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Sixth Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration of the EC (2002-2006)
Integrating and Strengthening the European Research Area “Specific measures in support of international co-operation (INCO)”

Connecting Russian and EuropeAn Technologies and InnovatiON Systems (CREATION)

Contract No: 502259
Duration of contract: January – December 2005.
Project co-ordinator: Dr. Leonid Gokhberg, Vice-Rector, State University – Higher School of Economics.
20, Myasnitskaya, Moscow, 101990 Russia
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Project summary

A general project's objective is to develop an efficient and sustainable infrastructure for information support to Russia's participation in FP6 and the ERA, and involvement of Russian enterprises into innovation process via establishing links with EU partners.


  1. To inform EU stakeholders on innovative SMEs in Russia and their activities, assist European RTD teams in the search for Russian partners and consortium building.
  2. To promote involvement of Russian high-tech SMEs into innovation processes both in Russia and the EU.
  3. To facilitate participation of Russian S&T community and high-tech SMEs in FP6.
  4. To increase Russian stakeholders' awareness of FP6 and emerging ERA related issues.


  1. Development and maintenance of an English–language database "Russian RTD Units & Innovative SMEs" with classification of its records by existing EU S&T priorities. The database will be accessible via the Internet and published on paper as a Directory.
  2. Creation of Web services and design of periodical digests for dissemination of data on research findings and technologies obtained within EU programmes to Russian high-tech SMEs.
  3. Establishment of regional information, assisting and consultancy services in Russia (Moscow, St.Petersburg).
  4. Development of Russian–language FP6 Web services and periodical publishing and disseminating CORDIS-based information bulletins.

The proposed objectives and activities target Russia's integration to ERA thus contributing to the general objective of international co-operation activities carried out under the FP6 to help open up the ERA to the rest of the world. The project will provide European SMEs and research organisations with access to knowledge and expertise available in Russia and facilitate participation of Russian RTD units and SMEs in the INCO and the broader Priority Thematic Areas in the context of the FP6 new instruments.

Project Partners

Centre for Science and Education Programmes (CESEP), Moscow, Russi

Austrian Research Promotion Agency / Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-operation (FFG/BIT), Vienna, Austria

Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Professional Education / St.Petersburg State University (ICAPE/SPbSU), St.Petersburg, Russia

Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge / State University - Higher School of Economics (ISEK/HSE), Moscow, Russia

Centre for Science Research and Statistics (CSRS), Moscow, Russia



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