NCP Academy Training for NCPs
Director of R.I.T.A., head of Foreign Relations and Innovation Department of the Institute of Control Systems Tofig Babayev participated in the NCP Academy Training for NCPs "Framework for synergies between ESIF and Horizon 2020” and "SME Innovation Support” held on 17-18 February 2016 in Brussels.
The aim of the training "Framework for synergies between ESIF and Horizon 2020” on 17 February was to deliver general overview to NCPs on Synergies between H2020 and European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF) in regard to rules and measures. The content of the training was divided into two parts: Introduction to issues of Synergies between Horizon 2020 and ESIF in a view of smart specialization strategies – models and rules, Synergies in practice with an emphasize on the Seal of Excellence Pilot. The training was delivered by representatives of the European Institutions and experts. Due to interactive exercises, the participants had the opportunity to exchange information and best practices on the issues related to national/ regional strategies on implementing synergies. Before the training NCPs were asked to collect basic knowledge on synergies models applied in their countries.
The objective of the NCP Academy’s on-site training on "SME Innovation Support” on 18 February was to raise awareness of NCPs for the specific interests and requirements of SMEs and to improve NPC’s knowledge on Horizon2020 funding instruments for SMEs.