Transnational Access: the researchers' experience (SFERA project)

Dr Anton Meier was Head of the Solar Technology Laboratory at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) until July 31, 2016 (now retired). He served as Operating Agent for Solar Chemistry Research of IEA’s SolarPACES Program and as Coordinator for Solar Fuels within the CSP Joint Program of EERA (European Energy Research Alliance) and the EU-FP7 Programme STAGE-STE. He describes his exprerience at the infrastructure PROMES-CNRS MegaWatt Solar Furnace (MWSF) in Odeillo, under the project Solar Facilities for the European Research Area-Second Phase SFERA-II.


Transnational Access: the researchers' experience (InGRID project)

Maciek Dobras has a Master of Public Health, Management and Leadership from the University of Sheffield and works today for the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Lodz, Poland. For the past four years he has been involved in several EU projects. Currently, he is the manager of the e-CAPACIT8 project (co-funded by the 2nd Health Programme of the EU) and national expert in a study concerning 'Safer and healthier work at any age', performed for the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. Adrien Frontenaud is 27 and PhD Candidate in International and Development Economics at the University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (France).

Both of them profited from the Transnational Access opportunity offered by the InGRID – Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructures. Find out more about their experience! 

Presentations of RICH Symposium on Funding Instruments for RIs online

RICH, the network of National Contact Points for Research Infrastructures, in cooperation with the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Directorate-General, organised the Symposium on European Funding Instruments for the development of Research Infrastructures on Tuesday 19 April 2016, in Madrid. The event, that attracted more than 150 participants from all over Europe, provided a a comprehensive view of the financial possibilities that the European RIs can consider in order to fully exploit their research capacities and services.

VIDEOS & presentations of the Symposium are available online:



FAQs on RIs WP 2016-2017 are now available online

The first FAQ about the WP 2016-2017 are now available online, on: 

The questions have been prepared by the National Contact Points for the Research Infrastructures programme, including, among others, the knowledge gained during the official EU information day, held in Brussels, on 28 October 2015. 

The consolidated answers are clustered into groups: one concerning all calls in the section “general” and one for the RIs call in Work Programme 2015-2016 (INFRADEV, INFRAIA, EINFRA and INFRAINNOV).

The FAQs are regulalry updated.


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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