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).

The event comprised three modules:

  1. Benchmarking system dedicated to NCP and their services (system was prepared within EU project: “ INCONTACT” and presented by George Baroutas (Help-Forward Greece)
  2. Horizon 2020 specificity, especially focusing on changes in comparison to FP7: financial rules, new type of projects and new market oriented activities as vital part of projects , strong application approach, SME and industry involvement.
  3. NCP services - present and future challenges focusing on services, structures and NCP practice of activity. Presentation was based on Polish NCP experience (best practice, history of NCP network structures changed and adapted to specific needs, national instruments of  support to Polish FP project coordinators, European and National Technology Platforms, cooperation with Ukrainian organizations: common events, FP projects, study visits).

Module 2 and 3 was presented by Krzysztof Trojanowski (representing Polish Academy of Sciencies  - BILAT-UKR*AINA partner): download presentation.

On 16 January 2014, the BILAT-UKR*AINA project (in which the DLR Project Management Agency is a project partner) organised a training for Ukrainian NCPs. In their function as editors of the project's website, DLR agreed to upload the presentations held during this event on this website for download in pdf format subject to the expressed consent of the speakers concerned. DLR, as the uploading entity, has not monitored the contents of these presentations in any way. In case of incorrect contents, copyright infringements or other violations of the law, please contact Dr Erich Rathske, DLR Project Management Agency, European and International Cooperation, erich.rathske@dlr.de. Any offending material will be removed immediately.

Presentations were followed by time of open discussion especially on needs and Ukrainian specificity (research environment, industry and SMEs involvement).

Polish experience and good-will of further cooperation was highly appreciated by participants. Polish Academy of Sciences (as BILAT-UKR*AINA project partner) declares support especially in NCPs brokering activities (common project consortia creation) as well active support in creation of National Technology Platforms in Ukraine.