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Call for Applicants: Excellence in ReSTI - pilot course on the management of research and innovation projects

Take a glance at ReSTI pilot training course in project management! Learn more about the project, the eligibility criteria, submission deadlines, and the pilot modules.

  • Posted on: 16.04.2018

Website: Link

The pilot programme is primarily aimed at early-stage project managers and young graduates within the Danube Region.

If you are yourself interested in applying (deadline: 31 May), or would like to spread the information about this unique opportunity, the registration link and all relevant information are available here: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/excellence-in-resti/section/call-for-applicants 

Submission of Applications

For submitting the application, please follow the online form here.


There is also an upcoming online event (20th April, 10:00 AM) providing detailed information on the application process and the content of the pilot course. Please find details below.


  • Please register before April 18, 2018!
  • The number of participants will be limited (First come - first serve principle).
  • After the registration and prior to the launch event you will receive detailed information on how to access the online meeting tool.
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  • Welcome & introduction
  • About the Excellence in ReSTI project
  • About the course - A short overview about the content (modules), didactic method (Five Door Approach) and learning environment (blended learning format).
  • How to apply - Potential participants will be informed about the eligibility criteria, costs/grants and certification.
  • Open floor - Questions from the participants



The main objective of the project is to offer project management advice, theories and practices, and methods and tools generated by and for the multicultural environment of the Danube Region with its specific regional challenges. The project is primarily oriented towards early-stage project managers in research, social and technological innovation (ReSTI), as well as young graduates as first-time applicants to transnational and multicultural projects, within the Danube Region.

The call explicitly addresses a wide spread of applicants from the business sector, research institutions, as well as civil society organisations. The breakdown of the tentative course programme of the pilot blended learning curriculum can be seen below (the specific module and course names and content are subject to changes):

Pilot Modules

Pilot Courses

Module 1


1.1 EU Grant Landscape & Funding Structures

1.2 EU Policy Goals and Guidelines

1.3 EU Strategy EU 2030 and beyond

Module 2


2.1 Introduction to Grant Application Writing & Impact

2.2 Advanced project development and application preparation

2.3 Forming a Consortium

2.4 Budget Development

Module 3


3.1 Introduction to Project Management

3.2 Risk Management

3.3 Financial Management & Reporting

3.4 Communication & Dissemination,  Capitalization

3.5 Exploitation & IPR

Module 4


4.1 Introduction to Social Innovation

4.2 Social Innovation: Approaches and methodologies

4.3 Designing and Implementing Social Innovations

Module 5

5.1 Innovation Sandbox

5.2 Introduction to Human-Centered Innovation Practice

5.3 Toward Sustainability: Introduction to Nature-Based Innovation Practice

5.4 Bringing Innovation to Market

5.5 Business Development

This online event will inform potential applicants about the application process, the technical details of the content of the pilot course.

Learn more about the Excellence in ReSTI project and its experts: Link

This online event is organized and hosted by EuroVienna.

Program: Danube Region Programme | S&T field/scope: General | Affilation and Pillar: Research and innovation community | Geographical focus: Danube Region