The major objective of IST-BONUS was to upgrade the participation of organisations from the NMS & ACC (including Turkey) to the FP6-IST Priority both in quantitative and qualitative terms, particularly regarding two wide areas: e-business and e-working technologies and related state-of-the-art applications; which can have significant impact on Europe’s competitiveness, sustainability and societal cohesion.

IST-BONUS aimed to facilitate the transition of competent NMS & ACC organizations from ‘research followers’ (that is partners with low capability to influence research course) to ‘research leaders’ (coordinators or major partners of RTD projects).

To achieve this ambitious endeavour IST-BONUS implemented actions sufficiently including ‘conventional’ activities such as (i) Information days, workshops, (ii) training events towards SMEs from NMC & ACC targeting to a large number of interested organisations.

Our Role
  • Increase participation to EU Programmes on IST from Turkey
  • Examine main e-Business (and e-Work) policies in Turkey
  • Present policy priority areas in research in Turkey
  • Identify major national initiatives on e-Business (and e-Work)
  • Provide a list of key contact points at national level
  • Contribute to E-business research action plans
  • Contribute to the Training Guide “Towards Successful Participation in European ICT Research”
1. International Environment and Quality Services North Greece Ltd Greece
2. ALTEC Information And Communication Systems S.A. Greece
3. Applied Research And Communications Fund Bulgaria
4. Asociatia Romana Pentru Industria Electronica Si Software Romania
5. BIC Bratislava SPOL. S. R.O. Slovakia
6. Budapesti Muszaki Es Gazdasagtudomanyi Egyetem Hungary
7. Hill And Knowlton Eesti Aktsiaselts Estonia
8. Middle East Technical University Turkey
9. Politechnika Wroclawska Poland
10. Santucci & Brown International Malta
11. Universitaet Bremen Germany
12. University Of Ulster United Kingdom