RICH Symposium "Fostering the Innovation Potential of RIs", Lisbon, 8 May 2017

RICH, the network of National Contact Points for H2020-Research Infrastructures programme, organizes the symposium “Fostering the Innovation Potential of Research Infrastructures", on 8 May 2017, in Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian , FCG).

The Symposium, organized in collaboration with the European Commission (DG RTD), aims to provide a platform for effective, high-level interaction between both Research infrastructures projects and/or national RIs and industry. Even though the potential of RIs to foster innovation is clearly recognized – with industry as supplier or as user of the different RIs – it is still underexplored.

The event will cover issues related to: Innovation at the RI level and at the project level; Policy tools and Instruments; Innovation in Action – Clusters and spin-offs; Fostering the Innovation Potential of RIs, all related to the Research Infrastructures´ landscape.

Agenda & Registration by 01/05/2017 

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RICH Video: SYSBIO - Centre of Systems Biology

“SYSBIO.IT – Centre of Systems Biology” is an Italian open access Research Infrastructure (RI) focused on Systems Biology, the new study paradigm of Life Sciences. Systems Biology integrates genome-wide molecular analysis with mathematical modeling and computer simulations. SYSBIO.IT is funded by Italian Ministry for Research (MIUR), in the framework of the Italian roadmap for RI. SYSBIO.IT operates under an agreement between the National Research Council (CNR) and the University of Milano-Bicocca, and is distributed throughout different locations in Milan and Rome.SYSBIO.IT tune its Systems Biology approach on mitochondrial metabolism, and its connections with cell growth, cell cycle and cell death, molecular mechanism related to cancer and neurodegeneration.

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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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FAQs on RIs WP 2016-2017 are now available online

The first FAQ about the WP 2016-2017 are now available online, on: http://www.rich2020.eu/faq 

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.

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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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