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"UKF-Unity through Knowledge Fund" Republic of Croatia Ministry of Science, Education and Sports Alessia

"UKF-Unity through Knowledge Fund" Republic of Croatia Ministry of Science, Education and Sports Alessia Pozzi, Program Manager

UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa About Fund q Idea of

UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa About Fund q Idea of networking knowledge- 2004 First Congress of Croatian Scientists from the Homeland Abroad q Mission: to unite scientific and professional potential in Croatia and Diaspora in development of the knowledge based society. q In 2007, the MSES has established UKF q Amount: 5 million EUR (80% from the World Bank loan, 20% from the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports)

UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa Target groups n n ABROAD

UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa Target groups n n ABROAD emigrants – 2 nd and 3 rd generation educated abroad established experts and scientists which left the country after education in Croatia young professionals, Ph. D students and postdocs which have left Croatia recently CROATIA: Universities and institutes Technology based SME’s R&D Centers Public administration Young talents (to prevent brain drain)

UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa What we finance : n

UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa What we finance : n n n R&D that is competitive on international level - use Diaspora network to attract foreign research financing (NIH, FP 7) R&D that creates new values in Croatian economy – with help of expatriates attract R&D investments form private sector projects that help the development of science and technology infrastructure in Croatia - make Croatia a desirable place for top talents from abroad (including non Croatians)

UNITYTHROUGH Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa KNOWLEDGEFUND Programs UKF Research Cooperability Program

UNITYTHROUGH Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa KNOWLEDGEFUND Programs UKF Research Cooperability Program 200 000 EUR 1 A “Homeward” 1 B “Crossing Borders” Connectivity Program 10 000 EUR 2 A “Gaining Experience” 2 B “Homeland Visit” Young Researchers and Professionals up to 100 000 EUR 3 A “My first research” 3 B “Reintegration” 3 C“Research in industry”

UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa Main factors of success n

UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa Main factors of success n n n n new idea and concept well planned and low cost promotional activities (complementary with another initiatives of the MSES) openness to candidates and public avoiding conflict of interest, confidentiality, transparent and public decision-making and financing resulted in the increased collaboration well-designed programs and substantial financing provided for single projects well selected members of two Committees with separate duties financial guarantee on legislative level program is highly backed by both the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and the World Bank

UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa UKF projects n n n

UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa UKF projects n n n 17 projects within Cooperability programe - 2. 8 mil euro 11 projects within Young Researchers and Professionals Program - 586. 000 euro 12 projects- Connectivity Program - 51. 823 euro Potential - total amount requested from UKF - 22. 243. 000, 00 euro

UNITYTHROUGH Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa KNOWLEDGEFUND Contact Alessia Pozzi, Program manager

UNITYTHROUGH Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa KNOWLEDGEFUND Contact Alessia Pozzi, Program manager n Dijana Juroš, Programm analyst UKF, Planinska 1, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia n email: [email protected] hr ; [email protected] hr Web site: www. ukf. hr

UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa Thank for your attention !

UNITYTHROUGH KNOWLEDGEFUND Republika Hrvatska Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa Thank for your attention !