Success Stories and Stats
The SEACOOP partnership has received from the European Commission’s DG Research a series of statistics concerning the level of participation of Southeast Asian organisations in FP7, as of Aug. 26, 2010, i.e. at the mid-term of the FP7 period (extending from 2007 to 2013).
These figures are very encouraging since they reveal a total of 126 FP7 ongoing projects with Southeast Asian participation, which is more than the number of such projects funded over the whole period of FP6. For the sole FP7 Cooperation programme, the number of projects amount to 98, out of which one-fourth (24) concern the ICT Theme. The involvement of countries is more balanced than under FP6: all 10 ASEAN countries are involved in at least one FP7 ICT project today (only 5 ASEAN countries had been involved in FP6 IST projects), and a majority of them are involved in two to three projects.
To be noted also: the success rate of ICT proposals with Southeast Asian participation is very satisfactory since it is higher than 1/4 while the average success ratio for FP7 is in the range 1/7 to 1/10. The SEACOOP initiative is proud to have contributed reaching such encouraging figures and will continue its efforts to further strengthen cooperation in ICT research between Europe and Southeast Asia.
Such cooperation projects have in fact already emerged in the past years and many of them have developed very successfully for the mutual interest of stakeholders from both regions.
The TEIN initiative (now in its third phase, TEIN3) launched in 2000 to connect European and Asian research, networks and education (including Southeast Asian ones) to the European GEANT2 network, is probably one of the most renowned success stories of S&T cooperation between Europe and Southeast Asia in ICT. But there are many others that have to be highlighted and may be usefully known, as reference projects, by any organisations interested in this cooperation.
This is why we are happy to provide you here with a selection of these “success stories”. This selection has not the ambition to be exhaustive and if you are, or have been involved in successful cooperation projects that would not be listed in this document, please contact us and we will be happy to take into consideration these projects in future releases of the document.