Memorandum of Understanding signed between Celtic-Plus and Prompt
On 18 November, Celtic-Plus, the EUREKA Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) cluster and industry-driven European research initiative, and Prompt, the Quebec-based industry-university research and development consortium, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration in ICT related research & innovation projects. The MoU was signed at the Celtic-Plus Proposers Day in Basel by the Chairman of Celtic-Plus, Jacques Magen, and, on behalf of Prompt President & CEO, Charles Despins, by Prompt’s Green ICT initiative coordinator, Jacques Mc Neill.
Celtic-Plus and Prompt are key players in stimulating collaborative privately-publicly funded ICT projects in Europe and Canada. They see the MoU as a basis for creating joint European-Canadian ICT projects.
The signatories, Jacques Magen and Jacques Mc Neill, agreed that this MoU provides compelling opportunities for both the Celtic-Plus, and the Prompt research and innovation communities to perform additional collaborative research in new common projects. Government officials from Canada, France and Sweden, as well as representatives from Ericsson and Thales, who are already involved in both Celtic-Plus and in Prompt, already announced their strong support to this cooperation, which is open to all EUREKA member countries.
Jacques Magen and Jacques Mc Neill signing the MoU for collaboration in ICT RTD From left: Andreas Aurelius (Swedish Government), Anders Caspar (Ericsson), Andreas Gut (EUREKA Chairmanship), Dominique-Paul Warnier (French Government), John R. McDougall (President, National Research Council Canada), Jacques Magen (Celtic-Plus), Jacques Mc Neill (Prompt)