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ACP Science and Technology Programme (ACP-EU)

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The ACP (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific) Science and Technology Programme (ACP S&T) is an ACP-EU co-operation programme in the field of science and technology. It is funded by the European Union and implemented by the ACP Secretariat. The programme originates from the need for joint and systematic ACP-EU approaches in support of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).

ACP S&T aims to target poverty eradication and focus on building and enhancing strong S&T capacities to support research, development and innovation in the ACP region, thereby enabling the identification and formulation of activities, processes and policies critical to sustainable development. In this perspective, appropriate technologies are made affordable, replicable and accessible technologies that can contribute to strengthen ACP countries' and communities' resilience towards internal and external shocks, such as the looming energy shortages, the effects of climate change and the rising food insecurity.

Link: http://www.acp-hestr.eu/

Organisation offering: ACP-EU

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E-mail address: http://www.acp-st.eu/contact

The Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE)

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The Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE) is an international research campus and innovation hub. It is made up of an international collaboratory of research centres set up by top global universities and research institutes in Singapore that aim to:

  • Engage in cutting edge research
  • Foster collaborations between international research agencies
  • Allow students and researchers to be jointly supervised with partner and local universities
  • Be a source of well-known start-ups or products or technologies
  • Establish a reputation as a leading research hub
The international research centres together with that of Singapore work together to create programmes aimed at furthering research in the following areas:
  • Environmental Systems (i.e. clean water, clean energy, solid waste disposal, environmental sustainability and energy conservation),
  • Energy Systems (i.e. carbon capture and reduction, building efficiency and sustainability, harnessing solar energy and low energy electronic systems),
  • Human Systems (i.e. inflammation, infectious diseases, biosystems and micromechanics and regenerative medicine), and
  • Urban Systems (i.e. energy and environmental sustainability, urban mobility, and urban design and territorial planning)

Link: http://www.create.edu.sg/

Organisation offering: CREATE

Tel: 65 6684 2900

E-mail address: corpcom@nrf.gov.sg

The Research, Higher Education, Development & Innovation Programme (RHEDI)

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The RHEDI programme, like its earlier formats, involves policy-makers, higher education managers, the academy and civil society partners in promoting cutting-edge research and innovation which drive socio-economic growth in the 21st century.

Phase I: UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge
The UNESCO Forum (2001-2005) aimed to bring together universities and policy-makers to ensure that research was undertaken under better conditions, notably in developing countries.

Phase II: Programme on Innovation, Higher Education and Research for Development – IHERD (2011-2013)
The IHERD Programme aimed to build on the UNESCO Forum by placing new emphasis on research and innovation, including the role of universities in this challenge.

Programme of Research, Higher Education, Development & Innovation – RHEDI
In order to build on results to date a new approach to the framework of the programme was adopted This structure will anchor the project and permit a hands-on approach. It will allow direct observation of research and innovation policy and management in various socio-economic contexts.

Partnership with University World News
The partnership with University World News brings the RHEDI community to a global audience. The aim is that the RHEDI community will provide opportunities for initiating collaborative research to ensure a new generation of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners can continue to develop this important work and bring it to a global audience.

Link: http://rhedi.universityworldnews.com/

Organisation offering: University World News

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E-mail address: merle.jacob@fek.lu.se