Project Title: Dancers
Researchers: MaREI/ERI/UCC, GepEcoMar
Funding Body: EU
Period: 24 months from June 2013 - March 2015
The aim of this project is to develop new instruments and tools that will enhance environmental research and promote innovation in the Danube Region, including the Danube Delta and the Black Sea. Importantly, the new instruments and tools do not start ab initio but will build on existing projects – covering multiple source of funding (public, private or PPP), whether national, regional or European – which will be identified and clustered. The project will undertake a critical analysis of what has been achieved so far in the region and will build upon results of achievements to-date, to design innovative solutions to strengthen knowledge transfer in this area. This will be achieved by gathering top level representatives of the academia and business communities as well as decision makers, specialized in various sectors of integrated management of the Danube –Black Sea macrosystem. The project will be structured on the three main pillars of Research and Innovation: i. Science and Innovation Agenda, ii. Research Infrastructures and iii. Human Capital and their relation to the three principal categories of stakeholders: i. Policy and Decision Makers, ii. Business / Industry community and iii. Academia.