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RUSERA EXE - expanding the ERA over Russia

RUSERA EXE, a new INCO-project, supports the development of strategic and lasting RTD partnerships between European and Russian researchers for mutual scientific benefit.

Russia, covering an area in excess of 17 Million km² and spanning 11 time zones, has generated countless world-class researchers. RUSERA EXE aims to provide support to a more effective use of the mechanisms available for EU-RU RTD cooperation, enabling researchers to better exploit the opportunities available for setting up long lasting partnerships. RUSERA EXE is based on Regional Information Nodes (RINs) that have been established as multipliers for FP6 all over Russia under the successful RUSERA project (funded 2002-2004 under FP6/INCO). RUSERA EXE involves the five most committed and active Russian members of RUSERA - the RINs from Polytechnical University Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk State Technical University, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Uljanovsk State Technical University and the Eastern Siberian State University of Technology in Ulan-Ude. The activities include an analysis of the EU-RU S/T cooperation in FP6, trainings, mutual EU-RU working visits of researchers and promotion and awareness activities. RUSERA-EXE will foster lasting collaborations between European and Russian research organisations for the preparation of joint FP7-proposals, joint publications, the organisation of joint workshops/seminars, joint patents, the establishment of SMEs, licensees and author's certificates. The FP7-skills of Russian RINs (advise, practical support) will improve and enable them to promote FP 7 in Russia. At the same time, the project will raise the awareness of the European RTD community for the significant research potential of a variety of Russian regions for FP7. The European Research Area will benefit from the contribution of Russia's outstanding scientific and technological record. RUSERA EXE runs from January 2007 to the end of 2008. RUSERA EXE is coordinated by the Association for Engineering Education of Russia (AEER). The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the Greek National Documentation Centre (EKT/NHRF) are partners. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.rusera-exe.ru or contact: Ms. Petra Reiter Petra.Reiter@ffg.at FFG/ Austrian Research Promotion Agency Sensengasse 1 1090 Vienna, Austria

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