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…