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Quintuple Helix Approach to Targeted Open Innovation in Energy, Water, Agriculture in the South Mediterranean Neighborhood


Report on raising awareness H2020

Document that gathers the outputs of the brokerage and workshops that will be celebrated on the next day to the training session, to detail the awareness raising on the upcoming and future programs calls, the related info days and brokerage events, and the training on the analysis, interpretation and involvement in response to calls. It will also help to strengthen research and innovation instruments and international cooperation.

Final Scientific & Policy Conference Report

Document that will gather the relevant project's results presented during the final conference and the future development perspectives of practical actions resulting from the Guidance documents produced in WP04 to the targeted industrial stakeholders and above all EU and MPC policy makers representing a variety of sectors but especially the one identified in WP03: Innovation, Agriculture, Energy and Water with a special orientation to NEXUS approach..

Reports on R&I H2020 Champions training

Report on the capacity building activities peformed during the project providing information concerning the structure, the rules, the principles and the unwritten rules and best practices, derived from the principles, regarding H2020 and other European cooperation programs, to the selected individuals in each country. It will also gather the main important outputs of the workshops addressed to the general framework to the different Work Programs in LEITs, Societal Challenges, etc., and 2) Work Programs to the topic interpretation, the partner search, the consortium collaboration management, and the proposal writing, submission, evaluation, negotiation and award, including key aspects on: timing, management tools, organizational and consortium management, administrative, legal and financial aspects, communicational aspects regarding proposal writing, interpretation of the different proposal sections, identification of key aspects, advantages and disadvantages, practical guidance on proposal submission, evaluation phase, negotiation phase, contractual aspects, and beginning of the projects.

Joint Action Plan

Document employed to a) suport the improvement of research-policy coordination in the project domains in order to allow research to really face societal challenges; and b) explaining how the work plan might be amended to better align with the inventory of cooperation and degree of integration of research and innovative practice. The document will explain how the Joint Action Plan is designed to counter those gaps that hinder economic growth by promoting policies that can reduce poverty and vulnerability by diminishing people's exposure to risks, and enhancing their capacity to manage economic and social risks. The JAP will describe a first set of actions for improving the “dialogue” of scientific and institutional fields among EU Member States, non-associate countries and MPC region participants for achieving the objectives set out in the project. The JAP will also provide recommendations for: (1) policy makers in EU and MPC target countries, (2) researchers in EU and MPC target countries; (3) practitioners in energy, food and agriculture, and water sectors; (4) managers of research enterprises such as University Vice Chancellors and Directors of private sector research organizations. This way, JAP contains and meets project’s mission to strongly encourage public/private partnerships in order 1) to counteract the phenomena related to the use of resources; and 2) to reduce the gap between the involved countries by encouraging an economic and social reform.

Research & Innovation Voucher Call for Proposal

Document that will describe the Individual R&I voucher initiative to perform research activity for about 1 month in other institution from a different country. Such document will describe the possibilities for the applicants to concretely perform networking activity in the target area, taking into account its own and real needs related to the identified societal challenges in water/energy/agriculture. Moreover, the instrument will let to increase and enhance networking and capacity building activity into the targeted countries (and not an indirect way to pay consultant activities).

List of Voucher Assigned

Document that will publish the summary of the selection procedure and criteria employed by the project partnership to evaluete the CVs, personal motivations, research theme/project proposed and related objectives, expected results of the mobility. The document will include the list of assigned vouchers during the framework of the project.

End of Summative Project Impact Evaluation Report

Document that will describe the evolution of the process and impact analysis as well as on the process evaluation including the description of the key issues related to the summative and formative characteristics of the process. Such document will let to publish the corresponding evaluation of the project’s impact on research and scientific cooperation in the research foci between EU and MPC, within the target countries and between researchers and policy makers.

Report on virtual and physical information system development and outcomes

Dcoument that will gather the outputs of the virtual information system aimed at providing info on H2020 in 2 languages (Arabic and English). The system will also link an gathered together the H2020 innovation champions and all the people involved in the several activities of the project. The virtual and physical information system will allow to involve and collect feedback not only from EU-MPC decision makers, sometimes detached from the reality, but also the users and the final beneficiaries of the project.

Template of Cooperation Agreement for Sub-committees

Document that will define and describe the main topics, duties and responsibilities to be included within the future cooperation agreements between observatories in the region.

Catalogue of existing Observatories: Identification of strategic observatories in the MPC area and analysis of the peculiarities of each one

Document that will summarize the involved observatories existing in the region addressing the societal challenges related to the project aims as well as those focused on potential synergies, complementarities and challenges for Policy Dialogue on the societal challenges faced by the project.

Rules of collaboration, share and use of information

Document that will define and describe the rules of collaboration and information share and use for a mutual benefit with the aim of enhancing exchange and best practices.

Brokerage events

Document that will gather the outputs of the different organized brookerage events to summarize the created opportunities related to cooperation and knowledge transfer among EU-MPC to establish long-term cooperation and boost partnerships to uptake research results (regarding innovative, water/energy/agriculture technologies) and consolidate future framework for cooperation by fostering a dialogue, especially with other members of the respective value chains.

Report on Regional Innovation Days

Document that will help on analyzing projects ideas: idea evaluation and orientation, consortium necessary, key aspects for the competitiveness of the idea. Such document will also help on analyzing participation from the point of view of the innovation potential for the participating organization in the collaborative environment of the cooperation projects. This document is also designed to raise awareness, improve knowledge and build capacities on H2020 and other European cooperation programs for: innovation professionals, project managers, scientific and technologic experts and advisers and research and innovation programs’ present and future specialists, from industry, academia, research organizations and governmental agencies and bodies related to research and innovation.

Communication campaign periodic evaluation reports of the outputs of contacts with R&D policy makers and derived impact communicating to general public by mass media.

Series of dissemination activities addressed to inform and educate the general public. One of the fundamental aim of the project is to identify remaining obstacles for cooperation and to support the development of solutions to eliminate these, while jointly promoting measures which facilitate international cooperation (e.g. on open access, scientific visa, IPR, peer review, research integrity etc.). The involved dissemination activities are geared towards increasing social awareness of the need for more efficient technologies in the identified social challenges within Energy, Water and Agriculture sectors.

Inventory on S&T cooperation between EU and MPC region (updated each 6 months)

Document that will provide a summary of S&T cooperation between EU-MPC based on a Desk-based research to identify the main areas of cooperation between EU and MPC. It will focus on FP6/7 and H2020 research projects. It will also include the outputs of a small number of qualitative interviews with Commission staff in the European External Action Service to ensure gathering all aspects of current and future cooperation. These activities will be used to generate a baseline position (WP03.5) and evaluation of 5TOI_4EWAS’ impact (WP03.6). Outcome of this task will be also used in WP06, T6.1, to identify the ongoing projects where establishing links.

Mid-Term Impact Review

Document addressed to review the Process Evaluation concerning the collation of data and feedback from all consortium members, researchers and policy makers in the target countries as well as relevant staff in the Commission. This data will be collected via an electronic survey and a small number of qualitative interviews.

Process Evaluation Report

Document to evaluate the progress of the process and teh realted impact analysis of the activities carried out under T3.2 and T3.3. Such document will let to understand not only which impacts the project had but why these impacts emerged. While the Impact Evaluation will be summative, the Process Evaluation will be both summative and formative, enabling the project consortium to develop and modify the project during delivery to maximize impact.

Policy Review Report

Document generated from the output of the activities developed under WP4 addressed to facilitate the creation of a Science and Innovation Policy Dialogue Platform for MPC region. Such document will be aiming at linking, describing and analyzing policies in selected areas and identified societal challenges, to support monitoring policy development and cooperation hence enhancing local research and innovation potential.

Electronic Survey of Researchers and report on gathered information (updated each 6 months)

Survey undertaken across Universities and private sector research institutes in MPC, focusing on researchers in relation to energy, water and agriculture. Such survey will be employed to define (a) the extent of cooperation between researchers, innovators and policy makers within target countries and (b) specifically, the uptake of research findings in policy making and the development of innovation in selected research foci (energy, water, agriculture). The research will also establish (c) the extent of cooperation between researchers across borders within target countries. The Electronic Survey of Researchers will be integrated into the Digital Portal of Observatories (WP04, T4.3).

Periodic dissemination of newsletter issues to the widest possible audience.

Tools and activities for the “translation” of project outcomes from scientific/specialist language to common language for an efficient dissemination to a bigger non-specialised audience in EU and MPC to provide accurate, updated and transparent information on the project progress, outputs and results, as well as on the participation means on the project, to the regional stakeholders, in order to ensure the accountability of the EU and MPC efforts.

Creation of the promotional kit

Pack employed as a brand to identify the project, based on the aims, which will create recognizable presence for the consortium to external stakeholders. This pack will be created and maintained by the consortium. It will include: a logo, website, 2 videos, semi-annual e-newsletter, 15.000 brochures (electronic and hard copies), 5 banners flyers, technical notes, 3 posters, presentation slides, 4000 project folders and presence on social media sites and events. Whereas the greatest number of project products will be in digital format and available in the project website, a limited edition of documents will be also produced in hard copy (maximum 100 copies x product). The material within this pack will be designed, branded, tailored to a specific audience and will include consistent key messages. The communication pack will be used in all external communication concerning the project, to ensure a professional and coherent visual identification and immediate recognition of the project related activities, which will increase the 5TOI_4EWAS visibility and its public awareness. The 5TOI_4EWAS leaflet will be created in order to rationalise information about the project containing key objectives, expected impact and results, partnership and useful links. 5TOI_4EWAS e-newsletters will be regularly distributed to help build a community of interested parties.

5TOI_4EWAS Digital Portal of Observatories

Digital portal that will include a brief description of observatories’ stories, their aims, and fields of work, their partnerships as well as information on how to treat and monitor indicators in terms of policies, trends and cooperation approach in the selected societal challenges. The digital portal will be the entry point to the directory. The aim is to create an instrument to gather and join already existing web journals and their best practices among different territories, universities and countries (passing through researchers) and not simply to add another instrument.

Continuous update with the performed activities of the CDP

Document that includes: I) Communication objectives. II) The ranks of target audience according to the relevance for the project. III) Suitable communication activities. IV) Communication channels to be used according to the target audience. V) Key communication messages to be spread. VI) Communication products and common image of the project. VII) Project products (such as the Open access journal, etc.). VIII) The most suitable communication materials for the target audiences, such as flyers, posters, folders, digital postcards and banners etc. IX) Selection of relevant events where to present the projects. X) Expected results with measurable and verifiable indicators to assess the achievement of expected results.



Author(s): Imad Ibrik
Published in: 2017
Publisher: 5TOI_4EWAS project


Author(s): Claude Ayache, Dario Latella, Christoforos Perakis, Gustavo Pérez, Alberto Soraci
Published in: 2017
Publisher: 5TOI_4EWAS project


Author(s): Manuel Valiente, Gustavo Pérez, Alberto Soraci
Published in: 2017
Publisher: 5TOI_4EWAS project


Author(s): E. Palaiolougka, C. Perakis, R. Bou-Jawdeh, P. Mazzucchelli, S. Toporkoff, A. Soraci
Published in: 2017
Publisher: 5TOI_4EWAS project


Author(s): Sami Sayadhi, Andrea Lösch
Published in: 2018
Publisher: 5TOI_4EWAS project


Author(s): Khalil Ibrahim Al-Samarrai and Saleh A. Sadeg
Published in: 2018
Publisher: 5TOI_4EWAS project


Author(s): Jihad Abdallah
Published in: 2018
Publisher: 5TOI_4EWAS project


Author(s): Andrea Löesch and Andrey Girenko
Published in: 2018
Publisher: 5TOI_4EWAS project


Author(s): Khalil Ibrahim Al-Samarrai and Saleh A. Sadeg
Published in: 2018
Publisher: 5TOI_4EWAS project


Author(s): Hakim Bachir, M’hamed Ait-Oubelli, Rasha ElKholy, Seffen Faten, Slim Daoud, Saleh Sadegh, Imad Ibrik, Gustavo Pérez, Chafik Abdallah, Rana El-Hajj
Published in: 2018
Publisher: 5TOI_4EWAS


Author(s): Imad Ibrik
Published in: 2018
Publisher: 5TOI_4EWAS project

Water-Energy-Food Nexus Case Studies from Jordan: Lessons Learned for Policy Formulation

Author(s): Shada El Sharif, Jihad Abu Jamous
Published in: 2019
Publisher: 5TOI_4EWAS project

The Quintuple Helix Approach To Co-Design The Best Framework For A Policy Dialogue On Research And Innovation On Euro-Mediterranean Food, Water And Energy Common Societal Challenges Through The Setting Of A Nexus Think Tank

Author(s): Alberto Soraci, Andreana Casaramona, Tonia Sapia, Gustavo Pérez
Published in: 2017 University-Industry Interaction Conference, 2017
Publisher: University Industry Innovation Network

Science and innovation policies in North African Countries: Exploring challenges and opportunities

Author(s): Amr Radwan
Published in: Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues, Issue 6/1, 2018, Page(s) 268-282, ISSN 2345-0282
Publisher: Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center
DOI: 10.9770/jesi.2018.6.1(17)

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