Enhancing the participation of the Outermost Regions in European Union funding with FORWARD
Thematic Working Groups subcoordinators’ experience

A set of 5 training looks for creating more awareness of the different tools the European Union (EU) provides for promoting the Research and the Innovation ecosystem among the 9 Outermost Regions (Ors). Synergiles, from Guadeloupe Region, and FORWARD project consortium kindly welcome the potential beneficiaries of these trainings: Research and Innovation experts, future project leaders, research organizations, VSEs (very small enterprises) and SMEs (small and medium enterprises).

The trainings will be delivered in French and translated into English.

Training 4. Management of a European project and the new expectations of the European Commission (equality between men and women, FAIR protocol for data, Communication and promotion of the results of European projects). May 20, 2022

Registration link: https://forms.gle/mx2vmbGaBK3vv3nd6

 

Training 5. International collaborations (networks, management, opportunities, ORs). Know how to create and maintain your network. June 13 & 15, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

The French Agricultural Research Center for International development and our Forward partners Guyane Développement Innovation and Collectivité Territorial de Guyane are organizing a congress entitled :

“Trees and other plants of the Cosmetopeia: perspectives of innovation and valorization of the sectors in Overseas France” which will take place in French Guiana from March 28th to 30th, 2022, it will be a hybrid event (physically and online).

This scientific and cultural event, on healing and perfuming trees, should bring together about a hundred participants, including researchers, producers, socio-economic and political actors, from overseas territories and departments (Reunion Island, Polynesia, New Caledonia, Martinique, Guadeloupe …), from metropolitan France but also from other geographical areas.

This symposium will allow to promote initiatives at the regional level, to encourage the transfer and innovation by creating bridges and sharing successful models, to create added value in the overseas regions and to participate in the economic recovery and employment on a sector full of future. This meeting is in line with the Forward project aiming to strengthen the research and innovation assets of the outermost regions (OR).

The FORWARD session is scheduled for 29 March – 11am-12pm (local time) 3pm-4pm (Brussels time).

The objectives, progress, preliminary results of the OR thematic working groups and the perspectives of Forward will be presented.

Here is the program of the forward session :

  • Opening words of the Forward project coordinator – Canary Islands Government (coordination team)
  • Broadcast of the 3 promotional videos (presentation of Forward, OR research infrastructures and projects and Forward results) – (CTG)
  • Presentation of the implementation and preliminary results of Thematic Working Groups (TWG)– (ITC – Canary Island) Dayana Martin Andara
  • Perspectives of collaboration between ORs – the after Forward – (FRCT – AZORES Tiago Valente)
  • Perspectives of collaboration between ORs – Claudio Montero TWG5 Subcoordinator Climate Change and energy transition (Madeira)
  • Q&A

For more info click here : https://cosmetopee2022.cirad.fr/

A set of 5 training looks for creating more awareness of the different tools the European Union (EU) provides for promoting the Research and the Innovation ecosystem among the 9 Outermost Regions (Ors). Synergiles, from Guadeloupe Region, and FORWARD project consortium kindly welcome the potential beneficiaries of these trainings: Research and Innovation experts, future project leaders, research organizations, VSEs (very small enterprises) and SMEs (small and medium enterprises).

The trainings will be delivered in French and translated into English.

Training 1 “R&I project for SMEs and University-Private collaboration” March 16, 2022

Experience from Madeira, with Senior Project Manager Claudio Mantero. Expert in Sustainable Transport and Mobility. European Commission evaluator Expert. FORWARD Subcordinator of TWG5: Climate and Energy Transition

Registration link: https://forms.gle/mx2vmbGaBK3vv3nd6

 

Training 2. The Widening participation and Strength European Research Area, an opportunity for the Ors. April 13, 2022

Training 3. Setting up a project proposal. May 18, 2022

Training 4. Management of a European project and the new expectations of the European Commission (equality between men and women, FAIR protocol for data, Communication and promotion of the results of European projects). May 20, 2022

Training 5. International collaborations (networks, management, opportunities, ORs). Know how to create and maintain your network. June 13 & 15, 2022

Programme here : https://forward-h2020.eu/content/uploads/2022/03/ProgrammeFinal.pdf

In the framework of WP6, on 23 November 2021, the FORWARD project was presented to over 50 actors of the regional representatives of French Guiana.

The president of La Collectivité Territoriale de Guyane congratulated on the work done under the project and also the contribution of the FORWARD local team to increase the visibility/excellence of French Guiana’s R&I ecosystem.

The aim was also to create awareness on OR’s participation in European Framework programmes. Moreover, the promotional videos of FORWARD were broadcast.

 

Between 8th, 9th, and 10th November 2021, FORWARD partner ULPGC is holding a WP5 scientific webinar on blue innovations in the ORs. The event is promoted by the University Institute ECOAQUA and the Spanish Bank of Algae.

The conference is being held physically at the Marine Scientific Park of ULPGC (Gran Canaria) and accessible open-access via the university YouTube channel here.

Our project coordinator Dr. Javier Roo, ACIISI is also present as one of the invited speakers. He will make a presentation on aquaculture, titled ‘Diversification of aquaculture species in Outermost Regions: Case study of Amberjacks’.

Previous interesting presentations have been for instance:

  • ‘Aquaponics and Circular Economy’ by the representative of the Interreg MAC project ISLANDAP Lidia Robaina; and
  • ‘New Trends in Microalgae Production: From the Lab to the Industry’ by Dr. Juan Luis Gómez Pinchetti.

You can re-watch all sessions at this link.

AFRICAGUA is the 7th international forum on water, renewable energies and sustainability to be held on 30th November and 1st December 2021, in hybrid format, from Fuerteventura (Canary Islands – Spain). The programme is available at Programme – Africagua Canarias 2021.

The participants at AFRICAGUA will have the opportunity to have personalized meetings’ agenda during the event. For this edition, B2B meetings will take place online from 30th November and 15th December 2021.

Participants will be able to connect with each other from wherever they are via the B2match platform. This platform will enable them to have meetings with key actors in the renewable energies, water and sustainability sector: Solar energy (photovoltaic, thermal). Wind power. Hydraulic energy. Water management. Desalination. Engineering. Rural electrification. Power generation and distribution.

The information about B2B meetings is available at Bilateral Meetings – Africagua Canarias 2021.

 

The Forward project includes three conferences to promote and give visibility to the excellence in research and innovation of the ORs. The Territorial Collectivity of French Guiana organizes the second Forward conference from October 21st to 22nd, 2021 online. This second conference is organized in collaboration with the annual meeting of the CNRS/LABEX-CEBA (Laboratory of Excellence – Center for the Study of Amazonian Biodiversity). This event follows the first Island Biology conference held in Reunion in July 2019.

The Laboratory of Excellence-Center for the Study of Amazonian Biodiversity is an annual international scientific meeting. Since 2012, this consortium has brought together scientists to present new advances in biodiversity science and discuss the direction of future research.

All partners were invited to participate online. On October 22nd. A time slot was reserved within the LABEX-CEBA and allowed the Forward consortium to present the project and its stakes in order to exchange with international scientists.

Please find below the programme
http://www.labex-ceba.fr/assets/programme.pdf

The main themes of the LABEX-CEBA conference were:
– Forests as socio-ecosystems
– CEBA: Interface between science & society
– Forests, trees, & ecosystemic services
– Health and evolution

Head to the link of our website for more information: https://forward-h2020.eu/forward-2nd-conference/

In the framework of the FORWARD project, our partners from Madeira – ARDITI and UMA – are organising an event to promote dialogue on smart islands and transition to self-aware and cooperative hybrid islands.

The event will be be held on 26th October 2021, at the premises of the Madeira University (UMA).
The key speaker involved is one of the FORWARD Advisory Board members, Prof. Norbert Streitz.

For more information about this initiative, please find more information here.

We are glad to announce the organisation of the second project conference on 21 and 22 October 2021 by our partner Collectivité Territoriale de Guyane (French Guiana).

The event will be held in conjunction with the International Conference of LABEX CEBA, promoted by the French National Centre for Scientific Research.

On 22 October, there will be a dedicated session to FORWARD to share the project’s best practices and results to an international audience made of representatives of the academia and innovation.

You can register to the event here and consult the programme of the FORWARD session here.