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26/04/21 • 28/04/21

European Cluster Meeting – meet the Canary Islands!

Canary Islands

The European Cluster Meeting is an event organised by PROEXCA, in collaboration with our FORWARD coordinator ACIISI and our partner ITC, and supported by the EU Enterprise Network and the EU Commission. The aim of this virtual event is to promote the internationalisation of European clusters, facilitate the exchange of experiences, as well as to […]


Editorial Newsletter #2 – April 2021

With this second newsletter, we will take a closer look at the Forward program with the implementation of the Thematic working groups actions to improve the participation of the Outermost Regions in Horizon Europe calls for projects.   Forward so far enabled to have some collaborative tools in each work package such as strategic documents […]


Thematic Working Group boosts ORs networking

GuadeloupeCanary Islands

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 […]


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 […]


PLOCAN organises the workshop “Offshore aquaculture synergies with marine renewable energies”

Canary Islands

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN), in collaboration with the Canarian Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society (ACIISI) organize a workshop within the scope of two EU-funded projects: “MUSICA – Multiple-use-of Space for Island Clean Autonomy” and “Forward-Fostering Research Excellence in EU Outermost Regions“. On the one hand, the MUSICA project will […]

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”.


Webinar Saint – Martin

On the 4th and 5th of march, Saint Martin will be organizing a webinaire on European framework programs within the frame work of Forward WorkPackage 4.   For more information click here : Webinaire Forward FLYER-VF

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.