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Science, Technology and Innovation International Cooperation Network between EU and the Arab Gulf Countries aiming at the bi-regional coordination towards HORIZON2020

Objective

INCONET-GCC2's overall goal is to support the institutional bi-regional policy dialogue in Science, Technology and Innovation, to strengthen the bi-regional cooperation between research and innovation actors, especially in the context of the upcoming Horizon 2020 programme and finally to monitor progress in the bi-regional STI cooperation.
INCONET-GCC2 builds on the results of previous cooperation activities with the Arab Gulf Countries (INCONET-GCC 1st phase, www.icnonet-gcc.eu) while it focuses on selected societal challenges of mutual interest as identified during the previous collaboration. INCONET-GCC2 explores now to achieve win-win across national, multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral approaches can be spurred in response to these issues while also realising and underpinning new pathbreaking kinds of capacity-building and organising clustering activities around the selected research priorities. Specifically: (1) Implement a series of analyses feeding the policy dialogue and increasing its efficiency, monitoring INCONET-GCC2’s own activities, with particular emphasis on their sustainability, and implementing coherent dissemination activities in order to increase its visibility and impact; (2) Built of best practices towards the future in order to promote joint research though clustering activities within the selected societal challenges and organise thematic workshops in Health, Energy, Innovation and Security and ICT, Food towards EU-GCC Joint Call for proposals; (3) Enhance capacity building through the delivery of the facilitation of researcher mobility, summer schools, the support of the NCPs and their expansion in order to cover the selected societal challenges and the organisation of information days and brokerage events in all Arab Gulf countries; (4) Roadmap future research activities and provide recommendations to the EC and the national regulatory and funding authorities; (5)Raise awareness and disseminate information.
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Coordinator

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS

Address

N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

Greece

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 219 564

Administrative Contact

Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)

Participants (20)

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EUROCONSULTANTS S.A.

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 111 280

AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 125 939,34

TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 65 537,50

FORENINGEN IKED

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 87 740

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 174 525

ITEMS INTERNATIONAL SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 103 790,85

THE BRITISH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 54 570

The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates

Oman

EU Contribution

€ 92 020,17

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences

Kuwait

EU Contribution

€ 123 049,89

HIGHER COLLEGES OF TECHNOLOGY

United Arab Emirates

EU Contribution

€ 94 159,55

STAMTECH SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 75 388,24

MASDAR INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NON PROFIT INSTITUTION

United Arab Emirates

EU Contribution

€ 110 210,34

Qatar University

Qatar

EU Contribution

€ 141 239,89

CENTER FOR DOCUMENTATION OF CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE CULTNAT

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 43 870

POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM

Yemen

EU Contribution

€ 67 409,55

GULF RESEARCH CENTER FOUNDATION

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 80 250

BAHRAIN EGOVERNMENT AUTHORITY

Bahrain

EU Contribution

€ 86 669,72

MINISTERE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR, DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE ET DE LA FORMATION DES CADRES

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 36 915

The Research Council

Oman

EU Contribution

€ 88 810,17

STAM SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 16 310,93

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 609521

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2014

  • End date

    31 January 2017

Funded under:

FP7-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 351 778,15

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 250,14

Coordinated by:

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS

Greece