Component 1. Science–business links strengthened through supportive collaborative activities and funding schemes
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The workshop series “Scientific priorities: setting the scene” and “Research priorities important for science and business collaboration in Georgia” aimed to define the needs and challenges of Georgia in terms of identifying scientific priorities. Representatives of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure and the Georgian National Academy of Sciences participated in the discussion to organize the process of the setting the scientific priorities. Different stakeholders within six identified domains were invited to attend workshops on the identification of scientific priorities.
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Focus group interviews within different domains took place between 23 and 25 March 2022 in Tbilisi. The press release “EU Twinning project assisting in the identification of scientific priorities – from thematic priorities to functional priorities” was published here:
National Geographic Georgia, March, 2022: https://nationalgeographic.ge/evrokavshiris-sajaro-samsakhurebis-dadzmobilebis-proeqti-ekhmareba-dawesebulebebs-samecniero-prioritetebis-gansazghvrashi-strategiuli-samecniero-temebidan-funqcionalur-prioritetebamde/?fbclid=IwAR2CJKrVlnTPyugaoA9zVEMYPSDnuRZl8d76IF9GsKpIMq9BRotr_KICt_c
Academy of Sciences: http://science.org.ge/?p=10775&lang=en
Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia: https://rustaveli.org.ge/eng/siakhleebi/shekhvedra-proeqt-TWINNING-is-tsarmomadgenlebtan
Joanneum Research, in English: https://www.joanneum.at/en/policies/latest-developments/news/news-detail/twinning-scientific-exchange-in-georgia
Meeting with representatives of the Science and Research Development of the advanced research institutes and universities of Georgia. Presentation of the "communication platform" (matchmaking tool) introduced within the project was presented matchmaking concept, through which the scientific community and business in the country and abroad will be able to more easily find each other and cooperate in the field.
Online Workshop on Communication and Development Profiles - aimed at preparing scientists to pitch their idea to companies. The first part of the workshop brought an example from a successful scientist who became an entrepreneur, and the experience of Austrian Experts in supporting applicants to pitching interviews with the European Commission. The second part was a practical session on pitch presentation/profiles prepared by the participants, with live feedback both by the expert and the other participants.
MATCHMAKING EVENT - “SMART GEORGIA: SCIENCE-BUSINESS DIALOGUES” was organised in collaboration with Georgian Business Angel Network Axel. Event contributed to Connecting scientists with the companies, in order to identify possible collaboration for project of common interests, facilitating the communication between the academic and the business world.
Component 2. Legal framework and grant call administration procedures of SRNSFG revised and improved
The workshop “STI Funding Instruments: needs for companies” aimed to study the needs of SRNSFG and the business sector of Georgia that was achieved through the involvement of representatives of these fields in the workshop.
The article is available at: https://bit.ly/35N8x1N
Component 3. Institutional capacity of SRNSFG to strengthen international collaboration enhanced
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With the partnership of EU programme “Support to Georgia’s Researchers’ Mobility '' by the Twinning office was organized an International Hybrid Training on “Training on strategic approach and duties of NCPs and grant offices", that provided practical advices on NCP core functions and specific activities for the promotion of European Framework programs.
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In-house workshop on internationalization strategy and action plan of Shota Rustaveli Science Foundation of Georgia was discussed with the staff of the Foundation. The results of the workshop conducted by German and Austrian experts were presented to the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.
Training “Horizon Europe Proposal Writing Camp for – International” aimed to provide an opportunity to develop ideas related to upcoming Horizon Europe Calls. The approach of the camps was ‘hands-on’ practical training, which involved both information and practical work directly in the preparation of key sections of project proposals.
Workshop “Identifying topics: developing an internationalization strategy for Georgia” was designed to set the scene for the development of an internationalization strategy for Georgia, to discuss strong strengths and weaknesses, threats and opportunities, the relevance of prioritization of topics for international cooperation, STI system in Georgia and other important issues.
Shota Rustaveli national Science Foundation of Georgia Internationalisation Strategy
Roadmap and Impact Pathways for Georgia’s Integration into the European Research Area with Emphasis on Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia remit
Hybrid Workshop “Developing a Research Integrity Promotion Plan” . The workshop aimed to strengthen and foster Research Integrity within the Georgian national science system, by identifying key factors, policy aspects, and practices to be considered in implementing Research Integrity standards in a coherent way by the individual stakeholders, such as different research institutions and funding agencies.
Component 4. Science Communication and awareness on science-business collaboration stimulated
Training on “Science networks –how to merge profiles of scientists” aimed to practically train Georgian grant office representatives for efficiently supporting the following international research networking, preparation of Horizon Europe projects, and recommending how to combine profiles of participating scientists.
Training “EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation (Horizon Europe) – Practical aspects” aimed to provide practical insights and experiences from previous projects to Georgian scientists who are interested in active participation in the program Horizon Europe.
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The recording of the second day of the training is available at:
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Seminar “Green Deal Perspectives and Sustainable Development” in the framework of European Researchers’ Night covered the following issues: EU Green Deal policies and relation to science; climate change and renewable energy sources in Georgia; waste management -waste recycling.
The recording of the seminars is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndy7oOi4OWc
The recording of the presentation “Climate change and renewable energy sources in Georgia” is available at: https://vimeo.com/600197951/3a7d586f96
Shota Rustaveli Foundation webpage: https://rustaveli.org.ge/geo/siakhleebi/seminari-mtsvane-garigebis-perspeqtivebi-da-mdgradi-ganvitareba-
Training “Pathway towards the international networks and leadership of international projects consortia” was organized for doctoral students and young scientists. The training included discussion of such topical issues as perspectives and challenges for young scientists; international institutional collaboration; leadership of an international consortium; profile of a successful scientist, etc.
Training “Insights: Design of the science communication activities” as synergy activity with European Researchers’ Night 2020 “Science is the Captain”. The target of the training was to enable participants to design, prepare and reflect on their own media products for science communication for peer scientists, pupils/youth, and the wider public at the end of this training.
The article is available at:http://kvira.ge/612102
Additional information is available at: https://mes.gov.ge/content.php?id=11412&lang=geo
Guidelines for Science Communication
The online kick-off event took place as a synergy event within the “European Researchers’ Night 2020” in Georgia awarded in the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 funded project “Science is the Captain”.
The official closing ceremony Smart Georgia “New beginnings for the inter-sectoral collaboration possibilities between Science and Business”. Over 120 representatives of the EU, Government, State and Private Universities, enterprises, international donor organisations and civil society participated in the closing ceremony. Closing ceremony was held in parallel sessions format and presented all the achievements and results that were prepared to support the foundation.