Fostering research excellence
in EU Outermost Regions
FORWARD consortium on the Canary Islands gathered at Valencia last 5th of April at an event hosted by the CDTI-SOST Brussels exclusively for project managers. The Canary Islands Institute of Technology, the University of La Laguna, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Astrophysics Institute of the Canary Islands and the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands attended the activity representing the FORWARD team for the Archipelago.
The event evolved around Horizon Europe in three main segments. It started with an update on the strategy and practices for Horizon Europe. After that, it was displayed the new changes and opportunities for the Pillar III on the Horizon Europe programme. Finally, third and last session presented the latest developments for better outcomes on the programme activities. Before closing, all the participants had the opportunity to exchange their experiences about their work on different projects.
This encounter helped the Canary Islands FORWARD consortium to share their results, to do networking, as well as to learn from other teams from different practices to enrich their own processes. As a result, they also received an instruction on how to achieve the project goals by taking advantage of the latest developments and practical cases.
The consortium and its coordinator, the Canary Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society (ACIISI), also attended the “Horizon Europe in Spain National Conference” the 6th of April. In this case, the event organised by the CDTI had a wider view on the programme to analyse the performance of the project in its first year. Information on the latest news and updates on methodologies and goals was also offered.