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Volume 2, Issue 1January 2016
SRTD-II:Jan.
2016
SUPPORTTORESEARCH,
TECHNOLOGICAL
DEVELOPMENT&
INNOVATIONINJORDAN
Inside th...
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search and Innovation programme ever with
nearly €80 billion of funding available over seven
y...
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in the industry and to understand the role
of technology transfer officers available
to assist...
Page 4 SRTD - II: JAN. 2016
SRTD-II, represented by its director and the key area coordinators for Water & Energy partici-...
SRTD-II project represented by its Food Key Area Coordinator has participated in EFSA
Expo2015, the Universal Exhibition t...
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For more information about SRTD - II Project Please visit
www.srtd.hcst.gov.jo
Address: P.O. Box: ...
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Srtd - II Newsletter Jan.2016

  1. 1. Volume 2, Issue 1January 2016 SRTD-II:Jan. 2016 SUPPORTTORESEARCH, TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT& INNOVATIONINJORDAN Inside this issue: Towards Further En- hancement of EU-MED RDI Cooperation Con- ference 1 Grants’ Monitoring and Evolution - First Stage 2 Third EMEG Meeting "A Frame For A Com- prehensive Under- standing Of Water- Energy-Food Nexus" 4 EFSA Expo2015 - Shaping the Future of Food Safety, Together 5 B I A N N U A L N E W S L E T T E R P U B L I S H E D B Y T H E E U R O P E A N U N I O N F U N D E D P R O J E C T The event was opened by the Assistant Secretary General for Scientific & Tech- nological Affairs on behalf of the Secretary General of the Higher Council for Science and Technology Dr. Khaled Elshuraydeh. EU- JordanNet II Coordina- tor / SRTD II PIO Director Eng. Omar Amawi, the European Commission DG Research and Innovation representative Ms. Heba Gaber EC/TBC partici- pated and attended the event. European and Mediterranean experts working in bilateral projects in the region were invited to the event to give Jordanian researchers the chance to establish new partnerships and develop joint strategic agendas for research, development and innovation. In addition; the Support to research Technological Develop- ment & Innovation in Jordan Project (SRTD II) took the opportunity to lunch H2020 programme, in the form of training. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Re- page Towards Further Enhancement of EU-MED RDI Cooperation Conference ( EU– Jordan Net Final Conference ) The Assistant Secretary General for Scientific & Technological Affairs, Dr. Fawaz Al Karmi The International Cooper- ation Department of the Higher Council for Sci- ence and Technology held the closing of its Enhance- ment of Jordan-European P a r t n e r s h i p ( E U - JordanNet II) project dur- ing a two day event; held in Le Meridian – Amman on the 14-15th September, 2015.
  2. 2. Page 2 SRTD - II: JAN. 2016 search and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promis- es more breakthroughs, discoveries and world- firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. The first day mainly focused around the objec- tives and the achievements of the project, EU- MED Cooperation, opportunities and Challenges and EU-MED activities, while the second day dis- cussed H2020 theoretically and practically. Grants’ Monitoring and Evaluation ( First Stage ) The implementation of 62 grants was lunched at the beginning of July 2015 for both applied research and commercialization. Two calls were lunched; one in September 2014 and the second in December 2014. Since June 2015 a total of 43 applied research and 19 commer- cialization grants were lunched under SRTD II. The implementation period for these grants varies from 8 to 18 months. A moni- toring and evaluation plan has been put in place by SRTD-II to assist the beneficiaries with the implementation of their grants. Dr. Maisa’a Shammout, Water Use Efficiency for Improving Water Productivity in the Jordan Valley
  3. 3. Page 3 SRTD - II: JAN. 2016 in the industry and to understand the role of technology transfer officers available to assist them in their commercialization activities. To achieve 62 successful stories under SRTD II project. The objectives of monitoring these grants are, To help beneficiaries achieve their goals according to EU rules and regulations. To encourage those with applied research- es to reach the maximum outcomes of their studies, and to look for potential commercialization opportunities. To encourage those with commercializa- tion grants to search for partners with-
  4. 4. Page 4 SRTD - II: JAN. 2016 SRTD-II, represented by its director and the key area coordinators for Water & Energy partici- pated in the 3rd EMEG meeting organized from 30 September to 2 October 2015 by The Medi- terranean Science, Policy, Research & Innovation Gateway (MED-SPRING) project in Malta, hosted by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST), in collaboration with the In- ternational Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies- Bari (CIHEAM-IAMB) and Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research - Egypt ( MHESR). The event fo- cused on the development of "A frame for a comprehensive understanding of water-food-energy nexus". The 3rd EMEG meeting, intends to develop a Nexus approach as a new framing for the interde- pendence of water, energy and food (the societal challenges addressed by MedSpring) and, through a better understanding of the synergies and trade-offs among them, identify the factors research should take into consideration to ensure that demand is met without compromising sus- tainability requirements. Third Euro-Mediterranean Expert Group (EMEG) Meeting "A Frame For A Comprehensive Understanding Of Water-Energy-Food Nexus" Meeting’s participants For more information please visit the following website: http://medspring.eu/event/third-emeg-meeting-frame-comprehensive-understanding-water-energy- food-nexus
  5. 5. SRTD-II project represented by its Food Key Area Coordinator has participated in EFSA Expo2015, the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, had hosted from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over six-month period, Milan became a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries showed the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while EFSA Expo2015 - Shaping the Future of Food Safety, Together respecting the Planet and its e q u i l i b r i u m . The site hosted four thematic areas, ranged from Pavilion Zero, which traces the history of humankind via its relationship with food, to the Future Food District, which explains how technology will change food storage, distribution, purchase, and consumption. Then there were the areas of the Children’s Park, where the young folk can learn about the themes while having fun, and the Biodiversity Park, a large garden in which a number of our planet’s ecosystems are reproduced. In addition to the exhibitor nations, the Expo also involved international organizations, and expects to welcome over 20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square meters of exhibition area. Expo Milano 2015 was not only a showcase of the best technologies for a sustainable future, but a global, interactive event with thousands of cultural offerings both within and outside the exhibition site. Shows, concerts, conferences, cooking demonstrations, workshops and exhibitions transformed Expo Milano 2015 into an occasion for reflection as well as enjoyment. For more information about EFSA Expo2015 please visit: http://www.efsaexpo2015.eu/ http://www.expo2015.org/archive/en/learn-more/the-theme.html
  6. 6. Page 6VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1 For more information about SRTD - II Project Please visit www.srtd.hcst.gov.jo Address: P.O. Box: 36 Amman 11941 – Jordan Phone: +962-6-5335288 Fax : +962-6-5340589 www.hcst.gov.jo The Higher Council for Science & Technology This publication has been produced with the assistance of the EU. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of SRTD-II and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

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