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Sustainable Partner: HCST


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SRTD Final Conference
Session 1: Research

Sustainable Partner: HCST
Raghda Zaid

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  • 1. Session (1): Sustainable Partner: HCST Raghda Zaid
  • 2. About HCST
    • HCST was Established in 1987 to build a national S&T base to assist socio-economic development in the Kingdom through increasing awareness of the significance of R&D, providing the necessary funding for such activities and directing it towards national developmental priorities.
    • The Council was also entrusted with the establishment of specialized scientific centers, where appropriate, and represents the Kingdom at regional and international S&T activities.
  • 3. Main Activities
    • Science & Technology Policy, Strategy &Programs (2012 – 2016)
    • Setting R&D Priorities in Jordan in the next 10 years.
    • The HCST is signatory to many S&T cooperation agreements with international entities.
  • 4. UK France Germany USA Tunisia Brazil Egypt Pakistan Japan Worldwide Cooperation International Cooperation ooperation with the European Union
  • 5. Cooperation with the European Union
    • HCST established Jordan’s Information Point on 2005 with the objective of increasing the participation of Jordanian researchers in EU RTD programs.
    • The HCST is the coordinator of the S&T Cooperation Agreement that was signed in Nov 2009 between the European Commuinty and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • 6. List of EU-Funded Projects-HCST is a partner
  • 7. HCST Achievements through SRTD
    • Missions inside Jordan
    • Training the liaison officers in FP7 proposal preparation, consortium formation, contracting and finance, proposal evaluation, project coordination .
    • "Train the trainers" concept was adopted and the liaison officers on turn conducted awareness events about FP7 programme in their institutions.
  • 8. HCST Achievements through SRTD
    • Specific thematic workshops to the researchers
    • ICT, Environment, Energy , NMP & KBBE
    • Over 900 researchers participated in workshops, conferences and internships
    • Regional FP7 coordination workshop (12-14/12/2010)
  • 9. HCST Achievements through SRTD
    • Missions outside Jordan
    • Internships to the liaison officers in Europe
    • Networking events (e.g research connection conference and brokerage days)
    • Conferences (Europabio, Biotech, ICT2010)
    • Consortium meetings for researchers preparing proposals under FP7.
  • 10. Jordan’s Participation in FPs
  • 11. Institutions in FPs
  • 12. Jordan’s Participation in FP7
    • 71% of the proposals have been submitted by the focal points
  • 13. Lessons learnt (2)
    • Building on the results of the previous project (EuroMEDANET & POMEDAccess)
    • Linking with other ongoing projects and networks
    • Unifying the databases and linking them to CORDIS
    • Training (needs of the target groups weaknesses, practical rather than theoretical)
    • One to one meetings with EU partners
  • 14. Way Forward
    • Thematic National Contact Points (NCPs) were identified and will work jointly with the HCST in disseminating information about EU RTD
    • Energy & NMP NCPs : National R&D centre
    • Environment NCP : EMARCU
    • Health NCP : KHCC
    • ICT NCP : NITC
  • 15.  
    • Enhancement of Jordan-European S&T Partnerships
    • 36 Months (Starting Dec 2009)
    • Four Jordanian and Two European Partners
    • (HCST, RSS, PSUT, JEDCO, ITConsult, AUF)
  • 17. EU-JORDANNET 12/12/10 Workshops for the network of FP7 on technical , Administrative and Financial Aspects of FP7 Brokerage days in Jordan Sending Jordanian researchers to Europe Fostering impact of S&T Cooperation between Jordan & Europe
  • 18.
    • Thank you