26/04/2018 14:59

A more “political” framework programme?

SRNSFG disseminates information about the draft version of the following Framework Programme (FP9) which according to the EU research commissioner Carlos Moedas, could attract broader political support. EU next framework programme, as indicated in the documents, called “Horizon Europe”, will highlight certain important topics: Health- the goals for health innovation would include helping Europe’s national healthcare systems work better, rather than focusing on individual technologies; Security - The draft plans include creating a central, European “cybersecurity research and competence centre as a hub with world class knowledge and technology capabilities.”  It will try to counteract the receding “trust in the political institutions of democracy” by funding more research on populism, social media misinformation, and social inequalities. Besides, Industrial and digital technologies, Climate, energy and transport, Food, farms and ocean – seem to be important part of the following framework programme. European Innovation Council (EIC) - One of the genuinely new features of the new programme, the European Innovation Council would come in two complementary parts, namely the ‘Pathfinder for Advanced Research’, for the early stages of technology development, and the ‘Accelerator’ for innovation and ready-for-market ideas. The draft mentions funding options, but also “advisory services providing coaching, mentoring and pairing with peers, industrial partners and investors”. Interestingly, according to the draft, the Commission would also form an ‘EIC Forum’ of public innovation agencies, “with the aim to promote coordination and dialogue” and “align research agendas”. European Research Council and MSCA.  The ERC, the EU’s basic-science funder, would be given an extra push to attract top researchers from around the world, and raise the bar for scientific quality overall in Europe. Source: For more information, please visit the website.
24/04/2018 15:20

Transport and Mobility- European Research Council

SRNSFG disseminates information about the published document by the European Research Council (ERC) on the Transport and Mobility. 2018 report focuses on the wide variety of topics in areas ranging from transportation science and technology, impact assessment of transport on environment and health, to the transport policy. The overall aim today is to improve transport infrastructure, vehicles and operations, while reducing its environmental footprint and integrating societal aspects, for example user behaviour, traffic planning and urban design. Detailed information about the report can be accessed via the link .
24/04/2018 11:51

Cost Actions – Information Day

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the information day on the COST Actions that will take place on May 4, 2018 at 16:00 at the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. The audience will be given information about the COST activities and opportunities. Aim of the COST Actions is to support cooperation and networking between scientists and develop scientific mobility projects. Dr. Sierd Cloetingh – the President of the COST Association will participate in the meeting. Title of the presentation: Perspectives of the COST Association: Spreading Scientific Excellence and enhancement”; Dr. Inga Dadeshidze – Science Policy Officer, representative of the COST Association will also held the presentation, titled “The practicalities of the COST Actions and the benefits of participation”. COST Actions includes the following activities for the researchers and engineers: Participation in workshops, seminars and trainings; Short term scientific visits in research organizations and institutions of one of the COST countries. Dissemination activities and publishing scientific articles; Calls for conference grants, giving PhD students and beginner researchers opportunity to participate in international scientific and technological conferences. COST Actions do not fund the research projects. Time and location: May 4, 2018 at 16:00 Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia (Address: Uznadze str. 52) For registration, you have to send personal information (name, surname, institution, position, email, phone number) at the e-mail address: . Deadline of the registration: May 2, 2018.
23/04/2018 10:27

Digital Utilities Europe Conference in Amsterdam

SRNSFG disseminates information about the conference titled “Digital Utilities Europe 2018” on May 16-17 in Amsterdam. The conference provides the perfect opportunities for the Industry representatives and companies involved in the Digital Technologies to broaden the network and develop their innovative ideas. The key topics of the conference include: The Grid landscape in the Swift Digital Transformation; Implementation of the IT Solutions and its Results in the Sector; An updated EU Regulation view; Cyber Security: Safety and Stability of the Grids etc.  The conference agenda, information about the speakers, as well as other detailed information about the conference can be accessed via the link .
20/04/2018 17:25

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about photo contest conducted by the European Commission

Are you an EU funded researcher? Have you captured on camera a favourite moment during your research? Show us what you are working on, we would love to see it!  Tag  @europeancommission  and use  #InvestEUresearch  Tell us what your project means to you (mention your EU Project Acronym & ID number) Together let’s showcase our shared passion for research.  #Why ? Because research is an investment in our future! ⚫ Note: by tagging @europeancommission you agree to us sharing your images on our social media platforms. #research   #innovation #researchanddevelopment   #researcher #showyourpassion   #sharingiscaring #Europe   #EU   #EuropeanCommission #EuropeanUnion   #InvestEU   #EUandMe
20/04/2018 15:30

SRNSFG disseminates information about the Clarivate Analytics webinars

Clarivate Analytics LLC announces monthly webinars on April 23-27, 2018. The consortium member organizations will be informed, how to use received resources for scientific-research, patent related, educational activities. In addition, they will get to know new opportunities of the platform Web of Science and new services: Publons (tool for publishers and editors) and Kopernio (full texts search engine). The webinars are free of charge and will be divided into three parts. Part I will be conducted twice. Registration is obligatory for the participation. The participants, who will attend at least 1 webinar, will receive a certificate. For the further information, please, follow the link .
20/04/2018 15:21


The SRNSFG disseminates information about the successful project examples of the ERC Advanced Grants . The call is for the established, leading principal investigators who wabts log-term funding to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects. Advanced Grants may be awarded up to € 2.5 million for a period of 5 years. ERC publishes examples of successful projects under the 2017 Call: Salvador Aznar Benitah from Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona aims to provide fundamental insights into the mechanisms of metastases and how they are influenced by diet with his project “Dietary Influences on Metastasis: How, When, and Why (LIPOMET)”; Michael Bruter and his team at the London School of Economics and Political Science set to examine the causes and consequences of electoral hostility at individual, group, and aggregate levels. It will combine methods such as visual and physiological experiments, election diaries, and panel study surveys in 27 countries. Lies and fraud can have considerable financial and societal costs. A new study led by Salvatore Maria Aglioti at Università degli Studi Di Roma La Sapienza, will test whether we can alter peoples' dishonest tendencies, by changing their perception of themselves during interactions with both virtual avatars and with real people. More examples of the ERC Advanced Grants can be accessed on the website.    
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.
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, 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  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)
16/04/2018 17:25

“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 where both the competition flyer as well as the award trailer are available. Deadline for submission: 23 May 2018, 2 p.m. CEST.