INCONET-GCC2 is a three year project sponsored by European Commission – Directorate General for Research and Innovation – to establish a "Science, Technology and Innovation International Cooperation Network between European Union and the Arab Gulf Countries aiming at the bi-regional coordination towards HORIZON2020”.

INCONET-GCC2’s overall goals are to:

  • Support the institutional bi-regional policy dialogue in Science, Technology and Innovation,
  • Strengthen the bi-regional cooperation between research and innovation actors, especially in the context of the upcoming Horizon 2020 programme and
  • Monitor progress in the bi-regional STI cooperation.

NCONET-GCC2 project is implemented by 20 international institutional partners – most of them from EU and GCC regions.  It aims to accomplish its broader objectives through practical steps that aim to:

  • Reinforce strategic S&T cooperation and innovation with the Arab Gulf region
  • Facilitate access to knowledge, resources and markets in the GCC region
  • Have a positive influence on the joint EU-GCC STI agenda
  • Make it easier for Europe’s researchers and universities to work with the best scientists and research infrastructures in the world
  • Create a roadmap for future research activities & collaborations
  • Contribute effectively to stability, security and prosperity in the world
  • Contribute to global sustainable development and foster Europe’s S&T excellence
  • Contribute to the free circulation of knowledge at the global level
  • Raise Europe’s S&T profile in the GCC region

For further information see the project website, or contact