RICH Information Day on RIs WP 2018-2020: Brussels, 30 November 2017

To support the preparation of proposals, RICH, the network of National Contact Points for Research Infrastructures, in cooperation with the European Commission's Research and Innovation Directorate-General, will organize an Information Day on Thursday 30 November 2017 in Brussels (The venue will be communicated as soon as possible).

The aim of the day will be to inform potential participants in the new Work Programme 2018/2020 and to offer some unique opportunities for networking.

More information will follow soon.

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CONTACT workshop: advanced material characterisation in Large-Scale Research Infrastructures

CERIC (Central-European Research Infrastructure Consortium) organised a training workshop on advanced materials characterisation in Large Scale Research Infrastructures, in Trieste on 26-27 June 2017. 27 participants from 14 countries participated in the workshop.
The video of the first-day session is available at the link.
The presentations can be download from this link.

The feedback of the participants is available at this link.

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Presentations of RICH Symposium "Fostering the Innovation Potential of RIs" now available

“Innovation is like love: you can’t buy it, you can’t force it”. The somewhat lame metaphor from  ICOS-ERIC’s Director General Werner Kutschstuck like no other at the II RICH Symposium, held on the 8th of May, at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.

The objectives of the symposium, which was organised in collaboration with the European Commission, were to showcase approaches to innovation taken by Research Infrastructures and projects in all scientific domains, as well as to provide a floor for the discussion of policies and incentives for innovation.

If the presentations made during theday are representative of the European Research Infrastructures, then all stakeholders should feel inspired and motivated by the creativity and resourcefulness ofthe research community.

Find out more.  

 

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RICH video: Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the national supercomputing centre in Spain. It specialises in high performance computing (HPC) and manage MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, located in the Torre Girona chapel. BSC is at the service of the international scientific community and of industry that requires HPC resources. The multidisciplinary research team and computational facilities –including MareNostrum– make BSC an international centre of excellence in e-Science. Since its establishment in 2005, BSC has developed an active role in fostering HPC in Spain and Europe as an essential tool for international competitiveness in science and engineering. The centre manages the Red Española de Supercomputación (RES), and is a hosting member of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) initiative.

 

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Follow us @rich_ncps

Follow the latest news on Horizon 2020 - Research Infrastructures programme on Twitter! The European Network of National Contact Points will keep you updated on news, events, calls for proposals and policy issues on Infrastructures. 

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RICH 2020

The Research Infrastructures Consortium of NCPs for H2020

RICH 2020, the European Network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Research Infrastructures in Horizon 2020, facilitates transnational cooperation between NCPs, promotes the effective implementation of the RI programme, supports transnational and virtual access to RIs and highlights the opportunities offered by Research Infrastructures - at the European and international level.

The Network builds on the experience of previous networks of National Contact Points for the Research Infrastructures programme (EuroRIs-Net and EuroRIs-Net+, 2007-2013).

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What is the NCP network?

NCPs are national structures established in the Member States and the states associated to the Framework Programme. NCPs give personalised support on the spot, including:

  • Guidance on choosing relevant H2020 topics
  • Advice on administrative/contractual issues
  • Training/assistance on proposal writing
  • Distribution of documentation, Assistance in partner search.

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