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Latest news | more...

  • 08.10.2015

    Guide on Innovation Stimulation Instruments of the Russian Federation published

    This Guide on Innovation Stimulation Instruments of the Russian Federation presents short descriptions of the various instruments available in the Russian Federation today for supporting innovation activities. The guide provides information on the type of instruments, the support available, application procedures, cooperation opportunities for partners from the EU, and contact details.
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  • 02.10.2015

    Cristina Russo and Asset Issekeshev speak at EU-Kazakhstan Cooperation Workshop in Astana

    On 2 October 2015, Asset Issekeshev, Minister of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, participated in the 'EU-Kazakhstan: Innovation through Cooperation' workshop in Astana, Kazakhstan, co-funded by the European Union and Kazakhstan, and attended by more than 60 representatives from Central Asian countries and EU member states. Kazakhstan started its cooperation with European Union’s Framework Programmes 20 years ago in May 1995.
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  • 12.10.2015 - 13.10.2015 | Minsk, Belarus

    EU-Eastern Partnership Policy Stakeholders Conference 'Energy Research and Innovation in the Eastern Partnership'

    The IncoNet EaP project is organising a Policy Stakeholders Conference (PSC) with a focus on 'Energy Research and Innovation' in Minsk, Belarus on 12-13 October 2015. This will be the 2nd Policy Stakeholders Conference organised by the project and the 6th in a series of similar events targeting the Eastern Partnership region started by its predecessor project IncoNet EECA.The event is adjusted to 'ENERGY EXPO 2015', the largest expo in the energy sector in Belarus which this year marks its 20th anniversary.  
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  • 21.10.2015 | Almaty. Kazakhstan

    Erasmus+ Information Day in Kazakhstan

    The National Erasmus+ Office in Kazakhstan jointly with the Department of Higher and Post-Higher Education of the Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science (MES) and other partners are conducting an Erasmus+ Information Day in Kazakhstan on 21 October 2015. The event aims to provide information on the Erasmus+ Second Call for Proposals, Erasmus+ application and selection procedure, national and regional priorities, and make practical recommendations to potential applicants in project design.
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Open calls | more...

  • | cut-off-date: 31 October 2015

    Clima East Expert Facility: Announcement of the Round 5 Call for Applications

    The 'Clima East Expert Facility' will close the fifth application window on the 31st October 2015. The Expert Facility is one of the ways that Clima East offers technical assistance to Partner Countries in the development and implementation of effective national policies and planning for climate change. It provides short-term services of international and local climate specialists based on the needs that ministries or organisations identify when they apply to the facility. The Expert Facility is open to eligible applicants from the 6 Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
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  • | final deadline: 1 February 2016

    Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of CA/EaP countries in Brokerage Events - apply now!

    This grant scheme will financially support the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership and Central Asian countries in brokerage events related to Horizon2020 in the EU Members States or Associated Countries. The thematic priorities of the call are the three Societal Challenges targeted by the projects, namely 'Health', 'Energy' and 'Climate Change'. Maximun funding per grant is 3000 EUR.
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Featured projects | more...

  • | Project of the Month – October 2015

    NANOMAT-EPC –Deployment of Societelly Benificial Nano- and Material Technologies in European Partnership Countries

    The FP7 NANOMAT-EPC project is focused on the application of nanotechnology and materials research in the fields of health care, clean energy and the environment. It involves four bilateral pilot projects with scientists from Eastern Partnership Countries working together with experts from leading European research institutions. Over the course of the two year project, the partners achieved significant results in synthesis of nanoparticles for oncology treatment, development of novel nanosensory devices, high conductivity zirconia anodes for solid oxide fuel cells, and hybrid carbon nanotube electrodes for supercapacitors. 
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