05/12/2017 11:49

Webinars by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)

Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has been holding webinars on IMI2 from 27 th of November. All webinars will feature a presentation by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), and will include time for questions and answers. The webinars represent an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Call topics, to interact directly with the topic coordinators, and to get in touch with potential project partners. The webinar on IMI’s rules and procedures will include presentations of IMI's intellectual property policy and tips on the preparation of proposal submissions. IMI will also hold a dedicated webinar for  small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) . This will cover elements of the different Call topics that may be of particular relevance for SMEs, as well as a presentation of IMI’s rules and procedures with a focus on aspects that are most important for SMEs. The slides presented will be published, along with recordings of all webinars. Schedule IMI rules & procedures Thursday 7 December, 15:00 - 16:30 This webinar is now full. The slides and recording will be published here. A second webinar on our rules and procedures will be scheduled for early 2018.   Opportunities for SMEs in IMI2 – Call 13 Thursday 7 December, 10:00 – 11:30 Register Pilot programme on a clinical compound bank for repurposing. This programme includes the following topics: cardiovascular diseases and diabetes; respiratory diseases; neurodegenerative diseases; rare/orphan diseases Wednesday 6 December, 10:30 - 12:00 Register A sustainable European induced pluripotent stem cell platform Monday 11 December, 10:30 - 12:00 Register CONCEPTION – continuum of evidence from pregnancy exposures, reproductive toxicology and breastfeeding to improve outcomes now Monday 11 December, 15:00 - 16:30 Register Improving the preclinical prediction of adverse effects of pharmaceuticals on the nervous system Tuesday 12 December, 15:00 - 16:30 Register Linking digital assessment of mobility to clinical endpoints to drive regulatory acceptance and clinical practice Thursday 14 December, 10:30 - 12:00 Register Assessment of the uniqueness of diabetic cardiomyopathy relative to other forms of heart failure using unbiased pheno-mapping approaches Thursday 14 December, 15:00 - 16:30 Register The value of diagnostics to combat antimicrobial resistance by optimising antibiotic use Friday 15 December, 10:30 - 12:00 Register Genome-environment interactions in inflammatory skin disease Friday 15 December, 15:00 - 16:30 Register
04/12/2017 11:54

Secure, clean and efficient energy - how to find your topic and partners to join a successful proposal?

New Work Programme in Horizon 2020 for Secure, clean and efficient energy provides new opportunities for project funding therefore new opportunities for Black Sea Countries. Save the date:  04 December 2017  Time:  10 am CET Duration:  approx. 60 minutes  (including chat Q&A) Location:  online Country:  Black Sea Countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine Join us here for the webinar:  Webinar room This webinar will be conducted by National Contact Points in Poland – Maria Śmietanka who is POlish national expert and contact point for  Secure, clean and efficient energy.  DESCRIPTION: This webinar will focus on new calls in Horizon 2020  "Secure, clean and efficient energy", new Work Programme for 2018-2020 and information how to build or how to join a succesful consortium. It will be the twelveth of a series of 15 Black Sea Horizon project webinars  providing information and good practices about Horizon 2020 in general and on specific calls launched thereunder in particular with potential for bi-regional cooperation. The goal of the webinars is to promote and enhance the participation of researchers from academia and industry from the Black Sea countries in Horizon 2020. The webinars in this series are free of charge and open to all. Contact Adam Gluszuk National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU e-mail:  

Announcement of the 2017 Millennium Innovation calls

01/12/2017 13:28
On December 1 st , 2017, the announcement of the calls under the Millennium Challenge Georgia 2017-2018 was held at the Fabrika conference hall. The Millennium Innovation calls aim to increase the interest and motivation of secondary school students towards national sciences, technologies and engineering. After the exhibition of the innovative projects by the finalists of 2016-2017, the welcome addresses were delivered by Ambassador of the United States to Georgia, His Excellency Ian Kelly, Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Dr. Mikheil Chkhenkeli, the Executive Director of the Millenium Challenge Fund, Ms. Magda Reddit, Chairman of Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency, Mr. George Zviadadze.
30/11/2017 17:03

Annual Conference of 2017 by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SENSFG)is organizing the annual conference “Results of the SRNSFG activities of 2017 and future perspectives” on December 11, 2017, at 9:30-17:30. The conference will be held at the hotel Radisson Blu Iveria (Address: Rose Revolution Square # 1, Tbilisi) The conference aims to present the report of the call programmes and events of 2017, to introduce the results of the national and international calls administered by the foundation, to identify difficulties and challenges through the foundation-funded research projects, revised procedures of the call assessments and the activities for the multilateral programme activities. The conference agenda also includes presentations regarding the plans and future prospects of the foundation activities in 2018. Working Language of the conference will be Georgian.       The conference will last for the whole day. See the agenda of the event here. To attend the annual conference, please register through this link. The Annual Report of the Fund of 2017 is available on the link.
16/11/2017 17:47

The foundation disseminates information about the fifth symposium on healthcare system research

  If you are an experienced or young scientist in the field of health care and you want to get involved in global dialogue in achieving sustainable development of health systems, use the opportunity and become the part of fifth symposium for healthcare research systems, which will be hosted by Liverpool on 8-12 October 2018. Advancing Health Systems for All in the SDG Era –   will be the main topic of the fifth symposium, with more than 2000 representatives of the field to exchange their opinions and experiences. Participants will be able to get information (acquainted) with modern approaches in the field of health, create the scientific evidence and use the knowledge for the development of health care. The symposium programme is planned to hold more than 100 sessions, one part of which will include the organized presentations and another part will be regarding the individual presentations. At the same time, before the start of the main programme of the symposium, sessions will be focused on the development of skills and satellite, where the young scientists will be actively involved and extend professional networking circle. Additional information on participating in the symposium is available here.  
15/11/2017 13:05

Space International Information Day & Brokerage Event, Warsaw 13-14 December, 2017

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information regarding the upcoming events on December 13 and 14, 2017 in Warsaw. COSMOS2020 - the Network of Horizon 2020 SPACE NCP - and the Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU with support of the European Commission are organizing an event dedicated to the upcoming SPACE 2018-2020 Calls under Horizon 2020. The event will aim to provide new opportunities and competitive advantages in science and technology for the participants. It offers detailed information on the SPACE Calls 2018-2020, strategic networking opportunities and it is addressed to universities, research centers, industry, SMEs and SME associations or local administrations. DECEMBER 13, 2017      > 1 DAY | Horizon 2020 Space info-day and brokerage event DECEMBER 14, 2017      > 2 DAY | Horizon 2020 Space info-day and technical visit The event will take place in the Copernicus science center, in Warsaw, Poland. REGISTER here: You can also see the 2018-2020 Work programme here
14/11/2017 17:24

Invitation to join the third EaP PLUS RDI webinar!

EaP PLUS will hold the third webinar focused on research and innovation on the 1st of December 2017. This webinar will explore the topic of Exploitation strategies in R&I collaborative projects (e.g. Horizon 2020) with key speakers Svetlana Klessova from France and Alexandra Petkevich from Belarus.   Calling all researchers and project managers working in research, development and innovation projects! Do you want to increase the impact of your research? Investigate new collaborative innovation project opportunities? Or find out how to approach potential European partners and attract funding? The EaP+ RDI-related webinar series is exactly what you're looking for !  The EaP Plus project has launched a series of six webinars on specific innovation-related topics, exploitation paths and other issues important for Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) in EaP countries and for the EU-EaP RDI cooperation. We are happy to invite you to attend the third webinar of the EaP+ RDI-related webinar series;  " Exploitation strategy in R&I collaborative projects ", on the  1 st  of December 2017 from 10.00-11.30 AM CET . Speakers are  Svetlana Klessova (Director and Senior Innovation Consultant at  inno TSD , France) and  Alexandra Petkevich  (Chief Project Manager at  ADANI , Belarus). To take part in this third webinar,  register now ! This is a unique opportunity to learn from both European and EaP RDI specialists with vast experience in innovation strategies in RDI projects, and the commercialization of research results. Learn from successful European and EaP professionals and feel free to ask any questions that you might have! For any questions, please email Krisztina Dax at . We look forward to seeing you online! The EaP+ Team Attachments: docx (DOCX)
13/11/2017 15:15


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: 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)
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:
07/11/2017 09:35

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: Mariam Keburia: Tamta Shkubuliani:   For  general enquiries  you can also contact: Ms Margit Dávid Junior International Expert Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development, RCISD E-mail: