RTDI capacity in WBC and capacity building opportunities

Capacity building is an enabling and empowering process; it provides researchers, scientists, R&I managers, etc. with the necessary tools and networks resulting in better chances for producing substantial, excellent research results.

To drive innovation-led economic growth it is nowadays necessary to strengthen the S&T and Innovation Ecosystem. Countries generally have to define their need for science and technology services, while enhancing the capacity of universities to train graduates in high-demand skills. Initiatives are needed to encourage collaborative innovation between and among universities and industry—in order to harness the intellectual capital of countries’ higher-education system to sustainably and efficiently support prosperity. Capacity building initiatives for instance could relate to: improving research qualifications of faculty and staff, boosting research capacity in key disciplines, strengthening university-industry links in high-growth economic sectors, and finally bolstering the policy capacity of higher-education institutions in science, technology and innovation.

Over the past years it has  moreover become clear, especially in the WB countries, that there is a need for training programs, workshops and internships as part of capacity building and professional development of staff working in the R&I management environment and support services. Only thanks to a strengthened administrative, research and innovation capacity at national level WB countries can guarantee themselves a successful participation in Horizon 2020 and other national, regional and EU research funding programmes. This is why RTDI capacity and potential in the WB region is again under our spotlight. 

Please find below also a selection of the topic related articles. Besides, we kindly invite you to directly upload any further relevant call for papers, training and internship opportunity for young researchers, national training opportunity for administrative project staff etc. When registered at the WBC-RTI.info, you have the opportunity to upload content by yourself. Otherwise, you can contact us at any time and provide the information via office@wbc-rti.info.


RTDI capacity in WBC as well as capacity building opportunities had already been in focus of the WBC-RTI.info newsletter.  You can find the related articles here.


 

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Organisations

  • Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)

    Founded in 1964 by the late Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, ICTP seeks to accomplish its mandate by providing scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to...

  • TAFTIE (The European Network of Innovation Agencies)

    This is a group of 29 organisations from 28 European countries has established an intense collaboration in the field of the implementation of national technology Programmes. This is to the benefit of ...

  • Social Innovation Lab

    Social Innovation Lab is an organisation registered in Croatia, led by three sucesfull young women: SIL co-founder and President Mirna Karzen (Croatia), Aleksandra Vladisavljević (SIL co-founder, Serbia...

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  • Harnessing the potential: Research Capacity in the Western Balkans

    The present study has been conducted under the European Commission’s initiative «Support to the Higher Education Reform Experts» (SPHERE) by a small team of experts. It discusses the research capacity...

  • Competitiveness in South East Europe

    Future economic development and the wellbeing of citizens in South East Europe (SEE) depend more than ever on greater economic competitiveness. To underpin the drive to improve competitiveness and foster...

  • The Western Balkans and Horizon 2020

    A recent leaflet providing an overview of Western Balkans' performances in Horizon 2020 so far. Data provided cover MSC actions, ERC grants, projects, funding, some success stories, etc. As Accession ...

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  • ReSTI Infodesk

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  • 7 tips on how to successfully survive an EC Audit in Horizon 2020

    Do you expect a Financial audit  for your Horizon 2020 project? Are you scared about it? You shouldn't as financial audits, that are performed directly by the Commission officials or by subcontractors...

  • 60 minutes webinar helping you communicate your H2020 projects

    The webinar provides all information related to helping you communicate your projects (guidelines, tips & tricks, the right EU logo, presentations from this webinar etc..), please click here Questions...

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  • INNOPLATFORM

    INNOPLATFORM aims at improving the competitiveness of the Balkan Mediterranean region by advancing existing knowledge on business model innovations and developing a set of tools (InnoTools) and services...

  • Technology Transfer Capacity Building in the Western Balkans (EU4Tech)

    This initiative supports and strengthens the technology transfer and innovation ecosystem in the countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, the Former Yugoslav Republic...

  • Collaborative Online and Offline Research Platform – COORP

    COORP Aim and Objectives The overall objective of COORP is to assist in the integration of the Albanian academic community into the international community of researchers; to facilitate networking...

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