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News about research and innovation in Outermost Regions

15/03/21 • 15/03/21

Possibilities for the participation of Canarian entities in Horizon Europe

Climate change and Energy transitionAgriculture, applied life sciences, biotechnology, and biosystems engineeringHealth, applied Medical Technologies, Diagnostics and Therapies

Canary Islands

The Regional Ministry of Economy, Knowledge and Employment, through the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation and the Information Society (ACIISI), has opened the registration to participate in the virtual meeting “Possibilities for the participation of Canary Islands entities in Horizon Europe”.

17/02/21 • 19/02/21

Registration is open for training in collaborative R+D+i European projects – 17, 18 and 19 February 2021

Canary Islands

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) coordinates the delivery of 3 training courses of 2 hours each within the framework of the “FORWARD (Fostering Research excellence in the Outermost Regions)” project. FORWARD aims to increase the participation in European projects of the entities established in the ORs.

04/12/20 • 04/12/20

The Canary Islands Government invites R&D&I centres, universities, companies and civil society to the Canarias en el Horizonte meeting

Canary Islands

The Regional Ministry of Economy, Knowledge and Employment, managed by Elena Máñez, has convened, through the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation and the Information Society (ACIISI), agents from the quadruple helix (R&D&I centres, universities, companies, public administrations and civil society), on December 4th at the Fuerteventura Technology Park, to hold a new edition of […]

27/01/20 • 27/01/20

Workshop with Research Organizations

Health, applied Medical Technologies, Diagnostics and TherapiesAgriculture, applied life sciences, biotechnology, and biosystems engineering

This meeting was organized by Territorial Collectivity of French Guiana at Guyane Développement Innovation agency on January 27th. A real good step to analyze the Research ecosystem in French Guiana; Problems and adapted solutions were proposed to improve French Guiana participation to H2020 calls.


The Scientific And Technical Advisory Committee Visits The Offshore Platform Of PLOCAN

Marine sciences & technologies

Canary Islands

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (COCI) visited the offshore platform of PLOCAN accompanied by the director of PLOCAN, Octavio Llinás.

Calls for proposalsEVENT
13/12/19 • 26/01/20

Azores strengthens support to Marine Research and Researchers

Marine sciences & technologies


The Government of the Azores has opened a competition to support research and development projects aligned with the Intelligent Specialization (RIS3 Azores), defined for the ‘Fishery and Sea’ axis, in na overall investment of EUR 2.2 million, co-financed by the ERDF, at EUR 1.8 million, and the regional budget. The Regional Secretary of the Sea, […]

MARSP final Conference
06/12/19 • 06/12/19

Azores held MarSP Final Conference

Marine sciences & technologies


The Marsp Final Conference aims to share the key outcomes of the project while providing na overall approach the MSP at a regional and European scale.
MarSP project intends to reinforce Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in Macaronesian, in the archipelagos of the Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands. MarSP aims to assists the competent authorities of Portugal (Azores and Madeira) and Spain (Canary Islands) on promoting the development of operative mechanisms of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) until 2021.

05/12/19 • 06/12/19

Azores is the first archipelago to receive the certification of Sustainable Tourism Destination


The Azores were recognized as the first archipelago in the world and the first region of Portugal to receive the Sustainable Tourism Destination certification.


Forward Mutual learning event – 3rd meeting

Canary IslandsLa ReunionAzoresFrench GuianaGuadeloupeMadeiraMartiniqueMayotteSaint-Martin

From October 8 to 10th, the first mutual learning event of the FORWARD project took place in Brussels at the Canary Island Brussels Office, gathering 22 representative of the members of the project consortium from 8 European outermost regions (OR). This meeting aimed at sharing knowledge and experiences among OR on the major obstacles and […]