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
  • 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 future of Energy (Mexico-EU cooperation)
    Hermann Tribukait, Ambassador to North America & Mission Innovation Task Force Leader (Mexico)
  • Japan-EU cooperation in materials for new energy and industrial technology
    Takashi Omote, NEDO t.b.c.

Moderator: Hélène Chraye, European Commission, DG RTD

Rapporteur: Franz Haider

Please note that this session has not been finalised yet!

Sabelo Mhlanga

Founder and CEO
SabiNano (Pty) Ltd

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 R&D Innovation Funds & Mission Innovation Task Force Leader (Mexico, IC6)