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Fostering research excellence in EU Outermost Regions

Objective

The EU has nine Outermost Regions (ORs): Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Saint Martin, Réunion, Mayotte; the Canary Islands; and the Azores and Madeira. ORs are an integral part of EU territory but, as Article 349 TFEU recognizes, they differ from the rest of the EU due to their remoteness, their insularity, their small size, their adverse topographical and climatic conditions and their dependence on a limited number of local industries. ORs' participation in Horizon 2020 is inhibited by the fragmentation of the research community due to the geographic isolation but also lack of commitment of research institutions and missing connectivity with excellent partners in Europe and internationally beyond the traditional links with the European mainland of the same country. Therefore, the potential for excellent research activities based on the above described assets remains largely unexploited. The overall objective of the FORWARD project is to improve ORs' excellence in research and their innovation potential to improve their participation in EU research and innovation funded projects and link research activities with territorial development. The project commits the regional governments from the nine ORs in charge of R&I regional policies together with key R&I actors from each region. FORWARD will perform an initial analysis of R&I ecosystems and, based on these results, it will put in place tailored actions including definition of joint strategy and thematic action plans, capacity building and networking activities, and approaches for connecting research and policy-making. Based on a multi-actor, multidisciplinary and cross-sectorial approach, the project will also support the collaboration and networking among representatives of the quadruple helix (university, industry, government and civil society) at regional level and with their counterparts from EU Members States and Third Countries.

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

GOBIERNO DE CANARIAS
Address
Avenida José Manuel Guimerá 5
38071 Santa Cruz De Tenerife
Spain
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 170 375

Participants (23)

FUNDO REGIONAL PARA A CIENCIA E TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 252 875
Address
Rua Do Mercado 21
9500 326 Ponta Delgada
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ARDITI - AGENCIA REGIONAL PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DA INVESTIGACAO, TECNOLOGIA E INOVACAO - ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 261 012,50
Address
Cam Da Penteada Madeira Tecnopolo Piso 2
9020-105 Funchal
Activity type
Other
NEXA - AGENCE REGIONALE DE DEVELOPPEMENT D'INVESTISSEMENT ET D'INNOVATION
France
EU contribution
€ 482 898,75
Address
62, Boulevard Du Chaudron
97491 Sainte Clotilde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COLLECTIVITE TERRITORIALE DE MARTINIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 134 750
Address
Hotel De La Collectivite Rue Gaston Defferre Cs 30137
97201 Fort De France
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COLLECTIVITE TERRITORIALE DE GUYANE
France
EU contribution
€ 238 250
Address
Hotel De La Ctg Carrefour De Suzini 4179 Route De Montabo
97305 Cayenne
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GUADELOUPE REGION
France
EU contribution
€ 425 631,25
Address
Av. Paul Lacave Petit-paris
97100 Basse Terre
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COLLECTIVITE DE SAINT MARTIN
France
EU contribution
€ 175 271,25
Address
Collectivite De Saint Martin
97150 Saint Martin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DEPARTEMENT DE MAYOTTE
France
EU contribution
€ 157 562,50
Address
Rue De L Hopital 8
97600 Mamoudzou
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA LAGUNA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 135 562,50
Address
Molinos De Agua S/n
38071 La Laguna Tenerife
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 137 575
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 128 000
Address
Carretera De Taliarte
35200 Telde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE CANARIAS,S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 141 400
Address
Calle Cebrian 3
35003 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 126 000
Address
Calle Via Lactea
38205 San Cristobal De La Laguna
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE DOS ACORES
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 152 668,75
Address
Rua Da Mae De Deus Reitoria Apartado 1422
9501 801 Ponta Delgada S Miguel Acores
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CAMARA DO COMERCIO E INDUSTRIA DOS ACORES
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 70 627,50
Address
Rua Ernesto Do Canto 13
9500 Ponta Delgada
Activity type
Other
Universidade da Madeira
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 176 573,75
Address
Praça Do Município
9000-081 Funchal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE LA REUNION
France
EU contribution
€ 288 750
Address
Avenue Rene Cassin 15
97715 Saint Denis De La Reunion Cedex 9
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DES ANTILLES
France
EU contribution
€ 122 875
Address
Campus Universitaire De Fouillole
97157 Pointe A Pitre Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE GUYANE
France
EU contribution
€ 86 250
Address
2091 Route De Baduel
97337 Cayenne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GUYANE DEVELOPPEMENT INNOVATION
France
EU contribution
€ 87 500
Address
Pepiniere Des Entreprises Innovantes - Pole Univer Re Guyanais - Campus De Troubiran
97300 Cayenne
Activity type
Other
CONSTRUCTION ENERGIES RENOUVELABLES ET ALTERNATIVES GUADELOUPE SYNERGILE
France
EU contribution
€ 76 265
Address
Immeuble Le Squale Maison Regionale Des Entreprise Zac Houelbourg Sud Ii
97122 Baie Mahault
Activity type
Other
CHAMBRE CONSULAIRE INTERPROFESSIONNELLE DE SAINT-MARTIN
France
EU contribution
€ 119 375
Address
10 Rue Jean Jacques Fayel
97150 Saint-martin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CONSULTA EUROPA PROJECTS AND INNOVATION SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 129 375
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Campus Universitario De Tafira Edificio Central
35017 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)