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Ors main strategic priorities (2)

Ors main strategic priorities

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

AzoresCanary IslandsFrench GuianaGuadeloupeLa ReunionMadeiraMartiniqueMayotteSaint-Martin

Further to this diagnosis, research and innovation assets and priorities of each region have been evaluated. WP2 diagnosis mapped the field of common interests of RIS3 of the nine outermost regions. ORs Main Strategic Priorities


Ors Synergies, integration, participation

ORs synergies The identification of R&I synergies between OR’s is the first step to identify a common vision under Forward. These synergies will be capitalized by : – networks and partnerships based on sharing principles, which will allow to increase resources, human, financial and material as open access to equipment, infrastructures and investment. – Increase […]

Building our FutORs

Building our FutORs

ORs : toward a new economic model As a reminder, the elaboration of Smart Specialization Strategy (S3) occured after a crisis in 2007, that revealed the very vulnerability of the economy whose growth and sustainability mostly relies on massive and regular financial, material and energy flux. The 2007 crisis lead to the breakdown of this […]


Working session with the regional coordinators for TWGs in Madeira


In the scope of FORWARD WP3 (Co-creation and implementation of thematic action plans), on the 21st July 2020, ARDITI organized a working and coordination session / meeting with the regional coordinators for the 8 strategic thematic areas identified for cooperation between the ORs. The session included the following topics: Brief presentation of the FORWARD project, […]

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.