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European Network of Research Infrastructures & IndusTry for Collaboration

Project description

New network to boost public-private initiatives

Cooperative arrangements between public and private sectors are receiving increasing attention. EU-wide initiatives are revolutionising how public and private sectors work together and facilitating the creation of structural frameworks that are needed to foster such collaborations. This is the goal of the EU-funded ENRIITC project. It will build a permanent network of Industrial Liaison and Contact Officers (ILOs and ICOs) to maximise their engagement and boost the research infrastructures-industry partnerships. It will support the establishment of strategic, cross-border partnerships between industry and research infrastructures. Specifically, ENRIITC will establish a sustainable European network of ILOs and ICOs that will enable learning, map collaboration potential between research and industry, and develop strategies and best practices.

Objective

Research infrastructures (RIs) operate in complex innovation ecosystems where industry plays an increasingly important role. Pan-EU initiatives, such as the Innovation Union or the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, revolutionise the way public and private sectors work together, and help to create structural frameworks which are needed to foster such collaborations. While initiatives of this type play a crucial role in enabling industry to become a full partner of research infrastructures whether it is as a user, a supplier, or a co-creator, they do not fully utilise or engage Industrial Liaison and Contact Officers (ILOs/ICOs) which could have a central role in boosting the RI-industry partnerships. To address this gap, ENRIITC will build a permanent pan-European network of ILOs and ICOs. This will be done in a community-driven, cross-functional, cross-sectoral, multiplier-based way which will be inclusive and enable all interested parties to actively participate. By supporting the establishment of strategic, cross-border partnerships between industry and research infrastructures, ENRIITC will enable win-win results for all parties. With a timeline of 36 months, 11 partners from seven countries, and a strong support from 61 Associates from around Europe, ENRIITC will 1) establish a sustainable European network of ILOs and ICOs which enables mutual learning, 2) map collaboration potential between research infrastructures and industry, 3) develop and refine strategies and best practices to foster these collaborations, 4) raise awareness among industry for collaboration opportunities at research infrastructures, and demonstrate impact. The consortium and Associates will jointly balance the need for expertise from diverse scientific areas, combine it with practical insights from establishing relations with various industries operating in different sectors and geographical contexts, and propagate it among their networks.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAINNOV-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-INFRAINNOV-2019-2

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EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE ERIC
Net EU contribution
€ 344 137,50
Address
ODARSLOVSVAGEN 113
224 84 Lund
Sweden

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Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 344 137,50

Participants (10)