Agency for the Promotion of European Research – APRE (Italy)

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.
Marco Falzetti
Gabriella Quaranta
Karolina Jurkiewicz


Agency for mobility and EU programmes – AMEUP (Croatia)

Agency for mobility and EU programmes is a public non-profit organization instituted by the Government of the Republic of Croatia. 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

Belgian Science Policy Office – BELSPO (Belgium)

"Dienst voor Wetenschappelijke en Technische Informatie / Service d'information scientifique et technique" is a department of the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO). BELSPO is managing the Belgian Science Policy at the Federal level.
Pascale Van Dinter

Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives – CEA (France)

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: 1) Defence and Security, 2) Nuclear and renewable energies, 3) Technological research for industry, and 4) Fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences.
Armand Nachef

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

The CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) 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
Pieter Goosen


Centrum vedecko-technickych informacii Slovenskej republiky – CVTISR (Slovakia)

Centrum vedecko-technických informácií SR CVTI SR (Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information SCSTI) 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

Oesterreichische Forschungsfoerderungsgesellschaft MBH – FFG (Austria)

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria. As a "one-stop shop" offering a diversified and targeted programme portfolio, the FFG gives Austrian businesses and research facilities quick and uncomplicated access to research funding.
Jeannette Klonk

Brussels Enterprise Agency – BEA (Belgium)

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.
Flavie Guerin
Daniela Fazenda
Michèle Kaisin


Luxinnovation – LXI (Luxembourg)

Luxinnovation is the official Luxembourg National Contact Point for Horizon 2020. Luxinnovation is a key and trusted partner in the promotion of Luxembourg economy. Its ambition is to foster innovation, fuel international growth and attract foreign direct investment. As the National Agency for Innovation and Research, it focuses on stimulating the competitiveness of Luxembourg’s economy by promoting research, innovation, creativity, and design.
Younis Hijazi  


Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva – MINCYT (Argentina)

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCyT) established policies and coordinates actions aiming to strengthen the country’s capacity to respond to priority sectorial and social problems in order to improve society’s quality of life. The National Directorate for Institutional Cooperation and Integration has the main role of dealing with institutional cooperation and integration actions among the Ministry and the agencies and authorities of the different State powers at the national, provincial, municipal and the autonomous city of Buenos Aires levels, regional authorities and intermediate institutions, as well as the design and execution of public policies aimed at young actors of science, technology and productive innovation in order to promote their support.
Among its functions, it also participates in international technical cooperation matters related to science, technology and productive innovation.
Jorge Mariano Jordán
Mónica Silenzi


Foundation For Research and Technology –FORTH (Greece)

The Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), 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.
Mr. George Baroutas
Ms. Vaya Piteli

The Icelandic Centre for Research – RANNIS (Iceland)

The Icelandic Centre for Research 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.
Mr Kristmundur Þór Ólafsson
Ms Elísabet M. Andrésdóttir
Adalheidur Jónsdóttir

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
Alexandru BOBE


Research Promotion Foundation – RPF (Cyprus)

The Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus is the national research funding institution in Cyprus. Among others, it is responsible for the participation of the country in the Framework Programme, in COST, in JPIs, in Art. 185 Initiatives (AAL, EUROSTARS, PRIMA), in EEN, EURAXESS and in the Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation.
The RPF hosts all the National Contact Points of Cyprus since 1999, when Cyprus first joined a Framework Programme.
Ms Lina Tsoumpanou

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

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) is the leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey. 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.
Ms. Pinar Cetin

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.
Piotr Świerczyński
Renata Rycerz

The National Authority for Technological Innovation (Israel)

On January 1, 2016, The National Authority for Technological Innovation was established in Israel. The new entity is a statutory authority, set up by law to exercise the Israeli Government policy in technological innovation and to unite the activities of the OCS and MATIMOP under one roof. By having the status of a statutory corporation, the authority will be able to give maximum professional support and flexibility to government efforts to encourage technological innovation, complementing the major role that Israel already plays in the global high-tech sector. The National Authority for Technological Innovation is responsible and implements the various agreements between the Government of the State of Israel and European Government and its personnel also operate ISERD.
ISERD was established by the Israeli Government to implement the R&I cooperation between the EU and Israel in the framework of the former Framework programs and now the Horizon 2020 program. This cooperation is based on a formal association agreement. ISERD plays a vital role in future policy and collaborative efforts concerning R&I programs between the EU and Israel, ISERD coordinates the activities of Israel's delegates to the various programme committees managing H2020. ISERD records, conducts follow-up efforts and reports on the Israeli participation in the EU R&I programs to Israel's policy-making bodies and government institutions. ISERD’s representatives have also been operating as the Israeli National Contact Points since the 4th Framework Programme.
ISERD actively disseminates information, enhances industrial cooperation, promotes partnership searches and provides advice and guidance to Israel's R&I community in industry and research institutions. ISERD organizes events such as seminars, conferences and info days, and publishes information on the web via newsletters and articles in specialized magazines.
Dr. Maya Keydar Prizant
Mr. Danny Seker

Riga Technical University, Institute of Materials and Structures – RTU (Latvia)

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

The Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences - TC CAS (Czech Republic)

The Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (TC CAS) was established in 1994 as a non-profit special-interest association of legal entities. TC CAS 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. TC CAS 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.
Eva Hillerová
Daniel Frank

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