The Department of Science and Technology, through the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), in cooperation with the European Commission and the ASEAN Secretariat, will be hosting conduct of a cooperation event called "Networked and Electronic Media" (NEM) forum on June 23, 2010 to be held at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Manila.

The event is an activity of the SEACOOP project of which the Advanced Science and Technology Institute is a partner. The forum aims to evaluate research topics to be explored through joint projects that follow the framework of the European Commission's FP7 research funding programme. The NEM Initiative is focused on developing innovative mixes of various forms of information technology. The resulting products of which are focused on improving quality of communication, enhancement of enjoyment and overall value of city life. An industry-led initiative, NEM is working to accelerate pace of innovation and rate of technology evolution to a level that will place European and Southeast Asian Industries at the forefront of the global IT competition. ?( AMGuevarra\ MAMontanez\ DOST CALABARZON S&T Media Service)