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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Events

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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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Calls

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    The Economic Reform Programme for the Western Balkans recognises the importance of vocational educational and training (VET) in underpinning industry and propelling economic growth.

  • STARTUP3 Open Call

    STARTUP3 Business and Growth Programme aims to build an ecosystem where cluster SMEs, technology SMEs, market-oriented researchers, deep tech ventures, individual innovators/researchers with innovative...

  • Danubius Young Scientist Award 2020

    The Danubius Award was created in 2011 by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research (BMBFW) and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) with the...

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Links

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    Building professionals can gain new skills to design and build low energy constructions thanks to Horizon 2020 project PROF-TRAC. This project developed an online platform with free high quality training...

  • The policy on research and innovation in Montenegro and STP infrastructure - Overview

    A presentation on the development of the R&I ecosystem in Montenegro was given at the "Unveiling Serbia's Smart Specialisation Strategy and exploring the role of incubators, accelerators and S&...

  • ReSTI Infodesk

    The ReSTI Infodesk will provide you with support and information on how to manage social and technological innovation projects. It will serve as a first contact point for interested individuals seeking...

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    Quantum communication has the potential to protect the EU's sensitive data and digital infrastructure for years to come. A test quantum communication infrastructure will be set up in several European ...

  • The South East European International Institute for Sustainable Technologies

    The South East European International Institute for Sustainable Technologies (SEEIIST) proposed in late 2016 by Prof. Herwig Schopper, a former Director General of CERN and initiator of the international...

  • EU for Innovation

    'EU for Innovation' is designed to create different incentives to improve the innovation ecosystem and to boost start up creation in Albania. The programme seeks to improve the innovative ecosystem and...

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