Fostering research excellence in EU Outermost Regions
(GA Nº 824550/952727405)
Type: Horizon 2020 | CSA - Coordination and Support Action
Duration: 36 months (01-01-2019 - 31/12/2021)
Status: Ongoing
Coordinator: Gobierno de Canarias, Agencia Canaria de Investigación, Innovación y Sociedad de la Información (GOBCAN - ACIISI), Canary Islands - Spain.


GOBCAN – ACIISI – Gobierno de Canarias, Agencia Canaria de Investigación, Innovación y Sociedad de la Información (Canary Islands-Spain)
ULL-Universidade de la Laguna (Canary Islands -Spain)
ULPGC-Universidade de Las Palmas de Gran Canária (Canary Islands -Spain)
PLOCAN-Consorcio para el diseno, construccion, equipamento y explotation de la plataforma oceânica de Canarias (Canary Islands -Spain)
ICT-Instituto Tecnologico de Canárias (Canary Islands -Spain)
IAC-Instituto de Astrofísica de Canárias (Canary Islands -Spain)
Consulta Europa Projects and Innovations SL (Canary Islands -Spain)
FRCT – Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Azores– Portugal)
UAC – Universidade dos Açores, UAC (Azores – Portugal)
CCIA – Câmara do Comércio e Indústria dos Açores (Azores – Portugal)
ARDITI -Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação – Associação (Madeira-Portugal)
UMA-Universidade da Madeira (Madeira-Portugal)
NEXA-Agence Regionale de Developpement D’Investissement et D’Innovation (La Réunion-France)
UR-Universite de la Reunion (La Réunion-France)
REG GUA-Guadalupe Region (Archipelago of Guadeloupe-France)
UA-Universite des Antilles (Archipelago of Guadeloupe-France)
Sydergîle (Archipelago of Guadeloupe-France)
CTM – Collectivite Territoriale de la Martinique, Centre de Demoustication et de Recherches Entomologiques (Martinique-France)
CTG-Collectivité Territorial de Guyane (Martinique– France)
UG-Universite de Guyane (French Guiana – France)
GDIG-Guyane Dévelopment Innovation (French Guiana– France)
CDM-Departement of Mayotte (Mayotte-France)
COMSM-Collectivité D’Outre-mer de Saint Martin (Saint Martin-France)
CCISM- Chambre Consulaire Interprofissionel de Saint-Martin (Saint Martin-France)

Aim of the Project:

The FORWARD project aims to reinforce the visibility and recognition of I&I’s capacities and expertise and promote the excellence in research and innovation potential in the outermost regions (ORS). Through a diagnosis of the R&I ecosystems in the outermost regions the project foresees the definition of a strategy that comprises actions to strengthen the participation in EU-funded projects on R&I, encourage networking, training actions, as well as the reinforce of the link between research and policy making. FORWARD promotes collaboration between the different actors (academic institutions, SMEs, government, civil society) in the logic of a quadruple helix at a regional level, with the focus on the R&I regional communities, with an impact at a national, European and international level.

FRCT Involvement:
Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT) is responsible for the WP4: Capacity building and training activities.
Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
-4 277 423,214 277 423,21
FRCT Budget
-252 875,00252 875,00