22The 2nd progress meeting of the EASIER Project funded by EC FP6 is organized in Porto with the attendance of 16 project partners and 23 people in total. TAGES, TUBITAK and TBV participated to the meeting as being partners from Turkey with 5 experts.
The agenda of the meeting focused on the European ICT Conference on Research and Technology Development which will be organized in İstanbul on 29-30 January 2007. TAGES made a presentation on the actual situation of the EASIER database; the number of companies registered according to the countries, their interested areas, their needs, and the number of project ideas and significant findings which will help EASIER partners on their assistance to SMEs.
Besides the progress on each European region was discussed, one of the main concern of the meeting had been the organization and the content of the ICT Conference to be held in İstanbul. Networking sessions will be organized within the event in order to ensure a cooperative environment where ICT companies come together and share their project ideas.