In the frame of the BILAT-UKR*AINA project a joint follow-up webinar of the Summer School (organised in September 2014) and the 2nd Stakeholder Forum (in January 2015) was held on facilitating the participation of SMEs in Horizon 2020 to reinforce cooperation between academia and industry.
- Overview of the SME Instrument in H2020, hints on Hungarian good practices
by Ms Ágnes Divinyi, SME Instrument NCP Hungary
- Presentation of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
by Mr Daniel Cosnita, IPA, Regional Contact Point, Romania
- Introduction to EUREKA – general overview
by Mr Gergely Mészáros, Desk-officier EUREKA-EUROSTARS Hungary
- Case study by a research oriented SME involved in such programme
by Mr Wojciech Gołębiowski, SKA Polska, Poland
Presentations were followed by Q&A sessions.
The webinar was free of charge and open to all. We thank all speakers and participants for their contributions!
Date and Time:3 March 2015 | 10:00 CET
Ms Zsuzsanna Angyal
Call for awarding travel grants to Ukrainian researchers with the aim of peparing project proposals for 'Horizon 2020'
The project BILAT - UKR*AINA announces a call for awarding travel grants to Ukrainian researchers, who intend to participate in the EU programme 'Horizon 2020' in the following priority areas :
- New materials and processing technologies
- Information and communication technologies
Along with the above mentioned priority topics, grants may be provided on other thematic areas of the programme 'Horizon 2020', as each submitted project proposal will be evaluated on an individual basis.
10 grants will cover travel expenses of Ukrainian scientists to the EU countries in order to participate in the preparation of project proposals (preparatory meetings and consultations with the consortium leader of the project), which will be submitted to a call of 'Horizon 2020' (meaning calls of the 'Horizon 2020' programme which are already open or will be open on the date of 15 March 2015 and which will have deadline not earlier than the end of April 2015).
The grant covers cost of flights and accommodation, but should not exceed 650 EUR.
16 March 2015
Ms Karina Shakhbazian Bilat_ukraina@nas.gov.ua
BILAT-UKR*AINA 2nd Stakeholders’ Forum: Enhancing Ukraine’s Competitiveness in RI on the way to the Association to Horizon 2020 | 27-28 January 2015
Impression from the 2nd Stakeholders’ Forum | © Gorazd Weiss, BILAT UKR*AINA project
[back to top]
Lessons learnt and good practices in the process of Ukarine's association to the EU Framework Programmes were in the focus of the 2nd Stakeholders’ Forum of the BILAT-UKR*AINA project. Also on the agenda were STI policies and other measures to promote innovation. In addition to presentations by expert speakers the forum offered plenty of opportunity for discussions. The event attracted more than 70 participants.
Since Ukraine will officially associate to Horizon 2020 in the forthcoming months, the relevance of the event was obvious. Research and innovation are important fields in which Ukraine is developing closer ties with the EU. The significance of the event was underlined by the attendance of Dr. Maksym Strikha, Deputy Minister of Education and Science for Ukraine, Anatoly Zagorodny, Vice President of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine as well as Thierry Devars, International Relations Officer of the EC responsible for the BILAT-UKR*AINA. On behalf of the consortium, Mr. Gorazd Weiss, BILAT-UKR*AINA project coordinator, presented the latest project results.
Dr. Marina Gorokhovatska
Ms Zsuzsanna Angyal
(Receive regular updates on EU-Ukraine cooperation in science, technology and innovation)