APRE Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea – APRE (Italy) 

The Agency for the Promotion of the European Research (APRE) 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.


  • Benedetta Cerbini
  • Gabriella Quaranta
  • Karolina Jurkiewicz


Dienst voor Wetenschappelijke en Technische Informatie - Service d'information scientifique et technique - STIS (Belgium)

The Scientific and Technique Information Service (STIS) is a public organisation (administration) located in Belgium and founded in 2000. It has already been the NCP organisation for the federal actors since FP6. In the 7th Framework Programme, the organisation was involved in several NCP networks. EUROFED is the service of the National Contact Points (NCPs) of the Belgian federal government for the new European Framework Programme Horizon 2020 for research and innovation. EUROFED's aim is to inform federal research institutes and other federal actors about funding possibilities in this programme.


  • Pascale Vandinter
  • Dita Uslu


CSIR Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – CSIR (South Africa)

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. Constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a science council, the CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial and scientific development to improve the quality of life of the country’s people.


  • Dr Barend J E Taute


CVTI Centrum vedecko-technických informácií Slovenskej Republiky – CVTI (Slovakia)

The Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information is a directly-managed organisation of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic located in Bratislava, Slovakia. It was founded in 1938. CVTI SR is the national information centre for science, technology, innovation and education and a specialized scientific library of the Slovak Republic. Since 2013, CVTI SR is a host organisation of all Slovak NCPs for HORIZON 2020 and is also responsible for the operation and development of Slovak Liaison Office for Research and Development in Brussels. CVTI SR co-ordinates operation of national infrastructures for research, development and innovation.


  • Peter Beno
  • Anna Janusova


RPF Research Promotion Foundation – RPF (Cyprus)

The Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus (RPF) is a non-profit private foundation with public mandate. It was founded in 1996 by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, to serve as the national agency responsible for the promotion of scientific and technological research. The RPF is the only official organization in Cyprus for NCP Services such as consultation for preparing proposal and customised training seminars for newcomers / experienced proposers / multipliers. RPF has the overall responsibility for the coordination of activities relating to the participation of Cyprus in the Horizon 2020 Programme (as it has been doing since 1999 for the 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programmes). It coordinates and hosts the network of National Contact Points and representatives of Cyprus in the various Programme Committees. It is also member of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).


  • Lina Tsoumpanou


ETAG Estonian Research Council – ETAG (Estonia)

The Estonian Research Council (ETAG) is a governmental foundation and is the main funding organization of R&D, consolidating different grants and types of funding and giving research more visibility in the society. ETAG is the official organization in Estonia for NCP services (trainings, workshops, consultation, proposal checks, spreading information, analyzing results). It is also the main research funding organization in Estonia and is responsible for Estonian research information systems and science communication. ETAG acts as National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020, coordinates participation in the COST network and consults mobile researchers through the EURAXESS network. Estonian Research Council is also responsible for cooperation with Science Europe, European Science Foundation, coordination of BONUS, ERA-NET, EUROCORES and other international, bi- and multinational cooperation programmes.


  • Margit Ilves


FORTH Foundation For Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH)/ PRAXI Network (Greece)

The Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas Praxi Network, established in 1983, is one of the largest research centers in Greece with well-organized facilities, highly qualified personnel and a reputation as a top-level research foundation worldwide. The Foundation, with headquarters in Heraklion, includes six Research Institutes in different parts of the country. PRAXI Network, as part of FORTH, is a technology transfer organization addressed to small and medium sized enterprises and research institutions all over Greece. PRAXI Network is an autonomous entity, falling under the Central Administration of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas. PRAXI Network started its operation in 1991 as a joint initiative of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) and the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (FING). The mission of PRAXI Network is to stimulate competitiveness of Greek enterprises and research institutions via linking research and industry, promote innovation and entrepreneurship as well as transnational cooperation.


  • George Baroutas
  • Vaya Piteli


BEA Brussels Enterprise Agency - BEA (Belgium)

Impulse Brussels, the new brand name of Brussels Enterprise Agency (BEA), 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. BEA has been officially nominated by the Brussels Capital Regional to host the team of National Contact Point (NCP) on FP7/CIP and now on Horizon2020 on Societal Challenges and Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies. As such, it raises awareness and provides quality guidance and support to Brussels based stakeholders on access to EU funding for research and innovation, notably on the Energy and Environment field.


  • Flavie Guérin 


IPPT PAN Instytut Podstawowych Problemów Techniki Polskiej Akademii Nauk – IPPT PAN (Poland)

The Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT PAN) is one of the biggest research institutions within the structure of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Over the years IPPT PAN has established itself as a leading research institution, making significant contribution to many science and engineering areas and enjoying a high reputation, both in Poland and abroad. Between 2004 and 2013, more than 100 international projects financed mainly within the FP5, FP6 and FP7 were implemented at the Institute (20 coordinations). From the 1st of January 2014 IPPT PAN was officially appointed as the national NCP for Horizon 2020.


  • Renata RYCERZ


Matimop Matimop – The Israel-Europe R&D Directorate – Matimop-ISERD (Israel)

The Israel-Europe R&D Directorate (ISERD) was established to implement the RTD cooperation between the EU and Israel. This cooperation is based on a formal association agreement. ISERD plays a vital role in future policy and collaborative efforts concerning RTD programs between the EU and Israel, ISERD coordinates the activities of Israel’s delegates to the various program committees managing H2020. ISERD representatives have also been operating as the Israeli National Contact Points since the 4th Framework Program. ISERD is the only official organization in Israel for NCP Services such as consultation and advanced trainings for proposers, proposal pre-screening, new-comers workshops, etc.


  • Talia Passiar
  • Danny Seker


RANNIS The Icelandic Centre for Research – RANNIS (Iceland)

The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS) is a governmental institution providing professional assistance to the preparation and implementation of the science and technology policy in Iceland and is responsible for operating the financial support system for research and technical development under the Science and Technology Policy Council. RANNIS coordinates and promotes Icelandic participation in international cooperation in science, education and culture and interacts with corresponding agencies and research councils in other countries. RANNIS promotes public awareness of research and innovation in Iceland and is the NCP host coordinating organization for Horizon2020 in Iceland.


  • Kristmundur Þór Ólafsson


ROSA Romanian Space Agency – ROSA (Romania)

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is an independent public institution – legal person fully self-financed, organized by the Government Decision no. 923/1995 and defined by Law no. 500/2002. The ROSA Research Centre has been established in 1998 and is developing since 2000 as a centre of excellence. ROSA provides the national coordination of the Inter-ministerial Committee for Security Research (GIMS). As contract authority and PMU, ROSA is in permanent communication with most of the organizations – research and development, universities, industry, NGOs involved in security activities. ROSA is hosting the Security NCP and ROSA experts are involved in the H2020 Secure Societies Programme Committee.


  • Letitia Clara PAVELESCU
  • Cosmin NISTOR
  • Alexandru BOBE


RTU Rigas Tehniska Universitate – RTU (Latvia) RTU - Riga Technical University, Institute of Materials and Structures

The Riga Technical University (RTU) is one of the oldest institutions of higher engineering education in Eastern Europe. RTU comprises 8 faculties, 35 institutes, 49 departments, 29 laboratories with total of 860 research staff. At present moment RTU has roughly 15,000 students in all fields of engineering, focusing on both education and R&D. The Institute of Materials and Structures (IMS) share more than 30 years’ experience in the field of design, analysis, optimisation and physical testing of advanced composite materials and structures. In this regard an experience and proven expertise have been accumulated from over twenty Framework Programme research and coordination projects in fields of transport including aeronautics and material research. During the FP7 and in H 2020 members of institute acted both as NCP and PC for thematic related to aeronautics, space and security.


  • Dr-Ing. Kaspars Kalniņš


TC ASCR Technologické centrum Akademie věd České republiky – TC ASCR (Czech Republic)

The Technology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (TC ASCR) was established in 1994 as a non-profit special-interest association of legal entities. The Technology Centre ASCR supports the participation of the Czech Republic in the European Research Area, prepares analytical and conceptual studies for research and development, performs international technology transfers and supports the creation and development of innovation businesses. The Technology Centre is a key national institution for the research and development infrastructure, and it carries out oriented research in the area of science, technologies and innovations. TC is a source of current information about European research, development and innovation. TC main departments: National Information Centre for European Research (NICER), Department of Business Development, Department of Strategic Studies, Czech Liaison Office for R&I in Brussels (CZELO), Business Incubator.


  • Eva Hillerová


TUBITAK The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey – TUBITAK (Turkey)

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) was established in 1963 and is the leading agency for the management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey. TUBITAK funds research projects carried out in universities and other public and private organisations, conducts research on strategic areas, develops support programs for public and private sectors, publishes scientific journals, popular science magazines and books, organises science and society activities and supports undergraduate and graduate students through scholarships. TUBITAK is the national coordinating body of the EU Framework Programmes (FP) in Turkey since FP6. TUBITAK’s EU Framework Programmes’ National Coordination Office (TUBITAK NCO) organizes info-days, conferences and brokerage events to raise awareness and create a networking environment for FPs.


  • Pinar CETIN
  • Ihsan Simsek


AMEUP Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes – AMEUP (Croatia)

The Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes (AMEUP) is a public non-profit organization instituted by the Government of the Republic of Croatia. Currently, it is the National Agency responsible for the implementation of Erasmus + Programme, Europass, Eurodesk, Euraxess, Euroguidance, CEEPUS and Bilateral scholarships activities. It is currently hosting the majority of the Croatian Horizon 2020 NCP office (appointed by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports). AMEUP hosts the NCPs and PC delegates for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the Industrial Leadership (LEIT ICT, NMP+B, Space), the Societal Challenges, the horizontal activities (Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation, Science with and for Society), the JRC and Legal and Financial Issues.


  • Katarina Vukušic
  • Irena Zilih


CDTI Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial – CDTI (Spain)

The Center for the Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) is a public business entity under the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, in Spain. Among its competencies, the management of national and international R&D programmes can be highlighted. Besides this, CDTI carries out financing of R&D projects developed by Spanish companies and performs the evaluation of calls for national R&D programmes. Its European Union R&D Programmes Department carries out the management of the all Themes in Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges of Horizon 2020, except “Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective”. CDTI also performs the NCP function and has the National Delegate in all the previous management committees.


  • Maite Boyero Egido
  • Marina Martinez

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