Information Exchange in Science, Technology and Innovation
between the European Research Area and Eastern Europe/ Central Asia/ South Caucasus

incrEAST is an information platform designed to:
  • help intensify international cooperation in science, technology and innovation (STI) between the European Union and the countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus 
  • facilitate the networking of research organisations, policy stakeholders and individuals from these regions, and
  • promote scientific and research policy dialogue between countries of the target regions and EU Member States/Associated Countries.

incrEAST provides:

  • detailed and up-to-date information about STI developments between the EU and the countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus,
  • comprehensive information on the national S&T landscapes, research policies and international cooperation patterns of 12 countries in the target regions, and
  • information about current cooperation projects, funding oportunities, potential partner organisations/ host institutions, and contact information of local experts.

The platform is geared towards researchers, developers and scientists who are interested in carrying out cross-border research projects, gaining experience in cooperating with the European Union, and conducting research on the results of joint projects. incrEAST is also aimed at decision-makers in politics and in the private sector.

IncrEAST was initiated by the EU FP7 funded project IncoNet EECA (International Cooperation Network for Eastern Europe/Central Asia) and is currently run by its successor projects IncoNet EaP and IncoNet CA (STI International Cooperation Networks for Eastern Partnership Countries/Central Asian Countries). Regional correpondents from these projects – experts for the science landscapes and research policies of their countries – regularly update the information provided here. The Central Information Office of both IncoNets has developed close links with other EU cooperation projects trageting these regions, which also contribute their expertise to this portal.

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Featured projects

Every month we feature an EU - Eastern Europe/Central Asia or South Caucasus S&T cooperation project in our category Project of the Month.  Please get in touch with us, if you would like to see your project featured here.

  • | Project of the Month – April 2014

    EAST-HORIZON and EECA-2-HORIZON – expanding ICT cooperation between the EU and its Eastern Neighbours

    These two new ICT projects were launched with a Kick-off Meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 20-21 February 2014. They form a follow-up to the previous FP7 ICT projects, which have been implemented since 2009, namely:  EXTEND, SCUBE-ICT, ISTOK-SOYUZ and PICTURE. The new projects are support actions in international cooperation targeting EECA (Eastern European and Central Asian) countries.
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