Supporting inter-sectoral collaboration possibilities between Research and Industry
Scientific collaboration and inter-sectoral cooperation are envisaged as major principles for successful approximation of various fields with the European Standards. The project is part of EU’s efforts to increase institutional capacities of vital public institutions to ensure effective operations and compliance with relevant EU regulations.
The project enhances capacity of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG), revises and improves existing programmes and operational activities in response to national priorities and socio-economic challenges, considering regional and international context.
The project addresses the absence of science-business collaboration, promotes intersectoral multidisciplinary research opportunities and supports advancement of the science, technology and innovation system in Georgia.
To address priorities and challenges in Georgia’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system with the aim of ensuring interdisciplinary approach, collaborative research and promote evidence-based policy implementation in line with the EU-Georgia Association Agreement (AA).
- Science-business links strengthened through supportive collaborative activities and funding schemes
- Diversification of the research funding sources encouraged and inter-sectoral collaboration strengthened
- Scientific priorities identified and set
- Legal framework and grant call administration procedures of SRNSFG revised and improved
- Existing call documents and legal regulations amended/modified
- New targeted programmes initiated and implemented
- Institutional capacity of SRNSFG with view to strengthening international collaboration enhanced
- Supporting schemes/preparatory activities and capacity building based on international standards promoted and implemented
- Science communication and awareness on science-business collaboration stimulated
- Awareness-raising and science communication actions through targeted programmes and supporting activities conducted.