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Strengthening Technology, Research and Innovation Cooperation between
Europe and South Africa

Objective

The European Union and South Africa have long been committed to strategic cooperation in science and technology, dating back to their 1996 Cooperation Agreement, which facilitated cooperation under the Framework Programmes. South Africa has also concluded several bilateral cooperation agreements with EU Member States.
South Africa is aiming to create a robust national system of innovation to enable its transition to a knowledge economy, achieving sustained growth and development. On the other hand, the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative provides a new innovation policy context for the EU with an emphasis on addressing global societal challenges, increasing European competitiveness, and attracting research talents and investments to Europe. South Africa and the EU, thus, share similar objectives and there is rich potential for cooperation in innovation to complement their substantial trade, innovation and development cooperation.
Building on the work of earlier BILAT actions, ESASTAP PLUS will support the deepening of scientific and technological cooperation with a special focus on innovation. This will achieved by supporting South Africa’s participation in the Framework Programmes, but also reciprocal European participation in South African programmes. Specific input will be provided to enrich the bilateral policy dialogue, notably to identify priority areas for mutually beneficial cooperation. A major focus will be to target coordination of Member States and Associated Countries' research policies and programmes vis-à-vis South Africa, encouraging the development of new joint initiatives implemented by several countries. Synergy between different EU cooperation initiatives will also be encouraged, e.g. between development cooperation and research programmes. All activities will be undertaken to ensure sustainable impact, including ownership of initiatives by stakeholders.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

FP7-INCO-2012-2
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 167 619,60
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)

Participants (8)

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 310 300
Address
Meiring Naude Road 53 Csir Campus
0001 Brummeria
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mamohloding Tlhagale (Mrs.)
AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 112 617,50
Address
Via Cavour 71
00184 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Diassina Di Maggio (Mrs.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 297 748,90
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Silke Kraus
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 180 188
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ronan Miclet (Mr.)
KNOWLEDGE & INNOVATION CONSULTANTS SYMVOULEFTIKI MONOPROSOPI EPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 87 900,50
Address
Pentelis Avenue 104 Metamorfoseos 1
15234 Chalandri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Geragotellis (Mr.)
VEREIN EURESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 75 809,50
Address
Belpstrasse 11
3007 Bern
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Cédric Hoellmueller (Mr.)
ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 70 620
Address
De Havilland Crescent, Persequor Park, Meiring Naude Road 41
0020 Lynnwood
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dorothy Mutheu Ngila (Ms.)
SOUTHERN AFRICAN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 194 205
Address
Meiring Naude Road Csir Campus Brummeria Building 46A
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Corline Kriel (Ms.)