E-URAL is a consortium of partners from Europe and Russia that aims at improving quantity and quality of participation of Russian researchers and SMEs in the “Environment (including climate change)” thematic priority of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7).
The main objectives of the project are:
Improve the knowledge among Russian researchers and multipliers on the thematic priority “Environment (including climate change)” of FP7.
Support the Russian National Information Point (NIP) for the Environment theme in order to improve skills that will boost the quality of services offered to FP7 proposers;
Improve capacity building and know-how on submission procedures under EU-FPs in Russia;
Raise awareness in Europe of skilled potential partners from Russia to be involved in EU-FPs in the “Environment (including climate change)” theme.
Creation of a database with Russian Key players in environmental research
Identification of environmental research needs in Russia
Organisation of training activities to educate Russian scientists and multipliers on how to participate in FP7
Organisation of thematic workshops to Identify cooperation opportunities between Russian and European scientists
Organisation of International Events to stimulation networking and awareness raising on Russian research excellence
Organisation of Brokerage Events in the Environmental sector for matchmaking and consortium building
Preparation and Dissemination of an e-Newsletters and News Alerts with updated info on new developments of the FP7 Environmental thematic priority
Provision of support to the Russian National Information Points (NIPs) to develop profession high quality services
Setting up and maintaining a liaison with Russian policy makers and experts
How to get help with your Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
The results of your research activities are Intellectual Property (IP) and thus they are important and need protection. Regardless of whether you decide to go for Patents, Trade marks, Designs or Copyright you need to get reliable advice. The Intellectual Property Office, can help research bodies to take decisions about their IPs. They can provide high quality advisory services on a number of issues such as: Patentability search, Freedom-to-operate patent search, Patent validity search, Grant assessment searches, Mediation Service.
Furthermore, the IPR Helpdesk, funded by DG Enterprise and Industry under the CIP Programme, offers free of charge information necessary to help researchers with management of Intellectual Property (IP) generated from EU-funded project.
Convergence of IPR Aspects in the EU and the Russian Federation
The Russian Patent Office (Rospatent), the European Commission and the European Patent Office (EPO) have agreed on the next steps in the launching of an EU-funded project meant to harmonise the Russian and EU patent systems. The project is intended to study current Russian patent legislation and make recommendations about how to make Russian patent legislation and European patent legislation compatible.
The Participant Portal is a single entry point of interaction with the Research Directorates-General of the European Commission. It will host a full range of services that facilitate the monitoring and the management of your proposals and projects throughout their lifecycle. Access to the Portal and its underlying services requires an ECAS account (European Commission Authentication Service). The procedure is as flollows:
Check whether your organization is already registered
If NOT, obtain an ECAS account and password
Register your organization using your ECAS account details. After providing all the necessary details, press the [CONFIRM] button to submit your registration information to the Central Validation Team (CVT)
CVT will then complete the necessary steps to identify your organisation (eg. asks for official documents, etc…)
After identification, the CVT begins a verification process that will eventually lead to the appointment of a Legal Entity Appointed Representative (LEAR). During this period, the data that you have declared about your organization can no longer be modified. Once uploaded, these documents cannot be withdrawn or modified, except by the validated LEAR.
Upon registering your organization, you will receive a Participant Identification Code (PIC).
PIC can be used for proposal submission after 48 hours
The main objective of the BONUS EEIG is the implementation of a Joint Baltic Sea Research Programme, BONUS-169, under Article 169 of the EC Treaty. The programme will be funded jointly by the EU and all members. The anticipated funding volume is ca 100 million euro. BONUS-169 will be implemented in two phases: a strategic phase during 2010-2011 followed by an implementation phase during 2012-2016. The implementation phase will last five years. During the implementation phase at least three calls for proposals will be published with a view to funding projects which address the objectives of the BONUS-169. These calls will be targeted at multi-partner and trans-national, and include research, technological development, training and dissemination activities.
Russian National Funding Schemes: What is the current status with regard to participation of EU researchers?
There are a lot of programs in Russia that might present access opportunities for European researchers and organizations. The majority of R&D programs in Russia are implemented by the Ministry of Science and Education, the Federal Agency for Science and Innovations (Rosnauka) and the Russian Foundation of Basic Research (RFBR). Russia is an important partner for EU researchers and scientists.
This is highlighted by the fact that more than 300 participants from Russia were involved in over 200 joint research projects in all thematic areas of FP6 worth over €2 billion. Read more
Successful FP6 & FP7 Projects with Russian Participation
SUST-RUS: Spatial-economic-ecological model for the assessment of sustainability policies of Russian Federation – is the sound scientific support for formulating sustainability policies with the focus on a balanced integration between social, economic and environmental policy objectives.
The objective of this FP7 project is to develop and implement for Russia an integrated spatio-economic-ecological modelling approach, which represents the state-of-the-art in different areas of economic, transport, resource-use and environmental modelling, and can be used to assist policy makers in their choice of medium and long-term sustainability policies.
Centre for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR)- Russia
Transport & Mobility Leuven NV (TML), Belgium
Zentrum Fuer Europaeische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH (ZEW), Germany
Institute For The Economy In Transition (IET), Russia
Ural State University (UST), Russia
Voronezh State University (VSU), Russia
Far Easten Center For Economic Development (FECED), Russia
FORESTSPECs: Wood Bark and Peat Based Bioactive Compounds, Speciality Chemicals, and Remediation Materials: from Innovations to Applications
The overall objective of the this FP7 funded project is to develop and encourage sustainable, environmentally responsible, and economically attractive management of natural resources based on side products from the forest and forest-based industries. The ultimate target of the project is to replace certain large-volume, oil-based chemical materials with bio-renewable and innovative products based on wood-related residues and humic substances.
University of Helsinki, Finland
Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Espoo, Finland
St Petersburg State Medical Academy, Russia
University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Northern Research Institute of Forestry, Arkhangelsk, Russia
FGU Far East Forestry Research Institute, Khabarovsk, Russia
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Frick, Switzerland
EAN-SEABUCK: Establishment of European Asian Network for the development of strategies to enhance the sustainable use of Sea Buckthorn
The EAN-SEABUCK project aims at the establishment of an integral cooperation network between Europe, China, Russia and the New Independent States for a joint sustainable utilization of Sea Buckthorn. The project is Specific Support Action (SSA) funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Program.
Verein zur Förderung des Technologietransfers an der Hochschule Bremerhaven e.V. (ttz Bremerhaven), Germany
NIG Nahrungs-Ingenieurtechnik GmbH, Germany
ICRTS International Centre on Research and Training on Sea Buckthorn, China
Northern Research Institute of Forestry, Arkhangelsk, Russia
BaltGene: Baltic Sea Genetic Biodiversity
BaltGene is funded by the BONUS EEIG (BONUS+ call), and the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning, (FORMAS). The project will identify and map Baltic Sea genetic biodiversity and experimentally test its importance to the functioning and the resilience of the ecosystem. BaltGene will also assess the potential threats to the unique diversity from fisheries, climate changes, aquaculture activities and habitat loss. Genetic biodiversity is directly proportional to the capacity of organisms to evolve and adapt to new environmental conditions, and critical issues are how, and if, Baltic organisms will respond to scenarios of decreased salinity and changed oceanic currents.
University of Gothenburg (Coordinator), Sweden
Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, Sweden
Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Helsinki, Finland
Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
BALTIC GAS: Methane emission in the Baltic Sea: Gas storage and effects of climate change and eutrophication
BALTIC GAS aims to understand how climate change and long-term eutrophication affect the accumulation of shallow gas and the emission of methane and hydrogen sulfide from the seabed to the water column and atmosphere. The outcome of the project will be a new understanding and quantitative synthesis of the dynamics and budget of methane in the seabed, an important but poorly understood component of the Baltic ecosystem response to natural and human- induced impacts.
Center for Geomicrobiology, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Aarhus University, (Coordinator), Denmark
National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Denmark
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Denmark
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany
Department of Geology, Lund University, Sweden
Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Science, Poland
Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemünde, Germany
Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Alfred-Wegener-Institute of Polar and Marine Research, Germany
Stockholm University, Sweden
Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany