The Caribbean Science Foundation is a participant in the ALCUENET project. ALCUENET is a collaboration between 17 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union. The ALCUENET Website is at http://alcuenet.eu/.
ALCUENET partners participate in conferences and workshops to develop policy and prioritize topics for research, development and innovation within key areas that are of interest to the three regions: Energy, Information and Communications Technology, Bioeconomy, Biodiversity and Climate Change.
On May 25-27, 2015,the CSF hosted the annual ALCUENET Latin America and the Caribbean National Contact Points meeting in Barbados at the Divi South Winds Hotel. CARICOM representatives, Ministers of government, Country representatives, researchers, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and other stakeholders gathered to discuss ALCUENET’s key areas of interest.
The main objectives of this workshop were to:
a) to inform and update all participants about the opportunities for third countries in European Union’s New Innovation and Research Framework Programme – Horizon 2020
b) to develop and strengthen the capacities of existing LAC NCP and also expand the LAC NCP network.
The achievement of both objectives allowed the generation of the necessary synergies to enhance the science and technology cooperation between both regions (EU & LAC).
More details will be available here.