Efficent use of energy and energy resources”
o Part 15: Research on “Possibilities of using geothermal energy in relation to energy networks”
 Young people in Centrally governed union:
o Part 3: Research on “The position of family and education of young people in Centrally governed
union”
o Part 4: Research on “The civilization purpose of the Centrally governed union and a proposal for
an educational system of the Centrally governed union”
o Part 5: Research on “Cooperative learning – institutionalisation of cooperation between
employers and universities”
 Security and social character of the Centrally governed union:
o Part 13: Research on “Centre for migration, simulations and extraordinary situations in the
Centrally governed union”
o Part 16: Research on “Safety and quality of foodstuffs in Centrally governed union”
 Democratic legitimacy and accountability in Centrally governed union:
o Part 2: Research on: “Democratic legitimacy and accountability in Centrally governed union and
supranational, interinstitutional cooperation”
o Part 10: Research on “Spreading information and services in Centrally governed union”
o Part 12: Research on “Efficiency audit of public administration and civil service in Centrally
governed union”

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Creation of a virtual environment and necessary infrastructure in Part 1 of the pilot, macro-regional project:

 Content of Part 1: A proposal for maximisation of the scientific and research potential of the Centrally
governed union through networking the research and development infrastructure capacities in a virtual
science and technology park which will be created by networking of several radically different
supranational research teams. The CLOUD COMPUTING technology will be used for this purpose:
o analysis of the current state and condition of the existing networks, data bases and other ICT
technologies necessary for the creation of a virtual environment for maximisation of the scientific
and technological potential of the Centrally governed union by networking research and
development capacity within the virtual science and technology park,
o research, proposal and implementation of the proposal for the creation of a pilot environment for
the science and technology park by optimising the use, development and completion of the
existing ICT infrastructure,
o Research, proposal and implementation of the proposal for a supranational communication
infrastructure,
o research, proposal and implementation of the proposal for the pilot information system of the
virtual science and technology park.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly
business environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.
o Enhancing access to and, use and quality of information and communication technologies.
 Content of both the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Supporting an efficient transfer of knowledge and results of research and mobilisation of
innovative links,
o Strengthening cooperation between institutions, networking, optimisation and development
of the existing research and innovation infrastructure,
o Improving the quality of each component of the "knowledge triangle" – education,research
and innovation – is essential.

Competitiveness, growth and employment of Centrally governed union

Part 6:

 Content of Part 6: Research on “Tourism in the Danube region as an ecological and sustainable tool of
economic growth“:
o an analysis and research of the route and concrete objects (sacral tourism, cycling routes,
entertainment tourism, sightseeing, sports and recreational tourism) in the Danube and North-
south tourism corridor,
o an analysis and research of supranational, integrated tourism services packages of the Danube and
North-south tourism corridor,
o a proposal for the route and concrete objects (sacral tourism, cycling routes, entertainment
tourism, sightseeing, sports and recreational tourism) in the Danube and North-south tourism
corridor,
o a proposal for supranational, integrated tourism services packages of the Danube and North-south
tourism corridor.
o solution of the pilot territory.

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 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly


business environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation
o Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, the agricultural sector and the fisheries and
aquaculture sector.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Human capital growth and
improved labour market participation“
o Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility.
o Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning.
 Content of both the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Supporting measures to promote SMEs in quickly growing cultural and creative fields and
related services,
o Supporting measures to develop the potential of water culture and tourism excursions.

Part 7:

 Content of Part 7: Research on „Ultra-High Performance Concrete“ :


o the possible ways of use of the innovative UHPC 200 technology,
o development of and proposal for new options of use of the innovative technology – UHPC 200
(Ultra-High Performance Concrete),
o drafting project studies on light, automated electro-mobile routes in big cities of the Danube
Region (e.g. in CENTROPE).
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly business
environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation
o Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, the agricultural sector and the fisheries and aquaculture
sector.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Infrastructure for economic
growth and jobs“
o Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Human capital growth and
improved labour market participation“
o Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility.
 Content of both the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Sustainability of urban mobilityy:
 Integrated approach,
 Supporting the shift to a more efficient use of resources and to low-carbon economy,
clean urban transport – supporting decarbonisation and decreasing the emission rate,
 Supporting an efficient transfer and application of knowledge and new technologies
in practice.
o Supporting SMEs in quickly growing fields,
o Supporting measures for employment growth.

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Part 8:

 Content of Part 8: Research on „Basic virtual Danube centre for smart technologies, systems and
services“:
o an analysis of the possible ways of use of the electro-mobile technology for a light, automated
electro-mobile route,
o a proposal for the use of the electro-mobile technology for a light, automated electro-mobile
route,
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly business
environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation
o Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, the agricultural sector and the fisheries and aquaculture
sector.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Infrastructure for economic
growth and jobs“
o Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Human capital growth and
improved labour market participation“
o Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Sustainable and efficient use of
natural resources“
o Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors.
o Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.
 Content of both the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Sustainability of urban mobilityy:
 Integrated approach,
 Supporting the shift to a more efficient use of resources and to low-carbon economy,
clean urban transport – supporting decarbonisation and decreasing the emission rate,
 Supporting an efficient transfer and application of knowledge and new technologies
in practice.
o Supporting SMEs in quickly growing fields,
o Supporting measures for employment growth.

Part 9:

 Content of Part 9: Research on „Automated transport management system for a light, automated electro-
mobile route“:
o an analysis of the conditions for research and a proposal for an automated transport management
system for a light, automated electro-mobile route,
o development and proposal for an automated transport management system for a light, automated
electro-mobile route.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly business
environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.
o Enhancing access to and, use and quality of information and communication Technologies.
o Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, the agricultural sector and the fisheries and aquaculture
sector.

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 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Infrastructure for economic
growth and jobs“
o Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Human capital growth and
improved labour market participation“
o Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility.
 Content of both the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Sustainability of urban mobilityy:
 Integrated approach,
 Supporting the shift to a more efficient use of resources and to low-carbon
economy, clean urban transport – supporting decarbonisation and
decreasing the emission rate,
 Supporting an efficient transfer and application of knowledge and new
technologies in practice.
o Supporting SMEs in quickly growing fields,
o Supporting measures for employment growth.

Part 11:

 Content of Part 11: Research on “Preparation of integrated water management“:


o Mapping and identification of important point and non-point source pollution of surface and
ground water, and of hydro-morphological changes of surface water (completion of the existing
databases in cooperation with relevant state administration, self-government and expert
institutions and other relevant entities),
o Verification of the impact of identified changes on surface and groundwater (surface and
groundwater sampling and analysis),
o Creation of conceptual models of the use of the landscape,
o Re-assessment of the surface and groundwater monitoring,
o Drafting of proposals for measures, their application on concrete problems causing dissatisfactory
conditions of water,
o Creation of a database containing information which fully promote information systems among the
individual institutions, which will facilitate more quality reporting required by the European
Commission.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly business
environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.
o Enhancing access to and, use and quality of information and communication Technologies.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Sustainable and efficient use of
natural resources“
o Promoting climate change adaptation and risk prevention and management.
o Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.
 Content of both the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Supporting measures for a sustainable use of water sources,
o Supporting measures for a better use of the soil and for prevention of soil degradation (erosion,
exhaustion of carbon reserves in soil...),
o Supporting measures for the establishment of agricultural and silvicultural system and new forests,

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o Supporting measures to improve the quality of water and to decrease nitrate contamination
(Water Directive).

Part 14:

 Contents of Part 14: Research on „Efficient use of energy and energy sources“:
o analysis of the scope and breadth of the efficient use of energy and energy sources in buildings,
o analysis of the current state of the efficient use of energy and energy sources in buildings,
o proposal for a solution for the efficient use of energy and energy sources in buildings by means of:
 building modifications,
 Smart Grids.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly business
environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.
o Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, the agricultural sector and the fisheries and aquaculture
sector,
o Enhancing access to and, use and quality of information and communication technologies.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Human capital growth and
improved labour market participation“
o Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Sustainable and efficient use of
natural resources“
o Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.
 Similar contents of the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o supporting energy efficiency of the public infrastructure, living sector as well as SMEs,
o supporting the development and introduction of Smart Grids,
o supporting integrated strategies of low-carbon action plans for sustainable energy in urban areas.

Part 15:

 Contents of Part 15: Research on „Possibilities of using geothermal energy in relation to energy
networks“:
o analysis of the problem, the scope and locations suitable for using geothermal energy, including
the implementation of geological research and pilot drills with emphasis on:
 the production of electric energy,
 heat production,
 the creation of secondary opportunities for SMEs.
o analysis of the possibilities of incorporating geothermal energy in energy networks,
o proposal for a solution of the use of geothermal energy in relation to energy networks in the field
of:
 the production of electric energy,
 heat production,
 the creation of secondary opportunities for SMEs.

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 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly business
environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.
o Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, the agricultural sector and the fisheries and aquaculture
sector.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Human capital growth and
improved labour market participation“
o Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Sustainable and efficient use of
natural resources“
o Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.
 Similar contents of the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Promoting energy production and distribution from renewable sources.

Young people in Centrally governed union:

Part 3:

 Content of Part 3: Research on „The position of family and education of young people in Centrally
governed union“:
 An analysis of the current position of family in the individual EU Member States and the impact of
this position on young people,
 An analysis of the state of ageing population and the nativity trends in EA Member States
 An analysis of the possibility to establish new Tomáš Munk Centres as a tool of implementation of
research on family and its impact on young people (the centres will be called after a Jesuit novice
Tomas Munk of Jewish origin who died in a concentration camp during the Second World War),
 The establishment of new Tomáš Munk Centres as a tool of implementation of research on family
and its impact on young people,
 The establishment of a networked platform for observation of the impact of research activities
(focused on observing religious, cultural and historical diversity of the individual regions as well as
on mutual tolerance and a constructive dialogue helping to overcome the causes of typical
conflicts) on the target group,
 The use of the networked platform for observation of the impact of research activities on the
target group.
 Research and proposal for an ideal target personality of young people which will enable them to
contribute to the growth and competitiveness of Centrally governed union,
 Research and proposal for a model family able to raise young people with a personality which will
enable them to contribute to the growth and competitiveness of Centrally governed union,
 Research and proposal for a model family from the perspective of the development of population
in Centrally governed union,
 Research and proposal for measures supporting family as a fundamental element of formation of
the Centrally governed union.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly
business environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.

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o Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, the agricultural sector and the fisheries and
aquaculture sector.
o Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Human capital growth and
improved labour market participation“
o Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility.
o Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty.
o Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning.
 Content of both the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Supporting centres for young people which will contribute to personal growth, independence
of young people with limited opportunities and to their sense of initiative,
o Promoting measures for a quick shift of young people from the educational system to practice.

Part 4:

 Content of Part 4: Research on „The civilization purpose of the Centrally governed union and a proposal
for an educational system of the Centrally governed union“:
o an analysis and research of the fundamental European values presented by concrete historical and
cultural objects in the Danube and North-south educational corridor and concrete historical events
and important historical figures related to these object (the individual scientific disciplines, such as
archaeology, historiography, linguistics, ethonology, folklore studies, music studies, psychology,
sociology, culturology, pedagogy and other systemic disciplines will be mutually connected in the
research of European history, literature and spiritual culture),
o analysis of the current state of digitalisation and possibilities of establishment of flexible national
digitalisation centres for digitalisation of the cultural heritage in churches´ and research
institutions´ possession, including catalogisation and prioritisation of the cultural heritage
(manuscripts, incunables, old books, registries, 2D and 3D artistic Works, historical objects and
archaeological sights...) in churches´ and research institutions´ possession,
o analysis of the possibilities of processing data generated by the digitalised cultural heritage
churches´ and research institutions´ possession,
o analysis of the current state and possibilities of building national deacidification centres for
deacidification of the cultural heritage in churches´ and research institutions´ possession
determined for digitalisation,
o a proposal for the route and concrete objects in the Danube and North-south educational corridors
focused on cultural and historical heritage as an inherent multilingual part of the innovative
educational programmes at all levels of the educational system, where an exchange and sharing of
experience as well as student mobility will take place thanks to reconstructed, conserved and
maintained historical and cultural monuments,
o deacidification of the cultural heritage in churches´ and research institutions´ possession
determined for digitalisation,
o digitalisation of prioritised cultural heritage in churches´ and research institutions´ possession with
subsequent data collection,
o multidisciplinary research of selected digitalised and processed information in respect to the
proposal for the direction and concrete objects within the Danube and North-south education
corridor focused on cutural and historical heritage,
o a proposal for incorporation of Christian values in the innovative educational programmes at all
levels of the educational system as a temporary solution of an educational system in the Centrally
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o proposal for a new educational system of the Centrally governed union


 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly
business environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation
o Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, the agricultural sector and the fisheries and
aquaculture sector.
o Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Human capital growth and
improved labour market participation“
o Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility.
o Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Sustainable and efficient
use of natural resources“
o Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.
 Content of both the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Supporting growth of SMEs in quickly developing cultural and creative fields and related
services,
o Supporting measures to improve the urban environment by preserving and fostering the
cultural and natural heritage within integrated urban regeneration strategies,
o Supporting measures to increase the low quality of education (due to negative impact of
education of low quality on employment, high unemployment rate of young people, research
and innovation potential) and supporting the introduction of a broad-bassed reform of
professional education and preparation.

Part 5:

 Content of Part 5: Research on „Cooperative education – institutionalisation of cooperation between


employers and universities“:
o an analysis and research of the possible ways of introduction of cooperative education –
a programme integrating a student´s academic studies and his or her professional practice at an
employer, including the integration of creative thinking and ethics (studies will primarily be
dedicated to high school graduates who often face new challenges which bring about social,
technological and economic changes),
o an analysis and research of the possibilities of institutionalisation of a selected employers´ union,
a group of universities focused on technology (expert focus), a group of universities focused on
humanities (creative thinking and ethics),
o a proposal for the introduction of cooperative education – a programme integrating a student´s
academic studies and his or her professional practice at an employer, including the integration of
creative thinking and ethics,
o a proposal for the institutionalisation of a selected employers´ union, a group of universities
focused on technology (expert focus), a group of universities focused on humanities (creative
thinking and ethics).
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly
business environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation
o Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, the agricultural sector and the fisheries and
aquaculture sector.

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o Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning.


 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Human capital growth and
improved labour market participation“
o Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility.
o Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning.
 Content of both the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Supporting measures to foster partnerships between the educational sector and employers,
o Supporting measures for a quick shift of young people from the educational system to work,
o Supporting measures for the establishment of a complex system for prognostication of the
labour market needs.

Security and social character of the Centrally governed union

Part 13:

 Contents of Part 13: Research on “Centre for migration, simulations and extraordinary situations in the
Centrally governed union”:
o analysis of the scope and breadth of extraordinary situations,
o analysis of the current state of solution of extraordinary situations,
o proposal for the scope and breadth of migration and extraordinary situations to be tackled by the
Centre for migration, simulations and extraordinary situations in Centrally governed union,
o proposal for the Centre for migration, simulations and extraordinary situations in Centrally
governed union focused on migration
o proposal for the Centre for migration, simulations and extraordinary situations in Centrally
governed union focused on the creation of selected simulations and on the solution of selected
extraordinary situations with the purpose of:
 outlining the most important threats and various extraordinary situations,
 prevention (simulations, proposal for measures, action drill...) from the extraordinary
situations,
 proposing methods and measures in the course of extraordinary situations,
 proposing methods and measures to deal with consequences of the extraordinary
situations.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly business
environment“
o Enhancing access to and, use and quality of information and communication technologies.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Sustainable and efficient use of
natural resources“
o Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „A modern and professional
administration“
o Enhancing institutional capacity and ensuring an efficient public administration.
 Similar contents of the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o supporting the solution of specific risks, ensuring resistance to catastrophes and development of
systems for control of catastrophes,
o supporting the development of tools for data collection and observation of information about
catastrophes,
o supporting preventive measures against accidents and catastrophes.

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Part 16:

 Content of Part 16: Research on „Safety and quality of foodstuffs in Centrally Governed Union“:
o analysis of the occurence of dangerous substances in soil,
 Selection of localities with potential occurence of an increased amount of dangerous
substances as a consequence of environmental burden,
 Mapping of the hygienic condition of these localities,
 Calculation of the exact amount of bio-accessible forms of dangerous substances in soil,
 Evaluation of the scope of danger of these substances contaminating plants grown in
relevant localities,
o analysis of the possible use of contaminated soils, their remediability,
 Drafing a proposal for growing regimes suitable for contanimatd soils,
 Research on the possible options to eliminate the transfer of dangerous metals from soil
to a plant,
o monitoring of the sources of mycotoxins in resources and foodstuffs of vegetable origin,
 analysis of micro-organisms (with focus on microscopic, fibrous fungi) and their ability to
potentially procude mycotoxins,
 checking the impact of various types of storing resources and foodstuffs on the potential
increase of dangerous micro-organisms,
o identification of the risks of quality and safety of resources and foodstuffs,
 Analysis of the current state of access to risk factors endangering the quality and safety of
foodstuffs,
 Drafting a proposal for quick (approximate) determination of risks and the possibility of
their minimisation,
o analysis of the options to process resources and of the technologies for foodstuffs production,
while preserving important substances and eliminating the risks of production of undesirable by-
products,
 Research, proposal and implementation of technological procedures of foodstuffs
production which will ensure the preservation of important biologically active elements of
foodstuffs,
 Research, proposal and implementation of technological procedures of foodstuffs
production which will ensure the minimisation of production of undesirable by-products.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority priority „Innovation-friendly
business environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.
o Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, the agricultural sector and the fisheries and aquaculture
sector.
o Investment in education, skills and life-long learning.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of „Human capital growth and improved
labour market participation“
o Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility.
o Investment in education, skills and life-long learning.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Sustainable and efficient use of
natural resources“
o Supporting the adaptation to climate change, risk prevention and management.
o Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.
 Similar contents of the project part and the Position of the Commission::

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o Supporting knowledge transfer in the agricultural, agrofoodstuff and silvicultural sector, in particular in
areas relevant to sustainable agricultural methods and the use of new technologies,
o Supporting knowledge transfer in the agricultural, agrofoodstuff and silvicultural sector, in particular in
areas relevant to sustainable agricultural methods and adaptation to climate change.

Democratic legitimacy and accountability in Centrally governed union

Part 2:

 Content of Part 2: Research on “Democratic legitimacy and accountability in Centrally governed union
and supranational, interinstitutional cooperation”:
o An analysis of the current state:
 application of new, innovative tools of cooperation at supranational, macro-
regional level,
 preparation of strategic and big supranational, macro-regional projects of high
European added value, including an analysis of the supranational communication
infrastructure,
 Democratic legitimacy and accountability at level of Centrally governed union
and the position of national parliaments and of the European Parliament,
o research, proposal and implementation of the proposal for:
 The application of new, innovative tools of cooperation at supranational, macro-
regional level,
o research and a proposal for ensuring democratic legitimacy and accountability at the level
of Centrally governed union in relation to the position of national parliaments and the
European Parliament:
 creation of conditions for real growth and employment through the preparation
and implementation of strategic and big supranational, macro-regional projects
of high European added value,
 active participation of MEPs and members of national parliaments in concrete
activities of institutions from the individual Member States in the preparation
and implementation of strategic and big supranational, macro-regional projects
of high European added value,
o development, proposal, creation and testing of a supranational grant scheme enhancing
growth and employment and focused on the implementation of the preparation and
implementation of strategic and big supranational, macro-regional projects of high
European added value.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly
business environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.
o Enhancing access to and, use and quality of information and communication Technologies.
o Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, the agricultural sector and the fisheries and
aquaculture sector.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Human capital growth and
improved labour market participation“
o Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „A modern and professional
administration“

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o Enhancing institutional capacity and ensuring an efficient public administration.


 Content of both the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Supporting grant schemes for SMEs with repayable financial contributions,
o Supporting a better transfer of knowledge between the public and private sectors, focus on an
efficient transfer of knowledge, new technologies, mobilisation of innovative links by means of
support of the establishment of clusters,
o Strengthening the public supervision with the purpose of contributing to the monitoring of the
implementation of policy.

Part 10:

 Content of Part 10: Research on “Spreading information and services in Centrally governed union”:
o an analysis of the current state and possible ways to build national integrated portals distributed
to NUTS II or NUTS III level, and focus on their integration within the Centrally governed union as
well as within other states participating in macro-regional strategies and on sharing of all
information and services, including following the principle of multilingual provision of services in
the following areas:
 eGovernment – a link to national eGovernment portals,
 eCulture – to make available the digitalized cultural heritage,
 eEducation – to incorporate information in the educational system,
 to spread information and services related to the project parts,
 to provide services of a modern internet television,
o analysis of new technologies which can be used for mulrilingual provision of services of modern
internet television
o analysis of necessary psychological operations focused on the formation of a European identity of
young people (respecting national, religious and cultural diversity) and their identification with
European citizenship and Christian character of the Centrally governed union,
o multidisciplinary research of and proposal for national integrated portals distributed to NUTS II or
NUTS III level, including the proposal for their integration in the integrated portal of the Centrally
governed union within the Centrally governed union and within other states involved in macro-
regional strategies,
o multidisciplinary research and proposal for a model of multilingual provision of information and
services through the the integrated portal of the Centrally governed union,
o multidisciplinary research and proposal for a model of multilingual provision of services of modern
internet television through the the integrated portal of the Centrally governed union,
o multidisciplinary research and proposal for psychological operations focused on the formation of a
European identity of young people (respecting national, religious and cultural diversity) and their
identification with European citizenship and Christian character of the Centrally governed union.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly business
environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.
o Enhancing access to and, use and quality of information and communication Technologies.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „A modern and professional
administration“
o Enhancing access to, use and quality of information and communication technologies
 Content of both the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Supporting measures to enhance the sophistication and accessibility of online public services.

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Part 12:

 Contents of Part 12: Research on „Efficiency audit of public administration and civil service in Centrally
governed union“:
o analysis of the current state of public administration and identification of the possibilities of
implementation of an efficiency audit of public administration in states integrated in Centrally
governed union,
o analysis of the possibilities of introducing civil service in Centrally governed union,
o proposal for the implementation of the efficiency audit of public administration in Centrally
governed union,
o proposal for the preparation of introduction of civil service in Centrally governed union.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly business
environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „A modern and professional
administration“
o Enhancing institutional capacity and ensuring an efficient public administration.
 Similar contents of the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o supporting measures to improve the quality of public services and human capital management,
o supporting measures to decrease the political influence on personal decisions,
o supporting the optimisation of internal procedures and relocation of resources to the key
administrative activities,
o supporting a broad-based strategy to reform public administration,
o supporting measures to enhance analytical capacity for the development of policies, better
taxadministration and quality of expenditures,
o supporting measures to enhance efficiency and quality of achieving civil justice and execution of
judicial decisions,
o supporting measures to eliminate corruption.

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5. FP7 - pilot projects to be prepared

A. Pilot project – Part 4

Position of the Danube Knowledge Cluster:

 Partner.

Alignment with structural polocies:

 Topic: Young people in Centrally governed union

Funding in 2013:

 FP7 - COOPERATION WORK PROGRAMME 2013, THEME 3: ICT – INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
TECHNOLOGIES:
o Objective ICT-2013.1.8 Expansion of Use Cases
 DATE OF PUBLICATION – 16 May 2013
 DEADLINE 10 December 2013
 CALL – FUTURE INTERNET
o Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures, Objective ICT-2013.1.8
Expansion of Use Cases:

Target Outcomes

A large set of innovative and technologically challenging services and applications in a wide range
of Internet usage areas and large scale trials, making innovative use of the technologies and
validating the concepts developed under the previous phases of the FI-PPP. These services and
applications should make public service infrastructures and business processes significantly smarter
(i.e. more intelligent, more efficient, more sustainable) through tight integration with Internet
networking and computing capabilities, and notably exploiting open data.

Implementation requirements

This objective calls for projects with participants that can rapidly connect to existing communities of
small and innovative ICT users and developers, i.e., SMEs and webentrepreneurs, to take-up Future
Internet technologies developed in previous phases.

Typically projects will bring together partners providing the full ecosystem tosuccessfully involve the
SMEs and web-entrepreneurs called to participate, such as partners having access to and
experience with SME environments, partners bringing in the innovative ICT infrastructure, trial
providers, the user notion, and the public sector to foster local/regional commitment.

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Project participants, notably the coordinating organisation, will have to demonstrate their financial
viability to receive and manage funds at the level requested, as well as their expertise and capacity,
first and foremost in developing and managing the full life-cycle of the open-calls transparently. The
projects are encouraged to ensure a sustainable longer-term environment. A combination with
other innovation actions, supported by regional, national and European policies and funds, is highly
desirable.

The task of projects is to:


i) scope, organise and manage open calls for small and innovative ICT players such as SMEs and
web entrepreneurs to develop services/applications that present a clear societal and economic
value while exceeding a defined minimum level of functional complexity and thus generating a very
large number of small, innovative services,which build on technologies of the ongoing large scale
trials and the FI-WARE Generic Enablers. Any IPR generated by the SMEs and web entrepreneurs
shall rest with them.
ii) liaise with the other projects selected under this objective in defining the open calls, support
SMEs and web entrepreneurs in terms of access to information, tools and services provided by the
technology foundation extension selected under objective 1.8, notably on functionalities of the core
platform toolbox, the test bed, the
large scale trials, the infrastructure availability/accessibility and others, in order to get involved
SMEs rapidly up to speed/familiarised with the FI-PPP environment and enable them to focus on
their innovation task.
iii) coordinate and collaborate with programme support actions with regard to their offerings to
SMEs, notably aiding SMEs and web entrepreneurs in aspects such as innovation, entrepreneurship
and business modelling, training and education for and among entrepreneurs, business
sustainability, intellectual property.

In addition, projects selected under this objective will link-up to the capacity building activity12 of
phase two of the FI-PPP.

At least 80% of the project budget should be reserved for open calls for SMEs and web-
entrepreneurs. Projects must publish widely their open calls using theCommissions publishing
channels for public calls13 and adhere to FP7 standards with respect to evaluation, conflict of
interest and confidentially. Projects must also promote widely the participation in their open calls,
e.g., by tapping into venture capital communities and corporate venture activities, public/private
accelerators and others. SMEs and web entrepreneurs that are successful in the open calls will be
granted financial assistance which is typically in the order of EUR 50.000-150.000.

Speed and quality of service to SMEs and web entrepreneurs as well as their successful and
sustainable involvement will be a key success measure.

Projects selected under this objective shall jointly set-up an innovation cluster bringing together
relevant public sector and private/industrial actors, developers andusers to ensure the sustainability
of the developments under the FI-PPP, as well as to develop and contribute to a cooperative
approach to identify good practices and success cases including dissemination.

Funding Schemes:

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Up to 20 CP-CSAs, with a priority given to maximise the geographic and/or sectorial coverage.

Indicative budget distribution:


 EUR 100 million
 Duration: 24 months

Content of the parts of the pilot project implemented under FP7 (COOPERATION WORK PROGRAMME 2013,
THEME 3: ICT – INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES: Objective ICT-2013.4.2 Scalable data
analytics) which can contribute to achievement of alignment and comparison of its individual parts with the
priorities and objectives of the Position of the Commission Services on the development of the Partnership
Agreement and programmes in SLOVAKIA for the period 2014-2020:

Part 4:

 Content of Part 4: Research on „The civilization purpose of the Centrally governed union and a proposal
for an educational system of the Centrally governed union“:
o an analysis and research of the fundamental European values presented by concrete historical and
cultural objects in the Danube and North-south educational corridor and concrete historical events
and important historical figures related to these object (the individual scientific disciplines, such as
archaeology, historiography, linguistics, ethonology, folklore studies, music studies, psychology,
sociology, culturology, pedagogy and other systemic disciplines will be mutually connected in the
research of European history, literature and spiritual culture),
o analysis of the current state of digitalisation and possibilities of establishment of flexible national
digitalisation centres for digitalisation of the cultural heritage in churches´ and research
institutions´ possession, including catalogisation and prioritisation of the cultural heritage
(manuscripts, incunables, old books, registries, 2D and 3D artistic Works, historical objects and
archaeological sights...) in churches´ and research institutions´ possession,
o analysis of the possibilities of processing data generated by the digitalised cultural heritage
churches´ and research institutions´ possession,
o analysis of the current state and possibilities of building national deacidification centres for
deacidification of the cultural heritage in churches´ and research institutions´ possession
determined for digitalisation,
o a proposal for the route and concrete objects in the Danube and North-south educational corridors
focused on cultural and historical heritage as an inherent multilingual part of the innovative
educational programmes at all levels of the educational system, where an exchange and sharing of
experience as well as student mobility will take place thanks to reconstructed, conserved and
maintained historical and cultural monuments,
o deacidification of the cultural heritage in churches´ and research institutions´ possession
determined for digitalisation,
o digitalisation of prioritised cultural heritage in churches´ and research institutions´ possession with
subsequent data collection,
o multidisciplinary research of selected digitalised and processed information in respect to the
proposal for the direction and concrete objects within the Danube and North-south education
corridor focused on cutural and historical heritage,
o a proposal for incorporation of Christian values in the innovative educational programmes at all
levels of the educational system as a temporary solution of an educational system in the Centrally
governed union.

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PROJECT „VIRTUAL SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY PARK“ OF TRANSFORMATIONAL
CHARACTER AND FOCUSED ON RESEARCH
AND INNOVATION

o proposal for a new educational system of the Centrally governed union


 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly
business environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation
o Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, the agricultural sector and the fisheries and
aquaculture sector.
o Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Human capital growth and
improved labour market participation“
o Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility.
o Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Sustainable and efficient
use of natural resources“
o Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.
 Content of both the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Supporting growth of SMEs in quickly developing cultural and creative fields and related
services,
o Supporting measures to improve the urban environment by preserving and fostering the
cultural and natural heritage within integrated urban regeneration strategies,
o Supporting measures to increase the low quality of education (due to negative impact of
education of low quality on employment, high unemployment rate of young people, research
and innovation potential) and supporting the introduction of a broad-bassed reform of
professional education and preparation.

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PROJECT „VIRTUAL SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY PARK“ OF TRANSFORMATIONAL
CHARACTER AND FOCUSED ON RESEARCH
AND INNOVATION

B. Pilot project – Parts 1, 9 and 10

Applicant:

 Danube Knowledge Cluster.

Alignment with structural policies:

 Topic: Competitiveness, growth and employment of Centrally governed union

Funding in 2013:

 FP7 - COOPERATION WORK PROGRAMME 2013, THEME 3: ICT – INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
TECHNOLOGIES:
o Objective ICT-2013.4.2 Scalable data analytics
 DATE OF PUBLICATION – 18 September 2012
 DEADLINE 16 April 2013
 ICT CALL 11
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/cooperation?callIdentifier=FP7-
ICT-2013-11
o Challenge 4: Technologies for Digital Content and Languages, Objective ICT-2013.4.2 Scalable data
analytics:

Target Outcomes

Tools and skills to deploy and manage robust and high performance data analytics processes over
extremely large amounts of data. User-driven research with ideally public and methodologically
sound quantitative performance evaluation criteria is astrict requirement. As a bridge to activities
to be pursued under the Horizon 2020 program, two distinct types inter-disciplinary road-mapping
activities can be supported: a roadmap for networking and hardware optimisation in support of
next generation Big Data management solutions and a second roadmap for the social, legal,
economic study of externalities in the (re)use and linking of data.

a) Scalable algorithms, software frameworks, visualization


 Novel algorithms, software infrastructures and methodologies for real time interaction,
visualization, analytics and decision support applications over extremely large volumes of
data (both structured and unstructured).
 Data types that are currently experiencing very high growth rates are of special interest
including (but not limited to) 3D, biology, genomics, financial, geospatial, social networks,
transportation, logistics, telecommunications,engineering, digital content industries and
any type of data stream.
 Non-traditional database and storage solutions and data integrity protection tools are
solicited for the robust integration and interpretation of heterogeneous data sources such
as static and streaming data.

The availability of extremely large and realistically complex data sets and/or streams is a strict
requirement for participation as is the availability of appropriate populations of experimental
subjects for human factors testing in the domain of usability and effectiveness. Software

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PROJECT „VIRTUAL SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY PARK“ OF TRANSFORMATIONAL
CHARACTER AND FOCUSED ON RESEARCH
AND INNOVATION

implementations must be rigorously tested in the environment of professional organisations with a


clear stake in the solutionand a clear path to deploying it, if effective.

b) Big Data networking and hardware optimisations roadmap

• One inter-disciplinary CSA to bring hardware and networking experts together with
designers of algorithms and software frameworks and Big Data practitioners.This will
define a shared European vision for future Horizon 2020 R&D activities on the design of
dedicated processing or networking hardware for optimising the performance of Big Data
analytics, including programming frameworks that software developers without
specialised hardware knowledge could use easily.

The roadmap will chart advances in scalability and run-time performance as well as energy
efficiency and sound methods for analysing and optimising capital versus operating costs of Big
Data operations. The CSA will also be responsible for disseminating the roadmap across relevant
constituencies and establishing crossdisciplinary communities with a shared understanding of
concrete problems worth investigating in future programmes.

c) Societal externalities of Big Data roadmap

• One CSA to produce a roadmap for future activities on the sharing and reuse of large and
linked datasets including those obtained by data harvesting across heterogeneous data
sources. The CSA should bring together social science scholars, open data activists,
statisticians, computer scientists and other relevant parties in order to design a European
data environment capable of amplifying positive externalities and reducing externalities.
• Positive externalities to be addressed include (but are not limited to) economic and legal
models for efficient data markets.
• Negative externalities include (but are not limited to) the privacy risks that come from the
re-identification of personal information, particularly as a consequence of more and more
data sets becoming available and being linked to one another. Ethical and moral
considerations should also be taken into account.
• The CSA will also be responsible for disseminating the content of the roadmap across the
relevant constituencies and establishing cross-disciplinary communities with a shared
understanding of concrete problems worth investigating in future programmes.

Expected Impact

• Advanced querying and analytics applications with sub-second response times over
distributed information resources consisting of trillions of records.
• Ability to query or detect in real time complex events against dynamic feeds of millions of
data streams generating hundreds of thousands of events per seconds.
• Visualization systems enabling exploratory analysis and manipulation without any
perceptible delay on data resources containing billions of items.
• Enabling European suppliers to reach by 2020 a share of the Big Data market compatible
with the size of our economy (30% of world market).

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PROJECT „VIRTUAL SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY PARK“ OF TRANSFORMATIONAL
CHARACTER AND FOCUSED ON RESEARCH
AND INNOVATION

Funding Schemes

a): IP, STREP


b), c): CSA

Indicative budget distribution

- IP/STREP: EUR 26 million


- CSA: EUR 5 million

Content of the parts of the pilot project implemented under FP7 (COOPERATION WORK PROGRAMME 2013,
THEME 3: ICT – INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES: Objective ICT-2013.1.8 Expansion of Use
Cases) which can contribute to achievement of alignment and comparison of its individual parts with the priorities
and objectives of the Position of the Commission Services on the development of the Partnership Agreement and
programmes in SLOVAKIA for the period 2014-2020:

Part 1:

 Content of Part 1: A proposal for maximisation of the scientific and research potential of the Centrally
governed union through networking the research and development infrastructure capacities in a virtual
science and technology park which will be created by networking of several radically different
supranational research teams. The CLOUD COMPUTING technology will be used for this purpose:
o analysis of the current state and condition of the existing networks, data bases and other ICT
technologies necessary for the creation of a virtual environment for maximisation of the scientific
and technological potential of the Centrally governed union by networking research and
development capacity within the virtual science and technology park,
o research, proposal and implementation of the proposal for the creation of a pilot environment for
the science and technology park by optimising the use, development and completion of the
existing ICT infrastructure,
o Research, proposal and implementation of the proposal for a supranational communication
infrastructure,
o research, proposal and implementation of the proposal for the pilot information system of the
virtual science and technology park.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly
business environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.
o Enhancing access to and, use and quality of information and communication technologies.
 Content of both the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Supporting an efficient transfer of knowledge and results of research and mobilisation of
innovative links,
o Strengthening cooperation between institutions, networking, optimisation and development
of the existing research and innovation infrastructure,
o Improving the quality of each component of the "knowledge triangle" – education,research
and innovation – is essential.

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AND INNOVATION

Part 9:

 Content of Part 9: Research on „Automated transport management system for a light, automated electro-
mobile route“:
o an analysis of the conditions for research and a proposal for an automated transport management
system for a light, automated electro-mobile route,
o development and proposal for an automated transport management system for a light, automated
electro-mobile route.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly business
environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.
o Enhancing access to and, use and quality of information and communication Technologies.
o Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, the agricultural sector and the fisheries and aquaculture
sector.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Infrastructure for economic
growth and jobs“
o Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Human capital growth and
improved labour market participation“
o Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility.
 Content of both the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Sustainability of urban mobilityy:
 Integrated approach,
 Supporting the shift to a more efficient use of resources and to low-carbon
economy, clean urban transport – supporting decarbonisation and
decreasing the emission rate,
 Supporting an efficient transfer and application of knowledge and new
technologies in practice.
o Supporting SMEs in quickly growing fields,
o Supporting measures for employment growth.

Part 10:

 Content of Part 10: Research on “Spreading information and services in Centrally governed union”:
o an analysis of the current state and possible ways to build national integrated portals distributed
to NUTS II or NUTS III level, and focus on their integration within the Centrally governed union as
well as within other states participating in macro-regional strategies and on sharing of all
information and services, including following the principle of multilingual provision of services in
the following areas:
 eGovernment – a link to national eGovernment portals,
 eCulture – to make available the digitalized cultural heritage,
 eEducation – to incorporate information in the educational system,
 to spread information and services related to the project parts,
 to provide services of a modern internet television,
o analysis of new technologies which can be used for mulrilingual provision of services of modern
internet television

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PROJECT „VIRTUAL SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY PARK“ OF TRANSFORMATIONAL
CHARACTER AND FOCUSED ON RESEARCH
AND INNOVATION

o analysis of necessary psychological operations focused on the formation of a European identity of


young people (respecting national, religious and cultural diversity) and their identification with
European citizenship and Christian character of the Centrally governed union,
o multidisciplinary research of and proposal for national integrated portals distributed to NUTS II or
NUTS III level, including the proposal for their integration in the integrated portal of the Centrally
governed union within the Centrally governed union and within other states involved in macro-
regional strategies,
o multidisciplinary research and proposal for a model of multilingual provision of information and
services through the the integrated portal of the Centrally governed union,
o multidisciplinary research and proposal for a model of multilingual provision of services of modern
internet television through the the integrated portal of the Centrally governed union,
o multidisciplinary research and proposal for psychological operations focused on the formation of a
European identity of young people (respecting national, religious and cultural diversity) and their
identification with European citizenship and Christian character of the Centrally governed union.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „Innovation-friendly business
environment“
o Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.
o Enhancing access to and, use and quality of information and communication Technologies.
 Specific objectives of the Position of the Commission, particularly of priority „A modern and professional
administration“
o Enhancing access to, use and quality of information and communication technologies
 Content of both the project part and the Position of the Commission:
o Supporting measures to enhance the sophistication and accessibility of online public services.

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Ing. Peter Poláček


Managing Director

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