On June 20, 2018, Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of the Research and Innovation Department of the European Commission, visited the Academic Centre of Natural Sciences of University of Latvia (UL), where the scientific achievements of the Institute and Horizon 2020 project CAMART² were presented by director of ISSP UL Martins Rutkis.
The TO-BE Fall Meeting 2017, organised by the Institute of Solid State Physics University of Latvia (ISSP UL), is being held from 11th to 13th September 2017 in Riga, Latvia.
The meeting aims to establish a network of researchers working in the field of the science and technology of transition-metal oxides and to help them sharing their expertise, defining future strategies, and clustering for the future funding opportunities.
The Institute of Solid State Physics University of Latvia (ISSP) is the only scientific institution from Latvia that will be supported by the European Commission (EC) within the framework of "Horizon 2020 WIDESPREAD1-2014: Teaming" action. In the view of the relevant experts, CAMART² was the third best proposal out of 169 applications, receiving 14.5 out of the maximum 15 points.
Despite its strengths, the European Research and Innovation landscape has a lot of structural disparities, with research and innovation excellence concentrated in a few geographical zones. Among the causes are the insufficient critical mass of centres of science and excellence with sufficient competence to strategically engage countries and regions on a path towards innovative growth, building on newly developed capabilities.