Procedure for the selection of associated partners



Project1Procedure for the selection of associated partners in relation to a project proposal under grant scheme BG05M2ОP001-1.001 ”Creation and development of Centres of excellence”, funded by operational programme “Science and Education for Smart Growth” 2014-2020

The University of Food Technologies – Plovdiv (UFT) in partnership with Agricultural University – Plovdiv, the Plovdiv University “Paisiy Hilendarski” and the Medical University – Plovdiv intends to apply under grant scheme BG05M2ОP001-1.001 ”Creation and development of Centres of excellence”, funded by operational programme “Science and Education for Smart Growth” 2014-2020, priority axis: 1 „Research and technological development “.

The Center of excellence (CoE) is a top-level research complex conducting research in accordance with the best international standards and practice. This complex should possess an extensive pool of top-level researchers, a well-defined organisational structure and own research agenda.

The activities of the Center of excellence shall lead to the development of excellent and market-oriented research in accordance with the thematic areas of the Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation (ISSS), as the present CoE shall be realized under Component 3: „Industry for healthy living and biotechnology“ from ISSS.

Hereby, UFT opens a procedure for the selection of associated partners, as among the submitted proposals will be selected up to 10 associated partners from each of the following categories:

·           Research and development organizations

·           Business organisations (companies)

·           Municipal administrations

Information for the full requirements of the procedure, the definition of “associated partners”, the minimum requirements for the candidates, the criteria and evaluation methodology, as well as the documents for participation in the procedure can be found at the following link

The documents should be submitted at the following address: University of Food Technologies – Plovdiv, 26, Maritsa Blvd., Plovdiv 4000, to the attention of: Prof. Nikolay Menkov – Vice-rector.

Deadline for submission of applications: 12 December 2016 (17:00 h)