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Connecting Australian-European Science and Innovation Excellence

Objective

This project builds on the long-standing collaborative partnership between the European Union (EU) and Australia in research. It is a relationship defined by “firsts”. The EU-Australia Science and Technology Agreement was the first agreement concluded between the EU and a ‘third country' in 1994. The Forum for European-Australian Science and Technology Cooperation (FEAST), which promotes the opportunities for cooperation to researchers in Australia and the EU was the first bilateral cooperation platform of this nature and a model for other third countries. More recently, the AUS-ACCESS4EU project has successfully promoted open programmes for European researchers and the Australian research landscape in Europe.
EU and Australia have sought to strengthen the joint science relationship. Recent Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committees (JSTCC) and associated Roadmaps have favoured a strategic approach, focusing on cooperation in mutual priority areas. In March 2011, the Australian Government Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and the EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation met and reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation on research and innovation and to focus more sharply on a small number of major, shared priorities addressing global societal challenges.
The CAESIE project will seek to continue the work undertaken by the JSTCC, FEAST and ACCESS4EU as well as enhancing this by connecting to SMEs as well. CAESIE stands for Connecting Australian-European Science and Innovation Excellence The project will also promote policy dialogue on key issues affecting framework conditions for innovation.
CAESIE will enhance science, technology and innovation cooperation between Europe and Australia by identifying and facilitating opportunities for European and Australian researchers and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in research and innovation programmes managed by Australia and Europe.

Call for proposal

FP7-INCO-2012-2
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Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 642 427
Administrative Contact
Nikolai Töws (Mr.)

Participants (6)

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY
Australia
Address
Binara Street Industry House 10
2601 Canberra City Act
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cameron Slatyer (Mr.)
AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING LIMITED
Australia
EU contribution
€ 419 968
Address
Bowen Crescent 1 Level 1
3004 Melbourne Vic
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Margaret Hartley (Dr.)
AUSTRALASIAN INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH GROUP INC.
Australia
Address
Bowen Crescent 1/1
3004 Melbourne
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Leonie Walsh (Mrs.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 185 974,56
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 136 799,50
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulla Peltonen (Mrs.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 55 051,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulla Peltonen (Ms.)