Research Projects aim at improving:
- European competitiveness or;
- Meeting the needs of society or Community
They can take the following forms:
- An RTD project designed to gain knowledge
or improve existing products, processes or services.
- A demonstration project designed to prove
the viability of new technologies but which
cannot be commercialized directly.
Minimum of three partners from three different
Member States or Associated States, of which two
must be Member States or Associated Candidate
Some calls may specify a higher minimum number
Typically between 2 to 3 years, but may in exceptional
cases be extended beyond 3 years.
Funding will be the form of a grant with a ceiling
for EC contribution
||IPs will require
overall management and coordination of the consortium.
for implementing Specific Targeted Research Projects'
(ZIP): European Commission background document