3.5 – International cooperation

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767162.

Pillar 3: Ecosystem/framing conditions

Session 3.5 – International cooperation

31 October 2018, 12:00-13:00, room STRAUSS 3


Challenges in areas like energy, health, food and water are global challenges. Fully endorsing and committing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Europe leads the way in developing global research partnerships and follows a win-win approach with its international partners.

Within the Horizon 2020 general openness to international cooperation, the industrial technology policy is fostering a twofold approach: i) thematic/multilateral and ii) country focused/bilateral. The session provides examples of both types and opens the discussion on deepening international cooperation.


Please find below the speakers (in alphabetical order), who will contribute to this session:

  • Innovation, technology and marketing cooperation between Israel and EU
    Nili Mandelblit, ISERD
  • Facilitating South Africa-EU research collaboration in nanotechnologies for industrial applications
    Sabelo Mhlanga, University of South Africa
  • Japan – EU cooperation in materials for SDGs and industrial technology, expected role of R&D platforms
    Toshiki Nagano, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Some insights on Nano-materials industrial application (Ukrania-EU cooperation)
    Andrey Ragulya, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Biotechnologies and biomaterials, a niche for Iran-EU cooperation
    Saeed Sarkar, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • On Mission Innovation global response: the Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge (Cooperation with EU and beyond)
    Hermann Tribukait, Mexico Energy Innovation Funds & Mission Innovation Co-Lead

Moderator: Hélène Chraye, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

Rapporteur: Franz Haider

Nili Mandelblit

Director Aero-Space, Transport, NMP, Research Infrastructures
ISERD - The EU R&D Directorate

Sabelo Mhlanga

Founder and CEO
SabiNano (Pty) Ltd

Toshiki Nagano

Fellow/Director - Center for Research and Development Strategy
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Andrey V. Ragulya

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Saeed Sarkar

Full Professor, School of Medicine, Physics and Biomedical Engineering Dep.
Tehran University of Medical sciences (TUMS)

Hermann Tribukait

Mexico Energy Innovation Funds &
Mission Innovation Co-Lead