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13/11/2017 15:15

SUSTAINABLE PROCESS INDUSTRY (SPIRE) – Webinar

On November 23 (from 9:30 to 10:30), the EaP Plus project will organize the webinar on SUSTAINABLE PROCESS INDUSTRY (SPIRE) 2018 calls for EU and EaP participants. Join the webinar:  https://meet.lync.com/kpk.gov.pl/olga.zyrina/O65PUPOQ New Work Programme 2018-2020 on Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing under SPIRE calls particularly encourages international cooperation with Eastern Partnership countries (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus). The first three SPIRE calls have a deadline already on February 22, 2018. They include: CE-SPIRE-02-2018: Processing of material feedstock using non-conventional energy sources (IA) CE-SPIRE-03-2018: Energy and resource flexibility in highly energy intensive industries (IA 50%) CE-SPIRE-10-2018: Efficient recycling processes for plastic containing materials (IA)
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07/11/2017 17:11

CLIENT II – International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovations

The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding the CLIENT II – International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovations. The target of funding under the “CLIENT II – International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovations” programme is to support international partnerships in the areas of climate, environment and energy. The “CLIENT II “ funding programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports the international research and development projects of commercial companies, higher education institutions, non-university research institutions, as well as municipal and Land institutions and relevant associations headquartered in Germany. According to the terms of the call, German organization can have a partner from Georgian side.  In a first step, project proposals for international R&D projects should be submitted by the German project coordinator to the BMBF’s project management agency. Application deadline for 2017 call is November, 30.       Prerequisites for project funding include: Relevance and a demonstrated urgent need for R&D in the partner country (e.g. by superordinate programmes at ministerial and/or regional level), Proof of adequate own financing by cooperation partners in the respective partner countries Involvement of at least one, ideally several, institutions in the partner country: (preferably research institutions as well as companies with independent research and development activities) and at least one stakeholder (e.g. public authority) crucial to project implementation, or other institutions in the partner country which may include those which do not carry out research activities, in the interest of sustainable opportunities for commercialization. Signature of a written agreement between all collaboration partners concerning rights and duties within the bilateral project, competences, terms and conditions of the collaboration, how to handle data, publication procedures, etc. (to be signed six months after project launch, at the latest). For further information, please read the summary . Interested applicants should contact the BMBF’s project management agency: Ms Anke Krüger Projektträger Jülich Phone: +49 30 20199-3455 E-mail: an.krueger@fz-juelich.de
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07/11/2017 15:14

Grants for networking in Brokerage Events or Preparatory Meetings – 2nd call 

  The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding EaP Plus Project under EU Framework programme for research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”. The EaP PLUS Team announces the 2nd round of the Call for Grants for networking in Brokerage Events or Preparatory Meetings. This grant for networking financially supports the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in Brokerage Events related to Horizon2020 and Preparatory Meetings for the development of H2020 project proposals. The 2nd round of the scheme will give special priority to applications concerning SPIRE calls which are explicitly encouraging participation from EaP countries. For SPIRE calls see Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 Guidelines for Applicants Guidelines for application Application form for brokerage event Application form for preparatory meeting Letter of intent for preparatory meeting Follow up report for brokerage event Follow up report for preparatory meeting   Final deadline for submissions:  31 May 2018.    ( candidates can apply for one event scheduled  between November 2017 and 31 August 2018 )  - The application form needs to be sent minimum one month before the selected event. Applications are submitted to the to the  Local Partner  by e-mail. Local Coordinators at the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia: Irakli Grdzelishvili: grdzelishvili@rustaveli.org.ge Tamta Shkubuliani: tshkubuliani@rustaveli.org.ge   For  general enquiries  you can also contact: Ms Margit Dávid Junior International Expert Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development, RCISD E-mail:  margit.david@rcisd.eu    
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03/11/2017 11:53

“Horizon 2020” Work Programme 2018-2020

New Work Programme for the EU Framework programme for Research and Innovation “ Horizon 2020 ” has been published for 2018-2020 years. 1) Excellent Science European Research Council; Future and Emerging Technologies ; Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions ; Research infrastructures, including e-Infrastructures . 2) Industrial Leadership Space ; Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology ; Information and Communication Technologies . 3) Societal Challenges Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing ; Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy ; Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy ; Smart, Green and Integrated Transport ; Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials ; Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies ; Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens. Other Work Programmes under “Horizon 2020” Access to risk finance; Innovation in SMEs; Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation; Science with and for Society.        
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27/10/2017 18:03

Webinar on Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMBP) in the new H2020 WP 2018-2020

NMP TeAm project  invites you to participate in a Virtual Event for Clients focused on the next  Work Programme (WP) 2018-2020 , for the area of  N anotechnologies, Advanced  M aterials,  B iotechnology and Advanced  M anufacturing and  P rocessing (NMBP). The event is scheduled for the  31st of October at 14:00 (CET). A project officer from the  European Commission, will make a presentation about the next funding priorities and will be available to answer your questions. Program 14:00 Opening 14:10 NMBP Work Programme 2018-2020 presentation – project officer, Industrial Technologies Directorate, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission 14:40 Questions & Answers 15:00 Closing The participation is free of charge. Nonetheless, the speaker will also be available to reply to any questions that may arise during the event.  On the day, just put it on the chat box of the system and the host will put it live to the project officer. A draft version of the  NMBP WP 2018-2020  is already published and we suggest you to read it and take the opportunity of this event to put any doubts or ask for additional information you may need directly to the European Commission. For registrations, please fill the  Registration Form  before 27th of October.
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25/10/2017 16:54

European Research Council Consolidator Grant Call 2018

European Research Council has published the 2018 Consolidator Grant call. ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they might still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. The Principal Investigators shall have been awarded their first PhD over 7 and up to 12 years prior to 1 January, 2018. A competitive Consolidator Grant Principal Investigators must have already shown research independence and evidence of maturity, for example by having produced several important publications as main author or without the participation of their PhD supervisor. Applicant PI should also be able to demonstrate a promising track record of early achievements appropriate to their research field, including significant publications (as main author) in major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals. They may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences. Research must be conducted in a public or private research organization located in one of the EU Member States or Associated Countries. The funding is provided for up to five years. ERC Consolidator Grant Call 2018 has a budget of €550 million, worth up to €2 million per grant. Applications should be submitted electronically, via Participant Portal The submission deadline is 15 February, 2018. For detailed information, please read ERC Work Programme 2018. For further information, please visit the website.  
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23/10/2017 16:06

NearUS: an initiative funded in the framework of Horizon2020

NearUS is an initiative funded in the framework of Horizon2020, the most comprehensive EU Research and Innovation funding program to date. The NearUS initiative will increase European and US research and innovation collaborations while strengthening the position of Europe as the world´s leading partner in science, technology and innovation. NearUS announces the opening of the following calls   NearUS Match & Pitch at CES 2018 (January 7-11, 2018) – (click here) Target Group of this Call : Start-up founders, mainly early stage looking for market opportunities and funding for their innovation; Researchers looking for market opportunities and private funding for their R&D project (pre-start-up stage); Representatives of a Research Organization looking for market opportunities and funding for a limited portfolio of “hot” R&D projects. Online application – close on Nov. 12, 2017 NearUS Innovation Tour to San Francisco, Sacramento and Silicon Valley (January 15-19, 2018)!  (click here) Target Group of this Call : Individual EU Research actors who are highly interested in exploring the US market as a middle to long term vehicle for commercialising promising EU research; Early stage start-up founders spun out of universities or research labs or licensing related technologies; Researchers looking for market opportunities and funding for their R&D project; Representatives of a research organization looking for market opportunities for a specific portfolio of R&D projects; Representatives of research ecosystems looking for market opportunities for a specific portfolio of R&D projects; including cluster managers, research lab managers, tech transfer office managers, etc. Deadline: November 12, 2017. NearUS Research2Market (R2M) Bootcamp in Boston, with an individualised programme across the USA (March 4-16, 2018) and a pre-departure workshop in Brussels in February 2018!   (click here) Deadline: December 5, 2017  
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19/10/2017 15:39

“Horizon 2020” Call: Human Factors in Transport Safety

Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding “Horizon 2020” Work Programme. Recently published work programme project # 11 Smart, green and integrated transport under the third pillar “Societal Challenges” announces the call “ MG-2-1-2018: Human Factors in Transport Safety”. The Challenge is to improve transport safety through a more integrated adoption of human factors, infrastructure and the mobility system. In order to meet this challenge, proposals should address one of the following subtopics: Subtopic A ) Understand the limitations, interaction and range of factors that influence and degrade human performance when controlling a vehicle.   Subtopic B) Improve the assessment of human risk factors in risk based design and operation within waterborne / air transport, including crew resource management, crew 36 awareness and response in extreme cases (e.g collision, evacuation, aircrafts upset recovery, runway excursions, etc).   Collaboration within the EU and neighbouring countries is highly recommended.   Proposal budget: 4-8 million EUR. Application form will be available on October 31, 2017. Registration deadline: January 30, 2018 (First Stage), September 19, 2018 (Second Stage)   For further information, please read the work programme carefully.
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18/10/2017 14:06

Horizon 2020 Work Programmes for 2018-2020

Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding “Horizon 2020” Work Programmes.  Recently published Work Programmes for 2018-2020 years include all three Pillars (Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership, Societal Challenges). Special emphasis is made to the work programmes under the third pillar- Societal Challenges: 1. Health, demographic change and wellbeing ; 2.  Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy ; 3. Secure, clean and efficient energy ; 4. Smart, green and integrated transport ; 5. Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials ; 6. Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies . Each work programme includes different calls in accordance with the subject matter. For detailed information, please read the programmes carefully
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13/10/2017 18:35

SPIRE in “Horizon 2020” Work Programme 2018-2020

Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding “Horizon 2020” Work Programme 2018-2020. Recently published Work Programme project for 2018-2020 years includes the topics: Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. SPIRE (Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency) is a part of the project “Industrial Sustainability”. The purpose of this call is to further strengthen the global leadership of Europe’s industry in environmental sustainability, through a combination of mature and disruptive technologies. Success will be seen in making measurable contributions to identified sustainable development goals. As the Working Programme states, international cooperation may be particularly appropriate in some areas of the Sustainable Process Industry, in particular with Eastern Partnership countries (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus). The call indicates the topics: New technologies for the process industries such as industrial symbiosis and adaptation to new feedstock and sources of energy; Radical advances in catalysis; The development of new materials and new technologies for renewable energy and energy storage; New technologies for energy-efficient buildings. 2018 SPIRE calls include: CE-SPIRE-02-2018: Processing of material feedstock using non-conventional energy sources (IA) Proposal budget: 6-10 million EUR. CE-SPIRE-03-2018: Energy and resource flexibility in highly energy intensive industries (IA 50 )              Proposal budget: 8-12 million EUR. CE-SPIRE-10-2018: Efficient recycling processes for plastic containing materials (IA)              Proposal budget: 6-8 million EUR.   Application form will be available on October 31, 2017. Registration deadline is considered as February 22, 2018. For further information please visit the website.
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