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1 Republic of Croatia Ministry of Science, Education and Sports Alessia Pozzi, Program Manager "UKF-Unity through Knowledge Fund"

2 UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa About Fund Idea of networking knowledge First Congress of Croatian Scientists from the Homeland and Abroad Idea of networking knowledge First Congress of Croatian Scientists from the Homeland and Abroad Mission: to unite scientific and professional potential in Croatia and Diaspora in development of the knowledge based society. Mission: to unite scientific and professional potential in Croatia and Diaspora in development of the knowledge based society. In 2007, the MSES has established UKF In 2007, the MSES has established UKF Amount: 5 million EUR (80% from the World Bank loan, 20% from the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports) Amount: 5 million EUR (80% from the World Bank loan, 20% from the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports)

3 UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa Target groups ABROAD ABROAD emigrants – 2nd and 3rd generation educated abroad emigrants – 2nd and 3rd generation educated abroad established experts and scientists which left the country after education in Croatia established experts and scientists which left the country after education in Croatia young professionals, PhD students and postdocs which have left Croatia recently young professionals, PhD students and postdocs which have left Croatia recently CROATIA: Universities and institutes Technology based SMEs R&D Centers Public administration Young talents (to prevent brain drain)

4 UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa : What we finance : R&D that is competitive on international level - use Diaspora network to attract foreign research financing (NIH, FP7) R&D that creates new values in Croatian economy – with help of expatriates attract R&D investments form private sector projects that help the development of science and technology infrastructure in Croatia - make Croatia a desirable place for top talents from abroad (including non Croatians)

5 UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa Programs UKF Research Cooperability Program EUR 1A Homeward 1B Crossing Borders Connectivity Program EUR 2A Gaining Experience 2B Homeland Visit Young Researchers and Professionals up to EUR 3A My first research 3B Reintegration 3CResearch in industry

6 UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa Main factors of success new idea and concept new idea and concept well planned and low cost promotional activities (complementary with another initiatives of the MSES) well planned and low cost promotional activities (complementary with another initiatives of the MSES) openness to candidates and public openness to candidates and public avoiding conflict of interest, confidentiality, transparent and public decision-making and financing resulted in the increased collaboration avoiding conflict of interest, confidentiality, transparent and public decision-making and financing resulted in the increased collaboration well-designed programs and substantial financing provided for single projects well-designed programs and substantial financing provided for single projects well selected members of two Committees with separate duties well selected members of two Committees with separate duties financial guarantee on legislative level financial guarantee on legislative level program is highly backed by both the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and the World Bank program is highly backed by both the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and the World Bank

7 UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa UKF projects 17 projects within Cooperability programe mil euro 17 projects within Cooperability programe mil euro 11 projects within Young Researchers and Professionals Program euro 11 projects within Young Researchers and Professionals Program euro 12 projects- Connectivity Program euro 12 projects- Connectivity Program euro Potential - total amount requested from UKF ,00 euro

8 UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa Contact Alessia Pozzi, Alessia Pozzi, Program manager Dijana Juroš, Dijana Juroš, Programm analyst UKF, Planinska 1, HR Zagreb, Croatia ; Web site:

9 UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa Thank for your attention !


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