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Specific actions to promote research infrastructures

This instrument is an evolved version of the Research Infrastructures activity funded under the Improving Human Potential Programme under FP5.

Aims and Objectives:

The primary objective of this instrument is:

  • To support the integrated provision of infrastructure related services to research communities at EU level.

It will aim to mobilise a large number of stakeholders in a given class of infrastructures by combining within a single contract:

  • Networking
  • Research Teams in universities and other public research organizations
  • Industry
  • Equipment manufactures (e.g. SMEs)

Integrating Activities will be implemented as a Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3)

Project components:

There are four main schemes:

  • Communication Network Development
  • Transnational Access
  • Design Studies
  • Development of new infrastructures.
Number of participants:

I3 must include at least three independent legal entities established in two different Member States or Associated States, of which at least one must be Member States or Associated Candidate Countries.

At least one these entities must operate a research infrastructure.