Research Infrastructures (RIs)
Research Infrastructures (RIs) aim to address global environmental, social and economic challenges by maximising science and technological contributions to meet societal needs whilst increasing the European Union’s (EU) competitiveness. RIs provide resources and services for the research communities to conduct research and foster innovation in their fields. Examples of resources and services provided include, but are not limited to equipment or sets of instruments, knowledge-related facilities, archives or scientific data infrastructures, computing systems, and communication networks.
The programme is structured around the following four destinations:
INFRADEV aims to enable the development, consolidation and optimisation of the European research infrastructures landscape and maintain global leadership.
INFRAEOSC aims to deliver a trusted virtual environment supporting Open Science, based on key horizontal core functions, with corresponding e-infrastructures accessible to researchers.
INFRASERV supports R&I activities that aim to address significant societal challenges, notably in health, the green and digital transformation, and ensuring resilience to crises.
INFRATECH supports innovative solutions to societal challenges and new industrial applications, products and services.
Research Infrastructures(INFRADEV, INFRAEOSC, INFRASERV, INFRATECH, INFRANET)
European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD)
EUR 2400 million
The key objectives of the Research Infrastructures are the following:
- Consolidating and developing the landscape of European research infrastructures with the aim to reduce fragmentation and avoid duplication across the innovation system
- Consolidating and developing the innovation potential of European research infrastructures and activities for innovation and training
- Foster the innovation potential of Research Infrastructures by making industry more aware of opportunities offered to improve their products and by the co-development of advanced technologies e.g. ATTRACT
- Use Research Infrastructures for science diplomacy, i.e. using science collaboration to address common problems and build partnerships internationally
- Join forces internationally to construct and run large, complex or expensive infrastructures, respond to global challenges and/or foster combining skills, data and efforts of the world’s best scientists
Any legal entity, regardless of its place of establishment, including legal entities from non-associated third countries or international organisations (including international European research organisations) is eligible to participate. Exceptions are destination dependent.
- To be assessed per programme