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Presentation of FORWARD to local policy makers

French Guiana

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 […]


EC initiative on Science Policy

An interesting initiative has been launched by the EC, named “Connecting science and policy“. This action is very relevant for our FORWARD WP6 aims and activities, focused on enhanced connections between research and policy-making. In the framework of this Science Policy initiative. the EC has been running a series of workshops in several EU member […]

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Mayotte implements first WP5 short-term mobility of FORWARD project!


We are glad to announce that our partner Conseil Départemental de Mayotte (CDM) has organised and implemented the first short mobility of the FORWARD project. The mobility forms part of the WP5 networking activities. CDM has managed to send one of their regional researchers to visit the Institute of Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine of […]


Know more about Martinique’s PARM – Agro resources and research centre

Agriculture, applied life sciences, biotechnology, and biosystems engineering


Do you know Martinique’s PARM – Agro resources and research centre? PARM is an innovation hub serving the competitiveness of tropical productions, which supports the development of Martinique’s agro-resources and the agro-food sector. You can now find more information about this innovative research centre on our website, in the section “R&I Communities“.  


Our WP2 dashboards with ORs’ R&I data

In the framework of the Work Package 2 ‘Diagnostics of ORs’ R&I systems‘, the WP leader NEXA supported by the FORWARD consortium released two interactive and user-friendly dashboards with interesting R&I data from the 9 ORs: dashboard on ORs’ R&I indicators; dashboard on ORs’ participation in EU Framework Programmes (FPs). These dashboards are available open-access […]

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WP4 seminar on ‘Rethinking smart islands’ in Madeira


In the context of our WP4 capacity building, on 26 and 27 October 2021, partners from Madeira (ARDITI and UMa) organised a 2-day seminar on Scientific Excellence in Research & Innovation on rethinking the current view of ‘ smart ’ islands. Key speaker of the sessions was FORWARD Advisory Board member Dr. Norbert Streitz, Scientific […]


New release of FORWARD Newsletter

A new release of our project newsletter has been published. This release provides updates on latest networking, capacity building, and management events organized by our partnership. In addition, you can find more information on WP3 Thematic Working Groups’ activities and action plans. The newsletter can be accessed here. Have a good read!

08/11/21 • 10/11/21

FORWARD WP5 webinar: Blue Innovations in the ORs

Marine sciences & technologies

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 […]


October newsletter release: Thematic Working Groups

Each month a newsletter on FORWARD Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) is released by our WP3 partners – Synergile and ITC. Here you can find the latest publication from October 2021: October Newsletter of the Thematic Working Groups. In this issue, you will find information about: Presentation of the TWGs’ Actions Plans to the Advisory Board; […]