04.11.2014 - 05.11.2014 | Kyiv, Ukraine

First NoGAP Brokerage Event on Energy: Great Response from Researchers and Entrepreneurs

The first brokerage event of NoGAP was held at the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv on 4 November 2014. It was organised in conjunction with the VII. International Trade Fair 'Energy Efficiency. Renewable Energy 2014'. More than 60 participants from Ukraine, Georgia, Germany, Romania and Turkey took part.
Twelve representatives from research institutes, universities and SMEs presented the offers and requests for new forms of cooperation in the energy sectors. Presented projects covered a wide range of topics, from fuel cells and technology for space applications to burner technology, energy-efficient buildings, and new technologies for light bulbs. An overview of institutions and projects will be soon be made available online.

NoGAP training sessions for multiplicators and SMEs were conducted in Kyiv on 5 November 2014. The training for multiplicators was held by Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ); the training for SMEs was coordinated by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (UTC-N). Both sessions were organised in collaboration with NoGAP’s local partner NTUU KPI - National Technical University of Ukraine - Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. Approximately 30 participants from Ukraine and Moldova took part in the two training options offered. At the end of very successful and fruitful training sessions, the trainees’ efforts were valued by certificates handed over by the trainers of UTC-N and SEZ. Training participants as well as trainers intend to stay in touch with the help of NoGAP’s Facebook presence and google groups.

NoGAP’S objective of bridging the gap between research and innovation in the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries will be pursued by generating offers and requests and expressions of interest, and matching them with partners in other countries. A second brokerage event will take place in Stuttgart/ Germany, in cooperation with the KIC Inno Energy, to open up new opportunities for networking and cooperation in the field of energy.

Information about open calls by the European Union in topics relevant to energy is dissmeninated frequently through various channels, e.g. the project newsletter. The events are complemented by training measures for researchers, entrepreneurs and multiplicators to disseminate knowledge about issues of innovation management in the countries of the Eastern Partnership. The handbooks for researchers, SMEs and multiplicators, which are used for these trainings, are available for free online.