Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-Net Plus) is an ACU-led project and is the second project funded by the European Commission to further bi-regional science, technology and innovation (STI) cooperation between the South Pacific island nations and the European Union.
The research and innovation landscape of the Pacific is extremely diverse, ranging from Pacific island countries and territories with little or no STI capacity, Overseas Countries Territories (OCTs) with strong capacities, to New Zealand and Australia which have numerous networks of research and innovation institutions.
The EU, which maintains a long standing relationship with the Pacific, aims for enhancing its profile and reinforcing cooperation in STI with the region, in the perspective of the forthcoming Horizon 2020 Programme, and promote the development of mutually beneficial partnerships.
Considering the results of past and ongoing initiatives supporting the EU-Pacific STI cooperation, PACE-Net Plus will:
Project partners: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France; The Australian National University, Australia; National Centre for Technological Research, New Caledonia; Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Netherlands; Institut Louis Malardé, Tahiti; Landcare Research, New Zealand; Montroix Pty Ltd, Australia; National University of Samoa; Secretariat of the Pacific Community, New Caledonia; Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovacao – Consultadoria Empresariale Fometo da Inovaca, Portugal; United National Industrial Development Organisation; University of Papua New Guinea; University of the South Pacific; Vanuatu National Cultural Council; Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenökologie, Germany
Funder: European Union's Seventh Framework Programme