The EU call "Research to Innovation (R2I)" is open to researchers and innovators from all scientific fields related to one of the folllowing challenges:
Eligible parties can submit proposals (FP7/CSA, 100% funding of direct costs) to get involved with different stakeholders along the value chain, in particular industry, industry associations, science parks, specialists for risk analysis, clusters, etc. to promote networking, to facilitate exploitation of research results, e.g. through the organization of brokerage events.
The budget is 1 mio euro per project max. for minimum of 2 participants from EU Member States and Associated Countries (including e.g. Switzerland, Norway, Serbia, Macedonia, Moldova, etc.) and a minimum of 2 participants from the targeted ENP region (Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus or Georgia). Also from these minimum of 4 participations, 2 should be research representatives and 2 representatives from industry/business companies (e.g. associations, chambers of commerce, incubators, etc.)
Deadline is December 18, 2012.
ZSI, in the frame of its projects such as BILAT UKR*AINA, has many contacts to the target region and together with its project partners (National Information Points in the region) is available to support your partner search. If you are interested in this offer, please contact Ms. Elke Dall (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ms. Gabriela Cikikyan (email@example.com).