Why Become a Collaborator?
Benefits for the Foreign Collaborators
- Contact with high-level and highly-skilled CIS scientists and engineers.
- Participation in experiments at unique installations and facilities.
- Improved focus and efficiency of R&D activity through information exchange and consultation.
- Potential cooperation in commercialization of results.
- Creates opportunity for activities beyond and outside the scope of underlying project agreement.
In turn, the collaborator should comply with the ethical principles as well as confidentiality and non-disclosure requirements of their funding national Parties, participating recipient institutes, and hosting national Parties.
Role of a Foreign Collaborator
1. Main Objectives of Collaboration
· Fostering self-sustaining civilian activities of CIS and Georgia scientists in particular by providing an orientation to the project results toward a commercial exploitation.
· Integration of former weapons scientists and engineers from the CIS into the larger international scientific community.
· Establish and support contacts of foreign organizations with CIS and Georgia science and research organizations.
· Purposeful and productive collaboration is an essential element in decisions to fund projects.
The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization connecting scientists from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia with their peers and research organizations in the EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway and the United States.
ISTC facilitates international science projects and assists the global scientific and business community to source and engage with CIS and Georgian institutes that develop or possess an excellence of scientific know-how.