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  • 30.06.2015

    BILAT-UKR*AINA project successfully completed

    The BILAT-UKR*AINA project, funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme, was successfully completed after 34 months duration on 30 June 2015. The project aimed to enhance and promote bilateral cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) between the EU and Ukraine.
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  • 26.03.2015 - 27.03.2015 | Brussels, Belgium

    Supporting Coordination with various EU Programmes: Ukrainian R&I policy makers visit Brussels

    A study visit for Ukrainian R&I policy makers and responsible for budgetary planning was co-organised by the Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development, RCISD and NIP/Ukraine. The study visit took place in the frame of the project activity focusing on preparing the ground for a well understood approach towards various EU programmes and providing recommendations on how to exploit synergies between Horizon 2020 and other programmes focusing on the regional approach in RTDI and on human resource development in RTDI.
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  • 02.04.2015

    2nd Stakeholders' Forum Summary Report published

    The Summary Report of the 2nd Stakeholders’ Forum of BILAT-UKR*AINA held on 27-28 January 2015 has been finalised and is now available. The event was centred around two main topics: The first was Ukraine's association to the Framework Programmes and the set-up of an NCP system, and the second was how to stimulate innovation. Both topics are of high relevance in moving forward R&I cooperation between the EU and Ukraine. The Stakeholders Forum was attended by more than 70 participants. Based on the conclusions and the main outcomes of the event policy recommendations were formulated.
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  • 20.03.2015 | Kyiv, Ukraine

    Ukraine signs Association Agreement to Horizon 2020

    Researchers, businesses and innovators from Ukraine will now be able to fully participate in Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation funding programme, on equal terms with EU Member States and other associated countries. This is thanks to the Agreement for the Association of Ukraine to Horizon 2020, signed today in Kyiv by Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Serhiy Kvit, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine.
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  • | Deadline: 16 March 2015

    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' . 10 grants will cover travel expenses of Ukrainian scientists to the EU countries in order to participate in the preparation of project proposals, which will be submitted to a call of  'Horizon 2020'. The grant covers cost of flights and accommodation up to 650 EUR.
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  • 03.03.2015 | 10:00 CET | online

    Webinar on 'How to reinforce the involvement of research oriented SMEs to Horizon2020?'

    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.
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  • 27.01.2015 - 28.01.2015 | Kyiv

    BILAT-UKR*AINA 2nd Stakeholders’ Forum: Enhancing Ukraine’s Competitiveness in RI on the way to the Association to Horizon 2020

    Lessons learnt and good practices of the process of association to Framework Programmes and innovation supporting measures and policies were in the focus of the 2nd Stakeholders’ Forum of the project BILAT-UKR*AINA held on 27-28 January, Kyiv, Ukraine. Presentations of distinguished speakers being experts of these fields enriched the programme followed by discussions. The event was of high interest; more than 70 participants registered and attended.
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  • 20.11.2014 | online | 10:00 CET

    1st Follow-Up BILAT-UKR*AINA Summer School: Webinar on Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

    The first of two online meetings for participants of the summer school provided information about the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA). The objective of the MSCA is to support the career development and training of researchers – with a focus on innovation skills – in all scientific disciplines through worldwide and cross-sector mobility.
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  • 24.10.2014 | Kyiv

    Ukrainian National Technology Platform on Advanced Materials (UNTPAM) successfully launched

    On 24 October, the launch conference for the Ukrainian National Technology Platform on Advanced Materials took place in Kyiv. Bringing together the capacities of Ukrainian material science research and industry in this field, UNTPAM aims to strengthen innovative developments, facilitate coherence in national and international cooperation and initiate the definition of a strategic research agenda for Ukraine. Expected long-term results include a significant acceleration of the implementation of scientific results, improved research funding, an increase in the number of work places and an improved access to the European and world markets.
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  • 28.10.2014

    BILAT-UKR*AINA featured in PAN European Networks Horizon 2020 Projects Portal Magazine

    The current issue of the Horizon 2020 Projects Portal Magazine published by PAN European Networks features an article about BILAT-UKR*AINA. It outlines objectives and activities of the project and its role in supporting EU-Ukraine policy dialogue.
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  • 06.10.2014 - 07.10.2014 | Budapest

    ICT In-House training

    Following the Summer School on RTDI policies & instruments held in Kyiv, RCISD – the Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development – organised an ICT in-house training for experienced Ukrainian researchers and research project managers in Budapest. The training took place on 6-7 October 2014, with the aim to offer intensive training for just a few of the best or most promising Ukrainian researchers of top-level Ukrainian RTDI organisations, as well, as to increase their likelihood of participation in RTDI projects with European partners.
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  • 15.09.2014 - 18.09.2014 | Kyiv

    BILAT-UKR*AINA Summer School on ’European RTDI Policies, Instruments and Participation Possibilities’

    The BILAT-UKR*AINA Summer School on ’European RTDI policies, instruments and participation possibilities’ was successfully held in Kyiv on 15-18th September 2014. The aim of the Summer School was to provide a comprehensive hands-on training on project development and management in the frame of Horizon 2020. The Summer School focused on the following four scientific fields: ICT, Nanomaterials, Biotechnologies and Transport.
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  • 04.06.2014 | online

    BILAT-UKR*AINA 3rd Webinar on Horizon 2020 successfully held

    In line with BILAT UKR*AINA objectives to promote S&T cooperation opportunities between Ukraine and EU, to support the creation of networks and the participation in joint projects, the project organised a webinar on Horizon 2020 addressing future Ukrainian participants in EU funded S&T projects, more particularly within the work-programmes 'Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies' and 'Science with and for society'.
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  • | Deadline: 10 June 2014

    Travel grants for Ukrainian researchers to participate in H2020 projects' preparatory meetings in the EU

    The BILAT-UKR*AINA project announces a call for awarding travel grants to Ukrainian researchers who intend to participate in the EU Framework Programme 'HORIZON 2020'.
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  • 18.03.2014

    BILAT-UKR*AINA Newsletter No 5 published

    Our quarterly newsletter keeps you informed about current and forthcoming BILAT-UKR*AINA project activities and current developments in EU-Ukraine Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) cooperation.
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  • 13.03.2014 | online

    2nd Webinar on Horizon 2020 – focus on 'Transports'

    A successful webinar on Horizon 2020 was held by the BILAT-UKR*AINA project on Thursday, 13 March 2014 from 9:30-11:30 CET. The presentations are avialable for download.
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  • 13.02.2014

    Ukrainian Horizon 2020 NCP network established

    The network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Horizon 2020 is the main structure in each country to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in this EU Research and Innovation programme. The list of Ukrainian Horizon 2020 NCPs was recently approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and is now accessible via the European Commission and BILAT-UKR*AINA websites.
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  • 21.01.2014

    Upcoming calls under Horizon 2020 with relevance to Ukraine

    The following list provides an overview of several upcoming calls under Horizon 2020, the EU's new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The list includes links to the call texts on the European Commission's 'Partcipant Portal'.
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  • 20.01.2014

    Information about the open calls under Horizon 2020

    Horizon 2020 is the new EU funding programme for research and innovation running from 2014 to 2020 with a €80 billion budget. The first calls for proposals for Horizon 2020 were published on 11 December 2013. Its simplified rules and submission and grant management tools should facilitate participants' tasks. On the follwoing page you will find links to the related websites of the European Commission.
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  • 16.01.2014 | Kyiv, UKraine

    Informational Training for Ukrainian NCPc

    The 'Training for NCPs' held on 16th January 2014 was organised back-to- back with  the Horizon 2020 Launch Conference in Kyiv by BILAT – UKR*AINA project. It was dedicated mainly to NCP network representatives and focused on new challenges, novel NCP services, changes and modifications of new EU Framework Programme (especially in comparison to 7th FP).
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  • 16.01.2014 | Kyiv, Ukraine

    Horizon 2020 Launch Conference – presentations available for download

    A Launch Conference on Horizon 2020 organised by the EU funded project 'BILAT UKR*AINA – Enhancing the BILATeral S&T Partnership with UKRraine * Advanced INnovative Approach' took place on the premises of the SASII in Kyiv on 16 January 2014 with the support of the State Agency on Science, Innovation and Informatization of Ukraine (SASII) .
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  • 20.12.2013

    Real success requires smart lobbying - Hands-on experiences of Hungarian technology platforms

    Aiming to support the establishment of the Ukrainian National Technology Platform on Advanced Materials within the project BILAT-UKR*AINA, the Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development (RCISD) targeted the collection of Hungarian experiences relating to the functioning of National Technology Platforms (NTPs), especially through the identification and exchange of good and bad practices.
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  • 07.11.2013 | online | 09:30-12:00 CET

    1st Webinar on Horizon 2020

    On 7 November 2013, the BILAT UKR*AINA project successfully held its first webinar on Horizon 2020, addressing Ukrainian researchers and project managers interested in S&T cooperation projects with Europe, under the umbrella of the European Union’s framework programme for science, technology and innovation.
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  • 30.09.2013 - 01.10.2013 | Vilnius, Lithuania

    EEP 2013 – Conference on the Enhancement of European International Cooperation and Eastern Partnership in R&D&I

    This conference, which is organised under the aegis of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, focuses on cooperation in Research, Development and Innovation on the international level with special emphasis on the Eastern Partnership countries (Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan) in the context of European Research Area, Innovation Union, Europe 2020 and Eastern Partnership Roadmap.
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  • 26.06.2013

    BILAT-UKR*AINA presented at 2nd Meeting of the EU-Ukraine Joint S&T Cooperation Committee (JSTCC)

    The second meeting of the EU-Ukraine JSTCC established under the bilateral S&T Agreement took place in Kiev on 24 May at the State Agency on Science, Innovation and Informatization (SASII). The JSTCC proposed strengthening the cooperation through leveraging it in the broader regional context of the Eastern Partnership and giving more emphasis to the innovation dimension, and the need for an increased interaction with industry.
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  • 20.02.2013

    Partner Search for the Best ICT Project Ideas

    Eight best project ideas have been selected in the frame of the BILAT-UKR*AINA Best ICT Project Idea Competition. The competition was open to brilliant project ideas from Ukrainian research teams who aim to submit a proposal for the FP7 ICT Calls closing in April.
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  • | Deadline: 15 January 2013

    BILAT-UKR*AINA launches Best Project Idea Competition for ICT Calls

    Are you a Urkainian with a research idea that might be interesting for an ongoing ICT FP7 Call? Do you need assistance in finding project partners for your idea or support in the proposal writing? Then the BILAT-UKR*AINA 'Best Project Idea'-Competition might be for you!
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  • 05.10.2012

    BILAT UKR*AINA project supports you to identify partners in Ukraine

    BILAT-UKR*AINA can help you to find partners for the currently open EU call "Reinforcing cooperation with European Neighbourhood Policy countries on bridging the gap between research and innovation (R2I-ENP)". Deadline for proposal submission is 18 December 2012.
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  • 10.09.2012 - 11.09.2012 | Vienna, Austria

    BILAT-UKR*AINA Kick-off Meeting

    The Centre for Social Innovation organised the Kick-off Meeting of the BILAT UKR*AINA project in Vienna on September 10-11, 2012 with attendence of all project partners and members of the advisory board.
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  • Gorazd Weiss

    • Project Coordinator
    • Centre for Social Innovation, Linke Wienzeile 246
    • 1150 Vienna, Austria
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  • Katharina Buesel

    • Centre for Social Innovation, Linke Wienzeile 246
    • 1150 Vienna, Austria
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