ENRIITC – European Network of Research Infrastructures & IndusTry for Collaboration
|Funding Program||Horizon 2020|
|Coordinator||European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS)|
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 ESFRI, revolutionise the way public and private sector organisations work together, and help to create the structural frameworks which are needed to foster such collaborations. While initiatives of this type play a crucial role in enabling industry to partner with RIs (whether 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.
ENRIITC aims to establish a sustainable European network
of ILOs and ICOs which enables mutual learning, map collaboration potential between RIs and industry, develop and refine strategies and best practices to foster these collaborations, raise awareness among industry for collaboration opportunities at research infrastructures,
and demonstrate impact.