In order to enhance the capacities of researchers and SMEs to engage in effective R&I activities and cooperation, BE-Rural organised a workshop for (early career) researchers and research-oriented SMEs. The Workshop was primarily targeted at the five BE-Rural innovation regions (Vidzeme and Kurzeme in Latvia; Szczecin and Vistula Lagoons in Poland; Covasna in Romania; Stara Zagora in Bulgaria; and Strumica in North Macedonia), but other participants also attended.
The Capacity Building Workshop was run by EPRC at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland and featured presentations from the National Contact Point for Horizon Europe in Poland, BBI JU, Strathclyde Research & Knowledge Exchange Services, Horticulture Competence Centre (KoGa) at the University of Bonn and BETA Technological Centre at University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia.
Upcoming R&I Capacity Building Seminar
Date and time:
The BE-Rural Capacity Building Workshop took place virtually in the form of two half-day sessions on Monday 25 and 27 October.
Aim of the workshop:
The workshop aimed to enhance the capacities of these groups to engage successfully in research & innovation activities and cooperation. Overall the workshop was expected to build capacities (with main focus on Horizon Europe) on ‘how to’
- Find sources of inter/national R&I funding
- Identify suitable calls, requirements and reference documents
- Design good application and avoid common mistakes
- Start preparing your project proposal
– Stefan Kah, European Policy Research Centre, University of Strathclyde
– Ana Cuadrado Galván, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking
– Bożena Podlaska, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (Global Challenges Section)
– Dr Hannah Jaenicke, Horticulture Competence Centre (KoGa), Bonn University
– Laia Llenas Argelaguet, BETA Technological Centre, Spain