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

  • BHAAAS Days in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    From Thursday, June 23 to Sunday, June 26, 2022, the 13th Days of BHAAAS in BiH will be held in Sarajevo. This year, the conference gathers 32 symposia with scientists from 26 countries and more than ...

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  • EU - Webinar: IP in Biotechnology

    The term biotechnology summarizes all technologies relating to living systems and organisms as a basis for developing and manufacturing technological applications that use biological systems. The field...

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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...

  • 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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Projects

  • Serbia Accelerating Innovation and Entrepreneurship Project (SAIGE)

    Serbia has received a loan from the World BankGroup for the Serbia Accelerating Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SAIGE) Project to support the strengthening of the Serbian Innovation and Entrepreneurship...

  • VET mobility scheme for the Western Balkans

    The general objective is to contribute to the improvement and modernisation of VET systems in Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro, as well as reinforcing the links between VET and the Labour market, by the...

  • EU4Tech PoC

    The flourishing ecosystem of technology transfer and innovation in the Western Balkans EU4TECH PoC (Western Balkans Proof of Concept Scheme) is an EU-funded project supporting technology...

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