CONSORTIUM

The COLUMBUS Consortium is made up of 26 Partners across 14 countries and has been specifically designed to address the call topic and achieve the intended impacts. The Consortium is a balanced, multidisciplinary partnership, containing Pan-European organisations which represent a broad constituency of stakeholders in the marine and maritime areas.

COLUMBUS brings together a new extended multi-stakeholder, multidisciplinary, transnational partnership with the experience, strategic positioning and track record in the marine and maritime sectors to achieve the ambitious impacts of the call topic. Understanding that strategic changes are needed in how the marine and maritime community interact and collaborate for mutual benefit, the partnership has been constructed to represent all aspects of the research lifecycle (funding bodies, researchers, communications experts and end-users) and all regional sea basins in Europe.

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UEFISCDI

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The Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) is a public entity of the Central Administration under the ultimate authority of Romanian Ministry of Education and Sceintific Research (MECS). UEFISCDI supports the activity of MEN's consultative councils, coordinates 5 out of 6 national research programmes of the National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation (NPRDI) - Human Resources (exploratory research), Ideas (exploratory research), Partnerships in Priority S&T Areas (applied research), Innovation (innovation and technology transfer), Capacities (R&D Infrastructures); and manages in a decentralized system and/or implements projects concerning higher education, development and innovation with public and international financing.

UEFISCDI is a member of different European associations (EARMA, EARTO), offers support to SME’s through EUREKA, EUROSTARS, and administers the Romanian participation to the Joint Technology initiatives – JTI/JU (ENIAC, Artemis, Clean Sky, Fuel Cells, IMI). UEFISCDI also has strategic partnerships & cooperation agreements with several European research organisations ( European Science Foundation – ESF, Swiss National Science Foundation – SNSF, L'Agence nationale de la recherche – ANR, EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 with RNC & RANNIS,  Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft –DFG;  National Science Foundation – NSF , USA;  Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). UEFISCDI was/is also involved in more than 40 international projects, most of them under ERA-NET Scheme, FP7 and Horizon 2020.  As partner in several FP7  ERA-NETs   in the  marine and maritime aria (BS-ERA.NET - Networking on Science and Technology in the Black Sea Region, MARTEC II  - Maritime Technologies as an ERA-NET,SEAS – ERA - Towards Integrated Marine Research Strategy and Programmes, ERA-MBT - Marine biotechnology ), UEFISCDI  has funded projects in the field of Environment,  Energy & Climate change, having a strategic role in supporting  the cooperation in the Black Sea Region. Through COFASP  project (Cooperation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Sea food Processing) 2 Joint calls were organized and the new selected projects are approved or in evaluation process.

Contact person: Domnica Cotet domnica.cotet@uefiscdi.ro

Website: http://uefiscdi.gov.ro/

Role of UEFISCDI in COLUMBUS

Providing inputs into Work Packages 3 and 8.

Profile of staff engaged in the project:

LucianaLuciana Bratu is head of International Programmes Department within Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding. She has skills in management of projects (Committee Coordinator of Engineering Sciences in the framework of World Bank Project, 1 Leonardo da Vinci pilot project as Project Coordinator and other two projects as Project Assistant, assistant of several EU-FP6 and FP7 projects and member of other 4+3 EU-FP6 and FP7 project teams). As partner in COFASP project she was part into the process of identifying national priorities for fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing.

 

domnica cotetDomnica Cotet is expert within International Programmes Department, Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding. She has experience within FP7 programme, BS.ER-NET- Networking on Science and Technology in the Black Sea Region (project manager starting from 2012), COFASP-Cooperation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Sea food Processing. Domnica Cotet has more than 25 years’ experience in SMEs sector; project coordinator for more than 30 projects for SMEs, covering different industrial sectors, funded by  Phare programme, World Bank, Leonardo Da Vinci and   now by ESF. Expertise in research and project management in the field of:  environment, renewable energy, economic development, stat-ups and spin-off.  As partner in COFASP project she support the Joint Call projects.  On SEAS ERA Project she has conducted significant work in dissemination of project results.

 

AndreeaAndreea Popa is expert within International Programmes Department, Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding. She has experience within FP7 programme. As partner in COFASP project she was involved in the process of identifying national priorities for fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing.


CONTACT

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Phone

Call us at:
+353 1 644 9008

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Email

Send an email to:
cliona@aquatt.ie

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Address

AquaTT UETP Ltd., PO Box 8989
Dublin 2, Ireland

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