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Madeira organises an event on Rethinking ‘Smart’ Islands Towards Self-Aware and Cooperative Hybrid Islands

Madeira

In the framework of the FORWARD project, our partners from Madeira – ARDITI and UMA – are organising an event to promote dialogue on smart islands and transition to self-aware and cooperative hybrid islands. The event will be be held on 26th October 2021, at the premises of the Madeira University (UMA). The key speaker […]

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News from FORWARD Thematic Working Groups

Agriculture, applied life sciences, biotechnology, and biosystems engineeringBiodiversity conservation & restorationEarth, space & universe sciencesClimate change and Energy transitionHealth, applied Medical Technologies, Diagnostics and TherapiesMarine sciences & technologiesInformation & communications technologySocial sciences and social innovation

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Today, on 10th September 2021, the Thematic Working Group (TWG) sub-coordinators, deputies, and facilitators have held their periodic follow-up meeting. During the event, members have made the point on the status of TWG action plans after the summer period. They have also discussed upcoming tasks, achievements, and needs. The groups will be very busy in […]

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Video of Algae Blue Economy Workshop financed by FORWARD

Marine sciences & technologies

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In the framework of the European Maritime Day in My Country 2021 (#EMDinMyCountry), the REBECA, REBECA-CCT, and FORWARD projects organised an international workshop on blue bio-economy based on algae in the Macaronesia and EU outermost regions. The event was successful, with high-level interventions from a wide range of experts from Canary Islands, Azores, Cape Verde, […]

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FORWARD featured on EURADA news

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FORWARD has been featured on the news of the EURADA Network. EURADA has released a detailed publication about our project objectives and activities. You can access it here. Founded in 1992, the European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA) gathers professionals working on economic development across Europe. The association facilitates the cooperation among regional economic development […]

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Horizon Europe Training in Madeira

Madeira

Within the FORWARD project, the Regional Agency for the Development of Research, Technology and Innovation and the University of Madeira organise a face-to-face training programme on Horizon Europe (HE) in Madeira. The training programme is composed of multiple capcity building sessions, taking place from 25th until 28th May. 25th: Training for first-time participants in EU-funded […]

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FORWARD lands on Zenodo open-access repository

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Our FORWARD project has created its own profile on Zenodo – the official EU open-access repository for Horizon 2020 funded projects. You can check our community here. There, we have published, and will continue to publish, all FORWARD public data. You also will find our approved deliverables, including the 9 Outermost Regions’ diagnoses and the Capacity […]

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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 […]

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WORKPACKAGE 3, WHAT’S NEW ?

Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) FORWARD is a European project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme (2019-2021), boosting Research Excellence & Innovation Capacity in Outermost Regions. The project overall objectives are: Improve ORs’ excellence in research and their innovation potential. Improve their participation in EU research and innovation funded projects. Link research […]

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Marine-EO

Earth, space & universe sciencesMarine sciences & technologies

Azores

Bridging Innovative Downstream Earth Observation and Copernicus enabled Services for Integrated maritime environment, surveillance and security.