TsAGI hosts EREA Young Researchers Event 2019
19 November 2019
The specialists of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky (a part of the National Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute”) took part in the EREA (Association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics) Young Researchers Event 2019.
It was held at the TsAGI Tech Center — a new innovation center — in early October.
The co-organizer of the event is the National Contact Point (NCP) “Aeronautics”. It operates on the basis of TsAGI and is designated to facilitate the effective integration of Russian organizations into the European research space.
This year the seminar focused on training young researchers preparing successful Horizon 2020 proposals.
The key event participants, who also acted as guest experts, were Managing Director of Hyperion Ltd, a training company, Sean McCarthy (Ireland) and Project Manager of AAF (Aeronautics and Astronautics Association of France) Dominique Nouailhas.
“The seminar has made it possible to take a much broader look at the process of compiling proposals to participate in European projects and evaluate them on the part of the expert committee, and identify the nuances that are worth paying attention to,” said one of the participants, lead specialist of the International Business Department of TsAGI Alexey Korobov.
In addition, TsAGI hosted the meetings of the Aviation Research Group (ARG) and the Executive Secretariat (ES), which coordinates all EREA activities, on the topic of cooperation with Russian partners under the 8th Framework Program — Horizon Europe.
Foreign participants visited the TsAGI museum and got acquainted with the history of aviation. They also visited the sites of the TsAGI Tech Center’s residents, where they were told about the current projects, such as the pilot production of ultralight aircraft and a research and educational laboratory with on-line courses in the field of aeronautics.
The event was attended by 40 EREA representatives from such companies as ONERA, INCAS, CIRA, etc. and five young specialists from the Russian organizations, which are part of the NRC “Zhukovsky Institute”. The TsAGI Tech Center was visited by the specialists from Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Romania, Ireland, Swiss and Portugal.
EREA was established in 1999 as a non-profit organization, bringing together the leading European research centers in the field of aeronautics, such as DLR (Germany), NLR (the Netherlands), ONERA (France), VZLU (Czech Republic), CIRA (Italy), VKI (Belgium), CEIIA (Portugal), FOI (Sweden), ILOT (Poland), INCAS (Romania), INTA (Spain), etc. The Event is held annually. TsAGI has been the member of the Association since 2012.