SRTD-II is the second phase of the “Support to Research, Technological Development and Innovation in Jordan” project. It will build on the research and commercialisation elements of SRTD-I, providing more focus on supporting applied research based on national priorities, involving the private sector with defining research needs, and supporting strong innovative ideas from research to commercially viable projects. The overall objective is to increase the contribution of Jordan’s research & technological development and innovation sectors to Jordan’s economic growth and employment.
Further develop Jordan’s applied research & technological capacity with a focus on the commercialization of research and technological development (RTD) results for use by the private sector, especially small and medium enterprise (SMEs).
Continue the integration of Jordan into the European research area and community framework programme.
The project will take a thematic approach for delivering its results, focusing on the key areas of water, energy, food and health, which fit into Jordan’s national research priorities.