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Research Infrastructure Technology Infrastructure For Impact

Project description

Stimulating European research and technology infrastructure growth

The research and innovation (R&I) sector plays a crucial role in ensuring the continued competitiveness and advancement of European sectors in the global market. Despite efforts directed at this sector, European R&I can only remain competitive with improved frameworks and better management of research infrastructure (RI) and technology infrastructure (TI). In collaboration with European RI and TI stakeholders, the EU-funded RITIFI project aims to enhance the structure and integration of RI and TI into European R&I. To achieve this goal, the project will develop an innovative framework that improves end-user access to RI and TI, formulate plans for enhanced policies and investments, and foster engagement with users, managers and policymakers.


Research Infrastructures (RIs) and Technology Infrastructures (TIs) are both essential and complementary elements for functional and efficient R&I ecosystems in Europe. They play a crucial role in strengthening European R&I capacities, from exploratory research to the development, validation and integration of innovative knowledge-based solutions into new products, processes and services. The RITIFI consortium, composed of RI and TI stakeholders from 19 European countries, aims to improve the integration and structure of the European R&I landscape. It will do so by developing a functional framework for the integration of RI and TI services tailored to the needs of end-users, by providing guidelines and methods to improve the visibility and access conditions of RI and TI to end-users, by developing an agile and TI-friendly governance model at European level; provide a comprehensive and multi-level analysis of the RI and TI policy landscape and propose an action plan to ensure alignment and synergies of access policies; develop a process for prioritisation and synergies of investment plans for RI and TI sustainability; raise awareness and stimulate the inclusive engagement of managers, users and policy makers in the development of an integrated RI and TI landscape The project will follow a 4-phase methodology: based on the validation of RI and TI concepts to ensure a common understanding, development of a strategic analysis of the TI landscape and a strategic analysis of the integrated RI and TI landscape in 5 selected areas. Based on the information gathered and extended beyond the selected areas, recommendations to policy makers and the RI-TI community will be drafted. In parallel, the project will engage with the community from the beginning, creating awareness, promoting knowledge sharing, validating results and encouraging adoption. Thus an R&I ecosystem with interconnected and sustainable RI and TI will accelerate the digital and green transition in Europe.


Net EU contribution
€ 233 687,50
75015 PARIS 15

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 233 687,50

Participants (13)