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Ways of successful science, technology and innovation cooperation between Europe and the USA

Apr 23, 2012 - Apr 24, 2012

Vienna, Austria / MID TOWN Meeting and Businesscenter

The symposium will be organised in cooperation of the BILAT-USA project with the Strategic Forum for International S&T Cooperation (SFIC) which is a partnership between the EU Members States and the European Commission.

BILAT-USA is a project funded by the 7th Framework Programme to improve the awareness towards EU-U.S. Science & Technology cooperation through setting up a sustainable, knowledge based, and bi-regional dialogue platform between S&T key players as well as stakeholders from the EU-Member States and Associated countries and from the United States. The project includes various information- and awareness-raising actions, such as establishing a comprehensive web-site and databases dedicated to EU-U.S. STI cooperation, organizing a number of specialized thematic and training workshops and staging high-level events both at the scientific level as well as at the political and policy-making level.

The overall objective of the symposium is to analyse barriers related to framework conditions and legal governance for ST&I cooperation with U.S. partners and to put forward recommendations on how to develop solutions. The symposium will bring together SFIC members and observers, representatives of national ministries, research organisations and funding agencies, as well as researchers.

The symposium will start in the morning of the first day and end around lunchtime of the second day.

  • The first part of the symposium will be dedicated to the results of the BILAT-USA survey carried out among FP7 EU project coordinators and participating U.S. organisations and their views on legal, administrative and funding obstacles.
  • In the second part of the sympisum “practitioners” and experts will present solutions and showcase reliable administrative and legal arrangements of their activities with U.S. partners.

More information about the BILAT-USA symposium is available here:

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.