Where are the Big Dogs in the scene of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)-Flagship Initiative and U-CEP?
Already since a while there is a discussion behind the scenes about and with some "Big Dogs" and "Small Cats"; I was asked to share it here (BTW: it seems that it's too complicated or inconvenient for the most to register for own posts?), perhaps an interesting new aspect about the needed "Big Dogs" and the generation of a 1 billion budget for ten years per flagship which a flagship would have to generate:
Am 04.02.2011 16:47, schrieb Dr. Plamen L. Simeonov:
The recent discussion about VPH (by Ed.: see http://www.vph-noe.eu/, the discussion is about the VPH FET flagship proposal which received the ESR (Evaluation Report) regarding a CSA project)
shows that FET (team of the European Commission)
knows quite well their priorities.
There are two possibilities left for the applicants: either to wait for the right call and submit a proposal that matches exactly each one of its requirements, or to invoke a call by lobbying & intensively discussing with FET. The latter approach is the more secure one, but I see this as a task of the "big dogs" according to Opher's classification (IBM) http://epthinking.blogspot.com/2010/05/on-small-vendor-big-vendors-individual.html
. They finally have to truly engage in such initiatives (as they surely do in other areas like QuantumComputing) and not just wait for somebody else (perhaps a "small cat" like me or ... (Ed.: a list of some more)
) to do the job and than to hook up to a half-ready procedure. The final outcome of the U-CEP flagship proposal was a good lecture for me in this respect and I do not wish to waste my time in discussions without real engagement.
You guys from Siemens, IBM, SAP, Oracle, Google etc. (Ed.: VPH FET should be based on Google Body Browser http://bodybrowser.googlelabs.com/ but there is a controversial discussion now)
have to sit down and do your homework. Then, we can discuss (Ed.: because another telco should be organized in this week and Plamen is annoyed in the meantime as it seems;-)
Perhaps I'll add some comments later, what a Big Dog actually is and so on...