FAWIRA PROJECT: Legal informations
Project title: Strengthening of Food, Agriculture and Water related
International Research Cooperation of Algeria.
Grant Agreement number:295088
Project acronym: FAWIRA
Funding Scheme: Coordination and support action.
Mr Ferrah Ali
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomiqued’Algérie (INRAA)
Project website address: http://www.fawira-project.eu (Under
European Research Area (Strengthening
international research cooperation between
Algeria and Europe in areas relevant to the FP7) .
Development “ Food, Agriculture and Water”
center of excellence (facilitating its participation in
European and regional collaborative research
initiatives) to respond to Algerian’s socio-
FAWIRA: OVERALL OBJECTIVE
Renforcer les capacités de coopération
internationale de l’INRAA dédiée à la
recherche dans les domaines de
l’alimentation, l’agriculture et l’eau (AAE),
en vue de répondre aux besoins
socioéconomiques de l’Algérie
FAWIRA :SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
Analysis of Needs and Opportunities in
research and innovations fields.
Build Capacity and Training activities for
researchers and INRAA’s Staff.
Create Network (Research, SME’s,
Disseminate Results and Knowledge.
Ensure Project Sustainability.
FAWIRA : MAIN RESULTS
Faire de l’INRAA un centre d’excellence dans le contexte et les
standards de l’ERA (Agriculture, eau et Alimentation).
Faciliter et booster la participation de l’INRAA dans les
programmes FP7 and other European related research
programs ainsi que les programmes internationaux et autres
initiatives régionales (Arimnet…etc).
Intégration de l’INRAA dans les réseaux internationaux de RTD.
Développer les activités d’innovation dans le cadre du modèle
de la Triple hélice (« Clusters », « brokerage events », « Open
days », « webactio n, Forum …etc.,) impliquant la recherche-
formation, les institutions publiques et les acteurs
Plan de développement stratégique de l’INRAA pour faire
face aux besoins futures et défis .
The triple helix is about creative links between
the state, the economic sector (Both private and
public) and universities/ Research centers.
Triple helix model has been recognized widely
(Etzkowitz and Mello 1994, Turpin et al.1993,
Shinn1997, Leydersdoff 1997, Leydesdorff &
The triple helix model posits three spheres,
overlapping and interacting freely, with each
“taking the role of the other,” producing hybrid
organizations (Science park, “techno poles”
spin-offs, incubators from these interactions.
Triple Helix III, an interactive model, consists of
overlapping, yet relatively independent, institutional
An active civil society is the key element that
characterizes a fully functioning triple helix(Model III).
FAWIRA : THEORICAL FRAMWORK: 1
Innovation is at the heart of
growth ( Agriculture and
activities and innovation
would help, both research
centers/ universities and
SMEs, to be more
competitive in markets.
Need for regular
communication for better
Triple Helix III Model
FAWIRA : THEORICAL FRAMWORK: 2
Triple Helix III Model
WORK PLAN/ ACTIVITIES
WPs Work package title
WP 1 Project Management and Quality Assurance (Management, INRAA)
Administrative and operational management to achieve project objectives.
Quality Assurance and Risk Management activities,
WP 2 Analysis of Food, Agriculture And Water Research and innovation: Needs and
Opportunities (Support, INRAA)
WP 3 Enhance Innovation (Support, CENTA).
Development of strategic development plan for a competitive research to face national needs.
Foster research and innovation through creation of links research/PMEs and firms.
WP 4 Human Capacities Building And Research Instrument’s Strengthening (Support,
Raise capacities for innovation, research
Increase EU-Algeria research partnerships
WP 5 Strategic Planning and Strengthening of INRAA (Support, PISA University)
Development of business plan to provide strategic direction for further development of research centre
towards internationalization and efficient response to local socio-economic needs,
WP 6 Networking and Dissemination Activities (Support, INRAA)
Creation of synergies with Algerian, Mediterranean and EU initiatives, Networks facilitation
Dissemination of project information ,
WP 1 - Project Management and Quality Assurance
The management work Package (WP1) involve
administration of communication within WPs, the
organization of meetings, the preparation of
technical and non-technical reports, the
completion of all financial administrative and
Communication between partners
Establishment of an effective communication
process to end users.
WP2 - Analysis of Food, Agriculture And
Water Research and innovation: Needs and
Analysis of the Algerian needs in the field of water,
agriculture and food.
Identification of the research and innovation priorities
and available capacities.
Provide assistance to businesses and especially to the
young entrepreneurs who want to start a spin-off in the
agricultural/industrial field for treatments and use the
water for food production.
Part of the outcomes of this WP will be shared with MIRA
project, particularly the WP7 for shaping a Research
Strategic Agenda in support to Horizon 2020
WP 3 – Enhance Innovation
Establish dialogue on research and innovation with
cooperatives, SME’s and technology-driven enterprises
of the water and food sector in order to enhance the
cooperation of INRAA with economic actors.
Identify common goals, threats and challenges in the
Algerian water and food sector to increase the capacity to
innovate and become more competitive in the global
Give support to INRAA to set-up an innovation cluster in
agrifood and water of private enterprises In Algeria that
should be encouraged to participate as a member of the
most relevant European food and water technological
Innovation are at the heart of generating growth of the
agrifood industry. The establishment of regular
communication between representatives of the private
sector, research institutes and technology-driven SMEs is
of upmost importance to identify common weaknesses and
challenges that the food and water sector needs to face to
enhance research activities and innovation that would help,
both the research centre and the SMEs, to be more
competitive in the market by launching new products and
increasing the exports .
WP4 - Human Capacities Building and
Research Instrument’s Strengthening
Objectif 2- Strengthen research instruments. For this reason,
WP4 foreseen the transfer knowledge to INRAA for installing an
innovative agrifood and water laboratory.
Most important, complexe WP
Objectif 1- Plan, organize and execute workshops and knowledge
sharing events in INRAA in order to:
I) intensively train the Staff of the INRAA on issues concerning
FP7 to become familiar with the procedures and opportunities for
cooperation in Water and agrifood Research and related EU
programs, People (ITN, IRSES, IIF), Cooperation (KBBE,
II / support the INRAA staff in forming future project consortia to
address relevant research challenges of importance in the next calls
for proposals for water and agrifood, taking into account SMEs
priorities collected in WP3.
WP 5 - Strategic Planning and
Strengthening of INRAA.
Execution of a strategic planning process aiming to the
development of plan for integration, internationalization
and expansion of INRAA. To carry out this purpose
FAWIRA Consortium will realize an analysis of the current
situation of INRAA in terms of specific needs for research,
training and mobility/networking and available
capacities in FAW field.
Through the SWOT analysis UNIPI would identify strengths,
weakness, opportunities and threats of INRAA, establishing
the basis to promote the competitiveness of INRAA in
the field of FAW and to face the needs of regional
markets as well as the challenges of national and
WP5 - Networking and Dissemination activities
WP6 is dedicated to dissemination, diffusion, communication
and networking towards website and water innovation forum.
The objectives of this WP are:
Provision of the maximum visibility of the project progress
and results to SMEs, policy makers, environmental
organizations and researcher actors.
Facilitation of the contacts and relationships between the
Algerian and European research Centers.
Liaison with relevant ongoing EU projects and initiatives in
Liaison with relevant ongoing national projects and initiatives in
Institut national de la recherche agronomique (Alger)
Research Center (Catalogna)
Technological and innovation Company
Italy (Roma, Brussels)
Université de Pise
Durée initiale du projet(36 Mois) ramenée à 24 Mois
23 Activités et 36 délivrables
Financement de la CE (Euros)
INRAA 207. 057,00
Thank you for your attention
INRAA 18 Novembre 2012
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