RCTT represents Belarus in the new FP7 project “Knowledge Transfer Community to bridge the gap between research, innovation and business creation - NoGAP”.
The NoGAP consortium is composed of 13 organizations from 6 countries of which 3 are EU members (Germany, Romania, Slovakia) and 3 are members of the Eastern Partnership (Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia). In order to improve mobility between research, business and innovation, interrelated tandem relations between research organizations and innovation support services are established.
The total budget of the project - 1,182,644.00 EUR.
Start of the project - September 1, 2013.
Project duration - 30 months.
Members of consortium:
1. Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH (SIG), Germany - Lead Partner
2. UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA (UTC-N), Romania
3. SC IPA SA (IPA), Romania
4. SLOVENSKA POLNOHOSPODARSKA UNIVERSITA V NITRE (SLOVAK AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY IN NITRA) SUA, Slovakia
5. UNIA KLASTROV SLOVENSKA ZDRUZENIE (UKS), Slovakia
6. EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT BELARUSIAN STATE AGRARIAN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (BSATU), Belarus
7. Innovation Association “Republican Centre for Technology Transfer” (RCTT), Belarus
8. International Center for Advancement of Research, Technology and Innovation (ICARTI), Georgia
9. GEORGIAN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (GTU), Georgia
10. INSTITUT ELEKTROZVARYUVANNYA IM.E.O. PATONA NACIONALNOI AKADEMII NAUK UKRAINY (PEWI) Ukraine
11. NACIONALNIY TEHNICHNIY UNIVERSITET UKRAINI KIIVSKIY POLITEHNICHNIY INSTITUT (NTUU KPI), Ukraine
12. THE CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND INNOVATION PROMOTION OF UKRANIE (NIP Ukraine), Ukraine
13. DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV (DLR), Germany
NoGAP bridges the gap between research and innovation and contributes to taking advantage of the innovation potential of SMEs based on a better cooperation with researchers, transferring and using knowledge resulting from research. The overall objective of the project is to reinforce cooperation with Eastern Partnership countries to develop a “Common Knowledge and Innovation Space” on societal challenge ”secure, clean and efficient energy”.
Within the NoGAP project we want to:
- identify the main drivers and obstacles of closer links between academia and the market in the field of secure, clean and efficient energy in the Eastern Partnership Region
- develop a best practice methodology to enhance successful commercialization of research results and to improve the management of these results
- develop innovation support services to foster existing and establish new strategic partnerships
- assess the opportunities for the establishment of sustainable Technology Transfer Centres (TTC) in the participating partner countries on the basis of existing structures and good practice
- improve the competencies of researchers, entrepreneurs and multiplicators by organizing trainings
- develop a list of pilot activities to foster mutually beneficial public-private-partnerships between EU and Eastern Partnership countries in the energy sector
- create and organize twinnings between the regions
- promote networking between EU and Eastern Partnership countries.