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Cubist Projects


Latin America, Caribbean and European Union Network on Research and Innovation

Duration: 01/12/2012 to 31/05/2017

Budget: Financed by the FP7 (EU) – Euros 121.465 (amount for Uruguay)

ALCUE NET supports the CELAC-UE S&T Policy Dialogue process & the Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation (CELAC-UE JIRI) implementation during 2013-2017, reflecting the suggestions and recommendations of the Senior Officials Meetings (SOM).

ALCUE NET aims to establish a common platform for EU-LAC policy makers, research institutions and the private sector.

Also, aims at strengthening and expanding the National Contact Points (NCP) in Latin American and Caribbean countries, as well as engaging with Alumni networks, other INCO-NETs and related thematic biregional projects.

Coordinator: Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MINCyT-Argentina)


  • Deutsches Zentrum Fuer Luft – Und Raumfahrt EV (DLR – Germany)
  • Zentrum Fuer Soziale Innovation (ZSI- Austria)
  • Caribean Science Foundation INC. (CSF – Barbados)
  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimiento Cientifico e Tecnologico  (Brasil)
  • Ministerio da Ciencia e Tecnologia (MCT – Brasil)
  • Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT – Chile)
  • Instituto Colombiano para el Desarrollo de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (COLCIENCIAS – Colombia)
  • Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (MICIT – Costa Rica)
  • Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO – Spain)
  • Teknologian Tutkimuske Skus VTT (VTT – Finland)
  • Centre de Coopearation International en Recherche Agronomique pour le Development (CIRAD – France)
  • Institut de Recherche Pour le Developpement (IRD – France)
  • Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT – Mexico)
  • Norges Forskningsrad (RCN – Norway)
  • Secretaría Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENACYT- Panama)
  • Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT – Portugal)
  • Ministerio de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología (MESCYT – Dominican Republic)
  • Ministerio de Educación y Cultura (MEC – Uruguay)Work Packages (WPs)
  • WP1: CELAC-EU Policy Dialogue
  • WP2: Energy
  • WP3: Information & Communication Technologies
  • WP4: Bioeconomy
  • WP5: Biodiversity
  • WP6: Capacity strengthening & networking
  • WP7: Information management, monitoring, evaluation & quality control
  • WP8: Coordination & Management


Uruguay INNOVA
Support Innovation Policy and Territorial Cohesion

Uruguay is strongly promoting a political science technology and innovation at the national level and in particular in creating links and networks.

Thus since 2008 the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC), among others, has created a Liaison Office with the European Union (EU), which has among other tasks, encourage the participation of researchers, academia and companies in different calls, including the 7th Framework Programme of Cooperation.

Actually the EU launched a new program, Horizon 2020.This project is falls within the framework of the European Cooperation Agreement with Uruguay (2007-2013), the Programme of Support to innovation policy and territorial cohesion (INNOVA + INTEGRA II).

Uruguay INNOVA is driven by the cooperation of the European Union in Uruguay that promotes specific actions that collectively cover the entire value chain of knowledge as a tool to strengthen the ability to generate and transfer this knowledge program.

The Uruguay INNOVA program is divided into four main lines of action: 

1) Support the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo as a center of excellence, supporting the implementation of research programs led by young scientists, and the dictates of international courses in frontier areas of knowledge in biotechnology.

2) Supporting the internationalization process of Software Testing Center, designed to enable the Centre to be able to sell their services abroad, in a competitive market.

3) Transformation of the Technological Center of Pando (PTP) in the Science and Technology Park of Pando, created by law in 2008.4) Promoting implementation of R & D Clustering processes, with focus on the interior of the country promoting the emergence of synergies between the public and private sectors.

The MEC project involved the following components:

  • Capacities of Uruguay to seize the opportunities offered by the Research Framework Programmes of the EU
  • Training activities (courses and / or workshops), dissemination of issues related to the Framework Programmes will be undertaken
  • Once the training is conducted, a network of synergies will comply

Duration: 23/08/2012 to 08/23/2015

Amount: Contribution to MEC – 105,000 Euros.

Funded by the European Union.


Network of the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean Countries on Innovation and Joint Research Activities

Duration: 01/10/2013 to 04/30/2017

Amount: Contribution to Uruguay – 24,085 Euros

Funded by the 7th Framework Programme for Research of the European Union.It is an International Cooperation Network, whose main objective is to develop a series of activities between Latin American countries and the EU, with the aim of strengthening national research and training.

This network aims to strengthen countries bi-regional partnership in science, technology and innovation through the planning and implementation of specific joint activities. 2 conducting joint calls (Joint calls) research project, funded by the economic contribution of the partner countries of the project is expected.Coordinator:Deutsches Zentrum Fuer Luft (DLR, Germany)


  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MINCyT – Argentina)
  • National Council for Scientific and Technological Desenvolvimento (CNPq – Brazil)
  • National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT – Chile)
  • Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO – Spain)
  • Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT-CYTED – Spain)
  • Suomen Akatemia (AKA – Finland)
  • Institut de Recherche Pour le Developpement (IRD – France)
  • National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT – Mexico)
  • Norges forskningsråd (RCN – Norway)
  • National Council for Science Technology and Innovation (CONCYTED – Peru)
  • National Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT-Panama)
  • Fundacao for a Science ea Tecnologia (FCT – Portugal)
  • Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCYT – Dominican Republic)
  • Unitatea Executiva Pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior to Cercetarii Dezvoltarii if Inovarii (UEFISCDI – Romania)
  • Türkiye Bilimsel Teknolojik Arastirma see Kurumu (TUBITAK – Turkey)
  • Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC – Uruguay)

Work Packages (WPs):

  • WP1 Identification methods, topics, instruments and actors
  • WP2 Definition of Strategy and Project Development Action Plan for ERA-NET (MEC)
  • WP3 promote mutual openness and coordinate existing programs and infrastructure EU-LAC
  • WP4 Implementation of joint calls (MEC)
  • WP5 Pave the way of innovation and sustainability of joint bi-regional activities
  • WP6 Coordination and Management


Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies Deployment in Latin American Countries

Duration: 01/10/2013 to 10/01/2015

Amount: Contribution for Uruguay: 38,170 Euros

Funded by the 7th Framework Programme for Research of the European Union.

The NMP-LA project brings together partners and experts from across Latin America and Europe to develop a series of activities between the two regions, in order to strengthen the research and training of local potential to achieve the deployment of advanced and enabling technologies in areas of major social challenge in Latin America: energy, water and health.

Coordinator: ASCAMM Private Foundation (ASCAMM – Spain)


  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MINCyT – Argentina)
  • Zentrum Fuer Soziale Innovation (ZSI – Austria)
  • Universidade Federal do Parana (RELANS – Brazil)
  • Business Funcación Chile Eurochile European Community (EUROCHILE – Chile)
  • Malsch TechnoValuation (MTV – Netherlands)
  • Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT (VTT – Finland)
  • Center for Research in Advanced Materials SC (CIMAV – CONACYT – Mexico)
  • Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN – UK)
  • Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC – Uruguay)

Work Packages (WPs):

  • WP1 Coordination and Management
  • WP2 Mapping, Development Strategy and Recommendations
  • WP3 Networks EU-LAC, consultation, dialogue and open innovation platform (MEC)
  • WP4 Education, Training and Supply of Competencies (MEC)
  • WP5 Communication and dissemination





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