The current EU policy and funding instruments have recognised that innovation consists of cross-disciplinary activities, which is not only limited to technological breakthroughs
As much of the ongoing research is funded with public money, it is evident the need to inform the public about the main research results, so as to allow interested people to follow the ongoing developments and to form their own opinion on the basis of sound, science-based facts and data
It addresses ICT companies and research organisations worldwide wishing to find project partners for a participation in FP7. Ideal-ist offers a unique and quality-labelled Partner Search and other services helping to ease participation in FP7.
It includes social and opinion research, is the systematic gathering and interpretation of information about individuals or organisations using the statistical and analytical methods and techniques of the applied social sciences to gain insight or support decision making.