First regional ‘Enlighten Your Research’ contest
A highlight of the first Eastern Partnership E-infrastrcutures Conference (EaPEC 2016) was the presentation of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region’s first ‘Enlighten Your Research’ (EYR) awards.
The EYR programme invites researchers to submit proposals that highlight how access to advanced networks, technologies and computation would significantly improve their research and discovery process.
Presenting the awards to the first regional EYR winners, Walter van Dijk of SURFnet explained the evolution of the programme since its start in the Netherlands in 2007.
The 2016 EaPConnect call for submissions received applications from all six of the countries partnered in the project. Two awards were presented.
Winners of EYR@EaP2016 were:
- Yuras Hetsevich, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for a proposal to create a mobile application that uses speech systems as well as audio and visual imagery to inform visitors about the history of cities.
- Naira Kocharyan of ASNET-AM on behalf of Armen Poghosyan, Bioinformatics Group of the International Scientific-Educational Center of NAS RA, Armenia, for a proposal to study molecular dynamics of surfactants and phospholipid nanosystems.
A video of this session, including presentations about the winning proposals, is available online.