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The National Centre for Research and Development (NCRD) as a Centre of Excellence for EU-Jordan S&T Cooperation: Towards Jordan's Integration into ERA

The National Centre for Research and Development (NCRD) as a Centre of Excellence for EU-Jordan S&T Cooperation: Towards Jordan's Integration into ERA

Objective

The overarching aim of the J-ERAcenter is: To contribute to the effective integration of Jordan into ERA, through building the National Centre for Research and Development (NCRD) organisational, strategic and human capacities to actively participate in European S&T partnerships and execute large-scale projects in the key area of Renewable Energy, with a view to creating a centre of excellence within Jordan and actively promoting further dissemination and replication in the region. Specifically J-ERAcenter aims:
• To build capacities in international R&D cooperation and EU project management, by providing targeted training to NCRD staff and researchers and enable them to replicate the knowledge benefiting a wider target group of researchers in Jordan.
• To strengthen direct links between research teams of NCRD and their EU counterparts and initiate joint R&D initiatives in the area of Renewable Energy, through a series of networking/partnering events and facilitating mobility of researchers.
• To ensure firm and sustainable implementation of the enhanced capacities at NCRD with a view to promoting the centre’s international competitiveness and improve its response to socio-economic challenges; through implementing specific internationalisation, visibility, IP and competitiveness strategies (for enhancement of the institutional development strategy), and the implementation of a R&D Cooperation Unit.
• To promote the visibility and impact of this pilot action, positioning NCRD as a Centre of Excellence for EU-Jordan RTD cooperation, via targeted multiplication and dissemination actions (networking events, info-days, seminars).
Jordan’s leading research centre in Renewable Energy is the main beneficiary and coordinator, due to its high multiplier potential to act as catalyst for integration into ERA, and the importance of RE to both regions. The consortium includes EU partners with complementary expertise in the scientific field (UASTV, UMU) and EU project management (UA).
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Coordinator

NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Address

Ahmad Tarawneh Street
11941 Amman

Jordan

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 214 053,50

Administrative Contact

Salamah Walid (Dr.)

Participants (4)

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UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 123 371

Fachhochschule Technikum Wien

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 9 040,44

UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 56 977,50

TECHNIKUM WIEN GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 85 194,46

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 295073

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2014

Funded under:

FP7-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 548 004

  • EU contribution

    € 488 636,90

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Jordan