The next Horizon - Strategies to promote European competitiveness in innovation
EU-LIFE, the alliance of research centres in life sciences to support and strengthen European research excellence released today a statement with its recommendations for next framework Programme for Research & Innovation, FP9. Strong key message is: to drive European leadership in innovation, boost excellent ground breaking research in combination with professional technology transfer.
“Collaboration between the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic and South Korea is crucial for us”, said Petr Očka on the 19th of December 2016 at the preliminary meeting with representatives of the three Korean institutions - Mr. Kim Hong Ju, Director of the Division of Development of Industrial Technology of the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy MOET and Mr. HyunJin Cha from the Office of Strategic Planning of the same ministry, Mr. Kim Jung Wook, representing the Korean Institute for Industrial technology KIAT and Mr. Kang Woo Lee from the Korean Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology Keit. These three institutions are the pillars of support for Korean research, development and innovation. Both countries – the Czech Republic and South Korea - are greatly interested in Industry 4.0 and carefully study systems such as the German “smart factory” system. South Korea also pays great attention to its policy of research and evaluation of the success of its support.
The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TACR), in collaboration with the German Ministry for Education and Research, is preparing the 4th public tender of the DELTA programme (hereinafter referred to as the public tender). Announcement of the public tender is expected near the beginning of March 2017. The themes of the public tender will be aimed at projects in the area of Industry 4.0.
The European initiative IMI 2 will soon launchnew call for proposal, Call 10.
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On Friday, the 25th of November 2016 in Brussels, Petr Očko the Chairman of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic took over the annual presidency of the TAFTIE network of 30 European innovation agencies from the hands of Laure Reinhart of the French agency Bpifrance.