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Thematic Working Group boosts ORs networking

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The implementation of the Thematic Working Groups (TWG) should enable ORs to increase their networks and promote Research and Innovation. Indeed, within the TWG1 related to “health, applied medical technologies, diagnostics and therapies for example, each member has to : Elaborate a list of European institutions that might be interested in exploring the tropical disease […]


RIS3 : “Canarias en el horizonte 2020”

In Person events and workshops are the best ways to increase networking. Due to the health crisis, Forward staff have to adapt and create digital event such as the “Canarias en el Horizonte” one in December 2020. The meeting “The Canary Islands on the Horizon” is an initiative of the Government of the Canary Islands […]


WP4 Webinar in Saint-Martin


On the 4th and 5th march, Saint Martin held a webinar on R&I european funds. On the first day, general notions were introduced : The general aspects of European funds ; European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) ; Operational programs ; The presentation of the funding & tender portal The second day was dedicated to […]


Events for Policy makers in ORs

In several Outermost Regions, events have been organized by Forward partners targeting policy makers during 2020. First of all, FRCT (Azores) presented the Forward project as well as WP2 results and regional diagnostic at the European Commissioner of Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas. Moreover, regarding RIS3, their evaluation and   workshop were organized by NEXA […]