Information Session on the EU’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7) for Research and Technological Development (16/05/2012)

Malaysian Researchers Get Tips on FP7 Research Cooperation Proposals

More than 80 participants from universities, research institutes and government agencies from across Malaysia took part in the Information Session on 16 May at the Prince Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The event was jointly organised by the EU Delegation to Malaysia and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, and ran in conjunction with the 2012 ASEAN-EU Year of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Apart from giving an overview on how to prepare quality proposals and apply for funding under the EU’s research programme, the session also introduced participants to the specific thematic research priorities of mutual interest for Malaysia and the EU. EU experts, as well as Malaysian National Contact Points for FP7 presented their specific fields of responsibility including renewable energy, food security, biotechnology, as well as automotives, space and aeronautics.

The EU’s 7th Framework Programme is the largest single research and technological development promotion programme in the world. In 2011 the programme had a budget of MYR35 billion. In 2012, the funding would increase to MYR40 billion. This is Europe's biggest ever investment in research and innovation.


More information:

Opening Remarks by H.E. Vincent Piket, Ambassador & Head of the EU Delegation

Press Release on the FP7 Information Session

'Framework Programme 7 and Beyond': Presentation by Mr Laurent Bochereau, Head of International Cooperation Policy, DG Research & Innovation

'How to Submit a Winning Proposal': Presentation by Mr Jean-Michel Sers, Policy Officer, DG Research & Innovation

'Renewable Energy Development and Feed-in Tariff Implementation in Malaysia': Presentation by Mrs Afaf Hilyati Che Hassan Pahmi, Head of Special Unit, SEDA

'FP7 2013 Work Programme Food Security': Presentation by Mr Dirk Pottier, Research Programme Officer – Food, Agriculture, Biotechnology, DG Research & Innovation

'FP7 2013 Work Programme Transport': Presentation by Mr Ivan Konaktchiev, Research Programme Officer – Aeronautics, DG Research & Innovation

'FP7 2013 Work Programme Space': Presentation by Mr Ivan Konaktchiev, Research Programme Officer – Aeronautics, DG Research & Innovation

FP7 for Research & Technological Development Website