SUA in Nitra was granted another 7.FP EU project
by SPU Web Editor
On 23rd and 24th October 2013, two-member delegation, led by the rector Dr.hc prof. Ing. Peter Bielik, PhD. attended the opening Kick off meeting to 7. FP NoGAP - Knowledge Transfer Community to bridge the gap between research, innovation and business creation, (Supporting action FP7-INCO-2013-9). It was held at the headquarters of the leading partner of the project Steibeis Europa Zentrum - Steinbeis Innovation GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany. Opening ceremony of the meeting was attended by Peter Friedrich, Minister for the Federal Council, Europe and International Affairs, from the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg and prof. Dr. Norbert Höptner, Commissioner for Europe of the Minister of Finance and Economics of Baden-Württemberg and director of Steibeis Europa Zentrum.
Presentations were held at the opening meeting by heads of delegations of each partner. The second day of the meeting was devoted to discussion of individual specific objectives and tasks of the project, project management and project financing. SUA is the leading partner of activities within WP 2 Developing Innovation Support Services to foster Innovation Partnership in the societal challenges. Detail presentation of the planned outputs was delivered by prof. Ing. Ján Gaduš , PhD. The contract of 13 project partners NoGAP was signed on 31st July 2013. Official start of the project was 1st September 2013 and the project duration is for a period of 30 months. The main objective of the project is to find the most appropriate instruments to bridge the gap between research, innovation in the areas of renewable energies, safe, clean and efficient energy generation and bio-economy and use this knowledge within SMEs on the one hand, but also symbolically seeking opportunities to bridge the gap between the EU and eastern countries. In addition to the EU member countries: Federal Republic of Germany, Romania and Slovakia, there are also Belarus, Ukraine and Georgia included in the project.