MHTC partner in a new project – RI2Integrate

3 months ago  By  Iuliana Velniciuc     No comments

Beginning with January 2017 MHTC is member in a consortium that is implementing through Danube Transnational Programm a new project RI2INTEGRATE – EMBEDDEDNESS OF HIGH QUALITY RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES IN THE DANUBE REGION.

The main objective of RI2integrate project is to exploit the economic development potential and to better the integration of the operation of the EU’s excellent R&D Infrastructure (RI) investment projects through devising and implementing  innovative tools for policy learning on macro-regional embeddedness in the Danube Region.
The main result is the improved transfer of scientific results into the economy in the Danube Region, in line with the different needs of the participating countries by the improvement of cross-linkages among the R&D, SMEs, community and government. As the main outputs, 3 tools will be developed and tested for boosting macro-regional embeddedness of RIs (1 public procurement on innovation utilization guide;  1 guideline for aiding the RI related business ecosystem ; 1 roadmap for community dissemination). To ensure policy durability, 7 National and 1 Joint Action Plans will be developed and a transnational RI2integrate Committee will be funded covering all Danube countries.
The main novelty of RI2integrate is two-fold. It’s methodology foresees the combination of the Smart Specialization approach (from the expert side) and the Quadruple Helix model (from the stakeholder perspective). Additonally, as a policy driven novelty, the project creates synergies between different EU and territorial funding instruments.

Our partenrs are: ELI-HU Nonprofit Ltd.- Lead partner, Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd. – HU, Horia Hulubei National Institute of R&D for Physics and Nuclear Engineering – RO, Institute of Physics -Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, FH JOANNEUM GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.- AU, Institution for development of competence, innovation and specialization of Zadar County – HR, University of Maribor – SL, Central Bohemia Innovation Centre – CZ, Development Agency of Serbia, Ministry for National Economy – HU, Ilfov County Council – RO, Central Bohemia Region – CZ, Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH – AU, Zadar County – HR, Technical University of Kosice – SL, Municipality of Ruse – SL.

Project Budget:

Overall: 1899430ERDF

Contribution: 1474669,35

IPA Contribution: 139846,12

ENI Contribution: 0

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