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Latest news | more...

  • 26.09.2016

    Belarus: New Catalogue of Technology Offers published by National Academy of Sciences

    The 2016 edition of the 'Catalogue of Innovation Technology Offers by Organisations of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus' has been published. It is available for download in Russian language on the web portal of the Republican Centre for Technology Transfer (RCTT) and lists about 200 products.
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  • 19.09.2016

    Innovative SMEs in Ukraine to benefit from EU-guaranteed loans

    On 13 September 2016, the European Investment Fund (EIF) and ProCredit Bank Ukraine signed a loan guarantee deal that will offer small and medium-sized companies in Ukraine easier access to risk capital for the development of innovative ideas. The EU-funded deal will allow the bank to more securely enter into loan agreements with companies of below 500 employees, as any potential losses on loans for innovative activities will be guaranteed by 50% by the EU under the loan guarantee scheme. Overall, the scheme is to generate a portfolio of €50 million in loans to innovative companies over the next two years.
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Important events | more...

  • 26.09.2016 | Athens, Greece

    'EaP PLUS' – New Horizon 2020 Project with Eastern Partnership Countries kicks-off in Athens

    'EaP PLUS' (STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries – PLUS), a new coordination and support action (CSA) funded under Horizon 2020 has been launched on 1 September 2016. The 17 partners will convene a kick-off meeting on 26 September. The new project aims to stimulate cooperation between Eastern Partnership countries and EU Member States, and enhance the participation of the EaP countries in Horizon 2020. Building on the results of the predecessor project 'IncoNet EaP', EaP PLUS seeks to eliminate remaining obstacles to EU-EaP STI cooperation through a number of innovative and targeted actions.
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  • 12.10.2016 | Brussels, Belgium

    Science|Business Network Conference 'Research Strategies: Europe 2030 and the next Framework Programme'

    As the European Commission is just now beginning to draft its next Framework Programme, this conference is designed as a dialogue platform to plan corporate, academic and government R&D strategies for the future: What will Europe, and its science and technology, be like in 2030 and beyond? How are companies, universities and governments preparing for a better future? What should the EU do to help them?
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Open calls | more...

  • | Deadline: 30 September 2016

    IncoNet EaP Targeted Call for EU-Eastern Partnership Twinning Teams – apply now!

    This targeted call has opened on 1 September 2016 and will close on 30 September 2016. The main goal of the call 'EU-EaP Twinning Grants' is to identify EU and Eastern Partnership cooperation teams and to support the preparation for proposals of open and upcoming calls of the Horizon 2020 Work Programmes focusing on the three societal challenges: 'Climate Change', 'Health' and 'Energy'. The duration of the twinning projects is 15 October to 30 November 2016. The grants will be paid in lump sums of 2,000 Euro for each twinning project.
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  • | Deadline: 20 Oct 2016 | Training: 29 Nov 2016

    Horizon 2020 training for Eastern Partnership Energy Experts at the Energy Networking4Innovation Brokerage Event – apply now!

    This grant scheme financially supports the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in a Horizon 2020 training and brokerage event in Bratislava, Slovakia on 29-30 November 2016. Networking4Innovation is organised by Danube-INCO.NET and the Enterprise Europe Network on 30 November. The training on 29 November will be conducted back-to-back with the Energy Networking4Innovation Brokerage Event (a side event to the SET Plan Conference 2016). Maximum funding per grant is 1,500 EUR.
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Featured projects | more...

  • | Projects of the Month – September 2016

    These EU-Central Asia cooperation projects have made a difference – learn why!

    Have you ever wondered about the outcome of the many international STI cooperation projects the EU is involved in? So have the partners in the IncoNet CA project. They have compiled a list of noteworthy deliverables from EU-Central Asia cooperation projects that are available to the public: The related projects have e.g. made a significant contribution to development of national health standards; improved the quality of services in health facilities; trained young scientists in molecular diagnostics; researched infectious diseases; introduced of innovative methods of teaching; or developed sustainable land management practices.
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