Twinning towards advances analytical strategies for capacity building and innovation for the tunisian economy: application to three industrial key sectors in Tunisia

Project Details


TUNTWIN will strengthen research excellence and knowledge transfer of INRAP regarding mass spectrometry, and synchrotron techniquesapplied to environment, food and health sectors with a special attention to organic contaminants, element speciation, light and non-traditionalisotopes, nanoparticles and food traceability, authenticity and safety. These sectors are of high economic benefit and relevance for thedevelopment of both EU and Tunisian economy and legislation. To accomplish this, TUNTWIN will create an environment to transnationalcooperation and develop a sustainable framework of research capacity building, research management, finance and administration, internationalnetworking to enhance the sustainable expertise of Tunisian scientists and stakeholders. As a result, TUNTWIN will foster the economicdevelopment of Tunisian economy in the sectors of environment, food and health. Strengthening of INRAP’s staff will be developed by EU partnersof established scientific excellence in target topics, through 6 case studies, with proven record of experience. TUNTWIN is structured into 5 workpackages for 36 months, including: coordination; capacity building (through trainings, mobilities program, organization of summer schools,exploratory workshops, open days and stakeholders-oriented events); definition of new research avenues and approaches; networking andgovernmental support; and communication through awareness raising and knowledge co-creation. As a result of proposed strategic priorities andactions by INRAP, a series of 4 targeted aims have been defined to determine the impact of TUNTIWN on the increase research excellence andcritical mass; support institutional networking and reputation increase; develop a knowledge transference network; and improve the analyticalservice quality in Tunisia. Such aims will be monitored through >25 KPI supporting the establishment of a short-, medium- and long-termsustainability strategy for INRAP.
Short titleTuntwin
Effective start/end date1/01/2130/06/24

Collaborative partners

  • Institut National de Recherche et d'Analyse Phsysico-Chimique (lead)
  • Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
  • Association pour le Developpement de l'Enseignement et des Recherches auprès des Universités, des Centres de Recherche et des Entreprises d'Aquitaine
  • Jozef Stefan Institute
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)


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