05.10.2012 []

BILAT UKR*AINA project offers support to identify call partners in Ukraine

The new BILAT-UKR*AINA project can help you to find partners for the currently open EU call "Reinforcing cooperation with European Neighbourhood Policy countries on bridging the gap between research and innovation (R2I-ENP)". Deadline for proposal submission is 18 December 2012.

The call is open to researchers and innovators from all scientific fields related to one of the folllowing challenges:
  • Health, demographic change and wellbeing; Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research, and the bio-economy;
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy;
  • Smart, green and integrated transport;
  • Inclusive, innovative and secure societies;
  • Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials)

Eligible parties can submit proposals (FP7/CSA, 100% funding of direct costs) to get involved with different stakeholders along the value chain, in particular industry, industry associations, science parks, specialists for risk analysis, clusters, etc. to promote networking, to facilitate exploitation of research results, e.g. through the organization of brokerage events.

The budget is 1 mio euro per project max. for minimum of 2 participants from EU Member States and Associated Countries (including e.g. Switzerland, Norway, Serbia, Macedonia, Moldova, etc.) and a minimum of 2 participants from the targeted ENP region (Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus or Georgia). Also from these minimum of 4 participations, 2 should be research representatives and 2 representatives from industry/business companies (e.g. associations, chambers of commerce, incubators, etc.)

Deadline is December 18, 2012.

Further information on the call is available in form of this presentation and via the EC Participant Portal call page.

ZSI, in the frame of its projects such as BILAT UKR*AINA, has many contacts to the target region and together with its project partners (National Information Points in the region) is available to support your partner search. If you are interested in this offer, please contact Ms. Elke Dall (dall@zsi.at) and Ms. Gabriela Cikikyan (cikikyan@zsi.at).

Source: ZSI