SAAA Conference 2017: presentations

Dr Rado Faletič

Director, Projects & Communications, MONTROIX Pty Ltd

Funding opportunities to support Slovenia-Australia research collaboration

Slovenia has one of the highest success rates in Horizon 2020 – the European Union’s massive €80 billion research and innovation program – winning more than three times as many projects per capita than Germany. Similarly, Australia is one of the most successful non-European countries involved in this large research program.

Being a globally open program for international collaboration, Horizon 2020 therefore offers an excellent opportunity for Slovene and Australian research actors to work together for mutual research (and funding!) success.

Whilst Horizon 2020 is indeed large, and caters for almost every area of research, it is by no means applicable for every researcher. There are, however, many other funding sources (domestic and international) that can be utilised to support collaboration between Slovenian and Australian researchers and institutions.

This presentation will introduce the exciting, and unique, opportunities presented by Horizon 2020, and give a summary of some of the applicable Slovenian and Australian government funding mechanisms that can be utilised for research collaboration.


Dr Rado Faletič is Australia’s foremost expert on the EU’s research and innovation program – Horizon 2020 – and is co-owner of Montroix Pty Ltd, a consultancy that provides support for the international research engagement efforts of governments and institutions across the region and internationally.

Rado was previously the Executive Director of the Forum for European-Australian Science and Technology cooperation (FEAST), a joint EU-Australia initiative to highlight, promote, and facilitate research collaboration between Europe and Australia, and has been a participant and adviser to numerous other international research initiatives.

He holds a PhD in shock tunnel tomography, and his other research projects have included the spatial modelling of water flows in de-forested landscapes, and adaptive seismic tomography.


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