Scientific workplaces and small and medium enterprises can respond to the twelfth call of the IMI 2 initiative until 24 October of this year. It is a public partnership project supported by the EU and leading pharmaceutical companies. The aid is usually directed to areas in which the need for progress is genuinely urgent. Currently, this concerns research into Alzheimer’s disease, for example. A total of €130 m is now available, but Czech entities can compete for only part of these funds.
Under the aegis of the Hungarian V4 Presidency, the National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary (NRDIO) and the European Commission Directorates-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) and Research and Innovation (DG RTD) are pleased to invite you to the CENTRAL EUROPEAN COOPERATION FOR INDUSTRY 4.0 workshop on 20-21 September 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.
Too Much Data, Not Enough Power to Analyse... That was the motto of the TAFTIE Annual Conference, which took place in Prague on Friday, 16 June 2017. More than 110 experts from the Czech Republic, 29 member organizations of the TAFTIE innovation agencies network and guests from several continents met in the Czernin Palace to discuss the opportunities but also risks that big data bring to research and innovation, but also society in general..
On 31 May 2017, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) organized a seminar on innovation partnerships and the first preliminary market consultation for a project to be implemented with this new type of procedure - innovation partnership. The innovation partnership is a new type of public procurement for contracting authorities within the European Union, regulated by the Directive 2014/24 / EU of 26 February 2014 on Public Procurement, and in the Czech Republic implemented by the Act no. 134/2016 Coll., On Public Procurement. TA CR will apply the innovation partnership procedure under the BETA2 program, which is focused on public services contracts in the field of applied research and innovation for the needs of the government authorities.
Within the framework of the Presidency of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) in the TAFTIE European network of innovation agencies, representatives of the innovation agencies’ branches met in Brussels on the 6th of June 2017 with representatives of TA CR. The Chairman of the Board of TA CR Petr Očko, together with Martin Bunček, Vice-Chairman of the Board of TA CR, took part in a closed meeting with Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. They also met the High-Level Group on maximizing the impact of EU Research and Innovation Programmes, the so-called Lamy’s group. This group is preparing not only an evaluation of the H2020 programme, but also a position for the next European Commission (EC) framework programme.