Creation of a “Scientific network of excellence” in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region among universities, public research bodies and international research bodies

Objective: 

Creation of a “Scientific network of excellence” in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region among universities, public research bodies and international research bodies to reinforce the capacity for action, attractiveness and competitiveness at a national and international level of the institutions

Activities: 
Promotion and support for the creation and activity of thematic forums to favour the exchange of good practises and the identification in scientific and technical/instrumental contexts of common interest, mapping of their own skills for the elaboration of proposals to the Region and the MIUR, also in the implementation process of regional intelligent specialisation strategies (S3);
Enhancement of the link with the national experts and delegates of the MIUR in the committees for the management of European programmes under Horizon 2020 and Structural Funds, to favour the participation of the SiS FVG and European research and innovation programmes;
Reinforcement of the relations with the liaison office in Brussels of the Region so as to promote the SiS FVG at European institutions to favour links and the participation of the SiS FVG in European networks operating in the context of research.
Actions: 
  • Definition of a shared annual plan for training, information and promotion activities regarding Horizon 2020 calls with six-monthly meetings of the APRE FVG Committee to encourage the  exchange of best practices.
  • Coordination of shared  one-day training and information events within the APRE FVG Committee to improve the participation of entities in the Horizon 2020 calls and organise events and activities to raise awareness among the local community on the EU opportunities as well as increase and improve the participation of enterprises and regional research bodies in the Horizon 2020 programme (activities to be implemented jointly with APRE regional partners).  
  • Annual mapping of the participation of APRE FVG partners in the Horizon 2020 calls.
  • Dissemination of the calls and project best practices within Horizon 2020 through targeted SiS FVG information notices, website and newsletters.
     
Subjects: 

Members of the APRE FVG Committee: Area Science Park (APRE FVG Trieste Centre), Friuli Innovazione (APRE FVG Udine Centre), Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, ICTP, ICGEB, OGS, SISSA, University of Trieste and University of Udine

Starting date: 

Ongoing

Expected duration: 

Multiannual

Financing: 

2019/2020 SiS FVG financial contribution

Expected result: 
  • Improve the participation of Friuli Venezia Giulia's entities and businesses in Horizon 2020 calls;
  • Favour the collaboration with national and European delegates and political stakeholders working on European programming.

 

Indicators of realization: 

In 2019

  • Organisation of 7 training and information events for the APRE Regional Committee (with the participation of 15/20 persons related to research institutions and enterprises);
  • Organisation of  the event “Nuove opportunità per la ricerca e sviluppo FVG: da Horizon 2020 a Horizon Europe e il Programma AAL (Active and Assisted Living)”, April, 17th 2019;

In 2020

  • Convocation of 1 annual meeting on planning and semestral monitoring of the activities;
  • Organisation of training and information events for the APRE Regional Committee (planning by I semester 2020)
  • Creation of 1 mini road show in the regional territory n collaboration with APRE head offices ( II semester 2020)