The Policy Forum of the European Network of Innovation Agencies (TAFTIE) is one of paramount TAFTIE annual events. It typically takes place in Brussels and is always organized by the chairing agency, which this year was the Technology Agency of the CR (TA CR). The Policy Forum provided a lot of useful information concerning the time period after 2020 at the right moment since the volume of money from structural funds shall be significantly cut back after 2020.
The twelfth of October 2017 marked the end of the second term of office of RNDr. Martin Bunček, Ph.D. (Chairperson of the TA CR), Ing. Miroslav Janeček, CSc. and doc. Dr. Ing. Vladimír Kebo in the Presidium of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR). They will be replaced in their positions by three new members who have been nominated by the Government Council for Research, Development and Innovation. A total of 26 proposals, of which 14 candidates were nominated, were submitted by 15 May 2017.
The 5th edition of magazine TA.DI came out this month! The second bilingual edition is focused on Open Science topic, aspects needed for sustainable innovation ecosystem and on breaking barriers of scientific research, not only from a geographical point of view.
The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA ČR) announces the results of the evaluation of compliance with the requirements by the project proposals submitted for the 5th open tender in research, development and innovation under the DELTA Applied Research and Experimental Development Programme, announced on 30 May 2017.
Scientific workplaces and small and medium enterprises can respond to the twelfth call of the IMI 2 initiative until 24 October of this year. It is a public partnership project supported by the EU and leading pharmaceutical companies. The aid is usually directed to areas in which the need for progress is genuinely urgent. Currently, this concerns research into Alzheimer’s disease, for example. A total of €130 m is now available, but Czech entities can compete for only part of these funds.