15 Dec 2010

Creation of the Steering Council of the Mexican Technology Platform on Future Internet

Last November 9th the Steering Council of the Mexican Technology Platform (MTP) was defined and implemented during the ICT Day & Interactive Workshop organized by PRO-IDEAL PLUS and FIRST projects in Pachuca, Mexico. The Steering Council members of the MTP were nominated, and the organization’s vision, mission, and governance defined. Around 60 representatives of the industry, government, and research institutions of different states of the country attended this event; among them there were applicants for different positions in the Steering Council: presidency, the leaders of Thematic Work Groups (TWG), the Observers (organizations supporting R&D), Group operators of ICT companies, Scientific Committee and secretariat. The elected president was Guillermo Safa.

The event agenda consisted of the following sections:
  • 1st Part. Introduction.
  • 2nd Part. Formation of MTP’s Steering Council.
  • 3rd Part. Revision and analysis of the initial version of MTP’s vision, mission, governance, and strategic agenda.
  • 4th Part. Next actions for MTP consolidation.
The next challenge of the MTP are: the official launching of the MTP at the beginning of next year, development of TWG meetings for generating research and action lines, approach of Mexican TWG with their European counterparts, recruitment of more companies from members of the different ICT clusters, generation of first proposals for obtaining FP7 funds.

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