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Black Sea Horizon Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of Black Sea countries in Brokerage Events – APPLY NOW!

This grant scheme financially supports the participation of local researchers from Black Sea countries in brokerage events related to Horizon2020 in the EU Member States or Associated Countries. Such events will allow researchers to network with EU consortia, to build-up partnerships for subsequent joint research activities and to make their institutions and/or their research networks better known.

Horizon 2020 Information Day – Webinar “New calls in the field of Climate Change. Open calls under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF)”

The webinar that will take place on May 12, 2016 from 13:00 to 15:00 CET (14:00 to 16:00 Moscow Time) will provide information on open Russian and Joint EU-Russia calls in the field of Environment and Climate Change, as well as on open calls under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF).

Green Talents Competition for Young Researchers in Sustainable Development

Become a Green Talent, promote your research in Germany and benefit from an exclusive network of excellent green researchers.

“Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” was called into life in 2009 by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas from various fields of research. Every year, the Ministry honours 25 young researchers with the “Green Talents” award, under the patronage of Minister Johanna Wanka. Since its inception, the award has recognized 157 young researchers and scientists from 46 different countries for their outstanding achievements and contributions to making their communities, countries and societies more sustainable. The award-winners are selected by a jury of renowned German experts and are granted unique access to the country’s research elite.

International workshop “The Future of Agriculture: Grand Challenges and Technological Change” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, March 3, 2016)

The workshop will be held on the 3rd of March 2016 at Higher School of Economics. The discussion is organised under Horizon 2020 project “Enhanced bi-regional science, technology and innovation cooperation between the European Union and the Black Sea Region”.

The workshop aims to discuss and identify pertinent research topics of mutual interest for science, technology and innovation cooperation between the EU member states, Horizon 2020 associated countries and countries of the Black Sea region in the following thematic areas:

- Towards sustainable agriculture based on new technologies and new institutional designs;
- Genetic engineering: future prospects;
- Food security: new challenges for agricultural countries.

Representatives of Russian government authorities, foreign embassies to the Russian Federation, and leading Russian and international research organisations will take part in the event.

The workshop working languages: English and Russian with simultaneous translation.

The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research is delighted to invite applications for doctoral study opportunities

PhD Studentships in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) seeks applications for two Alliance Manchester Business School-funded studentships on its new PhD programme in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. MIoIR welcomes applications from excellent candidates interested in studying the role and effects of public policy for and the broader governance of science, technology and innovation. For more details, please refer to the flyer or visit MIoIR website. Applicants may also be eligible to apply for funding through the President’s Doctoral Scholar Awards of the University of Manchester. For candidates wishing to commence their doctoral research in September 2016, the deadline for applications is 30 June 2016. For all scholarships, the initial deadline for applications is 1 February 2016; early applications are recommended. Full details of funding opportunities are available on the AMBS website. For further information please contact Prof Jakob Edler (jakob.edler@manchester.ac.uk), Prof Philip Shapira (philip.shapira@manchester.ac.uk) or Dr John Rigby (john.rigby@manchester.ac.uk). 

CASE PhD Studentship: Commercialising Disruptive Technologies: Business Models and Strategies for Synthetic Biology. Applications are invited for a 1+3 ESRC studentship with the Manchester Institute for Innovation Research in the Alliance Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester under the supervision of Professor Philip Shapira and Dr Abdullah Gök. This CASE PhD studentship, in a partnership with Croda International plc, will undertake research on new responsible business models and strategies that are applicable to companies engaged in commercialising synthetic biology. This will involve understanding and anticipating market, public, governance, and societal concerns associated with particular synthetic biology applications, considering potential new responsible business models, and assessing strategies for addressing challenges posed by integrating greater openness, transparency, and societal considerations into business innovation processes. Students who are interested in this topic and with a first degree from a variety of disciplines including natural science, engineering, or social sciences are encouraged to apply. Postgraduate training and preparation in innovation management, responsible research and innovation, and policy will be provided through the Master of Research (MRes) Programme at the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS). Advanced PhD research training will be provided through the AMBS Doctoral Programme in Business and Management. Application deadline: 1st February 2016. For further details and application information, see: http://bit.ly/CASE-SYNB. To discuss, contact, Prof Philip Shapira (philip.shapira@manchester.ac.uk) or Dr Abullah Gok (Abdullah.Gok@manchester.ac.uk). 

Guide on Innovation Stimulation Instruments of the Russian Federation

This Guide on Innovation Stimulation Instruments of the Russian Federation presents short descriptions of the various instruments available in the Russian Federation today for supporting innovation activities. The guide provides information on the type of instruments, the support available, application procedures, cooperation opportunities for partners from the EU, and contact details. In this light, the guide aims at facilitating the utilisation and implementation of research results achieved among researchers from Russia and the EU. The guide is particularly targeted at public and private actors from the EU and aims to provide them with information on Russia’s portfolio of innovation stimulation instruments. The guide was prepared in the framework of the EU FP7 project “BILAT-RUS Advanced: Advancement of the Bilateral Partnership in Scientific Research and Innovation with the Russian Federation". Experts from the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), the Russian Technology Transfer Network (RTTN), the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE), the International Centre for Innovations in Science, Technology and Education (ICISTE) and the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH/PRAXI Network) collaborated to produce this publication.

Science with and for Society (SwafS) Opportunities e-book is now available, which pinpoints opportunties in all H2020 thematic areas related to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

The e-book is meant to be a guideline of different funding opportunities with relevance to Science with and for Society stakeholders in different parts of the Work Programme 2016-2017. Thus, it identifies topics with one or more SwafS dimension to guide SWAFS’ stakeholders through the different H2020 Work Programmes.

BLACK SEA HORIZON project is organising three Webinars related to Horizon 2020 on December 15-17, 2015.

In order to promote and enhance the participation of researchers from academia and industry from the Black Sea countries in HORIZON 2020, BSH organises a series of 15 webinars. Next week on December 15, 16, and 17, 2015, Black Sea Horizon project is organising 3 webinars dedicated to Environment, Research Infrastructures and Transport.

November 2015 Issue of of "International Research", the monthly newsletter from the European Commission's DG Research and Innovation, has been publised

The latest issue of the European Commission's DG RTD "International Research" newsletter feautres news about:

• Commissioner Moedas' first mission to Latin America
• 12th EU-China Joint Steering Committee in Beijing
• Fourth Open Innovations Forum in Russia
• EU-Africa cooperation.

Specifically, the newsletter covers HSE Fifth International Academic Conference on Foresight and STI Policy held in Moscow on November 18-20, 2015.

The on-line version and previous issues can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/iscp/index.cfm?lg=en&pg=newsletter.

5th Annual International Academic Conference Foresight and STI Policy (Moscow, November 19-20, 2015)

On 19–20 November, 2015, Higher School of Economics will host its 5th international academic conference “Foresight and STI Policy”. The conference is organised by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge and is held under the auspices of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organisation (APEC). More than 20 presentations are planned, covering a wide range of topics including setting and implementing S&T development priorities, international S&T cooperation, development of foresight methodology, and improving S&T policy tools.