Russia: Current Information

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    24.10.2019 - 31.01.2020 | call now closed!

    ERA.Net RUS Plus 3rd Joint Call – now closed!

    In October 2019, the ERA.Net RUS Plus initiative announced the 3rd ERA.Net RUS Plus call, which ended on 31 January 2020 at 15:00 CET. Continuing the record success of the previous calls and responding to the interest of the scientific community, the call 2019 followed the concept of the previous ones. It encouraged long-term Science and Technology (‘S&T’) collaboration between EU Member States/Associated Countries and Russia.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3270.php)
  • 09.10.2018

    EU-Russia Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee meets in Moscow

    Research infrastructures, health and aeronautics were the key topics discussed at the 2018 meeting of the EU-Russia Joint Science and Technology Committee, which took place at the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Moscow on 28 September. 
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3218.php)
  • | Deadline: 29 November 2018

    Submit your COST Action proposal until 29 November 2018

    COST invites proposals for Actions aiming at contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. COST does not fund research itself, but supports networking via different tools such as meetings, short term scientific missions, training schools and dissemination activities. Multi- and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged. Among others, the list of COST eligible countries includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3201.php)
  • | Deadline: 23 May 2018

    Green Talents 2018 (submission period closed)

    Become a Green Talent, promote your research in Germany and benefit from an exclusive network of excellent green researchers. The goal of sustainable development is to find a balance between the need for socio-economic development and the need to preserve the environment, and to thus meet the requirements of present and future generations.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3184.php)
  • | Deadline: 15 April 2018

    Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership

    The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is designed to train the next generation of leaders in sustainability and transformation research.  Per intake, 20 researchers will be selected. To be eligible you should be an early career researcher with a sustainability focus. In addition to EU Member States eligible countries of origin include - among others - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Russia,  and Ukraine.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3182.php)
  • 28.02.2018

    'Life Science Talk' at German Embassy in Moscow

    The 'Life Science Talk' was held in Moscow on 21 February 2018 by the German Embassy, together with the German Science and Innovation House (DWIH), the Helmholtz Association and the companies Bayer and Merck. Over 200 guests attended the event. The aim was to present successful models of cooperation between science and industry in Germany and Russia and trigger new partnerships. 
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3172.php)
  • | Deadline: 1 March 2018

    Lane Kirkland Scholarships, Poland, Academic Year 2018-2019

    The Program is addressed to young leaders from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine, holding Master’s (or equivalent) university degrees, who are determined to be actively involved in the development of democracy, economy and civil society in their countries and the region. The program includes two semesters of study at Polish universities (in Warszawa, Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań and Lublin) and two or more weeks professional internships in public and private institutions.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3157.php)
  • | Deadline: 1 March 2018

    Scholarship Program for Young Scholars from Russia, Eastern Partnership and Central Asian countries

    The Polish Scholarship Program for Young Scholars was started in 2003 and is addressed to candidates from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Each year, 70 scholarship students take part. They are students  with a university diploma (bachelor or master), preferably in the humanities, who improve their qualifications during a 9-month apprenticeship at any one of the best schools of higher education in Poland. Total duration of the internship and the preparatory course of Polish language is 10 months.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3155.php)
  • 14.12.2017

    Success Story: 28 'Science & Technology' projects funded under the ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017

    The ERA.Net RUS Plus Group of Funding Parties selected 28 'Science & Technology' projects with a financial volume of EUR 11 million for funding. The Joint Call Secretariat (JCS) again received more than 200 project proposals. With this huge response, the largest geographical ERA.NET and flagship initiative in the EU-Russia science cooperation continues its success story of Joint Calls under the ERA.Net RUS and ERA.Net RUS Plus flag.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3152.php)
  • 04.12.2017 | 10:00 am CET | online

    Webinar: Secure, clean and efficient energy - how to find your topic and partners to join a successful proposal?

    This webinar will focus on new calls in 'Secure, clean and efficient energy' under Horizon 2020, the new Work Programme for 2018-2020 and information on how to build or how to join a succesful consortium. It is the 12th of a series of 15 Black Sea Horizon project webinars providing information and good practices about Horizon 2020 in general and on specific calls launched thereunder in particular with potential for bi-regional cooperation. The webinars in this series are free of charge and open to all.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3150.php)
  • 17.11.2017 | online | 10:00-11:00 CET

    Webinar on Legal and Financial Aspects of Horizon 2020

    The Black Sea Horizon project is organising a webinar related to ‘Legal and financial aspects of Horizon 2020’, which will take place on 17 November 2017 at 10am CET. Financial and legal aspects of participation in H2020 are the topics most frequently asked for as training subject. This webinar will be conducted by National Contact Points in Poland – experts with more than 10 years of experience in training on Framework Programmes of the European Commission.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3142.php)
  • | New Deadline: 10 October 2017

    ERA.Net RUS Plus Call for Innovation Projects

    The ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017 for 'Innovation Projects' is now open until 10 October 2017! It supports innovative research collaboration of a high standard between teams from EU Member States and/or Associated Countries, and Russia. Funding is available for all research areas that are thematically assigned to innovative technologies of high utilisation, with a high market potential and of particular importance for both the EU and Russia.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3116.php)
  • 12.09.2017 | Budapest, Hungary

    Bi-regional Cluster Networking and Business Exchange Meeting

    The Black Sea Horizon project and the Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development are organising a bi-regional cluster networking and business exchange meeting in Budapest, Hungary, on 12 September 2017. The event aims to promote dialogue between research based clusters of the European Union and the Black Sea region, offering the chance to exchange experiences, share best practices, and foster cooperation opportunities of these research based clusters.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3121.php)
  • 05.07.2017

    ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017 for S&T Projects closed – Call for Innovation Projects to open soon!

    The funding line 'Science & Technology' of the ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017 closed on 4 July 2017. Researchers from Russia and Europe had been invited to submit their ideas for a joint research project in nanotechnology, health, environment/climate change, humanities/social sciences, or robotics. A call for proposals for Russian-European innovation projects is expected to open on 20 July 2017. The new calls follow the huge success of a similar support measure implemented in 2014-2016 that resulted in the funding of 18 'Innovation' and 45 'Science & Technology' projects.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3094.php)
  • | Deadline: 30 June 2017

    Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of Black Sea countries in Brokerage Events and preparatory meetings

    This grant scheme financially supports the participation of local researchers from Black Sea countries in brokerage events and project preparatory meetings related to Horizon2020 in the EU Member States or Associated Countries. Such events will allow researchers to network with EU consortia, to build-up partnerships for subsequent joint research activities and to make their institutions and/or their research networks better known.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3104.php)
  • 10.07.2017 - 12.07.2017 | Yerevan, Armenia

    Black Sea Horizon H2020 Summer School on 'Social Sciences and Humanities'

    The main objective of the summer school is to support partnering opportunities, networking and a reinforced cooperation between EU-Member States/Associated Countries and non-EU Black Sea countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, Russia and Ukraine) for joint Horizon 2020 applications. Participants will learn more about the EU's research and innovation programme 'Horizon 2020' and upcoming calls for proposals.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3096.php)
  • | registration in expert database

    ERA.Net RUS Plus – Call for Evaluators 2017

    Do you have experience in European-Russian research cooperation? Are you interested in the evaluation of 'S&T' and 'innovation' projects? ERA.Net RUS Plus is looking for independent experts to participate in the evaluation of the ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017. Check, if you have the required skills and register yourself in the expert database.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3095.php)
  • | 15 March 2017 | 10:00 CET

    BSH Webinar: 'Widening Participation – Opportunities for Black Sea Countries'

    In order to promote and enhance the participation of researchers from academia and industry from the Black Sea countries in Horizon 2020, the Black Sea Horizon project organises a series of webinars. Now upcoming: 10th BSH Webinar:  'Widening Participation – opportunities for Black Sea Countries (15 March 2017, 10 am CET). The BSH Webinars are free of charge and open to all.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3079.php)
  • 08.05.2017 | Athens, Greece

    International Conference 'EU- Black Sea Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation – towards a jointly agreed STI Programme'

    The Black Sea Horizon Project announces a high-level International Conference, organised by the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS), on 8 May 2017, in Athens, Greece. Through interactive sessions, participants from the field of STI policy making, STI policy delivery and STI policy analysis will have the opportunity to reflect, discuss and endorse recommendations to improve the framework conditions and to mitigate remaining obstacles for bi-regional STI cooperation.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3076.php)
  • 08.02.2017 | Moscow, Russia

    Helmholtz Wintergespräche (Helmholtz Winter Talks)

    A new project was launched in Moscow in February 2016 - the 'Helmholtz Winter Talks'. The new event format offers a strategic platform to promote the exchange of views between German and Russian representatives from science, education, politics and business. On 8 February 2017, the 'Helmholtz Winter Talks' will take place in Moscow for the second time under the patronage of Andrej Fursenko, advisor to the President of the Russian Federation for Science, and Edelgard Bulmahn, Vice-President of the German Bundestag.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3056.php)
  • | Deadline: 31 March 2017

    Call of the 'Helmholtz-RSF Joint Research Groups'

    In order to increase the scientific cooperation between Helmholtz Research Centres and Russian Research Institutions, the Helmholtz Association and the Russian Science Foundation announce the opening of a first call for applications for Helmholtz-RSF Joint Research Groups: It is open for applications in the two research areas 'Biomedicine' and 'Information and Data Science' from 15 December 2016 until 31 March 2017.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3055.php)
  • 15.12.2016 | Brussels, Belgium

    BSH Workshop on the 'EU-Black Sea Cooperation Programme in STI'

    The aim of the Workshop is to present the latest developments on the preparation of a joint call for proposals of funding agencies from Black Sea along with EU MS. The event will be held in Brussels, at the margins of the annual meeting of the EaP Panel on Research and Innovation scheduled for 14 December.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3023.php)
  • | Deadline: 7 December 2016

    Black Sea Horizon Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of Black Sea countries in Brokerage Events

    This grant scheme financially supports the participation of local researchers from Black Sea countries in brokerage events related to Horizon2020 in the EU Member States or Associated Countries. Such events will allow researchers to network with EU consortia, to build-up partnerships for subsequent joint research activities and to make their institutions and/or their research networks better known.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/3017.php)
  • | Deadline: 1 December 2016

    Alfa Fellowship Program 2017-2018

    The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished professional development programme placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organisations in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, and related areas in Russia. The programme accepts up to 18 American, British, and German citizens per year. It includes intensive Russian language training, seminar series, and extended professional experience.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2975.php)
  • | Deadline: 31 October 2016

    15th Call for Proposals of the German-Russian Interdisciplinary Science Center (G-RISC)

    The German-Russian Interdisciplinary Science Center (G-RISC) is a Center of Excellence established in 2010. The main offices are based at St. Petersburg State University and Freie Universität Berlin. Subject of funding is mobility for excellent young Russian students, graduate students, or post-docs up to the age of 35 years aiming interdisciplinary research projects (in physics, geophysics, physical chemistry, or mathematics) in Germany, where support can be requested for research stays up to 2 months.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2965.php)
  • 26.10.2016 - 28.10.2016 | Moscow, Russia

    Open Innovations Forum 2016

    The 5th annual Open Innovations Forum will take place on the 26–28 of October. This year the Forum will be held at Skolkovo Technopark. For three days Skolkovo Innovation Centre will become the place to share knowledge and experience in the sphere of technology entrepreneurship and innovative development. The Forum will open its doors for more than 12 thousand guests from 30 countries. The Open Innovations 2016 Forum will host more than 90 various events: from panel discussions, presentations and lectures to workshops, pitch sessions and hackathons. All events are organised and designed to have interactive formats.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2971.php)
  • 23.09.2016

    Update on Support for EU-Russia Research Cooperation

    The European Commission has just updated its 'Country Page' on research cooperation with Russia. This is a 'must read' document for anyone active in EU-Russia STI cooperation. The PDF lists local programmes or funds that support Russian Horizon 2020 participants; defines current priorities for EU-Russia STI cooperation and lists all related calls; links to brochures or other communication materials aiming at to support Russian participation in Horizon 2020; and offers a comprehensive list of contact persons at local National Contact Points including for the European Research Council and Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2947.php)
  • 19.10.2016 - 23.10.2016 | St. Petersburg, Russia | Deadline: 9 Sep 2016

    BarCamp St. Petersburg: Alternative Event Formats of Science Communication

    In cooperation with policult, paper Media, and ITMO University, the German-Russian Forum will host a BarCamp in St. Petersburg for young professionals interested in alternative formats of science communication. The BarCamp is intended to provide participants with the potential for realising such formats in their own countries. The organisers are looking to recruit 40 participants from Belarus, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine. The BarCamp is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2929.php)
  • | Deadline: 12 December 2016

    Joint Call for German-Russian Project Proposals in Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities

    The German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) have launched a new call for proposals in the fields of Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities on 15 September 2016. The submission deadline is 12 December 2016.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2928.php)
  • 22.08.2016

    Olga Vasilyeva appointed as new Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

    On 19 August, Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Olga Vasilyeva as the new Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2932.php)
  • | Deadline: 15 September 2016

    KAS Eastern Partnership School of Excellency – Call for applications

    The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung invites young leaders from politics, law, civil society, media, economy and science from the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia to take part in its programme 'KAS Eastern Partnership School of Excellency', which aims to further the European idea and democratic values through the facilitation of a new generation of elite leaders and future propagators. KAS are looking for the future elites who wish to actively champion for their country within the European context and who have already proven their past engagement in this area.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2923.php)
  • | Deadline: 14 October 2016

    Germany-Russia: Federal Ministries support the Development of Methods and Processes in Industrial Biotechnology

    Two corresponding calls by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (MON) support reserach cooperation between the two countries in the field of Bioeconomy. The focus is on methods and processes in industrial biotechnology that lead to the development of bio-based products and materials. German and Russian partners are encouraged to submit identical applications to their respective ministries. Details of the calls will be available in German and in Russian.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2919.php)
  • | Deadline: 12 September 2016

    Research Papers Competition for Russian and European Graduate and Postgraduate Students in Social Sciences and Humanities

    The Centre for German and European Studies (St. Petersburg State University—Bielefeld University) together with the Council of Young Scientists of the Faculty of Sociology (St. Petersburg State University) invite submissions to a Russian- European competition of research papers by junior scientists focusing on Russian society and culture. The papers (unpublished as well as recently published) should address topical issues in social sciences and humanities.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2908.php)
  • 15.09.2016 - 16.09.2016 | Batumi, Georgia

    6th Black Sea Summit of the Assembly of European Regions (AER)

    The Autonomous Republic of Adjara (GE) hosts the 6th AER Black Sea Summit on 15-16 September, a biennial international conference aimed at gathering all stakeholders from the regions surrounding the Black Sea to increase their cooperation, develop new partnerships and exchange best practices.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2888.php)
  • | Deadline Russia: 1 Aug 2016 | Germany: 15 Aug 2016

    Russia-Germany: Federal Ministries support cooperation in the field of Marine and Polar Research

    Two corresponding calls by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (MON) support marine and polar reserach cooperation between the two countries. German and Russian partners are encouraged to submit identical applications to their respective ministries. Details of the calls are available in German and in Russian.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2877.php)
  • | Deadline: 28 September 2016

    IraSME Call open to Russian participation

    The 18th IraSME call is organised and funded by national & regional ministries & agencies participating in the IraSME network through their existing funding programmes. Therefore it is important for all candidate project partners to consult in an early stage with their respective agencies during the preparation of the proposal to secure compliance with the applicable national and regional criteria. Russia: Only small enterprises (< 100 employees) are eligible, research organisations only as subcontractors.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2844.php)
  • 17.06.2016

    Skoltech and German Aerospace Center sign Cooperation Agreement

    On 13 June 2016, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) signed an agreement to strengthen their scientific cooperation. The cooperation extends over a wide range of research fields, from material research via life sciences to climate research, space law and planetary research. Intended are the planning and implementation of joint scientific projects, but also exchange programmes for scientists, students and doctoral candidates. The Framework Agreement also enables the exchange of scientific data and the organisation of joint symposia and workshops.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2842.php)
  • | Deadline: 1 July 2016

    Black Sea Horizon Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of Black Sea countries in Brokerage Events

    This grant scheme financially supports the participation of local researchers from Black Sea countries in brokerage events related to Horizon2020 in the EU Member States or Associated Countries. Such events will allow researchers to network with EU consortia, to build-up partnerships for subsequent joint research activities and to make their institutions and/or their research networks better known.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2826.php)
  • 30.05.2016 | Moscow, Russia

    First BRICS Conference on Photonics held in Russia

    The first BRICS Conference on Photonics was opened on 30 May 2016 at Skoltech, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. The conference was organised in line with the Moscow Declaration and Action Plan adopted at the III BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting on the 28th of October 2015. The new initiative on cooperation on Photonics was included with India and Russia as coordinating countries. The conference was attended by representatives of academic institutions, industry and coordinating organisations of BRICS participating countries: Russia, Brazil, India and China.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2824.php)
  • | Deadline:14 June 2016

    M-ERA.NET Call 2016 – open to participation from Russia

    M-ERA.NET is an EU funded network to support and increase the coordination of European research and innovation programmes and related funding in materials science and engineering. The M-ERA.NET Call 2016 opened on 15 March 2016. 35 funding agencies from 26 countries participate with a preliminary total budget of around 40 million €, including an EU contribution. The aim is to fund ambitious transnational RTD projects addressing materials research and innovation.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2768.php)
  • | Deadline: 31 May 2016

    Internship Programme 'Doing Business in Russia'

    The internship programme 'Doing Business in Russia' is part of the initiative GO EAST 'Russland in der Praxis' jointly developed by the Higher School of Economics, the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) and the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce. The Programme provides the unique opportunity to conduct a six-month internship in internationally oriented (German) companies operating in Russia. Students enrolled at German universities receive financial support by DAAD.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2765.php)
  • 04.05.2016 - 06.05.2016 | Birmingham, UK

    Erasmus+ Harmony Project meets in Birmingham

    A series of talks, meetings and workshops were held at Aston University for 27 representatives from the consortium running the Harmony project. Running for three years, the Harmony project’s focus is to improve the development of approaches to the harmonisation of internationalisation strategies in Higher Education, research and innovation in EU countries and Armenia, Belarus and Russia.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2860.php)
  • 11.04.2016

    Master's programme 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation' at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow

    An English-language Master’s Programme on 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation' was launched at the National Research University 'Higher School of Economics' (HSE), Moscow, in 2014. New updated information on the programme is now available. Next application deadline is 1 May 2016 for classes beginning in October 2016.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2761.php)
  • | Deadline for applications: 31 May 2016

    Academy Robert Bosch Fellowships at Chatham House

    Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (UK), in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany), hosts fellows from the 6 countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia.The fellowship offers an opportunity for the next generation of scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine to advance their knowledge of post-Soviet politics, develop research skills, contribute to Chatham House research, and build links with policy and academic communities in the UK, Germany and the EU more broadly.The fellows spend nine months working at Chatham House with the Russia and Eurasia Programme team.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2755.php)
  • 29.03.2016

    Info on Horizon 2020 Opportunities for Russian Researchers updated in March 2016

    The European Commission's country page for Russia has recently been updated. The PDF contains links to current funding opportunities and important background information for Russian participants. To support Russian participation in Horizon 2020 and in view of the fact that participants from Russia are no longer automatically funded by the EU, the Russian Ministry of Education and Science publishes dedicated calls to offer funding support for Russian Horizon 2020 participants in accordance with its own call procedures.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2749.php)
  • | Deadlines: 8 April (Germany), 19 April (Russia)

    Open Call: Joint German-Russian funding competition for applied industry-related research

    The objective of this funding measure is to promote innovative German-Russian collaborative projects focusing on emerging technologies. This funding programme is carried out under the German Federal Government's Strategy for the Internationalisation of Science and Research and the BMBF's International Cooperation Action Plan and aims to foster the cooperation with the Russian Federation through strategic project funding.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2738.php)
  • 08.03.2016

    New Russian-German Cooperation on Magnetic Hybrid Materials

    At the beginning of March 2016, a German-Russian research cooperation in engineering, funded by the DFG, is being launched for the first time. For a period of presumably six years, three German and four Russian research groups will jointly enter uncharted territory in the field of magnetic hybrid materials. In Germany, two research groups at TU Dresden and one group at TU Ilmenau will participate. Their undertaking is financially supported by DFG funds. In Russia, universities in Yekaterinburg, Moscow and Perm will partake in the programme, financed by the Russian funding institution RFFI (Russian Foundation for Basic Research – RFBR).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2717.php)
  • | Deadline: 17 June 2016

    Sumforest Call for 'Sustainable Forests for the Society of the Future'

    The FP7 funded ERA-NET Sumforest has launched a call for transnational collaborative research projects. It focuses on basic and applied research to inform policy decisions and also addresses research issues spanning the whole value chain from forest management to product and service development. Proposals are expected to be transnational, and innovative forms of cooperation are encouraged. Belarus and Russia are involved as funding partners, thus the call is open to participation from Belarus and Russia. Consortia may also include partners from other non-EU countries, but they will have to cover their own expenses.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2705.php)
  • 15.02.2016

    CREMLIN project now online

    The CREMLIN project ('Connecting Russian and European Measures for Large-scale Research Infrastructures') aims to create stronger links between European and Russian research institutions in the area of large-scale facilities and enable a more intensive STI cooperation, both at a scientific level and at a research policy level. While Russia participates in European research facilities such as the European XFEL, FAIR, ESRF or the LHC experiments at CERN, CREMLIN should also support EU scientists to become more engaged in major Russian projects. The new website will feature project information and offer a forum for discussion.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2683.php)
  • | Deadline: 30 March 2016

    IraSME Call open to Russian participation

    The 17th IraSME call is organised and funded by national & regional ministries & agencies participating in the IraSME network through their existing funding programmes. Therefore it is important for all candidate project partners to consult in an early stage with their respective agencies during the preparation of the proposal to secure compliance with the applicable national and regional criteria. Russia: Only small enterprises (< 100 employees) are eligible, research organisations only as subcontractors.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2622.php)
  • 18.01.2016

    Russian Parliament discusses plans to fight brain drain

    As University World News report, the Russian Duma is to draw up proposals to impose restrictions on the employment of graduates of national universities abroad, with the aim of preventing further brain drain out of the country. It is planned that these restrictions will mainly involve imposing financial sanctions on graduates of Russian universities who studied at state-funded Russian colleges and universities and did not pay for their education. Data from the Russian Ministry of Education and Science suggests that about 15% of graduates of Russian universities find a job abroad each year.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2671.php)
  • 15.12.2015

    STI Priority Setting in the EU Countries and the Russian Federation: Best practices

    Most of the developed countries regularly work on STI priorities setting, providing the basis for their STI policies. The focus is put on dealing with strategic socio-economic development objectives, efficient exploitation of national competitive advantages, and concentrating on application of particularly efficient innovative technologies. The main objective of this brochure is to present a review of best STI priority setting practices in the EU countries and the Russian Federation, compare sets of priorities adopted by various European countries, and identify promising subject areas for further enhancement of international cooperation.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2617.php)
  • 11.12.2015

    Russia to increase fundamental research financing to $2 billion in 2016

    As Russian news agency TASS reports, the Russian Government will scale up fundamental research financing to 135 bln rubles ($2 bln) in 2016, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on 10 December at the ceremony of granting 'Cabinet Awards in Science and Technology 2015'. According to Dmitry Medvedev, it is impossible to support a strong and efficient economy without achievements in the field of science and technology.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2610.php)
  • 20.11.2015

    Russian version of Networking Guide for International R&D Projects

    The first edtion of this Networking Guide has widely been used by researchers not only from Russia, but also from other countries in Eastern Europe, in the EU and worldwide. It has served educational purposes at universities and in trainings on the participation in international research projects. The second edition, which has recently been published by the EU funded 'BILAT-RUS Advanced' project, is now also available in Russian.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2585.php)
  • 29.10.2015

    BILAT-RUS Advanced Project completes its Activities

    The project comprised 16 partners from the EU Member States and Russia, who collaborated to enhance the bilateral science, technology and innovation partnership between the Russian Federation and the EU Member States and Associated Countries. The project was coordinated by the DLR Project Management Agency, a part of the German Aerospace Center, and financed under the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme. BILAT-RUS Advanced was also entrusted with the coordination of activities within the 'EU-Russia Year of Science, Technology and Innovation 2014'. The main project outcomes are available on the BILAT-RUS Advanced website.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2559.php)
  • | Deadline: 25 November 2015

    Norway-Russia: NOK 20 million to new research and innovation in the High North

    The NORRUSS programme will contribute to the knowledge-building in Norway on Russia and on the High North. The programme, which is applicable to Norwegian research institutions, seeks to promote cooperation with leading researchers and institutions at an international level and thus contribute to the internationalisation of research. The programme will encourage interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research where appropriate. Both basic research and applied research will be important and combined macro and micro-level studies can be useful.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2069.php)
  • 26.10.2015

    Norway publishes Roadmap for Research Cooperation with Russia

    Russia is an important priority country for Norway, especially in terms of the countries’ common strategic interests in the northern areas. The following research fields are especially relevant for cooperation: polar research, marine research, petroleum, social science and the humanities, health, nuclear physics, space research, nanotechnology, aquaculture and marine technology.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2555.php)
  • 28.10.2015 - 01.11.2015 | Moscow, Russia

    Open Innovations Forum 2015

    Open Innovations 2015 focuses on future technologies in the modern human society, economy and everyday life. The main topic is Humanity in the Center of the Technological Revolution. Each of the five days of the Open Innovations event will be devoted to one of five areas in human life experiencing a technological revolution: productivity, habitat, health, education and entertainment.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2068.php)
  • 22.10.2015

    Guide on 'How to Effectively Network/Communicate in International R&D Projects' – 2nd edition

    The first edtion of this Networking Guide has widely been used by researchers not only from Russia, but also from other countries in Eastern Europe, in the EU and worldwide. It has served educational purposes at universities and in trainings on the participation in international research projects. The guide is also recommended for professionals in the technology transfer area. The second edition has recently been published by the EU funded 'BILAT-RUS Advanced' project.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2067.php)
  • 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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2054.php)
  • 07.10.2015

    CREMLIN project kicked-off with Opening Conference in Moscow

    The Opening Conference and kick-off meeting of the Horizon 2020 CREMLIN project is being held on 6-7 October 2015 at the National Research Center Kurchatov Institute in Moscow. The full title of the project is 'Connecting Russian and European Measures for Large-scale Research Infrastructures'. Its aim is to foster scientific cooperation between the Russian Federation and the European Union in the development and scientific exploitation of large-scale research infrastructures.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2053.php)
  • 30.09.2015

    ERA.Net Plus with Russia publishes lists of Funded Projects 2015

    The ERA.Net RUS Plus Group of Funding Parties  has selected 18 'Innovation' and 45 'Science & Technology' projects to be funded with a national financial volume of EUR 20 million including a topping-up from the EU of EUR 3.5 million. The Joint Call Secretariat received almost 300 project proposals, a huge response to the 2014 Joint Call, making ERA.Net RUS Plus the largest geographical ERA.NET and a flagship of EU-Russia science cooperation.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2044.php)
  • 01.09.2015

    Good News for EU-Russia Science Cooperation

    The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation publishes dedicated calls to offer funding support for Russian Horizon 2020 participants in accordance with its own call procedures. Several of these – closing in September/ October 2015 – have been included in the latest issue of the 'S&T Gate RUS.EU' newsletter, which is compiled by the EU funded BILAT-RUS Advanced project.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2032.php)
  • 20.08.2015

    Education in Germany gains Popularity among Russian Students

    According to the statistics of German newspaper 'Die Welt', German academic exchange programmes are becoming more and more popular in Russia, as ITMO University reports. Currently about 4 000 young researchers and 10 000 students from Russia work and study in Germany.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2056.php)
  • 25.08.2015 - 30.08.2015 | Zhukovsky, Russia

    Russia’s International Aviation and Space Salon - MAKS 2015

    The EU Delegation to Russia attended Russia’s largest air show, the International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS), which was held from 25-30 August in Zhukovsky, Moscow region. The event, organised every two years, featured about 600 Russian companies and more than 150 foreign firms representing around 30 countries.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2055.php)
  • | Deadline: 9 September 2015

    Joint Russian-Norwegian initiative research projects competition (2016) of the Russian Foundation for Basic research (RFBR) and the Research Council of Norway (RCN)

    The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and the Research Council of Norway (RCN) have launched a Call for Proposals for joint Russian-Norwegian initiative projects of basic research. The aim of the competition is to grant financial support for initiative research projects being conducted by Russian and Norwegian researchers.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2026.php)
  • 16.07.2015

    ‘ERA.NET Plus with Russia’ marks a new stage in EU-Russia science cooperation

    On 1/2 July 2015, 20 funding parties from Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey and Russia met at Saint Petersburg State University to take a final decision on multilateral research projects to be funded in the framework of the ERA.NET Plus with Russia, an initiative supported under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7). 62 EU-Russia cooperation projects are being funded with EUR 20 million.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2006.php)
  • 18.06.2015

    European Parliament emphasizes the need to promote cooperation with Russian researchers

    In a resolution on the state of EU-Russia relations adopted on 10 June 2015, the European Parilament 'underlines the need to promote, as much as possible, people-to-people contacts and to maintain, despite the current state of relations, strong dialogue and cooperation between EU and Russian students and researchers'. While the overall tone of the resolution is critical, it allso stresses that 'a constructive relationship between the EU and Russia must be sought in the long run, in the interest of both parties and with a view to facing common global challenges'.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1976.php)
  • | Deadline: 15 September 2015

    DFG-RSF Cooperation: Call for Joint German-Russian Project Proposals in Physics and Mathematics

    To facilitate the support of collaborative work between German and Russian research groups, the Physics and Mathematics Division of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) have opened the possibility for joint German-Russian project proposals in the field of physics and mathematics (themes falling in the responsibility of the elected grant committees (Fachkollegien) 307–312).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1972.php)
  • | Deadline: 30 September 2015

    IraSME call open to Russian participation

    The call is targeted at international research, technology, development and innovation (RTDI) projects between small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and research and technology organisations (RTOs). IraSME is a follow-up initiative of an ERA-NET by ministries and funding agencies. Regulations for Russian participants: Only small enterprises (< 100 employees) are eligible, research organisations only as subcontractors.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1970.php)
  • 08.06.2015

    EU will maintain scientific ties with Russia despite escalating tensions

    Science diplomacy can light the way where other kinds of politics and diplomacy have failed, according to Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas. While EU-Russian diplomacy gets more strained by the week, science communication lines will remain open, the EU Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas said on a visit to the US this week, as 'Science|Business' reports. 
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1965.php)
  • | Deadline: 15 June 2015

    Russia-EU Call for cooperation in the EU Framework Programmes

    On 15 May 2015 the Russian Ministry of Education and Science announced the start of an international call in the frame of Section 2.2 'Members states cooperation research support' within the Russian Federal Targeted Programme 'Research and development on priority directions for the scientific-technological complex of Russia in 2014 - 2020'.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1954.php)
  • | Deadline: 11 June 2015

    Joint call for research projects to be implemented in priority areas jointly with research institutions and universities of France

    'Federal Targeted Programme for the Development of Priority Areas of Russian Scientific & Technological Complex 2014-2020', Activity 2.2, Call 1. The share of foreign partners in the project must be at least 50% of the requested grants for each year of the project. Projects can last up to 36 months.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1963.php)
  • | Deadline: 20 March 2017

    IQ-CHem 6th International Ideas Award

    IQ-CHem is the first and the only Idea Award in the Russian Federation in gas processing and petrochemistry established by SIBUR Holding in 2010. Anoyone in the Russian Federation and abroad can participate in this award. Applications can also be submitted by groups of interested persons. The first five years of this award have resulted in over 1000 innovative ideas, and the prize has raised fourfold.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1962.php)
  • 28.05.2015 | Moscow, Russia

    International workshop 'State-of-the-art Competence Center Programmes in Europe. Opportunities for EU-Russia science and technology collaboration' at the Higher School of Economics

    On 28 May 2015, the Higher School of Economics hosted the international workshop 'State-of-the-art Competence Center Programmes in Europe. Opportunities for EU-Russia science and technology collaboration'. The workshop was held in the framework of the EU-Russian project BILAT-RUS-Advanced. The organisers from the Russian side were the Russian Technology Transfer Network and the Higher School of Economics.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1961.php)
  • 26.05.2015

    Russian Ministry of Education and Science announces financial support to Russian participants in Horizon 2020

    The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation has worked out a financial support scheme for Russian participants in the EU programme 'Horizon 2020' in various areas. This is the top news in the current issue of the S&T Gate RUS.EU newsletter published today.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1952.php)
  • | Deadline: 1 March 2017

    Competition for Joint Russian and French Research Projects within the Framework of International Associated Laboratories (LIA) and International Joint Units (UMI)

    The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) in accordance with the Agreement on scientific cooperation with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) announced a call for proposals for joint Russian-French initiative projects in basic research, to be conducted by Russian and French scientists within the Framework of International Associated Laboratories (LIA) and International Joint Units (UMI).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1946.php)
  • | Deadline: 1 February 2017

    Joint Russian-Austrian initiative research projects competition of the Russian Foundation for Basic research (RFBR) and Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

    Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), in accordance with the Memorandum on Cooperation with the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), announce a call for proposals for joint Russian-Austrian projects in basic research. The aim of the competition is to develop international cooperation and to grant financial support for initiative research projects being conducted by Russian and Austrian researchers.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1945.php)
  • | Deadline: 2 June 2015

    Joint Russian-French initiative research projects competition (2016) of the Russian Foundation for Basic research (RFBR) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

    Call for Proposals for joint Russian-French initiative projects in basic research. The aim of the competition is to develop international cooperation and to grant financial support for initiative research projects being conducted by Russian and French scientists.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1942.php)
  • 07.05.2015

    Skoltech and Partner Universities form International Proof-of-Concept Network

    A Skoltech initiative to accelerate the adoption of advanced technologies throughout Russia received official support from leading research universities, which signed up for a newly formed organisation: the International Proof of Concept Centers Association (IPOCA).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1943.php)
  • | published in April 2015

    Participant Portal Country Page for Russia: National and EU-related funding opportunities, National Contact Points and more

    This document compiled by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science contains a clear statement regarding funding of Russian participants in H2020 projects, gives a broad list of specific topics of interest, and provides a structured list of the Russian NCPs.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1953.php)
  • 15.03.2015

    2nd edition of 'EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 – 12 Months of Excellence and Cooperation in Science, Higher Education and Innovation' published

    This booklet provides a chronology of the events which have taken place as part of the EU-Russia Year of Science, and with its selection of some (but by no means all) of its highlights tries to give a flavour of the vibrancy and dynamism which made the Year such a success.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1914.php)
  • | Deadline: 30 June 2015

    Call for Research Projects carried out by Young Scientists under the leadership of Doctors of Science in Scientific Organisations of the Russian Federation in 2015

    The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) has launched a call for research projects to be carried out by young scientists from foreign countries under the leadership of PhDs in scientific organisations of the Russian Federation.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1907.php)
  • | Deadline: 30 April 2015

    Joint Russian-Swiss initiative research projects competition (2016) of the Russian Foundation for Basic research (RFBR) and Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

    The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) have launched a Call for Proposals for joint Russian-Swiss initiative projects in basic research.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1906.php)
  • 17.02.2015

    Facilitating EU-Russian Scientific and Societal Engagement

    In an article for 'Science and Diplomacy', a quartely publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the authors Alexander Sokolov, Karel Haegeman, Manfred Spiesberger, and Mark Boden reflect on EU-Russia relations in the field of science and technology cooperation. They describe an approach aimed at better understanding the related challenges and determining how future scientific collaborations can most appropriately and effectively tackle them.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1897.php)
  • 02.02.2015

    Russian science minister Livanov announces support for research in 'promising areas of multilateral cooperation' under Horizon 2020

    In an interview with weekly science magazine 'nature', Dmitry Livanov said that the government is planning support for researchers in potential areas of international collaboration under Horizon 2020. Like other industrialised countries and emerging economies Russia is not eligible for funding from the European Commission. Livanov announced a scheme to support Russian researchers’ participation in Horizon 2020 for next year. The minister specifically mentioned 'Future Emerging Technologies and ERA-NET projects' as areas of cooperation.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1885.php)
  • 17.03.2015 - 18.03.2015 | Berlin, Germany

    Lab Surfing workshop on Future and Emerging Technologies open to participation from Russia

    Young researchers from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Slovakia, interested in high risk research enabled by information and communication technologies (ICT) are invited to participate in the Lab Surfing brainstorming and training workshop in Berlin on 17–18 March 2015. Application deadline: 17 February 2015.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1878.php)
  • 19.01.2015

    Factsheet on local support for Horizon 2020 participants from Russia published

    A short factsheet outlining the general framework of EU-Russia science and technlogy cooperation under Horizon 2020 was recently published as part of the online manual of the EU's participant portal. The factsheet also lists current contact options for further information. Russian National Contact Points (NCPs) are now being appointed. Their contact information is expected to become available shortly.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1889.php)
  • 17.12.2014

    Horizon 2020 Practical Guide for Russian Researchers

    This brochure in Russian language offers comprehensive information about Horizon 2020. It is specifically directed at researchers from Russia.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1859.php)
  • 08.12.2014

    EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 – 12 Months of Excellence and Cooperation in Science, Higher Education and Innovation

    This booklet provides a chronology of the events which have taken place as part of the EU-Russia Year of Science, and with its selection of some (but by no means all) of its highlights tries to give a flavour of the vibrancy and dynamism which made the Year such a success. Scientific cooperation between the European Union, its Member States and the Russian Federation has been a story of remarkable achievements. A story which will be continued beyond the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1854.php)
  • | Deadline: 10 February 2015

    Joint competition for research projects by the RFBR and the Royal Society

    The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and the Royal Society (United Kingdom) have launched a joint call for proposals for basic research projects in a variety of scientific disciplines.The objective of the call is to provide financial support for research projects carried out jointly by Russian and British researchers.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1860.php)
  • | Deadline: 15 February 2015

    Finland – Russia Call for Proposals for Joint Research, Development and Innovation Projects

    The main objective of this Call is to launch projects with joint participation from the two countries and provide R&D&I funding to qualifying participants through the national programs managed by respective: FASIE, the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Russia and Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation in Finland. The partners should include one Russian and one Finnish small innovative company. The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants from the two countries (e.g. commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1843.php)
  • | annually | next deadline: 15 January 2015

    Visby Programme Scholarships for PhD Studies and Postdoctoral Research

    Among others the Visby Programme is targeted at candidates from the following countries: Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. The objective is to strengthen cooperation and network building between those countries and Sweden in the fields of higher education and research. The programme provides PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities within all fields of study.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1861.php)
  • 28.10.2014

    Russia invites China to participate in the construction of hybrid nuclear reactor

    Russia is developing a hybrid nuclear reactor that uses both nuclear fusion and fission, according to Mikhail Kovalchuk, Director of the National Research Center 'Kurchatov Institute', and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). He added that the project is open for international collaboration, particularly from Chinese scientists. The new hybrid nuclear reactor will use a fusion reaction as a source of neutrons to initiate a fission reaction in a 'blanket' of traditional nuclear fuel. The approach is supposed to have a number of potential benefits in terms of safety, non-proliferation and the cost of generated energy.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1845.php)
  • 24.10.2014

    Cooperation projects play important role in EU-Russia science partnership

    Since 2005 the EU and Russia have committed to creating a 'Common Space on Research, Education and Culture'. An article on the web portal of the European Commission highlights the role of ERA.Net RUS and BILAT-RUS in developing this 'Common Space'. While BILAT-RUS promoted the Science & Technology (S&T) potential between Russia, the EU, Candidate Countries and other Associated Countries, ERA.Net RUS focused more on enhancing the joint funding mechanism. ERA.Net RUS Plus and BILAT-RUS-Advanced are seen as an important next step to completing the European Research Area (ERA).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1812.php)
  • 01.10.2014 | Duesseldorf, Germany

    EU-Russia Cluster Workshop: Increasing Cooperation Potential, especially in Biotech and Medicine

    The workshop, organised by the Northrhine-Westphalian partner ZENIT (Center for Innovation and Technology in NRW) in the frame of the BILAT RUS Advanced project, and in collaboration with the NRW cluster secretariat and with the strong support from Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry as well as the Ministry for Innovation, Science and Research in NRW has been well attended. Overall 40 cluster representatives, other target groups from science and research as well as political representatives from Germany, Russia, Austria and France have listened to carefully selected speeches.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1879.php)
  • 10.12.2014 - 11.12.2014 | Chisinau, Moldova

    ener2i Brokerage Event and Energy Training Workshop in Moldova

    The FP7 project ener2i invites to a brokerage and energy workshop in Moldova on renewable energies, energy efficiency and innovation issues. The brokerage event will provide a platform for face-2-face meetings of researchers, companies and multipliers (technoparks, etc.) on energy, and for stimulating partnerships and new projects for bi-lateral cooperation and in Horizon 2020. The workshop will provide state of the art information on energy and innovation issues.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1780.php)
  • 27.09.2014

    Russia ranks 49th in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2014

    Russia ranks 49th in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2014, having improved its standing by 13 places, as compared with 2013. The GII is published annually by Cornell University, the French business school INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1790.php)
  • 25.09.2014

    HSE-ISSEK launches New Master’s Programme 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation'

    In September 2014, first 33 Russian and international students commenced their studies in the framework of 2-year English-language Master’s Programme 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation' recently launched by HSE ISSEK.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1791.php)
  • 22.09.2014

    Second Round of Support Allocation to Russian Innovative Territorial Clusters

    On June 9th, 2014, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development announced the second round of allocating support to innovative territorial clusters. Starting from this year onwards, federal subsidies will increase to 2.5 billion roubles, and all 25 Russian pilot clusters will be eligible for this funding.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1792.php)
  • 19.09.2014

    German-Russian Institute of Advanced Technology (GRIAT) opened in Kazan

    On 2 September 2014 the 'German-Russian Institute of Advanced Technologies' (GRIAT) opened in Kazan, the capital of the Russian Autonomous Republic of Tatarstan. GRIAT is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Republic of Tartastan in the framework of a project of the same name, aiming to establish study programmes in engineering at the Kazan State Technical Research University (KNRTU) according to German standards. 
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1778.php)
  • 10.09.2014

    Where to find Russian partners for Horizon 2020?

    European researchers are encouraged to collaborate with international partners in Horizon 2020 and Russian institutions are keen to get involved, according to Denis Maksimov from the Eurasia Competitiveness Institute in Brussels.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1799.php)
  • | Deadline: 3 March 2015

    Joint Russian-French initiative research projects competition of the Russian Foundation for Basic research (RFBR) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

    Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) in accordance with the Agreement on scientific cooperation with Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) proceeds with continuous competition NCNIL_a of joint research projects conducted by groups of Russian and French scientists in the research areas of mutual interest. Thematic areas:  Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics; Physics and Astronomy; Chemistry; Biology and Medical Sciences; Geosciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; Information and Telecommunication systems; The Fundamentals of Engineering Sciences. Project duration: 1, 2 or 3 years.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1766.php)
  • | Deadline: 3 September 2014

    Joint Russian-Norwegian initiative research projects competition (2015) of the Russian Foundation for Basic research (RFBR) and the Research Council of Norway (RCN)

    The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and the Research Council of Norway (RCN) have launched a Call for Proposals for joint Russian-Norwegian initiative projects of basic research, with a thematical focus on processes and technologies related to oil and gas exploitation in the Arctic Sea regions: 1) Study of geological and geophysical processes in the Barents Sea related to the oil and gas resources; 2) Development of safety technology for offshore oil production and transportation in the Arctic; 3) Development of safety technologies and navigation operations in the Arctic sea regions. Project execution period: 3 years.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1765.php)
  • 21.07.2014

    Summer Academy on EU Legislation in Russian language for Law Students from Russia and Kazakhstan

    The Wismar University of Technology, Business and Design  recently hosted a Summer Academy on the basics of the common legislation of the EU Member States. 'Common legislation is also of interest for the countries of the former Soviet Union, not only against the backdrop of the need to build their own legal systems , but also concerning the goal to harmonise law in growing economies,' says Dr. Jur. Habil. Hans-Joachim Schramm, who teaches at the Faculty of Economics. The students came from the renowned Pambouka Institute in Moscow and the Al-Farabi University in Almaty. For most of them it was their first visit to Western Europe. 
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1759.php)
  • | Deadline: 25 September 2014 (17.00 CET)

    ERA.Net RUS Plus – Joint Call for S&T projects 2014

    One of the core activities of ERA.Net RUS Plus is the implementation of two Joint Calls for transnational and scientifically excellent research projects: The first call to open was the one on 'Innovation', a call for S&T projects in the fields of Nanotechnologies/Materials/Production Technologies, Health, Environment/Climate Change, and Social Sciences/Humanities is open now. Potential Applicants for this call can use a custom made partnering tool provided by ERA:net RUS Plus, which helps them build an eligible consortium.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1732.php)
  • | Deadline: 30 September 2014

    Joint Russian-Italian 2015 initiative research projects competition of the Russian Foundation for Basic research (RFBR) and National Research Council of Italy

    Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and National Research Council of Italy announced a competition of joint research projects to be conducted by groups of Russian and Italian researchers in the research areas of mutual interest. Deadline for application is September 30, 2014. Duration is 3 years.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1733.php)
  • 20.05.2014 | Moscow, Russia

    Developing Cooperation between Russian and European Technology Platforms

    Technology platforms, which allow participants to allocate resources more sensibly and efficiently, are a relatively new STI policy tool. They were originally designed in the early 2000s in Europe and then, following their successful application, adopted in Russia. On 20 May 2014 prospects for cooperation between Russian and European technology platforms were discussed in a workshop at the Higher School of Economics under the aegis of the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 in the framework of the BILAT-RUS Advanced project.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1728.php)
  • | Deadline: 31 July 2014

    2015 joint initiative research projects competition of the Russian Foundation for Basic research (RFBR) and organisations financing research in Iceland, Italy, Norway, Great Britain, France, Canada, China, India, Japan, USA.

    The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) together with the organisations financing research in Iceland, Italy, Norway, Great Britain, France, Canada, China, India, Japan, USA announces a joint initiative research projects competition of 2015 on Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability ('Arctic Call'). Deadline for application is July 31, 2014. Duration is 3 years.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1735.php)
  • | Deadline: 31 July 2014

    Joint 2015 initiative research projects competition of the Russian Foundation for Basic research (RFBR) and European molecular biology laboratory

    The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory announce a competition of joint research projects for 2015. Deadline for application is 31 July 2014. Duration is 2-3 years.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1734.php)
  • | Deadline: 1 July 2014

    Competition of projects to organise joint seminars for Russian and British young researchers in Russia

    Competition of projects aimed at organising Russian-British scientific seminars in Russia, conducted jointly by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and Royal Society of London in partnership with the British Council. Deadline for applications is July 1,2014. Duration of a seminar is 3-5 days.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1736.php)
  • | Deadline: 26 June 2014

    Competition of projects for joint research by RU and EU organisations within the Federal Targeted Programme

    A competition of research projects has been announced within the Federal Targeted Programme for the Development of Priority Areas of the Russian Scientific & Technological Complex for 2014-2020, Action 2.2 'Support for research in cooperation with the member states of the European Union. Deadline for applications is 26 June 2014. Project duration is 1-3 years.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1729.php)
  • 20.03.2014

    New Master's programme 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation' at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow

    A new English-language Master’s Programme 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation' has been launched at the National Research University 'Higher School of Economics' (HSE), Moscow, Russia.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1701.php)
  • 18.03.2014

    Attracting Russian Students to German Universities – 'Hochschulmarketing in Russland'

    The number of Russian academics at German universities has rapidly risen since 1999, totalling more than 10,400 in 2012. The Russian Federation offers a huge potential for excellently qualified and highly motivated young people, who want to combine their scientific or professional career with studies abroad. This new brochure published by Gate Germany in March 2014 offers an overview of the chances and challenges related to attracting young Russian acadamics to German universities (in German language).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1702.php)
  • | open call – apply now!

    ERA.Net RUS Plus launches Joint Call for Evaluators

    Do you have experience in EU-Russian Research Cooperation? Are you interested in the evaluation of Innovation and S&T projects? ERA.Net RUS Plus is looking for independent experts to participate in the evaluations of its Joint Calls for Proposals. Call topics are: Nanotechnologies; Environment/Climate Change; Health; Social Sciences and Humanities; and Innovation. Countries that are participating in the ERA.Net RUS Plus Joint Calls are: Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and Turkey.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1679.php)
  • | Extended application deadline: 01 February 2014

    Call for Papers: German-Russsian Session at Bioforum 2014

    Every year the Pushchino Research Center holds the International School-Conference of Young Scientists 'BIOLOGY - SCIENCE OF XXI CENTURY'. At this conference, young scientists, students, and graduate students present results of their research work. For 2014 the organisers decided to implant a German Session within the event to give PHD-STUDENTS AND POST-DOCS the opportunity to present their work supplemented by overview lectures by senior scientists.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1667.php)
  • 25.11.2013 - 27.11.2013 | Moscow, Russia

    EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 opened

    The EU-Russia Year of Science was celebrated with a colourful and high-ranking opening ceremony on Monday, 25 November 2013 in Moscow. More than 300 guests from science, politics, business and media attended at Moscow's impressive 'Radisson Royal' Congress Center, also known as Hotel 'Ukraina'. The Russian Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov and the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn welcomed the guests.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1661.php)
  • 04.11.2013

    First English language Scholarly Journal on Economics launched in Russia

    The Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation has recently launched the first English-language academic journal on business and economics published in Russia: 'ROBES – Review of Business and Economics Studies'. ROBES is a peer-reviewed scholarly international journal, published in English with Russian abstracts. The journal’s mission is to provide scientific perspective on wide range of topical economic and business subjects. The choice of topics for this quarterly publication is based on discussion between editorial board members, formed by renowned academics and practitioners from Russia, USA, Europe and Asia.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1668.php)
  • | next deadline: 31 January 2015

    r4 - Innovative technologies for resource efficiency: A funding measure of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

    Russia and Ukraine are listed among the countries of particular interest in the frame of this call, which supports research for the supply of raw materials of strategic economic importance. The availability of  such raw materials is crucial for an export-oriented and industry-based economy like Germany's. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) therefore supports research initiatives by funding the German partners in relevant projects. Collaboration with international partners is explicitly welcome if an additional value for the project is gained and the dissemination and exploitation of results is focused on Germany.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1648.php)
  • 05.09.2013

    'EU Russia Year of Science' website launched

    The 'EU-Russia Year of Science 2014' has just launched its website and invites the research community, administrative sience institutions and other interested parties to join in. You can already submit your EU-Russia science events, subscribe to the newsletter and get in touch with the organisers. This year long series of events is meant to highlight the achievements and the potential of the rich science and research cooperation between Russia and Europe. The 'EU-Russia Year of Science 2014' will start with an official opening ceremony on 25 November 2013 in Moscow.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1649.php)
  • | Call opens: 30 September 2013

    Pre-Announcement: European JPI Climate Joint Call will address Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems

    JPI Climate, a collaboration between 13 European countries to coordinate their climate research efforts and funding, will announce a call for proposals for 'Transnational Collaborative Research Projects' in September 2013. Topic 1: 'Societal Transformation in the face of Climate Change'; Topic 2: 'Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems'. The call aims to support excellent research in Europe and globally, recognising that these challenges demand joint efforts through multinational approaches. Eligible countries will be published together with the official call announcement on 2 September 2013.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1639.php)
  • 24.07.2013

    Russian-German Science Slam 2013 – deadline extended to 4 August

    Academic competition, entertaining presentations: Six young scientists from Germany and six from Russia will have no more than ten minutes time to present their current research results to an enthusiastic audience. Anything goes, whether common presentation techniques or expressive dance, whether free speech or experiments on the stage. The organisers invite young scientists from every discipline to apply for participation in the science slam in September. Both Russian and German slammers will present in their native languages with simultaneous translation. Deadline for applications is now 4 August 2013.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1638.php)
  • 16.07.2013

    EraSME 13th Call for Proposals – open to participation from Russia – Deadline: 27 Sep 2013

    EraSME strives to strengthen the market position of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) by facilitating transnational cooperation with other SMEs and Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) to develop new or improve existing products, processes or technical services. In contrast to other initiatives on European level, EraSME is not only geared towards high-tech companies, but also applicable for low-tech companies with concrete ideas with short development time and good market opportunities. The current call is open to participation from the Russian Federation, which has joined the network recently.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1630.php)
  • 14.07.2013

    Last word not spoken on controversial reform of Russian Academy of Sciences

    The Russian State Duma will consider the bill on a reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) in a third reading scheduled for autumn 2013. On 5 July the lower house of the Russian parliament passed the bill to reform the Russian Academy of Sciences, with 344 deputies out of 450 supporting the document in its second reading.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1631.php)
  • 11.07.2013

    Discussing the potential of Russsia's accession to the OECD

    How could Russia’s accession to the OECD affect the global discussion on economic recovery, maintaining stable economic growth, and eliminating global imbalances? What advantages and risks may there be for Russia joining the OECD? How could Russia’s accession to the OECD affect the organisation? These were some of the questions raised at a dedicated panel discussion within this year's St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which took place on 20-22 June 2013.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1632.php)
  • 03.07.2013

    Reform of Russian Academy of Sciences under debate

    A month after the election of Vladimir Fortov as president of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russsia's science minister Dmitry Livanov announced a draft law that would merge RAS with two other science academies, strip it of control of its real estate holdings, and abolish the distinction between full-fledged academicians and scientists of a lower rank. The science ministry has asked Russia's parliament to fast-track debate on the law.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1623.php)
  • | annually - next deadline: 15 September 2013

    Launch your career in Germany: The German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow's leaders is open to Russian participants

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA the opportunity to conduct a project as guests of the partner of their choice in Germany. With the support of your host you can spend a year concentrating on a project you have chosen yourself and give your career that crucial boost. German Chancellor Fellowships are open to an array of sectors such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1624.php)
  • 24.06.2013

    Russian and Dutch research centres agree upon establishing persistent high-bandwidth connectivity

    The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and SURFnet, one of the leading research network operators in the world, based in the Netherlands, signed a Letter of Intent to establish a persistent high-speed connection between the research centres. The network will link Skoltech in Russia to NetherLight in Amsterdam and is intended to support highly data-intensive collaboration projects between Dutch and Russian scientists and academics.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1614.php)
  • 18.06.2013

    NanoBRIDGE - Bridging of the German and Russian Nanotechnology Excellence

    A new chapter in Russian-German nanotechnology cooperation was opened at this year's German Russian Forum on Nanotechnology, which took place in Tomsk/Russia from 21-24 May 2013. It was jointly organised by the Nano-Centre of the Tomsk Polytechnic University and the initiative NanoBRIDGE.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1612.php)
  • 14.06.2013

    G8 Science Ministers and National Science Academies meet in London

    A meeting between the presidents of the G8 national academies and the science ministers took place at the Royal Society in London on 12 June 2013. Its purpose was to discuss those global challenges that demand a scientific response. The meeting was part of the preparation process for the G8 Summit that will take place in Lough Erne on 17 – 18 June. Among other topics discussed was global research infrastructure including 'Open Data' and 'Open Access' to published research outputs.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1651.php)
  • 10.06.2013 | Ulyanovsk, Russia

    Russian-German Conference 'The City of the Future – the Future of the City'

    Be it environmental protection, efficient traffic planning, producing energy whilst protecting resources or today's ageing society – the cities of the future all across the globe are being confronted with similar challenges. At the German-Russian conference entitled 'The City of the Future – the Future of the City' held on 10 June 2013, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invited Russian and German scientists, representatives of local administrative authorities and experts in sustainable business in urban areas to exchange ideas and experiences.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1628.php)
  • 04.06.2013 - 05.06.2013 | Rostock, Germany

    Review of the German-Russian Forum Biotechnology 2013

    The German-Russian Forum Biotechnology 2013 was jointly organised by the East-West-Science Centre at Kassel University (German Coordinator of the German-Russian Network Biotechnology), the A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry Moscow (Russian Coordinator), and BioCon Valley® GmbH Greifswald. The meeting took place in Rostock from 4-5 June.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1625.php)
  • 25.04.2013

    EU-Russia Year of Science 2014

    At the EU-Russia Summit in Brussels in December 2012 the political leaders of the EU and Russia agreed to make 2014 the 'EU-Russia Year of Science and Technology'. Jointly organised by the EU and Russia, the year will involve scientists, research organisations, innovators and the wider public.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1585.php)
  • 19.04.2013

    Russia at Hanover Industrial Fair

    As a partner country of  'Hannover Messe 2013' (Hanover, Germany) Russia  presented more than 100 innovation projects from 30 leading educational, scientific and industrial organizations (including 'Gazprom', Rosneft', 'Russian Railways', RUSNANO, 'Russian Technologies', 'Skolkovo' and others) from 8-12 April 2013. 'Hannover Messe' is the largest international exhibition of industrial innovations.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1586.php)
  • 18.04.2013

    European Commission meets Russian Government for executive-to-executive talks

    On 22 of March 2013, EU President José Manuel Barroso and representatives of the European Commission had a meeting with the Russian counterparts in Moscow. The talks were chaired by Russian Prime-Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The negotiations on the level of executive bodies covered a wide range of issues starting from a new EU-Russia partnership agreement to cooperation in trade, energy, transport and mobility.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1587.php)
  • 15.04.2013

    International Round Table discussion 'Shaping of Proposals on Enhancement of Russia-EU S&T Cooperation Efficiency'

    On 5 March 2013 the National Research University 'Higher School of Economics' held an international round table discussion 'Shaping of Proposals on Enhancement of Russia-EU S&T Cooperation Efficiency'. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the results of the inventory of existing procedures and instruments of Russia-EU S&T cooperation and to elaborate proposals for their improvement.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1588.php)
  • 09.04.2013

    New BILAT web portal will promote funding opportunities in Russia and Ukraine

    The new web portal serves a a single access point for 14 current bilateral STI cooperation projects funded by the EU. In addition to information about the projects, including BILAT-RUS-Advanced and BILAT-UKR*AINA, the new portal offers a database on funding opportunities in Third Countries worldwide that are also open to European researchers. For Ukraine there are no programmes listed yet, but the database content will be updated continually.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1579.php)
  • 08.04.2013

    Russia- Netherlands Year 2013

    In 2013 the Netherlands and Russia celebrate their special bilateral relation. A wide-ranged programme has been shaped to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries in the fields of economics, culture, sports, education, science and civil society.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1589.php)
  • 03.04.2013

    Russian Government Programme 'Science and Technology Development in 2013-2020'

    In December 2012 Russian Government approved a State Programme on science and technology development for 2013-2020. The aim of the Programme is to create an internationally competitive and well-functioning R&D sector, in which efforts to modernize the economy are supported by science, technology and innovation.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1590.php)
  • 11.03.2013

    Overview of EU-Russia R&D and Innovation Cooperation

    A foresight exercise conducted by the EU funded ERA.Net RUS Project prepared structural and thematic scenarios for R&D and innovation cooperation between EU Member States/ Associated Countries and Russia. The term structural scenario refers to institutional solutions and instruments (e.g. funding programmes) for the cooperation, whereas the term thematic scenario refers to relevant thematic priorities for the cooperation. The foresight and the resulting scenarios are meant to provide a basis for a sustainable joint funding programme between EU MS/AC and Russia. The related document was recently published.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1569.php)
  • 25.02.2013

    Russia kicks off plans for world-class universities

    The Russian government has started implementing its ambitious plans to boost the country’s leading universities' performance in the international arena. According to Igor Fedyukin, the deputy minister of education, this year 15 universities will receive special state grants and at the initial stage the subsidies will be worth RUB9 billion (US$270 million).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1562.php)
  • 21.02.2013

    German-Russian cooperation aims to improve the production of high-performance optics

    Optics made of silicon carbide will soon take over the tasks of mirrors made of metal and glass ceramic in lasers used for material processing, semiconductor or measurement technology and in space satellites. However, the processing of the optical element is still very time consuming and expensive. The Russian-German research project 'Ceramics4Optics' therefore aims to develop new ceramic composites and suitable manufacturing processes that can produce faster, cheaper and better high-precision optics.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1549.php)
  • 14.02.2013

    Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan set up Intergovernmental Innovation Centre

    The three CIS partners Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan are setting up an intergovernmental entity called 'The Eurasian Economic Community Innovation Technology Center Venture Company' (Innovation Technology Center for short), the Russian Venture Company (RVC) website reports.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1561.php)
  • 25.01.2013

    Access to finance in the agricultural sectors of Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan are among the world’s major wheat exporters. Their agricultural output can make a considerable contribution to domestic economic development and global food security. The RUK countries, however, will only be able to fully exploit the potential for increasing yields with adequate access to finance in the agricultural sector. An agricultural-policy expert panel at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture on 18 January 2013 provided a platform for high-profile participants from politics, academia and business to discuss funding options for various farming structures in Eastern European and Central Asian countries.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1548.php)
  • 09.01.2013

    EU-EECA Cooperation 'From Dialogue to Joint Programmes' – Conference Conclusions

    The EU sponsored Science and Technology cooperation with Russia, the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Central Asia is looking back on a splendid track record. In order to develop perspectives for a future cooperation, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invited to an international conference, which took place in Bonn on 10 and 11 of October 2012. The conclusions of this event are now available.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1526.php)
  • 07.01.2013

    2014 will be the EU-Russia Year of Science, Technology and Innovation

    This was announed at the EU-Russia summit in Brussels on 21 December 2012. It reflects the importance of research cooperation between the EU and Russia: The Russian Federation has been by far the most important third country partner in the seventh research framework programme. The EU-Russia Year of Science will feature a series of high-level EU-Russia conferences in several areas of the next framework programme, Horizon 2020.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1538.php)
  • 21.12.2012

    Skoltech and MIT reflect on first year of collaboration

    In late October, faculty and staff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology joined leaders from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and partnering institutions in Moscow, Russia, to reflect on one year of collaborative activities.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1542.php)
  • 03.12.2012

    Knowledge Transfer: The New Core Responsibility of Higher Education Institutions - Practice and Perspectives in Russia and Germany

    The German-Russian academic year 2012/2013 offered an outstanding opportunity to discuss German-Russian academic collaboration. 120 participants from Germany and Russia met in April 2012 for a symposium on knowledge transfer. The contributions in this new publication shed a light on the aspects of knowledge transfer discussed at the conference. They cover the economic relevance of the Higher Education Institutions for the regional innovation process as well as the strategic role of knowledge transfer back from economy and society to the universities.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1527.php)
  • 18.09.2012

    Russia's STI chances and challenges according to OECD Science and Innovation Report 2012

    Business spending on research and development has been hit hard by the economic crisis, with nearly all OECD countries seeing a fall in investment which could impact innovation and long-term growth, according to OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2012. The Russian science and innovation profile demonstrates areas of strong performance, but also areas for future development, says the report.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1491.php)
  • 14.08.2012

    New data books on Russian S&T indicators published

    ISSEK - the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge has presented several new publications, which offer valuable key data on the Russian science, technology and innovation landscape. The most recent titles are 'Information Society Outlook', 'Indicators of Innovation' and 'Science and Technology Indicators'.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1470.php)
  • | Deadline: 14 September 2012

    Joint call for research projects “BRFFR - RHRF — 2013” by Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research and Russian Humanity Research Foundation

    Cross-border basic research projects in humanity sciences and economics in Vitebsk (Belarus), Mogilev (Belarus), Pskov (Russia) and Smolensk (Russia) regions will be supported.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1458.php)
  • | Deadline: 14 September 2012

    Call for proposals “BRFFR – RHRF — 2012” by Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research and Russian Humanity Research Foundation

    Call for proposals for research projects of two years duration, as well as for joint S&T events and expeditions conducted in both countries.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1457.php)
  • 01.08.2012

    New document: FP7 2013 Work Programmes - Opportunities for Russia

    The linked document provides an introduction into the 2013 Work Programmes of FP7 and into the specific opportunties they offer for Russian participants. The Work Programme in total foresees actions of over EUR 9.4 billion. All areas of FP7 are open to the participation of Russian researchers and/or research organisations. Russia has the status of an International Cooperation Partner Country (ICPC) and Russian partners can get funding from the Commission on the same terms & conditions as participants from MS & AC (except for EURATOM for which a different set of rules applies).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1467.php)
  • 11.07.2012 - 12.07.2012 | St. Petersburg, Russia

    Science and Technology Cooperation between Russia and the EU: "Convergence of Innovative Strategies 2020"

    The objective of the Conference was to discuss trends, challenges and opportunities of EU-Russia R&D and Innovation collaboration. The major focus was set on describing the existing European innovation policy instruments, sharing the experience of some most innovative EU countries. At the end of the meeting, the results from the round table discussion were entrusted to the organizing committee to bring them to the leadership of the Ministry of Education and Science.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1487.php)
  • 07.07.2012

    ACCESSRU closes 33 months of EU-Russia science and technology cooperation

    ACCESSRU was a joint EU-Russian program aimed at supporting science and technology cooperation by promoting access to Russian and EU resources for scientific studies. Nearing the conclusion of the program’s 33-month run, an article published in the online forum 'Modern Russia' reviews the program’s highlights.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1490.php)
  • 06.07.2012 | Moscow, Russia

    Annual meeting of the Joint Russia-EU Science and Technology Committee

    On 6 July 2012 a regular meeting of the Joint Russia-EU Science and Technology Committee was held in Moscow.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1471.php)
  • 21.06.2012

    Russian Science and Education are uncompetitive - says Minister

    Over the past twenty years, Russian scientific and educational institutions have lost all competitiveness, and they need sweeping reforms, Russian Education Minister Dmitry Livanov said at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1431.php)
  • 11.05.2012

    Financial Support of Three Russian Scientific Mega-projects to be increased

    The financial support of three Russian scientific mega-projects will be increased. Among these are a high-flux research nuclear reactor (PIK), a Tokamak fusion reactor called IGNITOR,  and NICA, a Nuclotron based Ion Collider Facility.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1411.php)
  • 19.04.2012

    Russian Foundation for Humanities and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research will receive additional RUB 2.5 billion

    During the meeting on budgetary planning for 2013-2015 the Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that Russian Government would allocate an additional RUB 2.5 billion to the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and the Russian Foundation for Humanities (RFH).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1413.php)
  • 14.04.2012

    A New Period of Russian-German Cooperation

    In early April 2012 the new scientific research initiative “Russia and Germany: Partnership of Ideas” was launched by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to extend Russian-German cooperation.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1412.php)
  • 16.04.2012

    New document: Good practice instruments and barriers for successful EU-Russia S&T cooperation

    This document, which was compiled by the BILAT-RUS project, provides an overview of bilateral funding programmes for research, development and innovation (RDI) between selected EU Member States, countries associated to FP7 and Russia. The report is structured in an overview of cooperation and funding programmes per country, including statistics. In an annex, bilateral cooperation programmes are presented in table form, which will be a complementary input for an online RDI programme database prepared in the framework of the ERA.Net RUS project.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1378.php)
  • 11.04.2012

    International innovation forum wraps up in Moscow and Dubna

    Finding ways of better cooperation between the state, investors and scientists topped the agenda of the international forum 'Innovations.CIS. Future' that wrapped up in Moscow and the Moscow Region town of Dubna last week.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1373.php)
  • 09.04.2012

    XFEL Project Needs Extra EUR150 Million with Russia’s Contribution of EUR 60 Million

    On 4 April 2012 the Director of the Department for International Integration of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, Igor Protsenko, declared that the XFEL project devoted to X-ray laser-based on free electrons investigations would require extra financial provisions, which account for EUR 150 million with the contribution of the Russian Federation of EUR 59.2 million.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1415.php)
  • 06.04.2012

    Roscosmos and ESA agree on joint Mars research

    Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said on Friday it agreed Russia’s participation in a Mars research project with the European Space Agency (ESA), a spokeswoman for the Roscosmos chief said.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1377.php)
  • 31.03.2012

    From FP7 to Horizon 2020: Opportunities for EU-Russia Scientific Cooperation

    This document outlines the opportunities for EU-Russia S&T cooperation under the current 7th Framework Programme and gives an outlook on Horizon 2020, the successor programme to FP7. The document was compiled by Anna Bezlepkina of the EU Delegation to the Russian Federation.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1468.php)
  • 28.03.2012

    Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and European University Institute in Florence (Italy) sign agreement on 22nd March

    The agreement focuses on opportunity for education of Russian students on doctoral programmes provided by European University Institute (EUI) in political and social sciences as well as in justice, economics and history.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1414.php)
  • 27.01.2012

    Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan – will investments push agricultural development?

    The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO) organised a podium discussion titled: 'Agricultural Investments in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan – “Land Grabbing” or Development Opportunity? ' in the frame of the 'International Green Week 2012' in Berlin, where experts from science, policy and private sector met to exchange their views at the 'Global Forum for Food and Agriculture'.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1332.php)
  • 24.01.2012

    New document: 'Russia - Modernisation through Innovation and Research'

    Titled "Russland – Modernisierung durch Innovation und Forschung" (Russia – Modernisation through Innovation and Research) a comprehensive document, jointly compiled by the International Bureau of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research and the VDI Technology Center, provides interested parties with an overview of the current research and innovation policy trends in Russia. It highlights a wide range of aspects concerning R&D cooperation between Russia and the EU, with a focus on German-Russian relations. The documents contains articles in German and in English language, depending on their respective source.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1331.php)
  • 19.01.2012

    BP, Skolkovo Foundation, Boreskov Institute and Imperial College London to work together on Energy Efficiency Research Programme

    BP Russia and the Skolkovo Foundation announced an agreement to set up a major research collaboration with Russia’s Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk) and Imperial College London. The parties will now work together to define a three to five year GBP 9.3 million energy efficiency research programme which will be co-funded by BP Russia and the Skolkovo Foundation.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1317.php)
  • | Deadline: 29 February 2012

    Finland – Russia Call for Proposals for Joint R&D&I Projects for SMEs

    Finland and Russia are jointly announcing a second Call for Proposals for joint R&D&I projects for SME companies in Finland and in Russia. Proposals should be related to the development of new products or services – all technological sectors and services are welcome – which are innovative and fulfill an expressed market need.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1316.php)
  • 07.12.2011 | Moscow, Russia

    International Workshop “Bridging Russian and European Technology Platforms”

    The Research Laboratory for Economics of Innovation of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (HSE) held the International Workshop “Bridging Russian and European Technology Platforms” on December 7, 2011 in Moscow. The event was supported by the EU 7-th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development INCO BILAT-RUS project consortium and was organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1304.php)
  • 23.11.2011

    French and Russian innovation clusters announce partnership on the development of advanced electric vehicle and carbon neutral mobility

    The Skolkovo Foundation and Fondation MoveoTec, from the French national automotive R&D Cluster Moveo, have launched a new long term partnership for the development of innovative car sharing and communication systems, smart intermodal mobility spaces and new generation electric vehicle charging stations.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1302.php)
  • | Deadline: 15 February 2012

    The Royal Society and Russian Foundation for Basic Research call for proposals

    The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and the Royal Society in accordance with the Memorandum on cooperation have launched a call for joint projects in the field of Natural Sciences.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1279.php)
  • 18.11.2011

    Russia and France to team up on ‘re-usable rockets'

    Russia and France will pool their efforts to build cutting-edge reusable space rockets, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1289.php)
  • 16.11.2011

    Compendium of Science & Technology Cooperation between the European Union, EU Member States and the Russian Federation 2011 published

    In order to best use the many opportunities which exist for research cooperation between the EU and Russia, and to contribute to the realisation of the 4th EU -Russia Common Space on a practical level, this second edition of the Compendium of S&T Cooperation between the European Union, the EU Member States and the Russian Federation provides an overview of the support which is available for science cooperation between the EU, its 27 Member States and Russia.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1278.php)
  • 13.11.2011

    One year since Skolkovo and Microsoft started working hand-in-hand

    The Skolkovo Innovation Centre and Microsoft are marking the first anniversary of their cooperation and in view of this, they are promoting their joint work to support start ups at the innovation centre.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1284.php)
  • 08.11.2011

    Russian, German, French and Dutch leaders launch Nord Stream gas pipeline

    On November 8, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and German Chancellor Angela Merkel launched the Nord Stream gas pipeline, starting delivery of Russian natural gas to Germany bypassing existing transit countries. The ceremony to open the symbolic white tap of the gas pipeline in the town of Lubmin in northern Germany was also attended by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and French Prime Minister Francois Fillon.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1280.php)
  • 29.10.2011

    Medvedev: Foreign Scientists welcome in Russia

    President Medvedev is convinced that inviting overseas scientists to Russia where they could share their knowledge and experience with their Russian colleagues is a good idea.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1263.php)
  • 25.10.2011 - 26.10.2011 | Moscow, Russia

    Conference on "International Cooperation in Education and Science" held in Moscow

    The National Research University "Higher School of Economics" held a two-days International Conference on "International Cooperation in Education and Science", with a workshop on "Russia-EU Cooperation in Academic Mobility" and a round table discussion on "Academic Mobility in Russian Universities". Presentations are now available.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1262.php)
  • 02.10.2011

    Strategy of innovative development of Russia until 2020 has been adopted

    In September 2011 the Presidency of the Russian Government approved the strategy of innovative development of Russia until 2020 with a total value of 15.6 trillion rubles for the next eight years.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1283.php)
  • 30.09.2011

    Russian government calls for the development of mega-science projects

    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited Dubna on July 5 to hold a session of the Government Commission on High Technologies and Innovation at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). During the session of the Government Commission the Prime Minister emphasized the fact that mega-science projects are not only about the prestige of a nation. They help focus resources on priority areas, and to make breakthroughs first in fundamental science and then in technology.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1246.php)
  • 29.09.2011

    Russian Governments’ Open Grant Competition winners selected

    On September 21, 2011, the Grants Council of the Government of the Russian Federation revealed the names of 39 scientists - the winners of the open grant competition of the Government of the Russian Federation designed to support research projects implemented by leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1245.php)
  • 30.08.2011

    FP7 - In the Framework Beyond the Frames

    In the linked interview Russian expert Dr Anna Pikalova talks about the EU's 7th Framework Programme, the role of HSE (National Research University Higher School of Economics) in the FP7 INCO projects and in particular about the development of S&T Gate RUS.EU, the web portal that was created by the BILAT-RUS project team to identify and analyse the S&T Potential of EU-Russia Cooperation.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1233.php)
  • 19.08.2011

    Open discussion on draft document: "Basic Policy Directions of the Russian Federation in the Field of Science and Technology Development until 2020 and beyond"

    The Presidential Council of the Russian Federation for Science, Technology and Education has opened discussion on the draft document "Basic Policy Directions of the Russian Federation in the Field of Science and Technology Development until 2020 and beyond".
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1232.php)
  • 22.07.2011 - 27.07.2011 | Koblenz, Germany

    The Summer Academy at the University of Koblenz-Landau

    Like in every summer, the Faculty for Informatics at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz campus, has opened its doors for the annually held Summer Academy. Over a period of four weeks, from June 27 to July 22, students from abroad - including Russia - took classes from the areas of management, informatics and web science together with local students.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1219.php)
  • 22.07.2011

    First European Union Centre opened in Siberia

    On 4 July 2011 the Tomsk State University hosted an opening ceremony of the European Union Centre in Siberia (EUCES). The project is co-funded by the European Union and the Tomsk State University. It is the third EU centre of this kind in Russia – recently similar centres have been established in Kaliningrad and Saint-Petersburg.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1198.php)
  • 19.07.2011 | Hanover, Germany

    German-Russian Government Consultations - science ministers agree on new common activities

    The XIII. German-Russian Government Consulations took place on 19 July 2011. Government representatives of both countries came together to discuss bilateral cooperation in education and science.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1210.php)
  • | Deadline: 16 June 2011

    Open Grant Competition

    The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation has announced an open grant competition to support scientific research projects to be implemented under the supervision of leading scientists (of any nationality) at Russian institutions of higher education.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1164.php)
  • | Deadline: 31 May 2011

    ERA.NET RUS Pilot Joint Call for Collaborative S&T projects

    In the framework of the ERA.NET-RUS project a PILOT JOINT CALL (PJC) of interested programme owners in the Member States of the European Union (MS); the Associated Countries to the 7th Framework Programme (AC) and Russia was launched in March 2011. The goal of the Pilot Joint Call for Collaborative S&T Projects is to create long-term research collaboration between EU MS/AC and Russia. Research collaboration of a high standard between teams from EU Member States and/or Associated Countries and Russia are being supported through open competition.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1134.php)
  • 23.05.2011 - 24.05.2011 | Moscow, Russia

    International Training Workshop: R&D and Innovation Statistics - presentations now available

    The event took place in Moscow on May 23-24 and aimed to promote recent international experiences in R&D and Innovation Statistics – with a special emphasis on Eastern European and Central Asian Area. The Workshop brought together statisticians and S&T policy makers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1175.php)
  • 26.04.2011

    BILAT-RUS project publishes internet guide on Russian S&T landscapes

    Two new flyers published by the BILAT-RUS project offer a brief internet guide on the science and technology lanscapes in Russia. One of them is targeted at policy stakeholders and the other at scientists.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1155.php)
  • | Deadline: 15 April 2011

    ERA.NET RUS Pilot Joint Call for Innovation Projects

    In the framework of the ERA.NET-RUS project, two PILOT JOINT CALLS (PJC) of interested programme owners in the Member States of the European Union (MS); the Associated Countries to the 7th Framework Programme (AC) and Russia were launched early in 2011. The Pilot Joint Calls covered two types of joint activities, namely collaborative S&T projects and Innovation Projects. The goal of the Pilot Joint Call for Innovation Projects was to create long-term research collaboration in the field of innovation between EU MS/AC and Russia.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1112.php)
  • 07.04.2011

    EU-Russia Common Spaces Progress Report 2010 published

    The EU-Russia Common Spaces Progress Report 2010 was published yesterday. The report outlines progress made during 2010 on the implementation of the four EU-Russia Common Spaces (Trade and Economic cooperation; Freedom, Security and Justice; External Security; and Research, Education and Culture). It also looks forward to the next steps expected in 2011. A detailed section is devoted to each of the four spaces.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1151.php)
  • 14.03.2011

    2nd EU-Russia Innovation Forum moved forward to 25-26 May 2011

    The 2nd EU-Russia Innovation Forum will be held at the Lappeenranta City Hall in Lappeenranta, Finland on 25-26 May 2011. The Forum has been moved one week forward due to high level speakers' schedules.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1132.php)
  • 08.03.2011

    Second EU-Russia Coordinated Call in Nanotechnologies to be implemented by end of March 2011

    Early in 2010 the EU-Russia Working Group on Nanotechnologies agreed on running the second EU-Russia Coordinated Call in Nanotechnologies. The EU Commission published a call within FP7 in July 2010. It was expected that a matching call will be published by the Russian Ministry for Education and Science in March 2011.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1138.php)
  • | Deadline: 31 May 2011

    Joint Competition by RFBR and the Helmholtz Association 2011

    The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (“RFBR”) and the Helmholtz Association of Research Centers in Germany (hereinafter: the “Association”) announce a competition for research projects to be implemented in the framework of Joint Research Groups (the SIG_a competition). Joint research groups should be organized by one or more Russian research institutes and/or universities, on the one part, and one or more centers of the Helmholtz Society, on the other part.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1061.php)
  • 20.01.2011

    Strengthening EU access to Russian national funding programmes

    ACCESSRU is one of 11 Access4.EU projects that examine the accessibility of third country RTDI programmes for EU researchers. As the EU's Research Framework Programme is generally open to third countries, in turn, the EU's agreements on S&T cooperation with these countries require them to open their national programmes to EU researchers. ACCESSRU is intended to strengthen and increase the implementation of this reciprocal opening regarding Russia. The project has recently published its second newsletter.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1081.php)
  • 01.12.2010

    EU and Russia should intensify their science cooperation, says Russian Prime Minister

    "European science and education must secure their leading position. This can only be achieved through close cooperation." Putin writes in an editorial for German daily newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1070.php)
  • 13.11.2010

    Russia's first nuclear institute to join Skolkovo development

    Russia's Kurchatov Research Institute has announced plans to open two research centers at the Skolkovo high-tech hub near Moscow.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1059.php)
  • 11.11.2010

    Tomsk Polytechnic University will attract scientists to create new laboratories

    National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University has won two government grants to attract foreign scholars to create new innovative laboratories on nuclear energy and energy efficiency at the university in the three coming years.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1057.php)
  • 07.11.2010

    Russia to build its first solar power station

    Russia's high-tech companies Rusnano and Renova have announced plans to build the country's first industrial solar power station near the Black Sea.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1058.php)
  • 03.11.2010

    Microsoft to open R&D center in Russia's hi-tech hub

    U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. will establish a research and development center in the Skolkovo innovation hub near Moscow, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Skolkovo president Viktor Vekselberg said on Monday, 1 November 2010.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1056.php)
  • 20.10.2010

    Deadline for FP7 EU-Russia ICT call prolonged

    Due to a delay in the publication of the call for tender of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, the deadline of the call FP7-ICT-2011-EU-Russia was changed to 12 November 2010 at 17:00 (Brussels local time). For more information on this call, click "more" to visit the related CORDIS webpage, which also offers a link to information in Russian, published by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1042.php)
  • 05.10.2010

    Russia attempts to attract its scientific diaspora

    In an interview with science journal "Nature" Andrei Fursenko, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, spoke about how he hopes to bring the research diaspora back home and boost the international standing of Russian science.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1030.php)
  • 18.08.2010

    Russia reported to pull out of CIS scientific-technological program

    As the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports, Russia will withdraw from the International Scientific-Technical Center (ISTC) agreement, according to a Russian presidential order published on 16 August 2010. President Dmitry Medvedev issued the order to terminate the ISTC agreement on August 11. The agreement will become null and void for Russia six months after all the remaining members have been informed of the decision.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1009.php)
  • 17.08.2010

    Austrian – Russian Cooperation in the Field of Resource Engineering

    After nearly two-years of intense negotiations, the University of Leoben has succeeded in concluding a far-reaching cooperative agreement with the St. Petersburg State Mining Institute. The aim of the agreement is to train Russian and Austrian engineers in the fields of mineral resources and mining machinery in a common European and Russian study environment.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1004.php)
  • 02.08.2010

    New document outlines current developments in EU-Russia innovation cooperation

    The First EU-Russia Innovation Forum was held in Lappeenranta (Finland) on 25-27th May 2010. Pro-Inno Europe has developed a summary of the conclusions from the recent forum and the preceding workshops held in Antwerp and Saint-Petersburg, which were published in July this year.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/993.php)
  • 28.06.2010 - 02.07.2010 | Voronezh, Russia

    Review of the V Days of European Science in the Central Russia

    From 28 June to 2 July 2010 the Voronezh State University hosted «The V Days of European Science in the Central Russia» – a biennial international conference with the objective to exchange views on the development of the EU-Russia scientific and technological cooperation. Participants used the opportunity to discuss challenges, trends and practical tools for a mutually beneficial research collaboration.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/991.php)
  • | Deadline: 5 October 2010

    Joint call BRFFR – RHRF 2011

    Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research and Russian Humanity Research Foundation have launched the joint call for proposals “BRFFR – RHRF - 2011”. Within the Call 2 years research projects in humanity sciences will be supported, as well as the organisation of joint scientific events and scientific expeditions in both countries.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/975.php)
  • | Deadline: 3 November 2010

    Joint call BRFFR - RFBR - SFBRU - 2011

    Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research, Russian Foundation for Basic Research and State Foundation for Basic Research of Ukraine have launched the joint call for proposals “BRFFR – RFBR - SFBRU - 2011”. Within the call cross-border research projects in regional issues of nature use and ecology will be supported to be implemented in Gomel (Belarus), Bryansk (Russia) and Chernigov (Ukraine) regions.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/979.php)
  • | Deadline: 1 December 2010

    Joint thematic call BRFFR - UINR - 2011

    Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research and United Institute of Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia) have launched the joint thematic call for proposals “BRFFR – UINR - 2011”.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/982.php)
  • 29.06.2010

    International Partnerships for Sustainable Technologies and Services for Climate Protection and the Environment (CLIENT)

    The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) launches a new funding initiative for international research cooperation. Applications for the first round of calls may be submitted by German institutions and companies until 31 August 2010. One of the target countries for cooperation is Russia.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/956.php)
  • 25.06.2010

    Attracting leading scientists to Russian universities

    On April 9th, 2010, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed decree No. 220, "Measures to Attract Leading Scientists to Russian Educational Institutions", through which 3 billion rubles have been approved from the federal budget in 2010, with an additional 5 billion rubles allocated in 2011, and another 4 billion rubles in 2012.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/971.php)
  • 22.06.2010

    Medvedev addresses science and education issues at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev spoke at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. In his speech he stressed his intention to strengthen Russian ties with global science, education and innovation communities.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/950.php)
  • 08.06.2010

    Joint Statement on the Partnership for Modernisation EU-Russia Summit 31 May-1 June 2010

    Meeting at Rostov-on-Don for their 25th Summit on May 31-June 1, 2010, the European Union and Russia launched a Partnership for Modernisation to the mutual benefit of their citizens.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/942.php)
  • 25.05.2010

    First EU-Russia Innovation Forum prepares materials for EU-Russia Summit in Rostov-on-Don on 31 May/1 June 2010

    The First EU-Russia Innovation Forum is currently taking place in Lappeenranta (25-27 May 2010). The objective of the Forum is to prepare the Top-5 Initiatives for both the EU-Russia Innovation Collaboration and the Modernization Partnership, to be delivered at the next EU-Russia Summit on 31 May/1 June in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/920.php)
  • 27.04.2010 - 28.04.2010 | Antwerp, Belgium

    Workshop: "EU–Russia Cooperation on Innovation"

    This workshop brought together leading EU and Russian experts from the public, private and academic sectors with policy makers to discuss the rationales, challenges and opportunities to develop cooperation in innovation between the EU and Russia. Most promising areas and activities for innovation cooperation were identified and analysed which could be incorporated in and drive a future “Common Space on Research and Innovation”.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/919.php)
  • 19.05.2010

    Russia ready to introduce visa free regime with EU

    According to news agency RIA Novosti Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia is ready to introduce a visa-free regime with the European Union during the upcoming EU summit in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/914.php)
  • 18.05.2010

    Information Day (15 June, Moscow) and Brokerage Event (7-8 October, Yerevan) on "Environment - including Climate Change"

    IncoNet EECA announces two upcoming events on the FP7 Priority "Environment (including Climate Change)". The first is an Info Day organised by the University – Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the second is a Brokerage Event on the same subject organised by the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/909.php)
  • 17.05.2010

    Innovation Center of Russian – Armenian Cooperation will be established in Yerevan

    Within the framework of the founding forum of Russian-Armenian Center on Innovation Cooperation in Armenia, launched on April 15, an agreement on the opening of Russian-Armenian Innovation Center was signed in Yerevan.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/915.php)
  • 12.05.2010

    Moscow IT show – the biggest in Eastern Europe

    Some 300 Russian companies have joined counterparts from 21 foreign countries for a show of telecommunications technologies which opened in Moscow on Tuesday, 11 May 2010.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/907.php)
  • | closing date: 31 May 2010

    Call for proposals: Support to the Establishment of EU Centres in Russia

    The European Union, represented by the European Commission is seeking proposals for Support to the Establishment of EU Centres in Russia with financial assistance from the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI Russia Action Programme 2009).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/912.php)
  • 11.05.2010

    Ukraine and Russia agree on closer cooperation in social sciences

    The ministers of science and education of Ukraine and the Russian Federation agreed to promote cooperation in social sciences and humanities between the two countries. Further steps for an integtrated approach in science and education are planned for the near future. (Link to external website in Russian language).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/901.php)
  • 10.05.2010

    EU-Russia Common Spaces - Progress Report 2009

    The linked progress report on the implementation of the EU-Russia Common Spaces for 2009 was prepared by the European Commission services. It covers the Common Spaces on ‘Trade and Economic cooperation’; ‘Freedom, Security and Justice’, and ‘Research, Education and Culture’.The Common Space of ‘External Security’ concerns principally matters related to the Common Foreign Security Policy (CFSP) and is not covered by this progress report.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/894.php)
  • 23.04.2010 - 24.04.2010 | Madrid, Spain

    International Conference «EU-RUSSIA/CIS on Technologies of the Future»

    The event took place in Madrid on April 22-23 and aimed to promote scientific cooperation between Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the EU – with a special emphasis on Spain. The biannual conference was previously held in countries hosting the Presidency including Portugal, Slovenia, France, Czech Republic and Sweden.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/902.php)
  • 03.05.2010

    Site №1 on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (N&N) in Russia

    NanoNewsNet.ru is the first Russian on-line portal devoted to issues of N&N. It was founded in 2004. The portal is aimed at the information-analytical and educational activities in N&N.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/895.php)
  • 29.04.2010

    Nanosciences, Materials & Production Technologies: NMP TeAm project has launched a partner search facility

    The NMP TeAm project is funded by the European Commission under the FP7-NMP thematic priority (Grant agreement No NMP1-CA-2009-233160). This project is about improving the services of the NMP NCP Network through trans-national activities. The official web-site of the project was launched in November 2009.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/896.php)
  • 15.04.2010

    “SME week 2010” in Europe: 25 May - 1 June

    Launched in 2009, the European SME Week is coordinated by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry as one of the measures implementing Principle 1 of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) , which states that "the EU and Member States should create an environment within which entrepreneurs and family businesses can thrive and entrepreneurship is rewarded".
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/899.php)
  • 12.04.2010 - 15.04.2010 | Moscow, Russia

    Inference of the II International Congress "EurasiaBio-2010" biotechnology and business in Russia and in the world

    April, 12-15 2010 Moscow hosted the II International Congress-Fair "EurasiaBio - 2010". Leading specialists in the field of biotechnology, representatives of science, business, administration bodies from Russia and 40 countries participated at the congress activity.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/906.php)
  • 13.04.2010 - 14.04.2010 | Moscow, Russia

    VI International Symposium EC-Russia: Co-operation in Biotechnology, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Food in the 7th Framework Programme

    The key issues discussed at the symposium were the organization and prospects of scientific and technical cooperation between Russia and EU in the 7th Framework Programme, in particular: industrial biotechnology, plants for the future, forestry, fisheries and aquacultures, food for life and animal health.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/905.php)
  • 09.04.2010

    Nanotechnology International Prize RUSNANOPRIZE

    Nanotechnology International Prize RUSNANOPRIZE has been established by Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) in 2009. It is awarded on a yearly basis to researchers whose Nanotechnology discoveries and innovations have been applied to production as well as to companies that practically implemented them. The main goal of the Prize is to inspire and recognize innovations in the field of Nanotechnology.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/868.php)
  • 07.04.2010

    Results and preliminary results of participation in the 7th Framework Programme EU, theme “Energy”, Work Programme 2010

    A training session for National Contact Points for “Energy” FP7 EU was held on March, 17, 2010 in Brussels. In the course of training preliminary results of participation in the 7FP EU in the theme “Energy” were presented.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/898.php)
  • 07.04.2010

    Preliminary information about probable content of Work Programme “Energy” 2011

    A training session for National Contact Points for “Energy” FP7 EU was held on March, 17, 2010 in Brussels. In the course of training preliminary information about probable content of Work Programme “Energy” 2011. Projects of first priority will be projects directed to demonstration.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/897.php)
  • 08.03.2010

    German-Russian Centre for terahertz research established at the University of Regensburg

    Terahertz research is the focus of the "German-Russian Centre for Terahertz Research and Technology". The centre, which was recently established at the Institute of Applied and Experimental Physics at the University of Regensburg, is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/855.php)
  • 05.03.2010

    S&T Gate RUS.EU and S&T Gate UKR.EU – two new web portals launched

    Two new web portals will promote S&T cooperation between the European Union and two key players in Eastern Europe: the Russian Fedaration and Ukraine. Both portals feature a wide scope of background information, documents and links, as well as current events, calls and news. They also offer useful tools for researchers, including a programme database with up to date funding opportunities for international cooperation.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/848.php)
  • 01.03.2010

    Workshop for joint research groups from Helmholtz-Russia Projects (Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres)

    Representatives of NCP for “Energy” FP7 EU in Russia took part in the workshop for joint research groups from Helmholz-Russia projects on the 1st of March 2010.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/904.php)
  • | closing date: 30 June 2010

    The Russian Academy of Sciences and The Academy of Sciences of Poland announce open Call “Best cooperation of Russian and Polish scientists"

    Russian and Polish Academies of Sciences announced open Call for the best cooperation of Russian and Polish scientists and established prizes for effective collaboration in the following scientific areas: natural, technical, social, humanitarian.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/844.php)
  • 26.02.2010

    ACCESSRU - supporting the access of EU researchers to the Russian Federation

    ACCESSRU is one of 11 recently launched projects supporting the access of EU researchers to third country S&T programmes. Scientific ties between Europe and Russia have always been very tight: Russia has 16 ongoing bilateral S&T cooperation agreements with the Member States and Associated Countries.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/837.php)
  • 25.02.2010

    Russia and Belarus work on creating a united scientific-educational space

    "The Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus will continue an active work on creating a united scientific-educational space", marked the Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation Andrei Fursenko on October, 26, 2009, at the joint meeting of the boards of the Ministry of education and science of Russia, the Ministry of education of Belarus and the SCST of Belarus.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/836.php)
  • 04.02.2010

    ERA.Net RUS project workshop in Moscow attracts stakeholder attention

    The second ERA.Net RUS workshop was successfully held in Moscow on 27 January. It was received with great interest by stakeholders involved in S&T cooperation between EU MS/AC and Russia. Among the 60 participants were programme owners, members of the ERA.Net RUS Consortium, members of the European Commission, DG Research and S&T Councillors at EU/AC embassies in Moscow.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/813.php)
  • 07.04.2010 - 08.04.2010 | Moscow, Russia

    2nd Policy Stakeholders Conference: “Best practices in S&T and Innovation policies”

    The 2nd Policy Stakeholders Conference was held in Moscow in the frame of the 11th annual HSE International Academic Conference, entitled “Modernisation of the Economy: Productivity and the Human Factor”.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/806.php)
  • 13.01.2010

    Finno-Russian Cooperation in Nanotechnology

    The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (Rusnano) and Finnish state investment company Suomen Teollisuussijoitus Oy have agreed to invest 25 million EUR each into nanotechnology companies that are active in both countries according to a Rusnano press release.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/801.php)
  • 21.01.2010 - 22.01.2010 | Birmingham, UK

    II working meeting related to EU-Russia joint project “Engine and turbine combustion of bioliquids for combined heat and power production” (BIOLIQUIDS-CHP)

    The second working meeting related to the joint EU-Russia project “Engine and turbine combustion of bioliquids for combined heat and power production” (BIOLIQUIDS-CHP) was held in Birmingham (Great Britain) on 21-22 of January 2010.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/903.php)
  • 05.01.2010

    EU-Russia co-operation project makes headway

    Representatives of the Russian patent office (Rospatent), the European Commission and the European Patent Office (EPO) have agreed on a common approach and next steps in the implementation of an EU-funded project aimed at aligning the Russian and EU patent systems. In a first meeting under the project, held at Rospatent in Moscow, the three organisations decided on concrete activities to be taken over the course of the next year.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/798.php)
  • 30.11.2009

    EurasiaBio 2010: The second international congress & partnering & expo on biotechnology, bioenergy and bioeconomy, 13th-15th April 2010, Moscow, Russia

    Global event in biotechnology and bioeconomy dedicated to the analysis of the world trends in biotechnology, determining the purposes and priorities of industry development in Russia, summarizing the intermediate results, launching legislative initiatives, discussing practical issues concerning active integration of biotechnology in the economy, contribution to the science and international contacts development, attracting investments for implementation of perspective commercial projects, preparing skilled personnel, and supporting the young scientists.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/781.php)
  • 27.11.2009

    New report on the Russian innovation system and innovation policy published

    The Russian Ministry of Education and Research published a report on the Russian innovation system and innovation policy according to the OECD methodology.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/779.php)
  • 26.11.2009

    Russia raises ambitions ahead of Copenhagen

    Dressed for the occasion with a badge with the text '2°C' on his lapel – a present from Minister for Enterprise and Energy Maud Olofsson – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declared at the EU-Russia summit in Stockholm on Wednesday that Russia takes the threat of climate change extremely seriously and that the country will continue to work to further reduce emissions reductions. This was welcomed by the Swedish Presidency.
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  • 23.11.2009

    Joint session of the boards of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, Ministry of Education of Belarus and State Committee for Science and Technology of Belarus

    “Russia and Belarus will continue activities on creation of common scientific and educational area”, - Andrey Fursenko, Minister of Education and Science of Russian Federation noted at joint session of the boards of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, Ministry of Education of Belarus and State Committee for Science and Technology of Belarus.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/759.php)
  • 20.11.2009

    IV Forum of the Union State programs held in November 2009 in Moscow

    The basic task of the Forum is to discuss the results of successfully finalized programs of the Union State of Belarus and Russia in entrepreneurship, science and technology, in social, cultural and educational spheres of bi-lateral cooperation. This Forum is also called to define the basic perspective areas of the further mutually advantageous cooperation of the two states.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/758.php)
  • 06.11.2009

    E-URAL: an EU action to support the cooperation between Russian and European scientists

    The goal of the recently started support action E-URAL (European Union and RussiA Link for S&T cooperation in the area of environment) is to improve the quantity and quality of the participation of Russian researchers and SMEs in the “Environment (including climate change)” theme of the EU FP7.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/749.php)
  • 15.09.2009

    BMBF’s International Dialogue on Sustainability Research Now Online

    On the occasion of the 6th Forum for Sustainability (FONA) in Hamburg on 9 September, State Secretary Professor Frieder Meyer-Krahmer (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and five outstanding “Green Talents” from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa symbolically launched the BMBF’s new “Dialogue for Sustainability (D4S)” website.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/711.php)
  • CONCEPT PAPER: The association of the Russian Federation to EU Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development (EC and Euratom Programmes)

    This document describes the scope, terms and conditions of the association of the Russian Federation to EU Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/709.php)
  • 02.11.2009

    Project news: Workshop on barriers hampering mobility of researchers between EU and EECA countries - presentations now available online

    The main goal of the workshop in Moscow on 12 October 2009 was to highlight barriers hampering mobility of researchers between EU and EECA countries and work out concrete recommendations to overcome barriers in the two-ways mobility of researchers between EU MS, AC and EECA countries including implementation actions.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/698.php)
  • 11.11.2009 | Moscow, Russia

    Russian National INFO-Day: «Biotechnology», «Health», «Nanotechnology»

    On 11-th of November 2009 Russian National Contact Points on «Biothechnology», «Health», «Nanothechnology» and «SMEs» in the 7-th Framework Programme EC hold the mutual INFO-Day for Russian scientific organizations and SMEs.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/692.php)
  • 31.08.2009

    New intergovernmental agreement on scientific and technological cooperation between Germany and Russia

    On 16th July 2009, at Castle Schleissheim near Munich, Federal Minister Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan (Federal Ministry of Education and Science, Germany) and State Secretary Peter Ammon (Federal Foreign Office, Germany) as well as Andrei Fursenko, Minister of Education and Science of Russia, signed the new intergovernmental agreement on scientific and technological cooperation between Germany and Russia.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/691.php)
  • 10.07.2009

    EU-Russia research cooperation good but could be better, says report

    EU-Russia cooperation works well and Russian partners' contribution to EU-funded projects is highly appreciated by EU partners. Nevertheless, much needs to be done to boost Russian participation in the EU framework programmes and to integrate them fully into the European Research Area (ERA). These are the main conclusions of a new report from the EU-funded RUSERA EXE ('Expanding ERA over Russia') project.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/631.php)
  • 29.06.2009 - 02.07.2009 | Novosibirsk, Russia

    VIII International Conference “Mechanisms of Catalytic Reactions” dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Professor Kirill I. Zamaraev

    International Conferences “Mechanisms of Catalytic Reactions” have a status of a regular international conference devoted to the most complicated problems of the modern physical chemistry and catalysis
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/557.php)
  • 08.07.2009 - 10.07.2009 | St. Petersburg, Russia

    3rd IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control

    The 2009 IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control (MSC), to be held at the Park Inn hotel in Saint Petersburg, Russia on July 8-10, 2009, will consist of two of the major international conferences promoted by the IEEE Control Systems Society
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/558.php)
  • 17.08.2009 - 21.08.2009 | Moscow, Russia

    10th International Conference on Fluid Control, Measurements and Visualization

    The Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, and Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences will host the 10th International Conference on Fluid Control, Measurements, and Visualization (FLUCOME) in Moscow.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/559.php)
  • 20.08.2009 - 22.08.2009 | Moscow, Russia

    7th IASME/WSEAS International Conference on Health Transfer, Thermal Engineering and Environment / 7th IASME/WSEAS International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics

    The HTE 2009 is sponsored by IASME, WSEAS, WSEAS Transactions on Heat and Mass Transfer, WSEAS Transactions on Fluid Mechanics, WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development, WSEAS Transactions on Applied and Theoretical Mechanics, WSEAS Transactions on Mathematics.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/560.php)
  • 21.08.2009 - 27.08.2009 | Moscow-Dubna, Russia

    International Bogolyubov Conference on Problems of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

    The International Bogolyubov Conference Problems of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics will be held from August 21 to August 22, 2009 in Moscow at the Russian Academy of Sciences and from August 23 to August 27, 2009 in Dubna at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/561.php)
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    The Russian Foundation for Fundamental Research and the Austrian Science Fund announced a continuous competition for Russian-Austrian joint research projects and scientific seminars

    The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (“RFBR”) and the Austrian Science Fund announce a continuous competition (without limitation of the time periods to submit applications, for the duration of the Joint Memorandum) for joint research projects implemented by groups of Russian and Austrian scientists in the following areas of knowledge.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/562.php)
  • 21.04.2009

    ISTOK-SOYUZ kick-off meeting in Russia and Kazakhstan

    On April 18, 2009 the Russian partners of ISTOK-SOYUZ project, RTTN and ISPRAS, held the Russian kick-off meeting at the venue of the Ministry of Communications. With the aim to cover FP7 the National Innovation Fund, partner of Istok-Soyuz project in Kazakhstan, held its 5th Hi-Tech Friday Club on 27 March 2009.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/530.php)
  • 28.02.2009

    5th international extramural scientific & applied conference “Quality of Science – Quality of Life”

    On 26-27 February 2009 Tambov State Technical University held the 5th international extramural scientific & applied conference “Quality of Science – Quality of Life”. The conference was held with the support of the Russian Ministry for Education and Science, Administration of Tambov Oblast, Russian union of scientists and non-profit engineering organizations and other.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/498.php)
  • 18.02.2009

    The proposals to develop two new scientific programs of the Union State of Belarus and Russia are approved by Belarus

    By the Regulations of 16 December 2008 No.1953 and of 19 December 2008 №1981 the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus approved a proposal on development of the scientific and technical program of the Union State "Increase of food manufactures efficiency due to the wastes processing on the basis of progressive technologies and technique” and a draft of the scientific and technical program "Development of a series of integral chips and semi-conductor devices for the equipment having special functions and double application".
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/508.php)
  • 18.02.2009

    Belarusian-Russian Association of Solar-Hydrogen Energy has been set up in Moscow

    This decision was taken during the 5th International Symposium “Future Hydrogen Energy, Nanotechnologies and Platinum Group Metals in CIS Countries” which was held in the Russian capital at the end of 2008.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/507.php)
  • 10.02.2009

    Digest “Nanotechnologies in the World - 2009”

    The first Digest “Nanotechnologies in the World - 2009” was published by the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO). The digest consists of 3 major parts: the “Business” section is devoted to commercial use of nanotechnologies and state innovation policy. The “Science” section is devoted to R&D. The third session “Society” is devoted to education, public discussions, as well as safety of nanoproducts. The Digest contains a calendar of events for the coming half a year.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/495.php)
  • 09.02.2009

    Seminar for Russian NCPs and "S&T Innovation Policy"

    On 2 February 2009 a seminar for Russian NCPs was held in the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in the frame of the project “IncoNet EECA - Supporting the NCPs/NIP’s in the EECA-countries.” On 3 February 2009 the international seminar "S&T Innovation Policy" was held at the HSE.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/494.php)
  • 02.02.2009

    International Association of Academies of Sciences launches web portal

    The International Association of Academies of Sciences is an international non-governmental organisation created in 1993 in Kiev by representatives of the national academies of sciences of 15 states of Europe and Asia with the purpose of joining efforts for decision of major scientific problems and creating new partnerships between researchers.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/510.php)
  • 04.02.2009

    Presidents of EurAsEC (Eurasian Economic Community) member states decided to create International Center of High Technologies

    At the last meeting of the heads of EurAsEC member states in Moscow on 4 February it was decided to create International Center of High Technologies. According to the experts, the activities of the future Center should be aimed at joint development and realization of S&T programs and innovative projects that has to support creation of the EurAsEC common research area and attract a wide range of scientists and experts.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/511.php)
  • 11.01.2009

    Feature file: A dialogue between Vladimir Putin and Andrej Fursenko in Russian

    Here you can read about a working meeting that took place between Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Andrej Fursenko on 11 January 2009 (in Russian). In this talk they discussed different questions concerning the modernisation of the Russian science landscape, the establishment of a network of national research universities, and the realisation of the high-priority national project on "education".
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/464.php)
  • 01.11.2008

    Joint calls for 2009

    By 1 November 2008, Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research has launched the joint calls for 2009 with United Institute of Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia, S&T Foundation of Mongolia, Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technologies, and also with the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/402.php)
  • 01.11.2008

    Final brochure of the SCOPE-EAST project

    As final and major achievement of the SCOPE-EAST project (Scenarios for a coordinated approach to sustainable S/T cooperation with the Eastern Neighbours of the EU) the project consortium has published a brochure comprising a summary of conclusions and recommendations which have been developed within the framework of this project.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/390.php)
  • 28.10.2008

    Guidance for Russian Participants in the Seventh EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7)

    Under FP6 project RegionERA (Project title: Regional Network for Support of Scientific and Technological Co-operation between European Union and Russian Regions) the Regional Information Point for S&T cooperation with the EU (Voronezh State University, Russia) published the Guidance for Russian Participants in the Seventh EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) in Russian language. The CBS RIP practical experience helped to make the Guidance really useful and adjust the existing information for the Russian potential FP7 participants.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/386.php)
  • 24.10.2008

    OECD Country Note Science and Innovation: Russia (2008)

    The OECD has created individual country profiles of science and innovation performance for the new “Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Outlook 2008”. All OECD member states and the six observer states in the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (Brazil, Chile, China, Israel, Russia and South Africa) are covered. You could find the “OECD Country Note Science and Innovation: Russia (2008)“ under www.oecd.org/dataoecd/18/38/41559779.pdf
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/412.php)
  • 20.10.2008 | Warsaw, Poland

    International Brokerage Event in Warsaw

    The International Brokerage Event within FP6 SSA Project "Strengthening co-operation between European Research Area and NIS – ERANIS" was held in Warsaw, Poland, on 10 October 2008. The total number of the participants exceeded 160 experts.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/399.php)
  • 15.10.2008

    S&T Program "Nanotechnologies –US” approved

    The S&T Program of the Union State of Belarus and Russia "Nanotechnologies –US” for 2009-2012 was approved by the Council of Ministers of the Union State in October.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/401.php)
  • 01.10.2008

    Virtual Silk Road project’s council meets in Tashkent

    The regular meeting of the council of the NATO’s Virtual Silk Road project took place on 1st October 2008 in Tashkent. The event has been organized by the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan and NATO Science Committee. Specialists, experts and scholars from Uzbekistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Britain, the Netherlands, Belarus, Norway, Hungary, Turkey and Armenia took part in the session. Uzbekistan telecommunications and information technologies were being intensively introduced in all spheres.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/497.php)
  • 25.09.2008

    BILAT-RUS: Enhancing the bilateral S&T Partnership with the Russian Federation

    BILAT-RUS was launched on 1st September 2008. The project which is funded by the European Commission aims at enhancing the bilateral S&T partnership between the Russian Federation and the EU Member States, Candidate Countries and other Associated Countries.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/388.php)
  • 13.08.2008

    Eurasian economic club of scientists

    The purpose of the Eurasian economic club of scientists is to unite the efforts of the economic scientists and experts, as well as the public representatives in solving economic development issues, assisting and contributing to economic and social progress of the international community, creating conditions for mutual exchange of ideas, experiences, knowledge in organization and management on macro and micro levels.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/336.php)
  • 17.06.2008

    Two new European projects: BILAT-RUSSIA and BILAT-UKRAINE

    The two forthcoming EU-funded projects BILAT-RUS and BILAT-UKR focus on enhancing the bilateral S&T partnership between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, respectively, and the EU.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/278.php)