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  1. Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia Opportunities for Collaboration on Research & Development Between Cypriot and Foreign Researchers Vassilios Tsakalos Director General Research Promotion Foundation

  2. Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia Layout of Presentation • Cyprus Research Landscape • Research Promotion Foundation’s (RPF) Role & Activities • RPF’s National Framework Programme • Structure & Statistics • Bilateral Cooperation • Opportunities for International Cooperation

  3. Research Landscape: Past – Present - Future Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 November 2011, Nicosia • Research activities in 2009 by sector: • Government (20.3%) • Higher Education Institutions (46%) • Enterprises (20.6%) • NGOs (13%)

  4. The Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) established in 1996 non-governmental institution fully supported by the Government governed by a 12-member Board chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Planning Bureau Vision:“…national organization for the promotion of scientific research, technological development and innovation…” Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia

  5. RPF’s Main Activities A. Financing Research Projects through the Design and Monitoring of Competitive Programmes  Funds from government budget & Structural Funds of the European Union B. Managing European Research and Innovation Programmes and Promotion of International Cooperation in Research and Innovation involvement of Cypriot scientists in European programmes, cooperation with international organisations (ESF, EUREKA, AAL,CERN) implementation of bilateral Agreements / Protocols on R&D between Cyprus & other countries Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia

  6. A. National Programmes Features: Competitive basis Annual (1998) -> Framework (2003-2005) Support of both Basic and Industrial Research but also Pre-competitive Development Stage Activities Thematic and Horizontal Programmes Funding of Research Organisations, Enterprises and Public Benefit Organisations Funding of non-Cypriot research partners (up to 30% of total funding) Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia

  7. Launching of the New RPF’s Framework Programme 2008-2010 5 PILLARS Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia 40 SPECIFIC ACTIONS 18 RTDI PROGRAMMES 9 SUPPORTING ACTIONS STRATEGIC LEVEL GENERAL PRIORITIES SPECIFIC GOALS Total Budget: 120 million Euro from RPF aprox. 90 million Euro from RPF (revised)

  8. RPF’s Framework Programme 2008-2010 PILLAR I : Multithematic Research Development PILLAR II : Development of Human Resources in Research PILLAR III : Development of Industrial Research and Innovation in Enterprises PILLAR IV: Development of Research Infrastructures PILLAR V : Development of International Networking and Cooperation Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia

  9. Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia BUDGET ALLOCATION per PILLAR (in mill. Euro before cuts)

  10. Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia PROPOSALS SUBMITED per THEMATIC AREA (2011 Calls)

  11. Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia

  12. Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia

  13. B. European Programmes and International Cooperation Cyprus / RPF is participating in: Framework Programmes for Research & Technological Development (FP) of the EU (5th FP onwards) Framework Programme for Competitiveness & Innovation (CIP) of the EU COST Programme(networking) EUREKA & EUROSTARS (industrial research) European Science Foundation - ESF (networking/basic research) Joint Research Centre – JRC (7 research centres) Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Initiative CERN (2 Protocols) Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia

  14. Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia Bilateral Cooperation PILLAR V : Development of International Networking and Cooperation Current Agreements / Protocols on R&D: - Greece - France - Slovenia - Romania - Italy - Egypt - United Kingdom - Cuba - United States of America Future Agreements / Protocols on R&D: - Israel - Hungary ………

  15. Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia

  16. Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia Opportunities for International Cooperation • Action “Targeted International Cooperation” • Cooperation Projects with Countries without Bilateral Agreement • Funding for both countries from RPF • Programmes “DIDACTOR” & “PENEK” • Projects for Young Researchers (Post-docs & PhD Candidates) • Host Organisation in Cyprus • No limitation on YR’s nationality • Programme “Researchers from Abroad” • Young Researcher: PhD holder with >2 years leaving abroad • Experienced Researcher: PhD holder with >5 years experience abroad • All Programmes • Open to participation from other countries • Up to 30% of requested funding to foreign partners (non SMEs) • Eligible expenses: personnel cost, travel, consumables, overheads

  17. Opportunities for International Cooperation Joint Programming Initiatives (Cyprus participation) Cultural Heritage and Global Change Agriculture, Food Safety and Climate Change Water Challenges for a Changing World Urban Europe (AT Initiative) Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia

  18. Participation of Austrian Researchers in RPF’s Programmes (2003 – 2010) No. Proposals Submitted: 17 / 6 Funded 3 Young Researcher - Postdoc Research (DIDAKTOR) 3 Young Researcher - PhD Candidate (PENEK) 2 Thematic Area Energy 1 Thematic Area Economy / 1 Funded 1 Upgrade of Existing Infrastructure / 1 Funded 1 Strategic Infrastructure Project 6 EUREKA / 4 Funded Most Common Partners: University of Vienna Austrian Institute of Technology Technological University of Vienna Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia

  19. Cooperation with Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (FFG) NCP Security: SEREN 2 NCP Energy: C-ENERGY + NCP ICT: Idea-ist 2011-09-28 NCP Research Infrastructures: EuroRIsNet NCP KBBE: BIONET Staff Exchange July 2011 NCP Health: Health NCP-NET Staff Exchange May 2011 NCP SSH: NET4SOCIETY Health: Fit4Health Cyprus – Austria Joint Committee Meeting 6 – 7 October 2011, Nicosia

  20. Thank you for your attention! Contact Details: Research Promotion Foundation Tel: +357-22205064 Fax: +357-22205001