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Stavroula Maglaver

  1. 1. INCONET-GCC: Challenges forInnovation in the GCC regionStavroula MaglaveraProject CoordinatorEuroconsultants S.A.
  2. 2. 2Overall Objective INCONET-GCC is bringing together policy makers and stakeholders of GCC with the EU to in order to: •  Support a dialogue to identify S&T priorities for mutual benefit and interest and define cooperation policy orientations; •  Implement specific activities to promote and contribute to the participation of GCC in the Framework ProgrammeGlobal Forum, Brussels 8/11/2011
  3. 3. 3INCONET-GCC objectives •  Develops and supports the bi- regional dialogue by bringing together policymakers and stakeholders of GCC and EU. •  Creates a dialogue and action platform to identify common interests in research areas, set up S&T priorities, support capacity building activities, and enhance the interaction between different cooperation instruments of the EC. •  Creates an observatory of EU- GCC cooperation in S&TGlobal Forum, Brussels 8/11/2011
  4. 4. 4   Support for international S&T policy development;   Support the bi-regional policy dialogue on S&T policy;   Improve the bi-regional dialogue for mapping research needs and setting S&T cooperation priorities   Strengthen the co-ordination and complementarities with activities carried out by means of Community foreign policy instruments;   Create operational link with policy makers   Identification of areas with potential for enhanced coordinationGlobal Forum, Brussels 8/11/2011
  5. 5. 5   Support the GCC National Contact Points   Organise awareness actions and dissemination activities for scientific community   Training activities for project managers   Development of efficient knowledge management tools   Strengthening regional research networking   Support of future thematic pilot projects   Link with other existing networks   Coordination with other activitiesGlobal Forum, Brussels 8/11/2011
  6. 6. 6Survey of the current state in GCC •  Capacity building in research - Concentration, critical mass, specialisation •  Technology diffusion and innovation - SMEs, mobility •  Social and non-technical innovation - Potential, lack of information •  Governance - Systemic, stakeholders •  Digital convergence and making use of ICT - Leveraging networks, labs (e.g., multimedia)Global Forum, Brussels 8/11/2011
  7. 7. 7Towards the identification of research priorities WP1:  Policy  Advisory   WP2:  Research  Priori;es     oReview  of  current  methodologies   oSurvey  of  current  interests     oIden;fica;on  of  common  prac;ces   oIden;fica;on  of  joint  research  fields   oEstablishment  of  collabora;on  plan   oEstablishment  of  S&T  coopera;ve   network  Global Forum, Brussels 8/11/2011
  8. 8. 8 Research areas, identified on the base of the analysis of the region’s needs and the development’s strategies, are grouped following the main schemes of the FP7 programme as: •  Environment, Water and Climate (including Marine, Agriculture, and Food) •  Health •  Energy Security •  ICT Additional subjects, more related to specific interests in some countries are: Aerospace, Transport, MaterialsGlobal Forum, Brussels 8/11/2011
  9. 9. 9Global Forum, Brussels 8/11/2011
  10. 10. 10 •  Support for the development of National Contact Points in each GCC country •  Training of the local people •  Organisation of Information Days in the different countries •  Participation of the local NCPs in the European Network of NCPsGlobal Forum, Brussels 8/11/2011
  11. 11. Global Forum, Brussels 8/11/2011
  12. 12. 12 Thank you Information is available at: www.inconet-gcc.euGlobal Forum, Brussels 8/11/2011