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M. Horvat, BIT, AT Poland in the European Research Area Conference Poland in the European Research Area Cracow, 21-22 September 2001 Polish-Austrian Co-operation.

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1 M. Horvat, BIT, AT Poland in the European Research Area Conference Poland in the European Research Area Cracow, September 2001 Polish-Austrian Co-operation in EU RTD Activities Manfred Horvat BIT - Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-operation, AT An initiative of the Austrian Government and the Economic Chamber Austria

2 M. Horvat, BIT, AT Contents  The BIT in Poland: past, present and future activities  AT/PL success in FP5  perspectives for stimulating AT/PL co-operation in EU RTD activities

3 M. Horvat, BIT, AT BIT in Poland - How it all started  Projects:  Twin Partner des FEMIRC Polen, FNP  Phare SCI TECH Programm, FNP: Polish Participation in EU RTD Programmes Polish Liaison Officer for SME Aspects in FP5  evaluation of Polish Centres of Excellence (Phare)  POLNET  other activities, such as e.g.:  Water Brokerage event, Cracow (EUREKA & EU)  Poznan Industrial Fair and POLEKO  participation in information days in several PL cities  visits of Contact Points in BIT

4 M. Horvat, BIT, AT BIT in Poland: Present state  Accepted EU projects:  Partners for Life, IPPT  Fellows for Industry, IPPT  TRAIN-NET, IPPT  UNIVERSAL, TU Warschau  POLDA - Polish Network Dev. Action, IPPT  CoE AMAS (Adv. Materials and Structures), IPPT  started special AT initiatives:  targeted information for AT companies in PL  BIT initiative “Partnership for Research ”

5 M. Horvat, BIT, AT FP5: Partners in EU-Projects with Austrian Participation EU-15EEACandidate Countries

6 M. Horvat, BIT, AT Austrian-Polish Participation in FP5 Austrian-Polish Participation in FP5 (10 AT-Co-ordinators, 3 PL-Co-ordinators)

7 M. Horvat, BIT, AT Perspectives for enhancing AT-PL co-operation in EU RTD Activities  Flanking measures:  Liaison Officer for AT-PL RTD co-operation  Contact Points‘ staff placements in BIT  specific actions, such as e.g.:  Cracow: water technologies, socio-economics  Poznan: environment (POLEKO), socio-economics  PAN, Lublin: Agrophysics  IPPT & Pol. Warszawska: material technologies  Centres of Excellence: biomed & material tech.  AT/PL Forum for EU RTD and Innovation

8 M. Horvat, BIT, AT The strategic BIT initiative: „Partnership for Research“ Objective: to enhance Austrian RTD co-operation in the EU FP with Candidate Countries Measures - a three steps strategy:  promoting Marie Curie fellows from Candidate Countries to Austria  preparing a EU RTD project as integrated part of the Marie Curie training  promoting Marie Curie fellows from Austria to Candidate Countries Co-operation of BIT with IHP NCPs in CC!

9 M. Horvat, BIT, AT „Partnership for Research“: A strategic approach Promoting Marie Curie Fellowships CC to AT:  a Call for Expressions of Interests in Austria a Catalogue: more than 600 possible host organisations!  Web page: or PL:  advertisments in newspapers PL: Rzeczpospolita  a “road show” through all Candidate Countries PL: Cracow, Gdansk, Poznan, Szcecin, Wroclaw, Warsaw

10 M. Horvat, BIT, AT Austrian Partnership for Research with the Candidate Countries An Initiative of the Austrian BIT (Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-operation, Vienna) The EU Fifth Frame-Work Programme on RTD offers a special scheme called Marie-Curie Fellowship Scheme which supports training and mobility of young postdoctoral researchers in Europe. The BIT Initiative intends to encourage Polish Researchers to take advantage of the Marie-Curie Scheme by doing postdoctoral research in Austria. BIT supports your contact to Austrian host institutions like universities, research institutes and companies. More than 500 Austrian host institutions are looking forward to welcome you! If you  have doctoral diploma (or 4 years research at the postgraduate level)  are younger than 36 years (allowance is made for military/civil service and child care) then you are a candidate ! The BIT offers full and free support during all phases of your planned fellowship in Austria. For more information please attend the BIT information days, e.g. in Poland: 18/10/2001 in Gdansk06/11/2001 in Szczecin08/11/2001 in Wroclaw 14/11/2001 in Warsaw 15/11/2001 in Krakow Your contact person will be: e.g. in Poland Dr. Wieslaw Studencki Tel: Your BIT Contact:

11 M. Horvat, BIT, AT : Bratislava, SK : Kosice, SK : Maribor, SI* : Ljubljana, SI* : Budapest, HU : Brno, CZ : Tallinn, EE : Szeged, HU : Riga, LV : Pecs, HU : Vilnius, LT : Prague, CZ* : Gdansk, PL : Timisoara, RO : Bukarest, RO : Szczecin, PL : Sofia, BG : Wroclaw, PL* : Warsaw, PL : Cracow, PL* Austrian Partnership for Research with the Candidate Countries The BIT „Road show“ Co-ordinators in BIT: Dr. Gerald Mueller-Niklas and Stephan Hinteregger * scheduled

12 M. Horvat, BIT, AT General measures to support AT/PL EU RTD co-operation A bi-lateral „ERA action plan“!  Active integration into projects: partner search  awareness, information, brokerage, training  using MC fellowships for generating projects  networking of Centres of Excellence  strategic use of Accompanying Measures, etc.  Specific measures for CC in FP6!  Joint actions of AT&PL Contact Points!  An AT/PL Forum for EU RTD & Innovation!

13 M. Horvat, BIT, AT An Austrian-Polish Forum for EU RTD and Innovation Objectives: to enhance AT/PL co-operation in EU RTD and Innovation activities Strategy: managed by NCPs using a platform of champions for promoting co-operation Measures: preparing sector specific action plans develop bilateral links into EU RTD strategic use of all FP instruments use synergies with activities in other areas

14 M. Horvat, BIT, AT For any further information, ideas, comments, suggestions get in contact with: Hon.-Prof. DI. Manfred Horvat Director, BIT Tel , Fax DI Dr. Sabine Herlitschka Deputy Director, BIT Teö , Fax


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