Support Infrastructure for the International EU-Russia S&T Cooperation: Current Status and Prospects

This article builds on previous article «Multilateral EU-Russia cooperation in the sphere of research and innovation development: new trends and prospects» published in the magazine «Innovatsii» № 10, 2012. It comprises an overview of the current status of FP7 support structures (National Contact Points Network, Enterprise Europe Network) both in EU and Russia. A set of recommendations are presented on how integration of Russian NCPs and EEN-Russia partners can strengthen the national support system for the international S&T and Innovation cooperation.

Keywords: EU - Russia S&T cooperation, 7th Framework Programme - FP7, Horizon 2020, National Contact Point (NCP) Network, Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), EEN-Russia, Gate2RuBIN