Mobility grants scheme: Networking opportunities for African stakeholders in brokerage events in Europe

The current mobility grant scheme is conducted by FORTH/PRAXI Network and JyU/UniPID, partners in the RINEA project, and is addressed to applicants representing SMEs, universities, research institutions and other R&I organisations based in African countries, active in priority Food Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) and related fields.

The funding scheme is designed to facilitate the participation of researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and other relevant stakeholders in networking and brokerage events organised in the context of RINEA and beyond.

Successful applicants under this grant scheme will receive financial support in order to participate in one of the following brokerage events:

Innovat&Match 2016, 9-10 June 2016, Bologna, Italy

IFAMA Matchmaking 2016, 21-22 June 2016, Aarhus, Denmark

Network and Consortium Building at CIGR-AgEng 2016, 28-29 June 2016, Aarhus, Denmark

The events are organised in the framework of Enterprise Europe Network and they promote business, technological and research partnerships. Representatives from business and research communities will have the opportunity to explore possible synergies and build new partnerships following a programme of pre-arranged meetings.

For more information about the aforementioned events, the grant scheme rules for participation, eligibility criteria, and the application procedure please refer to the documents below:

Grant scheme Terms of Reference  (PDF)

Grant scheme application form (DOC)

Deadline for submission of applications: 29 April 2016



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