On 23 March, 2016, The Agency for Research, Technology and Innovation in Tirana (ARTI) organized a round table meeting and invited all public and private Higher Education Institutions in the country. Epoka University was represented by Ms. Diturije Ismaili, Head of the Research and Project Office.
The main aim of this meeting was the improvement and the promotion of the Framework Program of the European Commission on Research and Innovation (2014-2010), Horizon 2020, and in the meanwhile the experts of the Agency for Research, Technology and Information presented the CORDIS Network database, which helps the universities and the Research Centers to find partners and join them in the projects consortia that they have applied. Furthermore, the experts of ARTI introduced the IDEADLIST research database, which serves for finding partners for Horizon2020 projects and it was designed by the Network of the National Contact Points of ICT. In addition, they talked about the Enterprise Europe Network Cooperation Opportunities Database (EEN), which publishes a number of organizations and enterprises that are carrying research in the field of the technology and innovation. This platform may help the interested parties to identify the possible partners for mutual cooperation in the field of business, innovation and technology.
At the end of the round table, the Director of ARTI presented a questionnaire that they had developed to be filled by all academicians of Higher Education Institutions in the country.