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19/04/2018 16:48

European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot

SRNSFG disseminates information regarding the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot , which supports the top-class innovators, entrepreneurs, small companies and scientists with bright ideas and the ambition to scale up internationally. It brings together the parts of Horizon 2020 that provide funding, advice and networking opportunities for those at cutting edge of innovation. The EIC includes the following issues: Funding - the EIC pilot brings together funding opportunities for innovators; Coaching - the EIC pilot offers coaching and mentoring services to SMEs; Networking - networking services are available to SMEs through the EIC pilot; Prizes - the EIC pilot runs several Horizon Prizes which award the most innovative solutions to societal challenges; Jury Members - the EIC pilot needs entrepreneurs and innovators to help evaluate proposals that could develop the next game-changing innovation; Innovation advisers - the EIC pilot relies on the input and advice of a wide range of innovators. These innovators meet in a group established by the Commission.   Additional information about the European Innovation Council pilot can be accessed via the link.
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18/04/2018 17:15

Invitation to join the fourth EaP PLUS RDI webinar!

EaP PLUS will hold the fourth webinar focused on research and innovation on the 24th of May 2018. This webinar will explore the topic of Impact maximization in R&I collaborative projects (e.g. Horizon 2020) with innovation expert Svetlana Klessova from France. Contact: Krisztina Dax, k.dax@inno-group.com Tags: Communication , EaP PLUS project news , Horizon 2020 , Policy Makers , Project Managers , Researchers , R&I Partnership We are happy to invite you to attend the fourth webinar of this series:  “Impact maximization in R&I collaborative projects” , on the  24th of May 2018 from 10.00 – 11.30 AM CET. If you would like to learn about What impact maximization means and consists of? How to create a viable impact maximization strategy? What is the connection between impact maximization and exploitation? How knowledge on these topics will help with writing proposals and succeeding in projects REGISTER NOW! The webinar will be held by Svetlana Klessova, Director and Senior Innovation Consultant at  inno TSD , France, and will focus on impact maximization in R & I e.g. Horizon 2020 projects, including real life case studies ! We also welcome participants from the EaP countries to share their experience regarding impact maximization activities in Horizon 2020 projects and to present their examples/cases at the webinar!  If you wish to present your case study (or have any other questions), please get in touch with Krisztina Dax at  k.dax@inno-group.com  before the 18th of May 2018! We look forward to seeing you online! The EaP+ Team Attachments: EaP_PLUS_RDI_Webinar_4_Agenda.docx (DOCX)
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16/04/2018 18:10

“Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development”

SRNSFG disseminates information about “ Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development ” hosted by The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research . The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research ( BMBF ) hosts the prestigious ” Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development ” to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Anja Karliczek, honours young researchers each year. The winners come from numerous countries and scientific disciplines and are recognised for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable. Selected by a jury of German experts the award winners are granted unique access to the country’s research elite. The 2018 Green Talents Award includes : an invitation to the fully funded two-week Science Forum 2018, consisting of: a visit to leading German sustainable facilities, institutions and companies with exclusive insights on their pioneering research and projects individual appointments with German experts of the winner’s choice to discuss possibilities for upcoming research and cooperation networking opportunities at the award ceremony in Berlin with participating Green Talents alumni a fully funded research stay of up to three months at an institution of the awardwinner´s choice in 2019 particular access to the exclusive Green Talents alumni network. Applicants must meet the following requirements:   Enrolment in a master’s or PhD programme or a degree (master’s/PhD) completed no more than three years before the end of the application process Strong focus on sustainable development and an interdisciplinary approach Proven excellent command of English Significantly above-average grades Not a German citizen nor a resident of Germany (individuals therefore not eligible to apply: German passport holders as well as anyone living in Germany at the time of application even if the residence is temporary) For more information please refer to our website http://www.greentalents.de/ where both the competition flyer as well as the award trailer are available. Deadline for submission: 23 May 2018, 2 p.m. CEST.
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11/04/2018 16:43

SRNSFG disseminates information about the EaP Plus Webinar 3: “Horizon 2020 calls on Energy with September 2018 deadlines”

The webinar will be conducted by the experts of the Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU (IPPT PAN) in English. Date: 17 May 2018 Time: 10:00 am CET Duration: approx. 60 minutes (including Q&A) The participation is free of charge and anyone can join from their personal computer. This webinar will deal with: Horizon 2020 – basic issues, Energy within the Horizon 2020 – important deadlines in September 2018, Questions and Answers. In order to participate in the webinar, we would kindly ask you to prepare in advance following this several easy steps: Follow the webinar link: https://meet.lync.com/kpk.gov.pl/olga.zyrina/O07DJARR Enter your name. If you are using Skype for Business for the first time, please check „Install Skype Meetings App plug-in” (it’s a safe and simple program, which will allow Skype for Business to install itself on your computer). If you use Mozilla Firefox, you will need to save and install this file. We recommend to test and install the Skype for Business application several days before the webinar (it will take you only 5 minutes), so in case of any difficulties, we could help you to get ready. When you will join the webinar with your chosen Name, the Meeting Organizer will grant you access for joining the meeting. You can view the presentations and ask the questions both in voice and chat regime. This webinar will be the 3rd in a series of 11 webinars planned within the EaP PLUS project (September 2016 – September 2019) providing information on possibilities for EaP researchers and innovators in the Horizon 2020 program, such as basic information on H2020; call dependent information on selected thematic topics of interest for the EaP countries; career development and mobility issues (e.g. MSCA, EURAXESS, etc.), and others.  
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10/04/2018 14:16

Annual Report on the ERC activities and achievements in 2017

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG) disseminates information on the Annual Report on the ERC activities and achievements in 2017. The document is  available on the link
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05/04/2018 13:48

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG) disseminates information regarding the Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership initiated by Robert Bosch Stiftung

Aim of the project : Different leading European academic institutions collaborate to join expertise and offer an international program to train the next generation of leaders in sustainability and transformation research.   Type of action: Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership provides an intensive high-end training with four seminars in two years that broaden the research competencies of postdocs and promote their qualifications towards transdisciplinary leadership. The program also offers seed funding (e.g. for stakeholder meetings or proposal writing activities) to small groups of participants, who plan to initiate research collaborations. Furthermore, an active network of current and former participants of the program will be established. Participation: The program aims at postdocs from across Europe who want to make an impact on the transformation towards a sustainable society and advance the complementarity of natural science, social sciences and the humanities through their research. Applicants should be early-career researchers at an academic institution from one of the European countries, including from Georgia. Dates and locations: A course run consists of four seminars (three full days each) over a period of two years. Each seminar will take place at one of the four academic centres and focus on their respective expertise. Details for the first course run are: 1st seminar from 10th to 12th October 2018 at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Germany 2nd seminar from 7th to 9th February 2019 at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg / Germany 3rd seminar from 16th to 18th October 2019 at the Stockholm Resilience Centre / Sweden 4th seminar from 18th to 20th March 2020 at the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT) in Rotterdam / The Netherlands   Deadline for sending applications : 15.04.2018 Contact at Robert Bosch Foundation: Andrea Bruhn Project Manager  Tel: +49 711 46084-610
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04/04/2018 09:50

SRNSFG disseminates information regarding the Joint Research Centre project

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Georgia (SRNSFG) disseminates project provided by Joint Research Centre of the European Commission . The European Commission's science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC ) a provider of world class regulatory science, is seeking to understand and explain, the drivers that influence policy decisions and political discourse, in order to optimise the way scientific evidence is used in policy-making. The aim is to provide a State-of-the-Science report and an evidence-based hypothesis for a new model of the drivers of political decision-making and the role of evidence in them. The Flagship Report will be written by JRC staff based upon State-of-the-Science literature reviews carried out by experts. The work will be carried out by: the Steering Committee, the Author Teams, the JRC team and the Reviewers. Their work is closely interrelated but still independent. For the Enlightenment 2.0 flagship report, we aim to incorporate input and feedback from: Individual scientists; National experts; International organizations. We have opened a public call for contributions. Disciplines include: Cognitive Linguistics,   Ethnology/Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, History of The Enlightenment, Neuroscience, Organizational Behavior, Philosophy of Science, Physiology, Policy Studies, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Psychology, Sociology, Theology.  Deadline for applications: 30 April, 2018. Further details can be accessed via the link.      
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29/03/2018 16:11

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding call of “Support to literacy translation project” funded by the European Commission

SRNSFG disseminates information regarding call “EACEA 13/2018: Support to Literary translations projects” funded by EC . Participation in project is accepted only for publishing houses and LEPLs. The aim of the literacy translation project is to support cultural and linguistic diversity, also to support variety and sharing of European literary translations, encouraging less developed literature fields, etc. Organizations from associated countries , including Georgia are can participate in the call. Applications can be submitted via the participant portal . It’s noteworthy, that in order to submit the proposal, registration on the European Commission Authentication Service ECAS is required. You can get required annexes of application and information of the call using given links. For additional information please visit web-site . Programme is coordinated by the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia, “ Creative Europe”.
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29/03/2018 14:39
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29/03/2018 13:35

Innovation - How to Convert Research into Commercial Success Story?

The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information on the new EU commission publication in the field of research and innovation. European Commission publication aims at providing to researchers a better understanding of the innovation process. It is mainly based on the findings of two reports. The study consists of three parts: Part 1 : Analysis of EU-funded research projects in the field of industrial technologies Part 2 : Analysis of innovation successes in the field of industrial technologies Part 3 : Innovation Management for Practitioners   The study is available on the link
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