DG INFSO carries out a Technological Audit on information and communication technologies (ICT) research capabilities in each of the EU 12 states in order to identify a number of elements that include:
- The ICT RTD policy environment and the opportunities and barriers it presents;
- The status of the ICT RTD activities identifying the centres of excellence and centres with development potential per FP7 – ICT Theme Challenge and Objective;
- The actions that need to be taken at national and European level to increase the participation of organisations carrying out ICT RTD in both the private and public sector.
This comprehensive analysis enables the European Commission to work with the solutions for raising the ICT RTD capacities in EU 12. IBS is responsible for carrying out this evaluation in Estonia.