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Associated European Research and Technology Organisations

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.
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 585 503

Administrative Contact

Walter Krause (Mr.)

Participants (13)

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BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

EU Contribution

€ 5 992

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

EU Contribution

€ 222 941

MINISTERE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR, DE LA RECHERCHE ET DE L INNOVATION

EU Contribution

€ 5 992

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

EU Contribution

€ 215 482

MINISTERIE VAN ONDERWIJS, CULTUUR EN WETENSCHAP

EU Contribution

€ 5 992

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

EU Contribution

€ 208 891

NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD

EU Contribution

€ 8 988

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

EU Contribution

€ 336 649

TYÖ- JA ELINKEINOMINISTERIÖ

EU Contribution

€ 8 988

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

EU Contribution

€ 81 748

RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN HOLDING AB

EU Contribution

€ 1 712

CONSEJERIA DE DESARROLLO ECONOMICO Y COMPETITIVIDAD-EUSKO JAURLARITZA-GOBIERNO VASCO

EU Contribution

€ 4 280

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

EU Contribution

€ 80 943

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 219340

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2008

  • End date

    31 March 2012

Funded under:

FP7-GA

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 683 018

  • EU contribution

    € 1 774 101

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.