Dresdner Universitätsjournal (2010): Issue 4, page 2, March 2nd, 2010.
In the beginning of February 2010, the kick-off meeting of the multinational project “Caribbean WELCOME” took place at the TU Dresden. The project brings together 7 different institutions that are promoting science and technology from Germany, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia and Spain and is co-financed by the ACP Science and Technology Programme.
Caribbean WELCOME is one of 30 funded projects which were selected from about 220 proposals. The 3-year project helps to strengthen the internal science and technology capacity in order to enable sustainable growth and development of the three Caribbean countries. It also aims for better links between industry and the academia in order to facilitate better commercialization of research results. Furthermore, it will help to link the Caribbean area to the European Research Area (ERA) by establishing and strengthening National Contact Points (NCPs).