The Regional Science and Technology Fund (FRCT), promotes, on May 17, in physical format and Portuguese only, the training and capacity building action on “how to develop Research & Innovation proposals with impact”, as part of our project FORWARD.

This training aims to empower the actors of the regional research and innovation ecosystem of the Azores, approaching and enabling them to the new instruments and tools available for funding from the new Horizon Europe Framework Program, and thus increase the ability to access EU funds.

This training aims, specifically, to present the project selection criteria of the main R&I programs, share effective methods of topic and partner selection and partnership management, present “storytelling to maximize the impact with evaluators, identify methods of budget construction, and also disseminate techniques for promoting the proposal.

In the framework of WP4 capacity building actions of FORWARD, our partner Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (PLOCAN) will implement a training on Financial reporting and auditing in Horizon Europe Projects. The event will be organised on 5th May (web-streaming will be available in English). The key audience targeted by this training session will be the industry (e.g. SMEs and clusters).

You can register through this link.

You can consult the Event Programme here.

The FORWARD Coordinator Agencia Canaria De Investigación Innovación Y Sociedad De La Información (ACIISI-GOBCAN) and the partner Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (PLOCAN) are co-organising a WP4 capacity building event with the support of the Spanish National Contact Point (NCP). The training is free and will be provided on 25th April 2022 in a hybrid format, both online and onsite at the PLOCAN premises.

The event will present the opportunities offered by Widening funds, especially the Hop-On programme, and it will also aim to share lessons learnt and best practices through testimonies of funded projects.

To consult the full programme and register please click here.

Our FORWARD partner Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias – IAC is organising two capacity building sessions on MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships on 17th and 24th May 2022, for a total training duration of 7 hours.


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Within the framework of FORWARD’s WP4, the IAC and the ULPGC have organized two online seminars focused on the financial aspects of Horizon Europe to be held on April 20 and 21. These sessions will be given by CET Auditores, a renowned company with extensive experience in Horizon Europe. The session on the 20th is aimed at project management staff and the one on the 21st at research staff. The session will be given in Spanish and translated into English, the program is attached to this email.

Prior to the conference, attendees may send their queries to and so that they can be included in the presentation.

Day 20, project managers:
Day 21, research staff:

Registered people will receive the access link before the event.

In the framework of the FORWARD project, from 27th until 29th April 2022, partners from Canary Islands are organising a workshop on Communication and Information Technologies (ICTs) and its application in Research & Innovation. The workshop pretends to address how ICTs are involved in the latest research activities and innovation in the field of Marine Environment, Climate Change and Biomedicine.

This workshop is organized as a major contribution of FORWARD WP3 (TWG8) and WP5 to promote a better understanding of the potentials and current sustainable uses of the ICTs in research and innovation from an academic and non-academic perspective. In this sense, the workshop will address relevant topics such as Governance, Marine Conservation, Aquaculture, Climate Change Adaptation and Medical Applications. The workshop will be given by diverse academics and professionals experts, in the different fields. It is open to University students, researchers and professionals interested in Marine Technologies, Climate Change Monitorization and Biomedicine.

The scientific and technical sessions will be organized around three sessions:

  • ICTs & Marine Environment – 27th April
  • ICTs & Climate Change – 28th April
  • ICTs & Biomedicine – 29th April

 All sessions will be held at the Scientific and Technological Marine Park, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Campus de Tafira). Simultaneously, the sessions will be broadcasted online for external audience. Each daily session will start at 9:00 and finalize at 13:00 (Canarian time).

Registration is required in the following link:

You can consult more information and the full programme here.

The next training organised by our partner Synergile, with the support of WP3 TWG sub-coordinators, will take place on April 13, 2022 at 14:00 CET on “widening the participation and strength of the European Research Area” an opportunity for the ORs.

The overall programme for this training is as follows:

  • History of European Framework Programs
  • Expectations of the European Commission
  • Description of Pillar IV and associated programs
  • Integration of Pillar IV with other programs (MSCA, etc.)
  • Advice for setting up a Pillar IV project (testimonial)
  • Feedback from Mr Paulo BORGES, Professor of Ecology at the University of the Azores and sub-coordinator of thematic group 7 of Forward on biodiversity

Do not hesitate to register at the following link:


La prochaine formation organisée par Synergile aura lieu le 13 avril 2022 sur « l’élargissement de la participation et de la force de l’espace européen de la recherche » une opportunité pour les RUP.

Le programme de cette formation est le suivant :

  • Historique des programmes-cadres européens
  • Attentes de la Commission européenne
  • Description du Pilier IV et des programmes associés
  • Intégration du Pilier IV avec d’autres programmes (MSCA, etc.)
  • Conseil pour le montage d’un projet Pilier IV (témoignage)
  • Retour d’expérience de Monsieur Paulo BORGES, Professeur d’Ecologie à l’Université des Açores et sous-coordinateur du groupe thématique 7 de Forward sur la biodiversité

N’hésitez pas à vous inscrire au lien suivant :

On 8th March 2022, ACIISI-GOBCAN has organised a WP4 capacity building event funded by FORWARD and co-organised with the Spanish National Contact Point. The workshop was focused on funding and collaboration opportunities for the public-private sector and support of R&D&I in businesses of the Canary Islands.

The full registration of the event can be re-watched here:

Our WP3 Thematic Working Group (TWG) 8 on Marine Sciences & Technologies has organised a 2nd session of successful projects and networking among their TWG members.

The event has been held online on 8th March 2022, counting on the intervention of high-level speakers from different R&I centres from Spain and France.