Networking gaps and deficiencies between the research institutions of the Widening countries and internationally-leading counterparts at EU level.
Since May 11th,2017 an university or research organisation from a Widening country may apply for significantly strengthening a defined field of the unit by linking it with at least two internationally-leading research institutions in other Member States or Associated Countries.
- Increased research excellence of the coordinating institution in the particular field of research as a result of the twinning exercise.
- Enhancing the reputation, attractiveness and networking channels of the coordinating institution.
- Improved capability to compete successfully for national, EU and internationally competitive research funding.
- Illustrate quantitatively and qualitatively the expected potential impact of the twinning exercise within the coordinating institution (and possibly at regional/national level) based on indicators like expected future publications in peer reviewed journals, collaboration agreements with businesses, intellectual property, new innovative products or services.
Opening date – 11.05.2017
Deadline – 15.11.2017
Project value – up to 1 milion €
Project period – up to 3 years
Specific call requirements are available here: https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/widespread-05-2017.html