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BILAT-USA @ SFIC Workshop "From common challenges to joint responses - adding a new dimension to EU/MS cooperation with the USA in science, technology and innovation"

Nov 15, 2011

On 18-19 October 2011 the Strategic Forum for International Science and Technology Cooperation (SFIC) organised a workshop in Brussels with the objectives to

  • develop strategic intelligence about the USA (analysis of USA’s STI cooperation patterns) as the USA are both a partner for cooperation and a competitor in the contest for talent and ideas
  • identify key areas and modalities for EU/ MS-USA cooperation based on common EU/ MS priorities, in view of issues which have strong linkages and interfaces with US partners and are significant in the future 
  • raise the attractiveness of Europe as an excellent research location and achieving more balanced transatlantic mobility and knowledge flows
  • share successful approaches of EU and MS and stakeholders cooperation patterns with US partners, particularly as regards the innovation dimension

BILAT-USA participated in presenting the project goals and main obstaclesfor U.S. participation in FP7.

A conference in Washington DC, scheduled for 12 December 2011, under the auspices of the Polish Presidency with the EU Delegation and Member States' Science Counsellors and organised jointly with American partners, will focus on the future of Transatlantic Research and Innovation cooperation. It will build on the results and recommendations of this workshop in Brussels

BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.