Two projects submitted by Armenia have been named winners of European Union’s Horizon 2020 Twinning program.
The first project on "COBRAIN: Armenia Center for Translational Research on Chronic Neurodegenerative Disorders " was presented by the State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi.
The project will serve as a basis for the formation of staff and infrastructure necessary for Brain Research Excellence Center in Armenia.
The second project on “Magnetic nanohibrides for cancer treatment” was submitted by the Institute for Physical Research of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. It is aimed at developing a safe and effective cancer treatment method based on selective killing of cancer cells.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.
Horizon 2020’s Spreading Excellence & Widening Participation Twinning program aims to implement institutional, internationally competitive and progressive research programs meeting excellence standards in applicant countries.