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Associated European Research and Technology Organisations

Objective

ÆRTOs will network major applied research activities of four EU Member States (DE, FR, FI, and NL) and one Associated State (NO). Further countries will join the project later. The research activities to be networked are “National Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)”. These are programme organisations mandated by their national government to undertake strategic research in support of societal development including economic competitiveness and innovation. They receive dedicated programme funding – sometimes referred to as “core funding” – from their government for this purpose. They are public research programmes targeted at fulfilling strategic national objectives. There are no supra-national RTOs in Europe, although some RTOs have limited extra-national activities within Europe, and inter-RTO cooperation is mostly limited to case-by-case project cooperation. Greater cooperation among RTOs would produce important efficiency gains by exploiting synergies and avoiding duplication of effort, and a stronger coordinated pan-European RTO infrastructure would enhance Europe’s attractiveness as an R&D location and so help retain industrial R&D investment here at a time of increasing globalisation. A major constraint at present on large-scale inter-RTO cooperation in Europe is the national “lock-in” effect caused by the current national core funding regimes. ÆRTOs’s ambition is to break that constraint by establishing a principle of RTO partnership based on cooperation and reciprocity. The project has the enthusiastic support of the RTO programme owners of the five participating countries. The aim of the proposed ERA-NET, therefore, is to begin the construction of a new, integrated pan-European RTO infrastructure by identifying and implementing research activities of common interest (full and variable geometry) which promise added value from greater cooperation, and by developing corresponding sustainable modes of governance and funding.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/globalization
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

FP7-ERANET-2007-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 585 503
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)

Participants (13)

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 5 992
Address
Heinemannstrasse 2
53175 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Hocks (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 222 941
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leena Sarvaranta (Dr.)
MINISTERE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR, DE LA RECHERCHE ET DE L INNOVATION
France
EU contribution
€ 5 992
Address
Rue Descartes 1
75005 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Gaillard (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 215 482
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Daumas (Ms.)
MINISTERIE VAN ONDERWIJS, CULTUUR EN WETENSCHAP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 5 992
Address
Rijnstraat 50
2500 BJ Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jos Rokx (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 208 891
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jans Wijbe Lyklema (Dr.)
NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD
Norway
EU contribution
€ 8 988
Address
Drammensveien 288
0283 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Egil Eike (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 336 649
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ernst Kristiansen (Mr.)
TYÖ- JA ELINKEINOMINISTERIÖ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 8 988
Address
Aleksanterinkatu 4
00023 Helsinki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petri Peltonen (Mr.)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 81 748
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Per-Erik Petersson (Dr.)
RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN HOLDING AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 712
Address
Master Samuelsgatan 60 Plan 9
10361 Stockholm
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anna Breidenskog (Ms.)
CONSEJERIA DE DESARROLLO ECONÓMICO E INFRAESTRUCTURAS-EUSKO JAURLARITZA-GOBIERNO VASCO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 4 280
Address
C/donostia-san Sebastian, 1
01010 Vitoria-gasteiz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iñaki Alba (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 80 943
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elena Torner (Ms.)