ICT 2018 Imagine Digital Connect Europe

ICT 2018 took place in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018. This research and innovation event focused on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry.


RICH2020 hosted a networking session “Pushing Business with Research and Innovation Infrastructures” on December 4th with the goal of Connecting Industry, including SME, with so far mostly research driven Research and Innovation Infrastructures is one of the major aims of R&I policy in this field.


Strategy Report and Roadmap 2018

The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) presented, at the International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI-2018) held in Vienna on September 11th 2018, the updated Strategy Report and Roadmap 2018. The Strategy Report on Research Infrastructures includes the Roadmap with ESFRI Projects and ESFRI Landmarks and the ESFRI vision of the evolution of RIs in Europe, addressing the mandates of the European Council, and identifying strategy goals (http://roadmap2018.esfri.eu/).

The ESFRI Roadmap 2018 is a clear demonstration of the potential of European cooperation in developing visions and sustainable perspectives for an interoperable Research Infrastructure ecosystem as a crucial asset of Europe. At the following link the video of the presentation.

The 4th International Conference for Research Infrastructures 2018 (ICRI 2018)

The 4th International Conference for Research Infrastructures 2018 (ICRI 2018) was held in Vienna, Austria, on 12-14 of September and it was co-organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science & Research and the European Commission with participants from more than 50 countries. Also, speakers representing high-level stakeholders from across the globe and high profile institutions intervened in the debate.

H2020 Programme Guidance Social media guide for EU funded R&I projects

A thorough guide for effectively communicating and boosting the impact of your project in the era of social media.


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Participation of RICH in the Bulgarian Presidency Flagship Conference on Research Infrastructures, 22-23 March, Sofia, Bulgaria

The overall goal of the conference was to stress on the importance of continued political commitment to public and ESIF investments in research infrastructures by demonstrating evidence for the broad benefits of research infrastructures for society and industry. The event presented an opportunity to validate to policy makers, industry and society that excellent science through long-term investments in research infrastructures is critical for tackling the rapidly changing grand challenges, to accelerate diffusion of knowledge to large number of SMEs and to increase the overall innovation and competitiveness performance of Europe.

Welcome to our updated FAQ section

The section has been updated with the answers to the most frequent questions that have been submitted in relation to the new Research Infrastructures WP 2018-2020. These FAQs aim to clarify the scope of the calls, topics and areas within topics.


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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, organized an Information Day on Thursday 30 November 2017 in Brussels.

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

Link for videos and presentations



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.

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.

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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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