ETAg is a new partner of the INDIGO family
One of the key goals of the Estonian Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) Strategy 2014-2020 “Knowledge-based Estonia” is to ensure that Estonia remains active and visible in international scientific cooperation. Estonia’s participation in the research, development and innovation (RDI) partnerships of the European Union (EU), which contribute to transnational cooperation and help to tackle the challenges faced by the world, makes the latest achievements in research and innovation to scientists and entrepreneurs, opens up new opportunities for cooperation and provides access to world-class research infrastructure.
ETAg has been involved in different ERA-NETs since the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) and gained a lot of experience. During the final period of INNO Indigo the ETAg staff is trained in order to prepare a joint call in the end of April 2017. Before ETAg will host a meeting of funding agencies in the end of March in Tallin. As partners in India as wells as European funding bodies are interested in the continuation of the activities after the INNO projects, furthermore, ETAg seeks to organise two joint calls after the termination of the current EU funding.
About the organisation
ETAg is the main funding organization of R&D, consolidating different grants and types of funding. One of the priorities of ETAg is to support international collaboration of Estonian researchers. ETAg acts as National Contact Point organization for EU Framework Programme (since FP5), COST, coordinates EURAXESS network in Estonia, and manages the Estonian R&D Liaison Office in Brussels. ETAg is also responsible for the coordination EU partnership initiatives in Estonia (Article 185, ERA-NET Cofund, JPI, JTI, and other). Among other responsibilities ETAg organizes research evaluation and assessments of the effectiveness of grants, and runs a wide variety of science communication activities, and leads a national programme for science popularization. ETAg is the implementing body for the Estonian research information system. ETAg has taken the lead in introducing and implementing the research integrity, open science/open access/open data, and gender mainstreaming in research topics in Estonia. Moreover, ETAg is founding member of Science Europa.
For further details please contact Ms. Ülle Must, chief specialist/ETAg: email@example.com