NCP Roadmap for Action
NCP Network - Lebanon
Strategic Alignment
• The Importance and the need to strengthen EU-Lebanese
Collaborations.
• In view of increasing opportunities for Lebanese
stakeholder & researchers: Future Horizons and
Perspectives for Lebanese Researchers.
• Bearing in mind the research landscape in Lebanon (Where
80% of Research in Lebanon takes place at the
Universities) & key priority areas for Lebanon
A National Network of NCPs in Lebanon (2013)
Nominated through the the support of the
Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Lebanon
NCP & INCO Coordinator: National Council for Scientific Research –
Lebanon (Dr. Hamze & Ms. Atweh)
Thematic NCPs: Universities committed to Research, Development and
Innovation and part of EU networking and programmes
Environment NCP (Dr. Oueini – Université Saint- Esprit de Kaslik)
Health NCP (Dr. Homeidan – American University of Beirut
Energy NCP (Dr. Mougharbel – Lebanese University)
ICT NCP (Dr. Nashaat Mansour – Lebanese American University)
SME NCP (Dr. Nicolas Rouhana – Berytech/Saint Joseph University)
Lebanese Participation in FP7
• 19 Projects with 21 Lebanese Partner Institutions
 Partners: Universities & Public Institutions
 AUB (6 Projects) / CNRS (5 Projects) / USJ & Berytech (2 Projects) / UoB (2
Projects) / Other (5 Projects).
• A qualitative shift in type of Participation
 Passive to Active Participation
• Leadership in 2 Projects
 INCAM: Improving National Assessment and Monitoring Capacities for
Integrated Environmental and Coastal ecosystem Management (CNRS-L)
 LEB’IN: Lebanon-Europe "on boarding" to innovate and enhance research
links in health. (USJ/Berytech)
List of Foreseen Actions
(First Half of 2014)
• Launch of Horizon 2020 (MED Launch in Cairo; Similar Event
to be planned in Beirut)
• NCP Training of Trainers (Events like these! )
• Training For Lebanese Researchers
* 1st Training (Feb) – Funding Opportunities and Grants
Writing (TEMPUS)
• Lebanese National NCP Portal (Information and Call
Dissemination)
Action
Launch of
Horizon 2020
Time Frame and Priority
January/February
2014
(High Priority)
In-Charge
NCP Network
with the support
of the EU
Delegation in
Lebanon
Objectives
 Building a Spectrum of
Knowledge
 Competence on Societal
Challenges
 Local Network Capacity
Training of
Trainers
Training for
Lebanese
Researchers
February-May 2014
(High Priority to
respond to 1st Call
of Horizon 2020)
NCP Network
(Events held at
AUB/LAU/LU/USE
K & Berytech)
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
Lebanese NCP
Portal
Development and
Launch in January;
For Visibility &
Dissemination in
Coordination and
regular input and
update from NCP
Network
 Communication and
Dissemination
 Answering the need of
Researchers
 Partnerships
 Build a Spectrum Of Knowledge
Ensure Institutional Engagement
Support Researchers
Partnerships
Answering the need of
researchers
 Links with Industry (Berytech &
ALI)
OBJECTIVES
• Disseminate H2020 Guidance
• Encourage Local Research Actors to actively
participate. (Tighten the links between local
actors)
• Searching for Lebanese and European
Partners (Regional Linkages)
TARGET COMMUNITIES
• Academics and Research Centres
• Local Providers for Research Solutions
• SMEs, Incubators
• Ministries
• Non Profit Organizations
Key Constraint
Budget & Visibility
•Support through EU Projects - Capacity Building;
particularly for training events.
Previous Events held within the framework of: MIRA / LEB’IN /
INCAM & MEDSPRING Projects / TEMPUS
 Support needed particularly for Experts & Training Costs
Local Training Costs (Hosting Institution)
Lebanese NCP Portal (Visibility)
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