The Thematic Networks are clusters of research and development (R&D) formed by public or private entities and corporations from the member countries of the CYTED Programme, whose scientific or technological activities are related within a common area of ​​interest and included in one of the Programme Areas. Their main objective is the exchange of knowledge between R&D groups and the strengthening of cooperation as a work method.

The Thematic Networks aim to promote among the groups:

  •  Stable and long lasting scientific interactions

 

  • Exchanges of scientific and technical knowledge of mutual interest
  • Synergistic empowerment and coordination of its R&D lines
  • Exchanges and mobility of research personnel
  • Training of human resources
  • Technical and methodological training
  • Preparation of proposals for possible Research Projects or IBEROEKA Innovation Projects • Technology distribution and transfer activities between different groups or entities, provided they are technically, economically and commercially feasible.

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GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

  • Applicants must be public or private R&D centres and/or public or private corporations with demonstrated activity in R&D+i actions
  • Maximum duration of four years for areas 1-7 and two years for area 8
  • Minimum of 6 groups from at least 6 different Ibero-American member countries of the CYTED Programme with demonstrated hability and activity in R&D+I.
     

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FINANCING

 

The financing of the CYTED Programme’s purpose is the coordination activities of the thematic networks, which have a maximum limit of 30.000 euros per year. Financing includes the mobility of the member groups, the organization of workshops and courses and the issue of publications.
 

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EVALUATION

 

Each proposal is evaluated by external and independent evaluators. The criteria on which the scientific-technological evaluation of the Thematic Networks is based are:
 

  1. Scientific-technical quality of the proposal.
  2. Scientific-technical quality and productivity of the coordinator and the working groups.
  3. Feasibility and sustainability of the proposal.
  4. Adequacy of the budget.
     

 

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