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NoGAP – The Knowledge Transfer Community

Bridging the gap between research, innovation and business creation.

NoGAP was completed in August 2016. The project promoted the cooperation of the EU and its Members States/Associated Countries with the Eastern Partnership Countries (namely: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) on bridging the gap between research and innovation. NoGAP contributed to taking advantage of the innovation potential of SMEs based on a better cooperation with researchers, transferring and using knowledge resulting from research.

The overall objective of the project was to reinforce cooperation with Eastern Partnership countries to develop a 'Common Knowledge and Innovation Space' on the societal challenge 'Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy'.

The NoGAP consortium was composed of 13 organisations from 6 countries of which 3 were EU members (Germany, Romania, Slovakia) and 3 were members of the Eastern Partnership (Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia). In order to improve mobility between research, business and innovation, interrelated tandem relations between research organisations and innovation support services were established.

Within the NoGAP project we wanted to:

  • identify the main drivers and obstacles of closer links between academia and the market in the field of secure, clean and efficient energy in the Eastern Partnership Region
  • develop a best practice methodology to enhance successful commercialisation of research results and to improve the management of these results
  • develop innovation support services to foster existing and establish new strategic partnerships
  • assess the opportunities for the establishment of sustainable Technology Transfer Centres (TTC) in the participating partner countries on the basis of existing structures and good practice
  • improve the competencies of researchers, entrepreneurs and multiplicators by organising trainings
  • develop a list of pilot activities to foster mutually beneficial public-private-partnerships between EU and Eastern Partnership countries in the energy sector
  • create and organise twinnings between the regions
  • promote networking between EU and Eastern Partnership countries.





















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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 609531.

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