Investing on R&D in Economic Crisis

As the economic crisis deepens and widens it affects various sectors in many parts of the world. Institutions differ in responding to the impacts of the crisis. Some of the institutions suffering from downturn prefer to cut down expenditures including those on R&D, however some of the institutions continue on investing on R&D and innovation…

801 million Euro for ICT Projects

European Union continues on encouraging the development of ICT projects under the 7th Framework Programme. 4th call for ICT projects (FP7-ICT-2009-4) is opened on 19th November 2008. The budget for ICT projects in this call is 801 million €. Project proposals prepared under 28 topics will be supported by the European Commission. The deadline for…

Funds to Develop Regional Competitiveness in Turkey’s Backward Regions

Ministry of Industry and Trade opened first call for projects for Turkey with ‘Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme – RCOP (2007-2009)’ co-financed by the European Union and by the Turkish Government under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). The programme aims to decrease the regional socio-economic disparities and encourage the regional competitiveness in Turkey. The programme…

Europe Strengthens Vocational Training with Leonardo

European Union encourages the development of vocational knowledge and skills and exchange of best practices in vocational education and training (VET) via the Lifelong Learning Programme. Leonardo da Vinci is part of the Europe’s Lifelong Learning policy through which VET professionals and institutions are supported in increasing vocational qualifications and development and transfer of innovative…

FIRE presented by TAGES in Energy Infoday

New technologies and applications in the energy sector are funded by the European Union through the 7th Framework Programme. The European Commission opened energy calls for project proposals to provide funding to the successful projects. In addition, the Commission organized an Energy Research Information Day on the 24-25th of September 2008 to inform the interested…

Support for Project Preparation in ICT and NMP

If you are working in information and communication technologies or nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies, and want to participate in European projects, Stuttgart workshop on 4-5th November 2008 will be an excellent opportunity for you. TUBITAK, Fraunhofer IAO, Stuttgart University and TuR&Bo are organizing a two-day-workshop in order to get the experts in the…

5 new Calls Opened for Energy Projects

European Commission continues to support institutions in energy research. The EC has published 5 new project calls under the 7th Framework Programme in order to provide funding for new energy projects that includes research and development, and/or demonstration and coordination of research activities. Turkish institutions can also participate to the projects that are prepared with…