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Second Forward Conference – October 21st-22nd

AzoresCanary IslandsFrench GuianaGuadeloupeLa ReunionMadeiraMartiniqueMayotteSaint-Martin

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 […]


Activities of the WP3-TWG

As part of the dissemination actions, the WP8 Leader released some infographics focused on the activities of the WP3-TWG. These 3 infographics explainers are a way to valorize the work done so far by these groups of experts in a very brief manner. In addition, 8 infographics, 1 per thematic group highlighting main actions and […]


The thematic working group : new tool for collaboration

Agriculture, applied life sciences, biotechnology, and biosystems engineeringBiodiversity conservation & restorationClimate change and Energy transitionEarth, space & universe sciencesHealth, applied Medical Technologies, Diagnostics and TherapiesInformation & communications technologyMarine sciences & technologiesSocial sciences and social innovation

GuadeloupeCanary Islands

Actions plans of The thematic working group presented to Forward Advisory board. The actions plans of the Thematic Working Groups were presented to FORWARD Advisory Board, on Thursday, October 14th, 2021. They appreciated the good quality of the work done because it enabled to identify the specificities in each thematic, main actors and key elements […]


The key to success : Networking

Our Canarian partners ACIISI and ULPGC organized a scientific conference on June 17th, co-funded by FORWARD. The event was organized in conjunction with another project (REBECA) and the topic was algae and blue bio-economy. This scientific event included high-level speakers from the EU Commission, and also our partner NEXA, who joined the workshop as a […]


RIS3 strategies : Work in Progress


WP6 requires the submission of 4 deliverables, the first one has recently been submitted to the EU Commission. It is entitled “Support for the elaboration of the future RIS3 Strategies” and the OR in charge is Region Guadeloupe. As for D6.2, ARDITI and UMA from Madeira have developed a dedicated survey about EU policy recommendations: […]


Continuous actions to build capacities

French GuianaLa ReunionCanary IslandsMadeira

The Work Package 4 of FORWARD project is focused on Capacity building and training activities. Forward partners organized events to empower knowledge and improve performance in order for OR’s to successfully engage in challenges and opportunities of the EU financing programs. IAC-Canary Islands: training on open science and Horizon Europe On 2nd September 2021, IAC […]


Event: The Virutal Islands Summit 2021 and the Forward Project

French GuianaCanary IslandsLa Reunion

On September 6th-12th, the Virtual Island Summit 2021 took place. This event aimed to: drive sustainable changes across islands and rural areas worldwide. create a global support network for all island regions, share ideas, best practices and solutions. This virtual event allowed us to reach a broader audience, giving the FORWARD project a higher international […]


Thematic workshops for doctoral students in French Guiana

French Guiana

The University of French Guiana held on sept 10th – 14th 2021, online thematic workshops for doctoral students. The aim was to help doctoral students to define their professional career and give them concrete tools on how to create their professional network. The program was based on giving these students more knowledge on the academic […]


Upcoming online training on December 7 th – French Guiana

French Guiana

On December 7 th , La Collectivité territoriale de Guyane will be implementing its first training in the scope of the WP4 capacity building actions, in French. This training will be hosted by the French National Contact Point of Cluster 2 Culture, creativity and inclusive society, and aims to train our R&I community on the […]