Celtic-Plus is a EUREKA Cluster focusing on ICT and telecommunication.
Celtic-Plus has been active since 2011. From 2004 to 2010 the predecessor was Celtic-Initiative with the same scope.
The organisation comprises the Core Group, the Public Authorities, the Management Team, the Celtic Office, and the heart of the work, the Celtic-Plus Projects.
The main task of the organisation is to enable successful industry-driven collaborative European research projects in the area of ICT and telecommunications.
The Celtic-Plus Core Group consists of currently 19 members from 11 countries. Members of the Core Group are mainly from the European telecoms industry. The Core Group is responsible for the general policy of Celtic-Plus and its research activities. Many project proposals are driven by Core Group members.
The Celtic-Plus Management Team consists of the Core Group chair and vice-chairs, and the Celtic Office Director. The Team is responsible for general Celtic-Plus management issues.
The Celtic Office is responsible for day-to-day management of the Celtic Plus programme. It controls the calls for project proposals, the labelling and the start of projects, as well as the project reviews. It also provides any support needed to projects, proposers and interested communities, and organises regular Celtic-Plus events and information days for proposers.
The Public Authorities of the different countries are responsible for the public funding part of Celtic-Plus projects. Representatives of the Public Authorities help the proposers and projects to ensure public funding in the different countries
This is where the work happens and where the return of investment is made. Typically we have between 20 and 30 projects with a total budget of 100 to 300 Million Euro running in parallel.