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  • Funding programme and call:
    Programa Estatal de Fomento de la I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad / Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad / Acciones de Dinamización "Europa Redes y Gestores"
  • Start date:
    01/01/2015
  • End date:
    31/12/2017
  • Duration:
    36 Months
  • Total budget:
    143.000,00 €
  • Budget for PLOCAN:
    143.000,00 €
  • Total funding:
    143.000,00 €
  • Funding for PLOCAN:
    143.000,00 €
  • Coordinator:
    PLOCAN (ES)
  • Partners:
    PLOCAN (ES)

La Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias como catalizadora de proyectos innovadores en el ámbito marino

The main objective of the CATAPULTA project is to unfold the potential of the Singular Scientific and Technological Infrastructure (ICTS) PLOCAN for returning and securing international funding that will drag and strengthen R&D&I in the marine and maritime sectors towards Spain. This development will be strategically targeted by:

  • Increasing fundraising and the number of project proposals under management for both the users of the ICTS and the development of the PLOCAN infrastructures within the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union and other international programmes (COSME, Interreg, Eurostars, etc..).
  • Immplementing improvements in the technification and quality of PLOCAN’s Integrated R&D Project Management System, based on wellrecognised international good practices and standards, ranging from the development of the project idea to its technical and econmical justification..
  • The duration of the project is 3 years, starting 1st January 2015 and ending 31st December 2017. Throughout the life cycle of the project, in order to achieve the main objective of CATAPULTA, the following specific objectives are established:

  • To develop the Fundraising and Preparation of International Projects Proposals Area for users of the ICTS (PLOCAN).
  • To create and run a specific H2020 trainning programme and a specialized programme for International Project Management Certification.
  • To strengthen and optimize PLOCAN’s Integrated R&D Project Management System.
  • The expected results of these actions are an increase, regarding PLOCAN’s participation in the FP7 programme, of, at least, 70% in the number of proposals submitted to the H2020 programme and other European programmes for both, projects aimed at developing the PLOCAN infrastucture and projects aimed at encouraging the participation in itnernational projects of PLOCAN’s users. This will lead to an an increase of, at least, 95%, in approved proposals.