The Agency for the Promotion of the European Research is a non-profit research organisation, created upon the joint initiative of the Italian Ministry of Research and the European Commission in 1989, and grouping together more than 100 members, including both public and private research centres, industries, industrial associations, chambers of commerce, science parks and more than 50 universities, with the main objective to promote the participation in national and European RTD programmes.
Contact: Flavia La Colla
The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) is an executive agency.
The Centre is an executive agency within the meaning of the Act of 27 August 2009 on Public Finance, operating on the basis of the Act of 30 April 2010 on the National Centre for Research and Development and the statute attached to the regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 9 September 2010 on the statute of the National Centre for Research and Development. The functioning of the National Centre for Research and Development also regulates a number of executive and legal acts related to the implementation of programmes financed from European financial instruments.
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK) is the leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Türkiye. It was established in 1963 with a mission to advance science and technology, conduct research and support Turkish researchers. The Council is an autonomous institution and is governed by a Scientific Board whose members are selected from prominent scholars from universities, industry and research institutions.
Contact: Ilknur Yilmaz
Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) is the main governmental institution, responsible for implementation of innovation policy in Lithuania. Briefly, it is a national innovation agency.
MITA provides free of charge services for clients from business, science and public sectors, interested in possibilities to develop strong cooperation relations with international partners and get financial support for research and innovation projects.
The main activity is the coordination of national activities and international programmes (HORIZON2020, EUREKA, EUROSTARS) of research, technological development and innovation and other financial schemes (innovation vouchers, protection of industrial property rights). MITA provides national financial support for projects participants.
MITA also promotes business and science cooperation, commercialization of research and protection of intellectual property rights.
MITA welcomes innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, businessmen, intellectuals, researchers and other individuals, which have innovative ideas and are not afraid of risk.
Contact: Deividas Petrulevicius
The Technology Centre Prague (TC Prague), hereafter TC, was established in 1994 as a non-profit association of legal entities. Its members are institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences: Institute of Physics, Institute of Microbiology, Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Institute of Plasma Physics, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Technology Management Ltd.
The TC is a key national institution providing information and consulting services about European Framework Programmes for research, development and innovation, performs international technology transfer and carries out oriented research in the area of complex analyses for science, technologies and innovations.
Contact: Svejcarova Lenka
Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SCSTI)
Centrum vedecko-technických informácií SR (CVTI SR)
SCSTI is a national information centre and specialised scientific library of the SR focused on natural, technical, economic and social sciences.
Contact: Marta Kollarova
Fueled by a vibrant entrepreneurial culture, robust technological infrastructure and highly skilled human workforce that produces the most substantial number of startups per capita in the world, innovation is one of Israel’s most valuable natural resources. At the same time, Israel is today home to over 350 R&D centers of multinational corporations, many of them Fortune 500 companies, illustrating Israel’s profound and disproportionate impact on the advancement of global innovation as well.
The Israel Innovation Authority, an independent publicly funded agency, was thus created to provide a variety of practical tools and funding platforms aimed at effectively addressing the dynamic and changing needs of the local and international innovation ecosystems. This includes early-stage entrepreneurs, mature companies developing new products or manufacturing processes, academic groups seeking to transfer their ideas to the market, global corporations interested in collaborating with Israeli technology, Israeli companies seeking new markets abroad and traditional factories and plants seeking to incorporate innovative and advanced manufacturing into their businesses.
he Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) was founded in 1983. It is one of the largest research centers in Greece with well-organized facilities, highly qualified personnel and a reputation as a top-level research institution worldwide.
FORTH reports to the General Secretariat for Research and Innovation of the Ministry of Development and Investments.
FORTH conducts specialized scientific research in strategic high-added value sectors, focusing on interdisciplinary research and development (R&D) activities in areas of major scientific, societal and economic interest, such as: Lasers and Photonics, Microelectronics, Advanced Materials / Nanotechnology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Precision Medicine, Systems Biology, Robotics, Telecommunications, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Chemical Engineering Sciences, Energy, Environment, Social Sciences & Humanities, Astrophysics and Astronomy.
FORTH comprises ten Research Institutes. Its headquarters and central administration are based in Heraklion, Crete.
Contact: Vaya Piteli
RIF’s mission is the establishment of all the necessary conditions and requirements that will support the development of Research, Technology and Innovation in Cyprus.
Through innovative actions and programmes, RIF reinforces the domestic Research and Innovation ecosystem, contributes to strengthening the competitiveness of the Cypriot economy and develops cooperation and networking with the international research and entrepreneurial communities.
Contact: Ioannis Theodorou
– We represent Estonia’s positions in international networks, assemblies and cooperation projects.
– We support ministries in making knowledge-based decisions.
– We ensure availability of research information to researchers as well as to the general public.
– We manage the Estonian Research Information System (ETIS) as a hub of information on research and development institutions, researchers, research projects and activities.
– We analyse research and development practices.
– We organise evaluation of research and development activities.
Contact: Lauri Teppo
The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is the coordinator of Romania’s national and international space activities. The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is a public institution entirely self-funded, operating under Government Decision no. 923/20.11.1995 and the subsequent decisions of the Ministry of Research and Innovation – National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation (A.N.C.S.I.).
The mission of the Romanian Space Agency has four major components:
- to coordinate national space research and applications programs
- to promote space development in Romania
- to represent the Romanian Government in international space cooperation programmes
- to research space related issues at the ROSA Research Center
As a coordinator of national space research and applications programme, ROSA designs and coordinates the implementation of the National Space Programme. Following its objectives, the Agency is authorised to establish research and development centers.
Contact: Ulpia Botezatu
In the spirit of open and transparent governance, the Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation encourages the general public, civil society organisations, trade unions, business organisations, political parties, governmental institutions and all others that would like to contribute, to participate in the process of online public consultation.
Contact: Mark Meilak
The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS) supports research, innovation, education and culture in Iceland. RANNIS cooperates closely with the Icelandic Science and Technology Policy Council and provides professional assistance in the preparation and implementation of the national science and technology policy.
RANNIS administers competitive funds in the fields of research, innovation, education and culture, as well as strategic research programmes.
Contact: Elísabet María Andrésdóttir
Brussels Enterprise Agency is the public agency set up by the regional authorities of the Brussels Capital Region to provide consulting services to Brussels-based companies and to entrepreneurs wishing to set up a business in Brussels.
CASTRA – Cluster Aerospace Technologies, Research and Applications / Sdruzhenie Klaster Aerokosmicheski Tehnologii Izsledvania i Prilozhenia is an independent industry-driven permanent consortia (cluster) of high-tech SME’s, academic institutions and other NGOs and stakeholders with expertise, activities and capacity to jointly develop technologies, products and services in the aero&space sector and its applications domains, offering new technologies, innovative products and services serving society in support of creating an “knowledge and innovation driven economics”.
CASTRA has the legal status of a non-government organization acting in public benefit and it is recognized as an SME.
Contact: Vesselin Vassilev
Agjencia Kombëtare e Kërkimit Shkencor, Tecnologisë dhe Inovacionit (AKKSHI) is a public legal institution under the Ministry of Education, Sport and Innovation.
Krijimi and AKKSHI aim to build a modern system of science, research and technology, and their integration into the system of higher education.
AKKSHI’s visions and principles are the creation of a coordinating and guiding structure that unites institutions in the field of science and technology serving the sustainable development of the country, realized in accordance with national priorities, the development of scientific and technological policies and the management of Research and Development of related institutions.
Contact: Robert Dumi