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.
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Second Environmental Performance Review of Tajikistan
Access to clean water and improved sanitation and waste management remain some of the most pressing environmental challenges for Tajikistan according to the second Environmental Performance Review of Tajikistan published today. The Review, performed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), takes stock of progress made by the country in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2004.
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Thermal power plant in Azerbaijan first in the world to earn carbon credits through energy efficiency modernisation
A thermal power plant in Azerbaijan, AzDRES, will become the first in the world to be able to sell carbon credits earned thanks to an energy efficiency modernisation project. The project was financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)in 2006: A US$ 207 million loan allowed the plant to rehabilitate old and inefficient turbines and boilers, modernise command and control systems, repair chimneys and water cooling systems and make a number of other improvements.
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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.
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EC reports: 'Strategy for International STI Cooperation' and 'Economic Development in ENP Countries'
A comprehensive report of the expert group, which was established to support the further development of an EU international STI cooperation strategy has just been published. It is titled 'International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation: Strategies for a Changing World'. Also of interest for incrEAST readers could be a new compact leaflet on current ecnomic developments in the ENP region, including the Eastern Parntership countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
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Innovation Policy in Kazakhstan
On initiative by industry minister Asset O. Issekeshev, Kazakhstan's President Nazarbayev met with the European Commisssion's DG for Research & Innovation to discuss innovation policy and research cooperation. The President showed great interest in a project presented on this occasion, which may lead to establishing a new industry in Kazakhstan for growing natural latex, based on a Kazhak plant (called 'Russian Dandelion').
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Armenian research organisations join 'Web of Knowledge'
On October 4, the Armenian State Committee of Science and Thomson Reuters Inc. signed a three-year Agreement on Cooperation, which aims to provide Armenian scientific organisations with free access to the 'Web of Knowledge' resources.
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New EU International Strategy for Research and Innovation
The European Commission adopted a new strategy for developing international cooperation in research and innovation on 14 September 2012. It has a particular focus on global challenges such as climate change, food security and fighting diseases. The new strategy will be mainly implemented through Horizon 2020, the new funding program for research and innovation starting in 2014.
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topic 06.11.2012 | Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
The Academy of Sciences of Moldova, under the aegis of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Platform 4 “Contacts between People” and in partnership with European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, organized the regional workshop focusing on “Science evaluation as a prerequisite for promoting excellence in research” which was held in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova on November 6, 2012.
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Germany presents national campaign for Russia at the 'Open Innovations Expo' in Moscow
With the help of the “National campaign for Russia” funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany will use the next two years as an opportunity to present itself to Russia as a location of research and innovation. In a first stage, the four selected campaign networks will feature at the premiere of the “Open Innovations Expo” in Moscow to demonstrate what Germany has to offer in terms of innovation.
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New Popular Science Supplement 'Most' (Bridge) to be published in Armenia
With the support of the State Committee of Science of the RA Ministry of Education and Science (RA MES SCS), the Institute for Ecological Noosphere Studies of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia and 'Golos Armenii' have initiated the publication of a new popular science supplement Most (Bridge). The aim of the supplement is to introduce the recent achievements of science, technology and medicine in Armenia and overseas.
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topic 29.10.2012 - 01.11.2012 | Punta del Este, Uruguay
The Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) was held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, 29 October to 1 November 2012. The event focused on ways to implement the objectives identified in the GCARD Roadmap, which was endorsed at the first GCARD two years ago. Specifically, attention was given to foresight and partnerships for innovation and impact on smallholder livelihoods.
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Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev discusses STI cooperation with Europe in Vienna
Last week the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaryev visited Europe. During his official visit to Vienna, the president met with experts from the European Union to discuss the results of the S&T Policy Mix Peer Review for Kazakhstan, which the country had commissioned earlier this year and which was conducted in the frame of the recently completed IncoNet EECA project. Both sides expressed their interest in intensifying EU-Kazakh cooperation in science, technology and innovation.
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CIS member states publish Declaration on Ethical Principles of Scientific Activities
The Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS member states has approved a Declaration on Ethical Principles of Scientific Activities. The Declaration establishes a standard of ethically justified research activity as a foundation for its own arranging, as well as for public policy focused on its support.
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There are plans to set up a joint production of Belarusian atomic force microscopes in Kazakhstan, Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences Sergei Chizhik told media on 25 October.
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Foresight Report "Global Europe 2050"
The global Europe 2050 foresight report presents and quantifies three scenarios that identify the main pathways Europe could follow in the coming decades: the nobody cares scenario where Europe is in a "muddling through" process; the EU under threat where Europe is faced by an economic decline and protectionist reactions; the European renaissance where the EU continues to enlarge and become stronger with more efficient innovation systems.
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European Research Council presents funding opportunities in Russia
On 17-22 September, the European Research Council (ERC) visited Russia as part of its "ERC Goes Global" campaign. These meetings aimed at informing top Russian researchers about ERC funding opportunities, and at fostering relations with Russian organisations.
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topic 15.10.2012 - 17.10.2012 | Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
The National Contact Point of the Kyrgyz Republic held an Advanced Training to ennhance the capabilities of FP7 Contact Points in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan in the conference room of the National Library of the Kyrgyz Republic on 15-17 October 2012, within the frame of the project "International S&T Cooperation Network with the countries of Central Asia and South Caucasus" (IncoNet CA/SC).
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topic 12.10.2012 | Chisinau, Moldova
The Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM) in cooperation with the Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL – Switzerland) and International Organization for Migration, mission to Moldova, organized on October 12, 2012 in Chisinau the regional workshop: 'The highly-qualified mobility and the development of Moldova’s research and innovation sector: the necessity of a strategic vision'.
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The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the IAP, the global network of science academies, jointly organized a regional Workshop on Science Academies in Central and Eastern Europe and their role in knowledge-based Society. It was supported by the Central European Initiative.
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topic 10.10.2012 - 11.10.2012 | Bonn, Germany
The EU sponsored Science and Technology cooperation with Russia, the countries of the EU’s Eastern neighbourhood, South Caucasus and Central Asia is looking back on a splendid track record. In order to develop perspectives for a future cooperation that is coordinated in a more multilateral way, 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.
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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.
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Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe
The European Commission endorsed a communication on ”Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe” intended to create a friendlier and more active environment for 24/7 access to computing power and content.
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Central Asian civil society networks agree to cooperate on water issues in the framework of the UNECE Water Convention
Thirty-five representatives of civil society organizations from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Switzerland and Germany created the network of Central Asian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on “Climate. Water. Energy. Health”, during the Central Asian Water Meeting held on 12 September in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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topic 21.09.2012 | Brussels, Belgium
Integration into the European Research Area is one of the main priorities of the Moldovan Research and Development (R&D) System. The most important accomplishment in this regard, represents the association of the Republic of Moldova to the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities, from January 1, 2012.
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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.
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EU Delegation to Russia launches regional outreach campaign on research cooperation
The Delegation of the European Union to Russia in cooperation with Russian universities organises information seminars in Arkhangelsk, Chelyabinsk, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad and Perm to raise awareness among Russian scientists of funding opportunities under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. Over the years, Russia continues to be the most successful international cooperation partner country of the Framework Programmes.
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'A critical reflection on the White Paper from an S&T policy perspective' published in the Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The linked article, published on 8 August 2012, reflects the main findings of the ‘White Paper on opportunities and challenges in view of enhancing the EU cooperation with Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South Caucasus in Science, Research and Innovation’ (dowload available from 'newsletters and print' section of this portal), which was released in April 2012, from a science and technology (S&T) internationalisation policy perspective. The 'Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship' is dedicated to exchanging the latest academic research and practical findings on all aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship.
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ELECTRA - enhancing mobility between the EU and South Caucasus
Strengthen research and teaching at universities in the Caucasus region in the areas of renewable energy and sustainable development – this is the aim of the ELECTRA project. It is funded with nearly four million euros through Erasmus Mundus, the excellence program of the European Union.
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New postgraduate education system for Uzbekistan
The degree "Candidate of Science" will be abolished in Uzbekistan. On 24 July 2012 the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, signed the decree "On the further improvement of the system of training and certification of scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel".
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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'.
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STI Policy Mix Peer Review in Kazakhstan 2012
Like many EECA countries Kazakhstan is going through a period of reforming its research system. New strategies and new laws in the area of scientific and technological development were developed and implemented. During the Policy Stakeholders Conference in Astana, 26-27 May 2011, the Government of Kazakhstan has expressed its interest in conducting an analysis of scientific, technological and innovative development of Kazakhstan by European experts and sent the request to the European Commission.
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Benchmarking Exercise of RTDI in the field of nano-science and nanotechnologies in Kazakhstan, 2012
Innovation covers not only technical or technological development, but any improvements in all areas of scientific and industrial activity. Continuous equipment upgrading and technology innovation processes create appropriate conditions for the production of competitive products. That is why WP9-Pilot Evaluation Exercises the Benchmarking of RTDI in the field of nano-science and nanotechnologies were carried out in Kazakhstan, Armenia, Bulgaria, and Belarus in the frame of the IncoNet EECA project. For Kazakhstan benchmarking was carried out in the Institute of Physics and Technology (IPT), 25-26 April, 2012.
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2013 Work Programmes - third country opportunities by country or region at a glance
The linked website provides anyone active in EU-third country cooperation with a brief overview of the 2013 FP7 Work Programmes and of specific opportunities by programme type, country and region. Among others it covers Russia, the Eastern Partnership Countries and Central Asia.
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Law on state innovation policy and innovation activities adopted in Belarus
On 10 July, 2012 the President of the Republic of Belarus signed the Law of the Republic of Belarus № 425-3, "On the state innovation policy and innovation activities in the Republic of Belarus" which creates a legal framework for the innovative development of the country.
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Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research calls for proposals to support international collaboration in 2013
New calls for proposals in different thematic fields have recently been published by the Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research. Deadlines for applications are between 14 September and 30 November 2012. Please proceed to the incrEAST calls page for detailed information.
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Expanding cooperation in science and technology between Uzbekistan and the USA
President and Chief Executive Officer of CRDF Global, Cathleen A. Campbell, visited Uzbekistan at the end of May this year. The main purpose of the visit was to discuss future perspectives of scientific and technological cooperation between the Committee for Coordination of Science and Technology Development and “CRDF Global”.
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The Caucasus Research Resource Center Georgia has launched a new blog in Georgian. The aim of the blog is to present the findings of CRRC's research, as well as answer questions about the social research methodology that the society might have. CRRC is a network of resource, research and training centers established in 2003 in the capital cities of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia with the goal of strengthening social science research and public policy analysis in the South Caucasus.
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S&T events in Russia, CIS and beyond until 2017
Click 'more' for a comprensive, browsable database of S&T events from 2000-2017 worldwide, many of them in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and South Caucasus. It can be browsed by thematic field, region, country, date and keywords. You will also find a link to this list in the incrEAST calendar.
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First Belarusian satellite launched
The first Belarusian space vehicle was launched into orbit from the space launch facility Baikonur, Kazakhstan at 09:41 Minsk time on 22 July. Later on, as Vladimir Yushkevich, head of the satellite flight control center informed, it has been put into its intended orbit of 500-520km.
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Commission launches innovation partnership for Smart Cities and Communities
One of the greatest challenges facing the EU is how best to design and adapt cities into smart intelligent and sustainable environments. Almost three quarters of Europeans live in cities, consuming 70% of the EU's energy. Congestion costs Europe about 1% of its GDP every year; most of it is located in urban areas. Smart urban technologies can make a major contribution to tackling many urban challenges.
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UNECE supports improved management of water information in Central Asia
Participants in a knowledge exchange workshop, “Strengthening Analysis for Integrated and Adaptive Water Resources Management”, held from 4 to 6 July in Almaty, adopted the principles and directions for a medium-term (three-to-five year) road map to develop water data management, as well as modelling of water flow, use and other aspects in the Aral Sea Basin.
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Belarus: UNECE assessment of public-private-partnerships and seminars on financing innovation
On 9-13 July 2012 three international events were held in Minsk by the UN Economic Commission for Europe organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and State Committee for Science and Technology of Belarus. Rumen Dobrinsky, Head of the UNECE Economic Cooperation and Integration Division who chaired the UNECE delegation in Minsk said, all together they had formed a non-official UNECE week in Belarus.
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topic 11.07.2012 - 12.07.2012 | St. Petersburg, Russia
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.
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topic 09.07.2012 - 13.07.2012 | Astana, Kazakhstan
The first Central Asian workshop «Introduction to research methods in the era of the internet» took place in Astana from 9-13 July 2012. The workshop resulted from a joint effort of the WHO Collaborating Center,theDepartment of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Center for Life Sciences, Nazarbaev University.
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Last round of FP7 calls started - info on 2013 work programme out now
The European Commission has just published comprehensive info on the 2013 work programme and the last round of calls under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development. About 8,1 bln EUR will be made available.
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National Policy Dialogues on Water: Taking stock of 10 years of progress in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Ten years since the launching of the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI), some 50 representatives of the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, as well as European Union (EU) member States and international organizations, are gathering in Geneva to discuss progress in implementation.
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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.
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topic 06.07.2012 | Moscow, Russia
On 6 July 2012 a regular meeting of the Joint Russia-EU Science and Technology Committee was held in Moscow.
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Virtual science libraries to be launched in Central Asia
An initiative to provide communities in the Middle East and North Africa with online access to scientific publications is expanding into Central Asia in October. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are now scheduled to launch the Virtual Science Library (VSL) programme run by CRDF Global, a US-based not-for-profit organisation. Funding for the Central Asia programme is provided by the US Department of Energy's Global Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention.
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News global initiative on dryland systems research launched in Tashkent
Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC) is among five Regions worldwide where a global CGIAR Research Program “Integrated and Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods in Dry Areas” (CRP1.1 “Dryland Systems”) will be implemented. Participants of a three-day Regional Inception Workshop held on 12-14 June 2012 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, endorsed an ambitious research framework that will tackle the challenges of sustainable agricultural development under the harsh environmental conditions characterized by drought, high soil salinity and extreme climatic conditions.
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Conclusions of the Stakeholders' Conference in Kiev 2012
This document presents conclusions drawn at the 5th Policy Stakeholders' Conference in Kiev, 25 - 26 April 2012, bringing together policy makers and S&T stakeholders from the EU and Eastern Europe/Central Asia to exchange their exepriences. The confrence was organised by the IncoNet EECA project and titled 'EECA cooperation in the innovation sector: Bi-regional responses to major societal and economic challenges'.
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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.
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topic 11.06.2012 - 12.06.2012 | Bucharest, Romania
EU-EECA Workshop on Global Challenges: Climate Change, Health, Energy
IncoNet EECA organised a 'Workshop on Opportunities for joint EU-EECA policy approaches addressing global challenges at the example of climate change, health, energy: identification of policy objectives and instruments' from 11-12 June 2012 in Bucharest at the International Conference Center of National School of Political Studies and Public Administration.
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Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the QS World University Rankings
The performance of Eastern European and Central Asian universities in the 2011 edition of the QS World University Rankings® is a mixture of stability and change. While the big hitters were all present, many slid down the table. However this is offset somewhat by the ascent of a number of younger institutions, some of which were making their very first appearance in the report.
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New Document: 'Analytical paper on the use of Lifelong Learning Programmes to Science and Technology cooperation'
IncoNet EECA project has recently published an “Analytical paper on the use of Lifelong Learning Programmes to Science and Technology cooperation”. The document addresses the participation of the EECA countries in the Life Long Learning programme (LLP), Erasmus Mundus and Tempus with regards to academic institution building, human potential development, research and joint training activities.
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The Academy of Sciences of Moldova hosted an Expert Mission on developing the strategy of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova for the integration of the Republic of Moldova into the European Research Area.
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In the period of 17-18 May 2012, the Academy of Sciences of Moldova hosted a workshop on FP7 aspects presented by the experts from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).
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During 2-5 of April, the Academy of Sciences of Moldova hosted the mission of a group of international experts involved in an evaluation exercise of the research, development and innovation (RDI) system in the Republic of Moldova.
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Academician V.A. Koptyug Prize for 2011 awarded
By the decision of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), Academician V.A.Koptyug’s Prize for 2011 has been awarded to a Belarusian-Russian research team for the series of research works on "Developing the scientific basis for creating the composite and nanostructured materials for advanced hydrogen energy systems, and also investigation of devices based on them".
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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.
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Almost 700 scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and exhibitions have been scheduled for 2012 in Belarus. They are presented in the bi-lingual “List of exhibitions, scientific conferences and seminars in the Republic of Belarus for 2012” collected by Belarusian Institute of System Analysis and Information Support of Scientific and Technical Sphere.
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Portable X-ray for chemistry analysis to be developed by Russian-Armenian joint scientific educational laboratory 'X-Ray Optics'
On the initiative of Mr. Alpik Mkrtchyan, Academician of National Academy of Sciences of RA, research supervisor at the Institute of Applied Problems of Physics of NAS RA, on February 10, 2012 the joint Russian-Armenian scientific educational laboratory “X-Ray Optics” was opened at the Tomsk National Research Polytechnic University.
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The Innovation Performance Review of Kazakhstan continues the series of national assessments of innovation policies initiated by the pilot Innovation Performance Review of Belarus. These policy advisory exercises draw on the experience accumulated by the UNECE in the identification of good practices and policy lessons in the area of knowledge-based development, with particular reference to the problems of countries with economies in transition.
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Kyrgyz Higher Education Institutions that are not ready to enter a new two-tier education system could be downgraded to colleges, says a spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, Kerez Zhukeeva. Kyrgyzstan is preparing to enter the Bologna system of educating students in autumn this year.
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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).
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Day of German Science held in Tashkent
Tashkent recently hosted the Day of German Science in Uzbekistan. The event was organized by Coordinating Committee for Science and Technology Development under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, German Embassy in Uzbekistan.
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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.
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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.
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The final version of the 'White Paper' is now available online (PDF download) and in print.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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New Country Reports for Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkemistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan
We have updated our Country Reports for Armenia, Belarus and Russia (both English and Russian versions), Kyrgyzstan, Turmenistan, and Ukraine (all English versions) and for Uzbekistan (Russian version). The reports are available online and for download in PDF format. They offer an overview of the science and technology infrastructure, main research policies and international cooperation experience in EECA countries. Further incrEAST Country Reports will be updated soon.
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topic 25.04.2012 - 26.04.2012 | Kiev, Ukraine
5th Policy Stakeholders' Conference: 'EU-EECA cooperation in the innovation sector: Bi-regional responses to major societal and economic challenges'
This event is the 5th in a series of Policy Stakeholders' Conferences that have been successfully organised in Athens, in Moscow, in Astana and in Warsaw to review the state of cooperation and to provide a forum for exchange of good practices in the innovation domain as well. In the specific context of bi-regional S&T cooperation partnerships for addressing global societal and economic challenges, the role of innovation has, until recently, received relatively little attention. The upcoming meeting aims to change this.
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International Institute of Solar Energy is opening in Tashkent
On February 16 the the first Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Uzbekistan, Rustam Azimov, and the president of the Asian Bank for Development, Harukiko Kuroda, signed a Memorandum on the creationof a new Research Centre for Solar Energy, which will allow Uzbekistan to become a hub of international knowledge and an expert in solar technplogies in the future.
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Where will Belarusian science be presented in 2012?
On 30 December 2011, the Government of Belarus approved a plan of national exhibitions (expositions) abroad for 2012. According to this plan, Belarus joint science and technology expositions will be presented in March at the Indonesian International Exhibition ”Heavy Duty Vehicle and Equipment“, Jakarta, in April – within the national exposition of Belarus in Hanoi, at International Exhibition ”Vietnam EXPO 2012“, and in Germany, at Hanover Industrial Fair, in June – among others.
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Conferences and Exhibitions in Turkemenistan 2012
A compilation of conferences and exhibitions, which will take place in Turkmenistan in 2012.
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Kazakhstan and Germany deepen cooperation in energy efficiency and renewable energies
Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Katherina Reiche, German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Dr. Philipp Rösler, and Kazakhstan's Minister of Industry and Trade, Aset Issekeshev, signed a joint declaration on intensifying the cooperation in energy efficiency and renewable energies on 8 February 2012.
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Uzbek Cabinet of Ministers adopts arrangements on the optimization of the structure of the Academy of Sciences
With the aim of increasing the effectiveness of the activity of scientific organizations in compliance with modern requirements, the development of scientific potential of Higher Educational Institutes of the country and enhancement of science and production integration in accordance with the Governmental Decree, some scientific organizations of the Academy of Sciences will be liquidated and some of them will be reorganized.
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State budget support for international cooperation in science and technology in 2012 approved in Belarus
On 30 December 2011 the Law № 331-З “On the republican budget for 2012” was approved. According to this document, the expenditures and revenues will be equal and are fixed at the level of 92 772 bln. rubles.
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Scientific Community of the Republic of Moldova joins the European Research Area
On 1 January, the Republic of Moldova became the first country in the Eastern Partnership and the second in the European Neighborhood Policy associated to the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). On this occasion, on January 27, the Academy of Sciences of Moldova organised an official launching event to mark Moldova’s association to FP7, a status that will offer new opportinities to cooperate and compete as an equal partner in all calls announced within FP7, to become a part of the European network of scientists and to benefit from Europe's scientific potential in solving national problems.
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National Center of Genome Biotechnology is opened in Belarus
The Center for genetic labeling and certification of plants, animals, microorganisms and humans (National Center of Genome Biotechnology) was opened in the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on 27 December 2011.
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Putin calls for adopting ten year research programs
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has demanded 10 year research programs from scientific institutions and pledged to increase multifold the financing of research funds by 2018.
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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'.
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Intergovernmental agreement of cooperation in science and technology between Belarus and Italy comes into force
Belarus and Italy will develop cooperation in science and technologies. The decision was approved by Council of Ministers’ Resolution No 1764 of 29 December 2011. The document approves an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in science and technologies between the two countries signed in Trieste on 10 June 2011.
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The fight for influence in the South Caucasus - What role for the EU?
The Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), in cooperation with the European Policy Centre and the Robert Bosch Foundation held an international seminar about the EU’s role in the South Caucasus in Brussels, Belgium on 14 December 2011. The linked report by the European Policy Centre summarises the event's results.
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UCAB signs agreement with IAMO at International Green Week in Germany
In the framework of the International Green Week (Berlin, Germany), the Association «Ukrainian Agribusiness Club» (UCAB) together with the Ukrainian Embassy in Germany and the Eastern Committee on Economic Relations organised an Evening on Ukrainian Agribusiness. The reception, in which the Ukrainian Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, Mykola Prysiazhnyuk, participated, was held on January 20, at the Ukrainian Embassy in Berlin.
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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.
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Strategy to attract foreign direct investment adopted in Belarus
The new strategy targets promoting foreign direct investments aimed at economic restructuring and innovation development, their increased use thanks to the continuous improvement of investment climate, reforms of state-owned assets and the development of public-private partnerships in Belarus. Priority is given to foreign direct investment into hi-tech sectors of the economy, as well as the creation and development of technological clusters.
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Conclusions of the Stakeholders' Conference in Warsaw 2011
This document presents conclusions drawn at the 4th Policy Stakeholders' Conference in Warsaw, 15-16 November 2011, bringing together policy makers and S&T stakeholders from the EU and Eastern Europe/Central Asia to exchange their exepriences. The confrence was organised by the IncoNet EECA project and titled 'EU-EECA Cooperation in Research and Innovation: The way towards 2020'.
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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.
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Boosting Social Sciences in Central Asia to help enhance Stability and Development
Boosting the research capacity of central Asian countries in the area of social sciences and humanities can contribute to regional stability and even attract tourism to the region. An EU-funded project worked towards to setting the base for achieving such goals.
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Researcher from the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus awarded George Grover Gold Medal
Prof. Leonard L. Vasilyev, Head of the Laboratory of Porous Media, Institute for Heat and Mass Transfer named after A.V. Lykov, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, doctor of technical sciences and the founder of heat pipes scientific school in Belarus has been awarded George Grover Gold Medal.
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The State Committee for Science and Technology announced the results of joint Belarusian-Latvian call for research projects
The State Committee for Science and Technology of Belarus has announced the results of the call for research projects conducted jointly with the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia. With its order of 30 December, 2011 № 488, the SCST approved 4 research projects to be supported in 2012-2013. 8 research centers and universities (4 from each side) are involved in their implementation.
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topic | Deadline: 16 January 2012
This is a call for Scientific Evaluators from the field of nano-technologies and/or nano-sciences with profound research management and research strategy analysis capabilities to run a benchmarking exercise of research organisations working in the fields of nano-technology and/or nano-sciences in EU, Eastern European and Central Asian Countries.
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Moldova: 3rd edition of Energy and Environment Catalogue published
The 3rd edition of the catalogue of Moldovan researchers, research centres, non-governmental organizations, and companies active in the fields of Environment and Energy research has been issued. It contains current and detailed information on contact persons, expertise or project ideas, experience of participation in international and national projects etc. It is a useful tool for finding appropriate partners for activities.
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The EU's role in the South Caucasus – a report by the European Policy Centre
The linked report summarises the views of Philippe Lefort, the EU’s Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, as well as those of Bulgarian MEP Evgeni Kirilov, who drafted a European Parliament report on the South Caucasus, and of Dennis Sammut, executive director of the London Information Network on Conflicts and State-Building. The European Policy Centre (EPC) is an independent, not-for-profit think tank. Members of the EPC comprise companies, professional and business federations, trade unions, diplomatic missions, regional and local bodies, as well as NGOs.
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Center for Development Research publishes guidelines ‘Follow the Innovation: Participatory Testing and Adaptation of Agricultural Innovations in Uzbekistan’
The Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn recently published the document ‘Follow the Innovation: Participatory Testing and Adaptation of Agricultural Innovations in Uzbekistan’. With these guidelines, ZEF wants to share its experience with a participatory research approach to the development and implementation of innovations, which was gathered within the interdisciplinary project “Economic and ecological restructuring of land and water in the region Khorezm (Uzbekistan)”. The project was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and implemented in collaboration with local partners.
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Towards Horizon 2020 - International Cooperation in the upcoming Framework Programme
Horizon 2020 is the name of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation from 2014 to 2020. Horizon 2020 builds on the success of international cooperation in previous framework programmes and is fully open to participation from third countries.
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topic | Deadline: 21 December 2011
Call for a Team Leader - S&T Policy Mix Peer Review in Kazakhstan
The INCO-NET-EECA project is supporting a S&T Policy Mix Peer Review to Kazakhstan. The international peers are experts from the S&T governance sector of different EU and Eastern European countries. They should be lead by an experienced Team Leader (S&T policy analyst). If you are interested to apply for the position of the Team Leader, please carefully consider the attached Terms of Reference and submit the requested information per eMail to the indicated eMail-account until 21 December 2011 (17:00 CET; date of entry of your eMail).
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topic 15.11.2011 - 16.11.2011 | Warsaw, Poland
The 4th Policy Stakeholders’ Conference was held in Warsaw on 15-16 November 2011 under the Polish Presidency of the EU Council. About 90 stakeholders from 28 countries, representing ministries, research organisations, universities, the private sector and the civil society participated. Conclusions now available!
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The Republic of Moldova becomes member of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
On November 25, 2011 within the "InfoInvent 2011" Exhibition which took place at the Exhibitional Centre "Moldexpo", was organized the workshop dedicated to the launching of the Enterprise Europe Network in the Republic of Moldova entitled "Enterprise Europe Network: Partnerships and Opportunities".
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Moldova: Evaluation results of the second Open Call for Mobility within IncoNet CA/SC Project
The second open call for grant scheme to support participation of researchers from Moldova in FP7 events was launched in August 2011. The call was announced by the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, a partner of the consortium in the European Project IncoNet CA/SC. The deadline for submitting applications was September 15.
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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.
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Armenian-Indian Center for Excellence in ICT opened in Yerevan
The Armenian-Indian Center for Excellence in Information & Communication Technologies was opened at Yerevan State University. The official opening ceremony of the center took place on November 7, 2011.
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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.
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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.
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Law "On Ratification of the Agreement by Exchange of Notes on Renewal of the Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the European Community and Ukraine" adopted
The agreement renews the Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the European Community and Ukraine of July 4, 2002 signed in Copenhagen, which confirms importance of science and technology for the economic and social development of both Parties.
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Statistical Book 'Science and Innovation Activity in the Republic of Belarus, 2011'
The statistical book issued by the National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus presents information on main indicators of scientific and innovation activities the Republic of Belarus in 2005-2010. The publication is intended for government agencies, researchers, teachers, post-graduates and students of higher education establishments, as well as for the other interested users.
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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.
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CIS states sign Free Trade Zone agreement
On 18 October the heads of government of the CIS member states signed a new agreement on a Free Trade Zone. The document is meant to enhance the economic integration and cooperation of the CIS member states, boost the trade and ramp up efforts to establish a common economic space in the CIS. It replaces about a hundred multi- and bi-lateral agreements dating back to the 1990s, when a previous atempt on a common agreement failed as it was never fully ratified.
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New Belarusian-Lithuanian cooperation project started
An international project to promote cooperation between Lithuania and Belarus in innovations has been launched in the Belarusian city of Grodno, near the western border of the country. The first seminar was held at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.
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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.
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FP7 National Contact Points in Eastern Europe & Central Asia at a glance
A new poster lists National Contact Points (NCPs) in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South Caucasus and Moldova, including contact persons and e-mail addresses. It was compiled by the Central Information Office
of the IncoNet EECA Project, from where you can also order free print copies.
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The summary report is a shortened version of the annual report to the President and Government of Belarus. It presents information about development of the science and technology in the country in 2010 and for the 2006-2010 with a focus on innovation policy priorities, outcomes of the state S&T programs and projects, as well as on introducing R&D results in the economy.
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European Commission publishes new brochure on INCO-NET projects
The linked booklet, published by the European Commission in October 2011, presents the activities of all INCO-NET projects which have been selected following the evaluation of the FP7 calls for proposals published in 2006, 2009 and 2010. These projects cover - among other regions of the world - Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Apart from presenting the current projects, the brochure offers an introduction into the European Union's approach towards bi-regional policy dialogue and international S&T cooperation.
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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.
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Conclusions of the Policy Stakeholders' Conference in Astana 2011 now available
After the successful Policy Stakeholders' Conferences in Athens and Moscow, the third event of this kind brought together high ranking experts and S&T policy makers in Astana in May 2011 upon invitation of the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. This year's focus was on evaluation approaches in S&T policy making. The conclusions are now available. The next event of the series will be held in Warsaw from 15-16 November 2011.
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topic 25.10.2011 - 26.10.2011 | Moscow, Russia
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
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Modovan research groups looking for EU partners to participate in FP7 projects
The Republic of Moldova will become officially associated to the Seventh Framework Programme on 1st January 2012. A new publication features research groups from Moldova looking for EU partners to jointly take part in FP7 projects. The brochure provides information about S&T performers sorted by FP7 hematic priorities. The Catalogue of Research Groups from Moldova has been published in the framework of a project titled “Establishment of an infrastructure which encourages the efficient participation of the scientific community from Moldova in the Seventh Framework Programme” and is now available for download in PDF format.
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How to participate in FP7 calls – new hands-on guide in Russian
4 useful presentations on Central Asian opportunities within the 2012 FP7 calls, as well as on proposal writing, legal and financial issues and evaluation procedures are now available in Russian lanuage.
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topic 11.10.2011 - 13.10.2011 | Hanover, Germany
8 experts from Eastern Europe and Central Asia presented the chances and challenges for bi-regional biotechnology cooperation at BIOTECHNICA, Europe´s leading annual event for biotechnology and the life sciences. In addition to their presentations at the Innovation Forum, the experts were available for in depth talks at the information stand of the IncoNet EECA project. Presentations are now available for download.
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German-Ukrainian Innovation Partnership in Sustainable Environmental Technologies
A new German-Ukrainian project is meant to initiate research and development cooperation in sustainable environmental technologies. The main activities will be the establishment of a network in research and development of sustainable environmental technologies and training activities for young scientists and for staff of science parks, technology transfer centers and SMEs.
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ENPI Info Centre publishes Eastern Partnership Info Pack
The Eastern Partnership Summit opened in Warsaw on 29th September. The ENPI Info Centre has prepared an Information Pack highlighting the achievements of this Partnership that completes the EU’s foreign policy towards Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine as a specific Eastern dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). It is available in English and Russian language.
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Registration open for the Tempus Information Days in Ukraine
Tempus InfoDays will provide an opportunity to raise awareness among higher education institutions of the possibilities offered by the European Educational Programs: Tempus, Erasmus Mundus and Jean Monnet. Registration for the InfoDays in Ukraine is now open.
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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.
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Moldova: new status – new opportunities
The Republic of Moldova is at the final stage of preparing the procedures for the association to the Seventh Framework Programme. Starting with January 1, 2012 Moldovan researchers, NGOs, SMEs will be able to participate in FP7 under the status of an associated country.
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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.
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New stage of Armenian-German scientific cooperation
On August 24, 2011 the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany signed a Memorandum of Intent on the development of cooperation in the field of Science and Technology.
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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.
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EU Education Programme awards scholarships to Tajik students
The European Union has completed the evaluation of the latest round of the Erasmus Mundus programme. This programme offers scholarships to students and scholars from around the world to study at European Universities. 87 Tajik students and scholars have been successful in evaluation process. Last year a similar number of Tajik students and scholars were selected. This demonstrates that Tajik students and institutions of Higher Education are now well familiar with the application procedures and are becoming active participants in this EU education programme.
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New brochure presents successful EU - Eastern Europe/Central Asia/South Caucasus cooperation projects
A new brochure featuring our 'Projects of the Month' 2010-2011 is now available online. You can also order free print copies from the of the IncoNet EECA Project.
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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.
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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".
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Current funding opportunities with deadlines in September/October 2011
Apart from the current round of EU FP7 calls, incrEAST also features national, bilateral and other funding opportunities. Proceed to our "Calls" page to learn more about current calls from Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Uzbekistan with deadlines in September and October. For continuous funding opportuninties, please scroll down the page.
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The Uzbek Committee for Coordination of Science and Technology Development approved the priority directions for the development of science and technology for 2012-2020, developed by the leading scientists and specialists of the country jointly with interested ministries and departments.
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EU 2012 Work Programmes - third country opportunities by region at a glance
The 2012 FP7 work programmes were adopted by the European Commission on 19 July. The first series of calls for proposals, with a budget of over €5.3 billion was launched on 20 July. Now, what's in it for cooperation with Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South Caucasus? The linked new website covers all major non-EU partner countries and/or regions and aims to provide researchers working in EU-third country cooperation with a brief overview of the content of the work programme and the current calls.
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The first round of Proposal Writing Workshops organised by MOLD-ERA
The first round of Proposal Writing Workshops in the framework of FP7 MOLD-ERA project was held on June 29 – July 1 and July 4-6, 2011 in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. The purpose of the events was to prepare and assist the researchers in better understanding the rules and regulations of FP7 and in writing successful proposals.
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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.
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New FP7 calls published today - Info Meeting in Brussels on 27 July
The EU Framework Programme has published new calls for proposals, representing Europe’s biggest ever package of research and innovation investment of approx. 7 billion Euro volume.
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topic 19.07.2011 | Hanover, Germany
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.
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Innovation Performance Review of the Republic of Belarus is now available in English and Russian
The 'Innovation Performance Review of Belarus' has initiated a new focus of activity for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, which draws on the experience accumulated so far in the identification of good practices and policy lessons in the area of knowledge-based development.
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topic | Deadline: 29 July 2011
How can green growth for all be achieved? What can be done to implement sustainability strategies into society? Young scientists from all over the world who are seeking solutions to these and other pressing questions related to sustainability research are invited to participate in the prestigious "Green Talents" competition of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
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Agreement between Belarus and Italy on cooperation in science and technology signed
Belarus and Italy have signed an inter-governmental agreement on cooperation in science and technology. Upon the results of bi-lateral meeting in June 2011 in Trieste, Italy during the CEI ministerial meeting, the heads of the ministries of external affairs of Belarus and Italy Mr Sergey Martunov and Mr Franko Frattini finalized negotiations on this document which lasted for quite long time.
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The 'Participant Portal' - new online access point for participants in the EU's Framework Programme
The European Commission's new Participant Portal becomes the single authoritative website for the publication of FP7 calls. Calls are no longer published on CORDIS. CORDIS users are being redirected to the relevant pages of the FP7 calls section on the Participant Portal and are assisted to update their bookmarks accordingly.
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State Program for Development of Higher Education in Belarus for 2011-2015 approved
The State Program for Development of Higher Education in Belarus for 2011-2015 was approved by the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 1 July 2011 № 893. It foresees a complex of measures aimed to increase the quality of training in accordance with the strategy of social and economic development of the country.
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topic 06.07.2011 - 07.07.2011 | Warsaw, Poland
Eastern Partnership Conference on the 'Eastern Dimension of Mobility'
The European Commission and the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union are organising a conference on the 'Eastern Dimension of Mobility' in Warsaw on 6-7 July 2011. The event is organised as a part of the Eastern Partnership and dedicated to the issue of the mobility of students, teachers, researchers, youth, sport and cultural actors.
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topic 15.06.2011 - 17.06.2011 | Athens, Greece
The International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) organised a Workshop on Innovation policies and structures in the wider Black Sea region in the frame of the IncoNet EECA project.
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topic 26.05.2011 - 27.05.2011 | Astana, Kazakhstan
After the successful Policy Stakeholders' Conferences in Athens and Moscow, the third event of this kind brought together high ranking experts and S&T policy makers in Astana upon invitation of the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. This year's focus has been on evaluation approaches in S&T policy making.
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topic 23.05.2011 - 24.05.2011 | Moscow, Russia
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.
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International S&T Conferences in Uzbekistan 2011
The linked document lists international S&T conferences, which will take place in Uzbekistan in 2011. They cover a wide range of scientific fields including legal and economic issues, history, enviroment, materials, production technologies, agriculture and health.
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The 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development of the EU supports new multilateral scientific projects with both European and Ukrainian partners. In July 2011, a call in NANOSCIENCES, NANOTECHNOLOGIES, MATERIALS and NEW PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES will be launched. This is an opportunity to be funded by the EU to launch a multilateral project between European and Ukrainian researchers. Deadline to apply for the BILAT-UKR grant to travel/ meet partners for project preparation: 15 June 2011.
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Info on two mathematics and ICT conferences in Armenia 2011 now available
Two international S&T conferences will be held in Yerevan, Armenia in September 2011: The 5th International Conference “Harmonic Analysis and Approximations” will this year be dedicated to the 75th anniversary of academician Norair Arakelian. In ICT the "Eighth International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technologies (CSIT 2011)" is looking forward to welcoming visitors from Armenia and abroad. More info is available from the incrEAST calendar.
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New research program on dryland agriculture
The CGIAR Fund Council has approved provisionally CGIAR Research Program 1.1 (CRP1.1), Integrated agricultural production systems for the poor and vulnerable in dry areas. The new program, led by ICARDA, involves some 40 national and international partners, with many more expected to join during the implementation phase. This is probably the first agricultural research program of its size and scope to take a systems approach to solving rural development problems.
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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.
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Newsletter on EU cooperation with the wider Black Sea Region
The "Black Sea Monitor" is a quarterly newsletter published by the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS). Its April issue reports on developments in cooperation with Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Russia, and lists recent publications and events.
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topic 13.04.2011 - 15.04.2011 | Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Results of IV Innovation Fair of Innovation Ideas, Technologies and Projects
The IV Republican Fair of Innovation Ideas, Technologies and Projects was held on April 13-15, 2011 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. About 500 new developments were presented by 121 scientific-research, project-constructive organisations, educational organisations, also researchers and private organizations.
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Results of the Open Call for Mobility – 2011, Moldova
In February 2011 an open call for grant scheme to support participation of researchers from Moldova in FP7 events was announced by IncoNet CA/SC project.
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topic 06.04.2011 - 08.04.2011 | Almaty, Kazakhstan
Evidence policy making in science, technology and innovation is an important matter that finds its response in STI strategies developed and programmes implemented. Key-indicators for assessment of STI are widely used to set targets in national strategies but advanced knowledge about data production guidelines, processing standards for statistical data and the usability are fields widely neglected in Central Asian countries.
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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.
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New European funding initiative to spur innovation
The European Research Council (ERC) today launches a new funding initiative, the “Proof of Concept”, that will contribute to stimulating innovation. Funding of up to EUR 150 000 per grant is made available to researchers already holding ERC grants to bridge the gap between their research and the earliest stage of a marketable innovation. By supporting outstanding research projects at the frontiers of knowledge, the ERC - the newest component of the 7th Research Framework Programme - already feeds into the EU’s Innovation Union. This targeted new initiative will capture the maximum value from frontier research by getting good ideas to market.
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Database on scientific diaspora of Belarus
The State Committee for Sciencs and Technologies of the Republic of Belarus set up a database on Belarus scientists and qualified specialists working abroad.
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First meeting of the co-operation committee between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Tajikistan
The Co-operation Committee between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Tajikistan held its first meeting on Wednesday, 16 March 2011. The EU was represented by Mr Gunnar Wiegand, Director of Russia, Eastern Neighbourhood, Central Asia and OSCE, European External Action Service. The Tajik delegation was led by Mr Saidrahmon Nazriev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade. The EU Special Representative for Central Asia, Ambassador Pierre Morel, also took part in the meeting.
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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.
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topic 11.03.2011 | Tashkent, Uzbekistan
The Committee for the Coordination of Scientific and Technological Development under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a workshop on "Awareness raising, Information gathering and Communication".
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Kyrgyz NCP runs coprehensive web portal on FP7 in Russian language
The NCP of Kyrgyzstan runs a comprehensive web portal on FP7 related issues that might benefit researchers in Kyrgyzstan and beyond. The information is exclusively available in Russian language.
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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.
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The Belarusian Parliament approved the Government Plan of action for 2011-2015 on 23 February, 2011.
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topic 03.03.2011 | Tashkent, Uzbekistan
The Uzbek Academy of Sciences organised a scientific-practical conference on the problems of the development of small businesses in relation to the development of scientific and innovative technologies from the young population’s point of view, on 3 March 2011.
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Scientists at the Scientific and Practical Center of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus have for the first time grown a synthetic emerald of red colour, according to the Head of the Physics of High Conductivity Materials Laboratory, Vladimir Merkulov. In nature this gem is very rare, being only mined in the USA. According to experts natural emeralds will vanish sooner than - for instance - crude oil.
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New medical genetics project to support Armenia's integration into the European Research Area
Integration of the South Caucasus countries into ERA is one of the priorities of EU's European Neighbourhood Policy. This is the objective of ERAWIDE initiative aimed at reinforcing the cooperation capacity of a prominent R&D centre in these countries by providing the possibilities to improve its research activities within the thematic priorities of FP7. The government of the Republic of Armenia recommended the Center of Medical Genetics and Primary Health Care (CMG) due to its high reputation, broad international contacts, participation in FP7, and the importance of the top-level research in Medical Genetics for general population.
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topic 23.02.2011 - 24.02.2011 | Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
The Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan and the Institute of Manuscript of Turkmenistan held an international scientific conference titled "The Origin of the Turkmen People and the History of World Culture" on 23 - 24 February 2011 in Ashgabat. The conference covered a broad scope of scientific subjects: archeology, anthropology and ethnography as a valuable source of ethnic history of Turkmens, ancient tribes of Turkmenistan and the Turkmen ethnogenesis, the origin of the Turkmen people, material and spiritual heritage of the Turkmen people in the world's cultural heritage, the interaction of cultures and civilizations in the modern era.
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2011 S&T conferences and exhibitions in Turkmenistan
A list in English and in Russian language of scientific events in Turkmenistan 2011.
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On November 29, 2010 the European project MOLD-ERA (Preparation for Moldova's integration into the European Research Area and into the Community R&D Framework Programs on the basis of scientific excellence) was launched in Chisinau, Moldova, attended by 8 participants from 2 partner-countries. Two more partners from UK and Germany joined the meeting via Skype.
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topic 26.01.2011 | Donetsk, Ukraine
A workshop titled "Possibilities for the Ukrainian Researchers in the EU Framework Programme" was held at Donetsk National University on 26 January 2011. The target group included scientists, researchers and educators of Donetsk region. 47 of them took part in this event.
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EU funded research projects launch joint activity on partner search for Ukranian research institutions
On 23rd December 2010 the National Contact Point of the EU 7th Framework Programme (FP7) on Research and Technology Development (FP7 NIP-Ukraine) and the EU-funded project “Joint Support Office for Enhancing Ukraine’s Integration into the European Research Area” (JSOERA) launched a joint activity related to practical support to Partner Search. This activity comes in support to the request received from Ukrainian organisations willing to participate in FP7, and the EU organisations looking for potential partners in Ukraine.
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topic 25.01.2011 | Brussels, Belgium
The Conference on the future of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) „Ready to grow? Shaping future EU support for business” took place in Brussels, on 25th January 2010. As a part of public consultation process, the aim of the conference was to collect opinions of the future shape and perspective of the instruments supporting SMEs and Innovation.
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Belarus National S&T Portal launched
The new web portal aims to support research centers, science-based companies, innovative small and medium enterprises, research teams and individual researchers in international cooperation in science, technology and innovation.
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Statistical Book "Science, Innovations and Technologies in the Republic of Belarus – 2009"
The linked report offers extensive data about the state of S&T and innovation activities in Belarus in 2009, reflects on the effectiveness of research and developments and addresses challenges and prospects of Belarusian science. The report was prepared on the basis of information presented by the bodies of state management, other state organizations subordinated to the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the National Academy of Sciences and other research organizations, industrial enterprises and more.
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Analytical Report on Science State and Development Prospects in the Republic of Belarus based on outcomes of 2009
According to the linked report in 2009, the main efforts of the research and innovation complex of Belarus were focused on the implementation of a number of State Programmes. Switching the economy of Belarus to an innovative way of development under the conditions of globalization and the country’s continuous opening to world business relations,were considered imperative to maintain and stabilize economic growth rates in mid-term and long-term perspectives. The report contains several language versions.
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3rd newsletter of the EECA-ICT cluster features EECA views on ICT 2010
The third joint Newsletter of the EECA clustering projects (ISTOKSOYUZ, SCUBE-ICT and EXTEND) is fully dedicated to the participation of ICT specialists from EECA countries and these projects at the most visible European ICT event – ICT2010. Exploiting the synergies between the three clustering projects an technical and financial support was given to 50 R&D specialists from 12 EECA countries with the strongest ICT collaboration potential. Their personal impression about this event are given in the Newsletter. The Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) ICT cluster is an initiative supported by the European Commission under in the frame of FP7.
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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.
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Belarus: new head of Belarus Academy of Sciences and new Minister of Education appointed
On 29 December 2010 Prof. Anatoly Rusetsky was appointed a Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The previous leader of the NAS, Mikhail Myasnikovich has been appointed the Prime-Minister of Belarus. On the same day Prof. Sergey Maskevich was appointed the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus. He has replaced Prof. Alexander Radkov who was appointed the Deputy Head of the President’s Administration.
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The Chernobyl accident in 1986resulted in the radioactive contamination of a considerable amount of agricultural lands in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and some European countries. An upcoming project aims at preparing and producing a pilot lot of amendments on the basis of natural raw material and industrial waste to carry out field experiments on the rehabilitation of radioactive contaminated soils in Belarus with use of the given sorbents. The realization of this project is meant to create a scientific basis for remediation of contaminated soils and economic revival of contaminated territories.
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Ukrainian ICT research competence at a glance
The EU-EECA ICT Cluster, a joint initiative of the projects ISTOK-SOYUZ, EXTEND and SCUBE-ICT, has developed promotional factsheets to present the ICT competence of various EECA countries at a glance. Follow the link for the ICT promo sheet for Ukraine.
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Belarus and Lithuania will support 20 joint projects in science and technology
In 2011-2012 Belarus and Lithuania will support 20 joint S&T projects. This was decided at the 4th meeting of the bi-lateral Commission on Cooperation in Science and Technology held in Minsk in December 2010. The projects have been selected of 34 applications submitted to the call upon the results of independent scientific evaluation carried out in the both countries.
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Ukrainian authorities planning to create common information infrastructure until 2015
According to the State Agency of Ukraine for Science, Innovation and Information, a common information and telecommunications infrastructure of central and local government agencies will be established until 2015 as part of the third stage of electronic government development.
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OpenAIRE opens access to EU scientific results
EU researchers, businesses and citizens can have free and open access to EU-funded research papers thanks to OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe), which the European Commission launched on 2 December 2010, at the University of Ghent in Belgium. OpenAIRE will provide a network of open repositories providing free online access to knowledge produced by scientists receiving grants from the Seventh Framework programme (FP7) and European Research Council (ERC), especially in the fields of health, energy, environment, parts of ICT and research infrastructures, social sciences, humanities and science in society.
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Azerbaijan: Interview with Abel Maharramov, Rector of Baku State University
In an interview with 'News.Az' Abel Maharramov, rector of Baku State University and an MP from the ruling New Azerbaijan Party describes current chances and challenges for one of the leading universities in the South Caucasus. He also addresses the application of the Bologna system in Azerbaijan.
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According to Kazakh news agency Kazinform.com the the vice-minister of education and science, Aidar Zhakupov, announced that Kazakhstan will spend $203.4 million to develop its science sector in 2011.
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Russian government picks site for new-high tech hub near Moscow
Russian president Dmitry Medvedev announced that Russia will build a high-tech hub near Skolkovo, a new private-sector business school in the Moscow region. The center is designed to develop several priority sectors: energy, ICT, bio-medical and nuclear technologies.
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Marie Curie Individual Fellowships open to EECA researchers
Researchers from Third Countries have the opportunity to apply for an Incoming Fellowship at a host institution in Europe. Deadline for applications within the current call is 17 August 2010, 5pm CET. The topic of the project can be freely chosen.
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Research priorities for Belarus-EU cooperation in ICT for 2010 - 2015 defined
Within the framework of a broad policy dialogue with EECA stakeholders in ICT for enhancing R&D cooperation and shaping the EU policy in the region the first Consultation Workshop aimed at defining the country’s research priorities for cooperation with EU was held in Belarus on 11 March 2010. It’s one of the 6 events to be organized in Eastern Europe and Southern Caucasus between March and July 2010 within the EXTEND project.
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The EECAlink is a coordination action aimed at identification of joint research priorities of the EU and EECA countries and strengthening scientific collaboration among them. International Cooperation Partner Countries targeted by the proposal are: Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The consortium gathers partners from: Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
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Belarus - S&T statistics and analysis: new data available
Two new publications on S&T in Belarus are now available: the "Analytical Report on Science State and Development Prospects in the Republic of Belarus based on outcomes of 2008" and the statistical book "Science, Innovations and Technologies in the Republic of Belarus – 2008".
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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).
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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.
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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.
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Scientists of the A.N. Sevchenko Applied Physics Research Institute of Belarusian State University in association with the Geography Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have designed a photo spectrum system for forecasting and monitoring natural and man-caused emergencies. The equipment will be installed at the International Space Station.
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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.
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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.
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This project is an integrated part of joint initiative of the European Commission and UNDP. It is aimed at mitigating the negative consequences of Chernobyl catastrophe in Belarus. The budget of the project is 1,13 mln. Eur, of which the EC input exceeds 1 mln. Eur.
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A Center for development of biotechnologies and production of biological products opened in Minsk
A Center for the development of biotechnologies and pilot production of biological products was opened in the Institute of Microbiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on 19 January 2010.
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The Government of Belarus approved a plan for national exhibitions and expositions of the Republic of Belarus abroad for 2010
To promote domestic technologies, scientific developments, products and services to foreign markets, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus adopted the Regulation No. 151 of February 4, 2010 "On approval of the Plan of national exhibitions (expositions) of the Republic of Belarus abroad for 2010".
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The Law No. 113-З "On electronic document and electronic digital signature" was adopted in Belarus on 28 December 2009.
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Development of innovative projects and technologies in manufacture
A decree of President Islam Karimov from July, 15th, 2008 «About additional measures on stimulation of introduction of innovative projects and technologies in manufacture» is being implemented.
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National Academy of Science of Belarus and Belgian Nuclear Research Center have signed a memorandum of mutual understanding
The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NAS) and Belgian Nuclear Research Center (SCK-CEN) signed a memorandum of mutual understanding.
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Belarus and Czech Republic to create joint innovation center
The Belarusian-Czech Innovation Center will facilitate the development of innovative activities in both countries and transfer of new technologies in manufacture. The companies of Belarus and Czech Republic will be able to use the Center’s services for joint R&D and promotion of high- tech products in foreign markets.
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First number of analytical newsletter in the communication and information sphere «ICTNEWS» published
With the aim of the fullest acquaintance about the movements of Informational-communicative technologies (ICT) introduction and development both in Republicof Uzbekistan, and behind its limits the analytical –newsletter was created in the sphere of communication information «ICTNEWS» .
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Computing Center of the Union State of Belarus and Russia in Nanotechnologies will be created in 2012
Within the framework of the joint Belarusian-Russian Program "Nanotechnologies – US" supported from the budget of the Union State of Belarus and Russia in 2009-2012, it is planned to set up a Computing Center of the Union State of Belarus and Russia in Nanotechnologies.
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topic 21.01.2010 - 22.01.2010 | Birmingham, UK
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.
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Astronomy Museum opens in Tashkent
The opening of a new Museum in the Astronomic Institute was the closing event of activities held in Uzbekistan in 2009 in the frame of "The International Year of Astronomy" and the 615th Anniversary of Mirzo Ulugbek.
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National Academy of Science of Belarus and “RosNanoTech” Corporation, Russia are going to create a joint production of devices using polymer fibers in Belarus
According to Prof. Sergey Rakhmanov, Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Science of Belarus (NAS), the NAS and Russian Corporation "RosNanoTech" are going to create a joint production of devices using polymer fibers.
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topic 11.03.2010 | Minsk, Belarus
Policy dialogue with EECA Stakeholders in ICT for enhancing R&D cooperation and shaping the EU policy in the region starts from Belarus
The EXTEND project of the FP7, “Extending ICT research co-operation between the European Union, Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus”, addresses the need for well-defined future research priorities that will enhance scientific and research cooperation between the EECA countries and the EU specifically in the theme of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT). In order to accomplish the above objectives, a broad consultation will take place between March and July 2010.
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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.
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topic 07.04.2010 - 08.04.2010 | Moscow, Russia
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”.
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ISTOK-SOYUZ supports 15 EECA related consortia in submitting their proposals for FP7 ICT Calls 4 and 5
The ISTOK-SOYUZ project provided support to 23 EECA organisations for the FP7 – ICT Calls 4 and 5. 21 partnerships were established; 17 teams reached an agreement to integrate EECA organisations in the consortia submitting FP7 proposals, and from them, 15 consortia submitted proposals for the FP7 ICT Call 4 and Call 5.
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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.
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Innovation in times of crisis - OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009
What impact has the crisis had on innovation and spending on research and development? How can innovation help to solve environmental and social threats? How are countries tackling these challenges? The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009 provides the data and analysis to answer these questions and others to give policy makers an insight into the trends shaping science and innovation.
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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.
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Conference: “Perspective directions of alternative energetics and energy-recourses saving technologies” in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, 27-28 May 2010
An international scientific-practical conference on the “Perspective directions of alternative energetics and energy-recourses saving technologies” will be held from May 27-28, 2010 at the M.Auezov South-Kazakhstan State University in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. It adresses teaching staff, young scientists of HEIs and Scientific Research Institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as from Germany, Great Britain, Japan and other countries who have meaningful results of scientific researches on the theme of the Conference. The working languages of the Conference are Kazakh, Russian and English.
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„EXPERT On-line” – Moldovan S&T Proposal Submission and Evaluation System
Beginning with 2009, all science and technology project proposals submitted for funding consideration to the Academy of Sciences of Moldova are required to be registered within the Moldovan Proposal Submission and Evaluation System „EXPERT On-line”. The Academy is delegated with Government’s competence in the field of science and innovation, which authorizes the Academy to distribute all science-destined State funds on a competition basis.
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Moldovan Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer: 5 years of activity
On October 29, 2009 the Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer (AITT) celebrated five years of activity. AITT is the first organization created with the purpose of stimulation and implementation of innovation and technology transfer mechanisms in the Republic of Moldova, under the supervision of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM).
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S&T Cooperation Programme between the National Authority for Scientific Research of Romania and the Academy of Sciences of Moldova for the years 2010-2012
On November 7, 2009 was announced an open call for Moldovan-Romanian collaborative research projects in the framework of the S&T Cooperation Programme between the National Authority for Scientific Research of Romania (ANCS) and the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM) for the years 2010-2012, signed on October 23, 2008.
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topic 30.11.2009 - 03.12.2009 | Almaty, Kazakhstan
Three significant events to bring the Kazakhstan scientific community closer to FP7 and the European Research Area will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan. An FP7 Information Day, FP7 Training Workshop and FABF Round Table will be held within the State Program “Path to Europe” of the Republic of Kazakhstan and in accordance with the work programmes of two networking projects: INCONET-EECA and BIO CIRCLE.
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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.
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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.
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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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EU-EECA Competence Platform in ICT launched
The Competence Platform is an online service offered through the EU – EECA Gateway on ICT research and development portal. You can use it to promote your ICT competences and to find information about potential partners - ICT experts and organizations of the EECA region and Europe.
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The Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus №441 approves additional measures to stimulate the S&T and innovative activities
On 7 September 2009 the President of Republic Беларусь signed the Decree № 441 "On additional measures for stimulating scientific, technical and innovation activities" initiated by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The document envisages the mechanisms of increasing remuneration for those researchers who are directly involved in R&D within the priority areas of S&T activities for the purposes of strengthening the national safety, improvement of life standards of the population and increasing the export of domestic production.
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ICT Help-Desk services for FP7 participants from EECA countries launched
The FP7 EXTEND project launched Help-Desk services on the official website of the project. The Help-Desk services provide guidance and support in relation to the procedures of participation in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) theme of the EC 7th Framework Programme (FP7) to ICT research actors from all Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) countries.
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The Rule on international scientific and technological projects carried out within the framework of the international agreements of the Republic of Belarus has been amended
The Regulation of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of 17 September, 2009 №1202, approves changes and additions to the Regulation of 13 August, 2003 №1065 "On approval of the Rule on international scientific and technological projects which are carried out within the framework of the international agreements of the Republic of Belarus".
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Funding of Armenian science is planned to increase 10 times by 2020 up to 2% of GDP of the country
According to Radik Martirosyan, President of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, funding of Armenian science is planned to increase 10 times by 2020 up to 2% of GDP of the country.
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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.
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New Stage in Armenian-French Scientific Collaboration
On October 28, 2009, an agreement on the Creation of an Armenian-French International Associated Laboratory was signed. The signing of the Agreement was the result of the competition organized within the framework of the Agreement concluded between SCS and CNRS in January.
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UNIDO plans to expand cooperation with Belarus in innovation area
“UN Development Organization plans to expand cooperation with Belarus in innovation area,” – Vladimir Kozharnovich, Coordinator of UNIDO program activities informed on 17 November, 2009 in the plenary session at the I Belarusian Innovation Forum held in Minsk on 17-18 November 2009.
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President Nursultan Nazarbayev visited the Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi, celebrating the 75th anniversary of KazNU. The university is considered to be the leading university of Kazakhstan. KazNU is the first winner of the Presidential award «For achievements in the field of quality».
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The Regulation of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of 23 October, 2009 №1386, approves the State Program "Innovative Biotechnology for 2010-2012 and for the period till 2015”. The basic purpose of the Program is to create a modern biotechnological sector in the economy of Belarus, and also to ensure its legal, scientific and personnel maintenance.
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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.
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topic 20.11.2009 | Kyiv, Ukraine
ERA-WIDE Information Meeting
The meeting is addressed to research centres of proven high level S&T capacities from Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova that would like to reinforce their cooperation with research centres in Member States or Associated Countries by applying to the FP7 open call FP7-INCO-2010-6, ERAWIDE (submission deadline: 19th January 2010).
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Areas of future cooperation in space between Ukraine and Belarus defined
On 4 September 2009 during the visit of delegation of the National Space Agency of Ukraine to the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus the NSAU General Director A.Zynchenko and the Chairman of the Presidium of NASB M.Myasnikovich signed the Directions of perspective cooperation within the framework Agreement between the Government of Belarus and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Cooperation in Research and Use of the Space in Peaceful Purposes.
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7-th International Conference "Cooperation for Waste Issues", 7th-8th April 2010 in Kharkiv, Ukraine
Participation in the Conference is beneficial to companies intending to promote their waste management technologies, equipment and services in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other CIS countries or interested in know-how of CIS specialists.
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A contest of the Uzbek-Korean Collaborative Call of Research Projects "Uzbekistan-Korea 2010" is announced
In order to further develop scientific and technical cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea, the Committee for Coordination of Science and Technology Development under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan (CCS&TD) on 5th of November, 2009 announced a competition for the Uzbek-Korean Collaborative Call of Research Projects "Uzbekistan-Korea 2010".
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Science and Technology news from the Republic of Uzbekistan
A compilation of news in the S&T sector, kindly provided by the Indo-Uzbek Centre for Promotion S&T Cooperation, IUCP-T.
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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.
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Potato-based Bio compounds to be used as fertilisers and plant protecting agent
Scientists from Belarus developed two new compounds “Tubelak” and “Tuberit”. These compounds are made from the juice that remains from the production of potato starch.
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Belarus: first ultra-light unmanned reconnaissance aircraft
Scientists of the physical-technical institute of the academy of sciences of Belarus developed the first unmanned flying vehicle, based on a ultra-light unmanned plane, which was designed for video surveillance of buildings and areas.
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On September 16, Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis held a meeting with the Prime Minister of Georgia, Nika Gilauri during his official visit to Latvia. During the visit, the heads of Governments recognized the development of political relations of Latvia and Georgia in both, bilateral and multilateral co-operation forms.
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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.
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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.
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Belarus' new innovation concept in preparation
The State Committee for Science and Technology of Belarus (SCST) started working on a new innovation development concept of Belarus for the next five years, Chairman of the Committee Igor Voitov told reporters on 27 July. Among the research priorities for the coming years, Igor Voitov described the development of biotechnology, atomic energy, information technology, management of natural resources, as well as the development and efficiency of the High Technology Park.
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New EU-Project with Eastern Europe and Central Asia: EECAlink
The EECAlink is financed by the Seventh Framework Programme (contract No. 223359) as a Coordination and support action under the Health priority theme (www.eecalink.eu). The project had its kick off in the beginning of June 2009 and its planned duration is 30 months (till November 2011). The project focuses upon the three main target groups: (i) Policy makers, (ii) Academia partners and (iii) RTD public. The project is coordinated by the First Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Prague and coordinates in total 17 partners from 12 countries.
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Belarus, Ukraine To Cooperate In Peaceful Use Of Outer Space
The Council of Ministers of Belarus has approved the framework intergovernmental agreement between Belarus and Ukraine on cooperation in peaceful use of outer space.
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Global SSH publishes action policy recommendations "Rethinking the Social and Human Sciences"
Global SSH Action "Research Collaboration in the Social and Human Sciences" promoted international collaboration between the EU and its member countries, the Eastern European and Central Asian (EECA) countries and China. With the publication of action policy recommendations titled "Rethinking the Social and Human Sciences. Towards a framework for creativity in global context" the project has now accomplished its work.
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New Innovation Strategy of the Republic of Kazakhstan on enforcement of industrial and innovative development of the country
By December 01, 2009, the government of Kazakhstan has to develop a strategy of enforced industrial and innovative development of the country until 2014 based upon the sector plans of the industrialization map and the layout of the production facilities. This strategy is supposed to become one of the main documents correlated with all strategic plans of the state.
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Science Fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The Science Fund was set up by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in November 2006 and plays one of the key roles in implementing the State program on science development in the country for the period of 2007-2012. Main activity of the Fund is to support potentially effective R&D companies of the international level with high practical and applied potential.
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Six Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships for the Academic Year 2009/2010
The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (Max-Planck-Institute) is pleased to announce a non-residential doctoral/postdoctoral fellowship program for the academic year 2009-2010, entitled: Art, Space and Mobility in the Early Ages of Globalization. The Mediterranean, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent (MeCAIS) 400-1650. The program is sponsored by the Getty Foundation. It rethinks the postcolonial agenda through a study of premodern "world orders" and historical concepts of space and mobility with special attention to artistic objects, monuments and heritage.
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What is new in the Kyrgyzstans S&T landscape: current development
A compilation of short news from various disciplines with a focus on nanotechnologies.
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A year of incrEAST: Happy Birthday!
The web portal "incrEAST" has been online for a year now. It is designed to help link the research structures of the EU, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The website contributes to improving mutual knowledge about national research landscapes and strengthening international cooperation. incrEAST updates its information and structure regularly to become even more detailed and user-friendly. We wish incrEAST a Happy Birthday and all the best for the future!
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Workshops for Eastern European and Central Asian universities and research institutions on European Economic Interest Groupings (EEIG) - a EU-direct cooperation structure without much regulation
In FP6 and FP7 as well as in other EU-financed or co-financed programmes, the public donor - the EU - sets an accent on sustainability, at the latest for the time after the granting period. Therefore often an EEIG is formed among the universities, research organisations, companies. The EEIG is a kind of company which has to have its seat in the EU, with at least 2 members from 2 different EU Member States; all the other non-EU member countries e.g. from Eastern Europe and Central Asia can be associated. The workshops described hereafter cover all what associate members of such an EEIG have to know about it and how to maximise its effects.
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Conclusions of the Stakeholders Conference "EU-EECA S&T cooperation: The way forward" in Athens, 16-17 June 2009
The conference has brought together stakeholders from the scientific community and S&T intensive industry of the Eastern European and Central Asian Countries (EECA) and of EU Member States and Associated countries. The main conclusions are now available online.
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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.
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EXTEND Opening Conference: Fostering Scientific and Research Co-operation between Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus Countries and the EU
The FP7 EXTEND project was officially launched at the Opening Conference in Chisinau, Moldova, on 19 June 2009, in the premises of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM) which is also an EXTEND partner.
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Information Day on S&T cooperation in Tiblisi attracts 150 participants
On 19 of June 2009 the Georgia National Science Foundation (GNSF) organized an Information Day in Tbilisi with the purpose to develop the international S&T cooperation within the EU 7th Framework Programme (FP7) in the thematic priority Environment as wells in FP7 People programme.
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The IncoNet EECA Seminar "The way to Europe" for scientists of Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan for participation in the FP7 (23-25 May, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
The seminar was organized by the National Coordination Center of the Kyrgyz Republic. The seminar's main objective was to provide participants with the necessary information on the Seventh Framework Program of EU, to raise knowledge at all stages of participation in FP7: from reception of the information and a formulation of scientific idea before occurrence in the international consortium, application and realization of the joint project with the European partners. The representatives of the Delegation of the European Commission attended the seminar.
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Final reports of the second phase of the CREST working group "Internationalisation of R&D” published
The working group “Internationalisation of R&D - Facing the Challenge of Globalisation: Approaches to a Proactive International Policy in S&T” of the EU’s Scientific and Technical Research Committee (CREST) was set up in early 2007 in the frame of the open method of coordination under the German EU-Presidency. It completed its work at the end of 2008.
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The employees of the Academy of Science worked out a unique nanotechnology
The employees of the Chemistry Institute of the National Academy of Science of the Kyrgyz Republic have developed a high-tech, unique nanotechnology on the basis of carbon-fullerene
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In the period of 14-16 May 2009 at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russian Federation www.jinr.ru was held an event dedicated to Moldovan science.
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The Center of International Projects opened its doors in January 2009. It is an auxiliary public institution of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM) established in compliance with Article 79 of the Code on Science and Innovation of the Republic of Moldova.
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Results of the Workshop "EU-EECA cooperation in Human Genomics and related Health issues"
The Workshop on Human Genomics & Related Issues was organised in the framework of the IncoNet EECA project (S&T International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central Asian countries), funded through the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Community (FP7) and hosted by the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.
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Entrepreneurial University as a model for proper managerial interrelation among education, science and innovation development
Within the Academy of Sciences of Moldova was created a scientific-educational cluster based on the University of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, the ASM’s Lyceum, research institutes and scientific parks.
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FP7 National Contact Points in Moldova
As a result of a contest among young researchers, announced in 2008 by the Supreme Council for Science and Technological Development of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, six young researchers were nominated as National Contact Points (NCP) for seven thematic priorities of FP7. Besides these, an NCP for mobility was nominated within the Center of International Projects of the ASM and an NCP for small and medium-sized enterprises – within the Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer.
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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.
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The Decree “On some measures for stimulating innovation activities in Belarus” is signed by the President
The President of Belarus signed Decree No.123 “On some measures for stimulating innovation activities in Belarus” on 9 March 2009.
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Germany: SME cooperation in research and technology of small and medium sized enterprises
The "consultant for cooperation in research and technology" support innovating German SME-s and other German entities in identifying international innovation potentials and contacting key-players.
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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.
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Academician V.A. Koptyug prize competition for 2009 is announced
National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences have announced a 2009 competition for Academician V.A. Koptyug prize. It is awarded for the best joint scientific work or series of joint scientific works within the areas of common interest defined in the agreement between the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences.
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Statistical Book “Science, Innovations and Technologies in the Republic of Belarus – 2007” is issued
You are invited to get acquainted with its short version in English.
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It generalizes the extensive data about the state of scientific and technical sphere, and also innovation activities in Belarus in 2007, reflects effectiveness of research and developments, problems and prospects of Belarusian science.
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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.
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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".
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New observatory opened in Andijan
New observatory opened at the Babur park in the city of Andijan. It was created by the Astronomy Institute of the Uzbekistan Science Academy in cooperation with the International Babur Foundation and Andijan State University. Here, all conditions have been created for observing celestial bodies with high accuracy thanks to powerful telescopes and other equipment. These devices will help students of mathematics and astronomy faculties of universities in Ferghana, Andijan and Namangan regions, as well as young people who are interested in astronomy.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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High boundaries of the young scientists
From basic researches to practical applications" - so the first republican conference of the young scientists on physics of the condensed environments (Wednesdays) refers to as which has opened in Tashkent. It is organized within the framework of performance of tasks of the State program "Year of youth " by a Society of physics of Uzbekistan and Department of heating physics of an Academy of sciences of the country with assistance of the Japanese agency of the international cooperation (JICA).
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For the first time Belarusian researcher is awarded with Heinrich Barkhausen international prize
Dr. Valery Vengrinovich, head of the Laboratory of computing diagnostics, Institute of Applied Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus has won Heinrich Barkhausen international prize for results of his interdisciplinary research on using Barkhausen theory in non-destructive control and diagnostics of the upper layers of conducting materials.
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In January the National Academy of Science of Belarus celebrated its 80-annivesary
This date has been marked with several important actions, e.g. 98 young researchers and 97 PhD students have been awarded with the annual President’s fellowships. 8 prominent scientists and several leaders of the NAS have been marked with the Certificate of Honor of the National Assembly and Government of Belarus. Also, the laureates of 2008 Prizes of the NAS have been named.
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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".
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Plan of the national expositions of Belarus abroad for 2009 have been approved
According to this Plan, Belarus will organize in 2009 15 national exhibitions and expositions in 12 countries. They should promote domestic technologies, scientific developments, goods and services on the external markets. 3 of 15 national exhibitions will be held in Russia - in Ekaterinburg, Moscow and Krasnodar. Besides, Belarus scientific exposition will be organized at the International Industrial Economic Forum “Russia United” in Nizhni Novgorod.
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The “People” is a specific Programme of the EU Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). The actions under the “People” Programme focus on mobility of researchers towards development of their scientific experience and career. The Programme is open to all domains of scientific and technological research and contains schemes for international mobility with Third Countries which are neither EU Member States (MS) nor Associated to FP7 Countries (AC). To promote a submission of joint proposals of EECA research organisations and European researchers the filled Questionnaires are posted here.
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Belarusian scientists participate in global nuclear energy research
Belarus is a participant of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO). Around 50 countries are part of the project’s supervising committee and Belarus is a full-fledged member.
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„LinKAGE“ – Scientific Links between Kazakhstan and Germany“ – Successful discussions with leading Kazakh scientists
From the 16. November to 22. November 2008 the research and consulting group innowise GmbH visited Almaty, Kazakhstan, in order to meet leading scientists and to expand scientific links between German and Kazakh research institutions.
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GLOBAL ISSUES - a common database of cooperating IncoNets
Three cooperating INCO-NETs, WBC-INCO.NET, SEA-EU-NET and IncoNet EECA will contribute to the development of a common database on relevant national and international science policies and programmes tackling global issues such as climate change. On the website you are able to browse already entered research programmes/ national strategies and to enter new research programmes/ national strategies.
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"LinKAGE" - Scientific Links between Kazakhstan and Germany - new possibilities for the German-Kazakh co-operation in research and development
From the 16.11.2008 to 22.11.2008 the German research and consulting group innowise GmbH organizes a fact-finding mission to Almaty in order to intensify bilateral collaboration in science and technology between Germany and Kazakhstan.
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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.
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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.
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German-Uzbek Workshop on Plant Biotechnology
On 27 and 28 October 2008, 20 German and Uzbek scientists met in Bonn for a joint workshop on the subject of “Plant biotechnology, phytochemistry, and natural pharmaceutical materials”.
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Belarus and ISTC plan to set up company in Singapore to promote joint optic technology.
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BILAT-UKR Kick-off: Enhancing the Bilateral S&T Partnership between EU Countries and Ukraine
Against the background of the EU-Ukraine S&T Cooperation Agreement, BILAT-UKR - which is financed by the EU and started in September 2008 - focuses on providing a smooth and flexible frame to foster EU-Ukraine cooperation in science and technology, aiming in particular at an increased Ukrainian participation in FP7.
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All Armenian E- Content Contest 2008
From November 15 till December 25, 2008 The 3rd E-Content Contest was conducted in Yerevan, which was devoted to 500th anniversary of Armenian Printing. 377 works were presented at the contest, 30% more than at previous contests.
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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
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topic 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.
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Path to Europe: State Program of Kazakhstan
On 29th August 2008 President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the Decree on the State Program “Path to Europe”, which will be realized during 2009-2011.
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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.
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National Space Program for 2008-2012 ratified
The Government of Belarus has ratified the National Space Program for 2008-2012. The basic tasks of the Program include the development of space vehicles of remote sensing of the Earth and perspective technologies of space engineering. The ground infrastructure for reception, processing and distribution of the space information and management of space vehicles will be created. It is planned also to develop information space technologies and to introduce them in various spheres of social and economic activities.
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SME DNC Armenia Member of the Enterprise Europe Network
In 2007, the tender was announced to select partner organizations for the Euro Info Center, and the proposal presented by the Fund “Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National Center of Armenia” (SME DNC of Armenia) at the tender has been approved by the European Commission. As a result, the SME DNC of Armenia as the host partner organization became the member of the renamed “Enterprise Europe Network” in 2008.
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Scientific World Forum at the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (KPI)
21st International CODATA Conference “Scientific Information for Society – from Today to the Future" was opened at the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” on 06 October 2008. The conference organizers were the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” and the Committee of Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) in partnership with the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
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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.
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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.
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Important documents have been developed in Belarus
In Belarus, two important legislative documents have been developed by the State Committee for Science and Technologies together with the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and other bodies of state management.
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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.
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WIPO World patent report: Belarus occupies 4 place in number of nationals’ patent applications
According to 2008 edition of WIPO World patent report, Belarus has improved positions in world rankings in which inventors’ activity corresponds to GDP and expenditures for R&D. Among 69 countries of the world Belarus occupies 4 place (63,91 applications) in number of nationals’ patent applications to 1 bln USD of GDP (13 in 2005, 15,36 applications). It became the world leader in number of residents’ patent applications to 1 mln R&D expenditures (12,34 applications).
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State Committee for Science and Technologies of Belarus presented Belarusian scientific and technical exposition
On 17-19 July 2008 the State Committee for Science and Technologies of Belarus presented Belarusian scientific and technical exposition within the framework of the National Exhibition of Belarus in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
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IncoNet EECA attracts high media attention: Radion interview in Russian
Here you will find an interview (in Russian) for Radio Station “Mir” (“The Globe”) which broadcasts in all EECA countries. The talk with Mrs. Olga Meerovskaya (Belarusian Institute of System Analysis and Science& Technology Sphere Information Support, BellSA) took place on 10 July 2008 in life broadcast, the program is called "Mirnuy Rasgovor" ("Peaceful Conversation"). The topics touched upon in this interview are: INCONet EECA project - idea, aims and partners of the project; Regional Sience & Technology Policy Dialogue Platform - planning and organization; Electronic portal - why do EECA and EU need it?
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ACCELS initiates cooperation with Kyrgyzstan on development of vocational education
American Councils for International Education (ACCELS) supports cooperation with Kyrgyzstan on development of vocational education. The director of the State Agency for Vocational Education under the Government of Kyrgyzstan Nurlan Askarov met on 25th June with ACCELS President, Pr. Dan Davidson.
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Belarus to implement 252 innovation projects in 2008
A total of 252 innovation projects will be implemented in Belarus by the end of 2008, Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Sidorsky said at a session of the Council of Ministers on June 24.
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Belarusian-Chinese scientific and technical cooperation improves competitive ability of both countries
Belarusian-Chinese scientific and technical cooperation contributes to improving the competitive ability of both the countries, First Vice Premier of Belarus Vladimir Semashko said in Minsk on June 24 at the opening of an exhibition timed to China Science Days in Belarus.
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The 26th STCU Governing Board Meeting held on 19 June 2008, Kyiv, Ukraine
The 26th Meeting of the STCU Governing Board convened on 19 June, 2008 in Kyiv, Ukraine, and approved 23 regular projects (including continuations) totalling approximately US$1,419,637 million and €1,500,920. Among these are 8 STCU-Georgian National Science Foundation Targeted R&D Initiative projects for a total of US$162,375 and €24,034 and 12 STCU-National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Targeted R&D Initiative projects for a total of USD$258,964 and €219,626.
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On June 18th 2008 the International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research c/o German Aerospace Center (DLR) organized a “Meeting of coordinators of projects targeting Eastern European and Central Asian countries”. Project coordinators from Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Romania, Russia, Sweden and Turkey accepted the invitation of DLR in order to exchange experiences about research cooperation with Eastern European and Central Asian countries.
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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.
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Belarusian Justice Ministry registered the International Alferov Foundation for Education and Science Support
The aim of this foundation is to unite intellectual, financial and organizational efforts and facilities of Russian, Belarusian and foreign legal entities and individuals in order to promote science and education.
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Sakharov International State Ecological University in Minsk opens new majors
In the new academic year, Sakharov International State Ecological University in Minsk will offer two new majors in nuclear and radiation security and in energy-efficient technologies and energy management, Rector of the University Semen Kundas said at the international research conference “Sakharov Readings 2008: Ecological Problems of the 21st Century”.
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Researchers in Black Sea Countries to get online
High bandwidth network and link to GÉANT2 will enable faster collaboration for South Caucasian researchers and students.
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Nano- and Biotechnologies: two events in Saint-Petersburg
Two co-located events will take place in Saint-Petersburg, Russia: The Second Saint-Petersburg International Conference on NanoBiotechnologies (NanoBio’08) on 16-18 June 2008 and the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) "Environmental and Biological Risks of Nanobiotechnology, Nanobionics and Hybrid Organic-Silicon Nanodevices (Silicon vs. Carbon)," on 18 – 20 June 2008. The events will be hosted by the Centre for Advanced Studies of the St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University.
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Kick-off meeting of the project “S&T International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central Asian countries” (IncoNet EECA)
The International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS), in pursuance of its wider goal to enhance the policy dialogue and cooperation between EECA countries and the EU Member States in the field of science and technology, organised the kick-off meeting of the project IncoNet EECA. The project is funded under the 7th Framework Programme for Research of the European Community (FP7).
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