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Europ. Kommission: Forschungs- und Innovationskooperation mit Mexiko

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The Bilateral Agreement for S&T cooperation between the EC and the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) was signed in 2004 and came into force in 2005. Within the framework of the Agreement, both sides endeavor to develop common principles and adequate framework conditions needed to create a level playing field for researchers from Mexico and the European Union to cooperate with each other on the basis of trust.

In 2015 Mexico signed a cooperation agreement with the European Research Council (ERC) to encourage top Mexican scientists to participate in research teams led by ERC grant holders.

In 2014 Mexico was the first partner country to create a complementary funding called CONACYT-Horizon 2020 for financing Mexican partners in successful projects of Horizon 2020. In this respect, Mexico will continue financing within budgetary possibilities, Mexican institutions and researchers participating in the Horizon Europe research programme.

The 10th meeting of the EU-Mexico Joint Science and Technology Committee took place on 30 September 2020 via video conference. The meeting marked the 5-year renewal of the EU-Mexico Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation, which, since 2005, has played a key role for enhancing dialogue and cooperation between the two sides.

Both sides decided to strengthen research and innovation capacities in

  • marine research
  • health (including Covid-19)
  • renewable energies
  • sustainable cities
  • human capital development
Quelle: Webseite Europ. Kommission Redaktion: von Mirjam Buse, VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH Länder / Organisationen: Mexiko EU Themen: Förderung Netzwerke Strategie und Rahmenbedingungen Wirtschaft, Märkte

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