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  • EFIS


    The European Future Innovation System (EFIS) Centre is a Brussels-based policy research lab. EFIS’ mission is to support transformative public policies that address societal challenges. We seek to develop, in co-operation with a network of partners, innovative concepts, methods and techniques that are directly applicable by relevant policy communities. Our work concentrates on opening up pathways to systemic innovations that contribute to social, environmental and economic resilience.

    Address: Square de Meeûs 35 (3rd Floor) - 1000 Brussels, Belgium

  • CSIL


    CSIL is specialised in applied economic research. CSIL experts are able to provide a full range of studies, technical assistance and training services in different EU policy areas (cohesion policy, small business economics, RDI, infrastructure, ICT). They combine advanced technical background with a depth of ‘real world’ experience in policy design and evaluation, stakeholder engagement, feasibility studies, cost-benefit analyses, economic and social impact assessments. The team has worked with different EU institutions and has an extensive understanding of the EU institutional framework and decision-making processes.

    Address: Corso Monforte 15 - 20122 Milan - Italy

  • ESF


    Established in 1974, the European Science Foundation (ESF) is as an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organisation committed to promoting the highest quality science in Europe and to driving progress in research and innovation. ESF works closely with its members, sharing its expertise and scientific support, and aiming to increase the quality and effectiveness of their science-related activities. Science Connect allows ESF to provide consulting services on an open-market basis.  As ESF’s Expert Services division, its mission is to partner with members and clients in leading successful projects and facilitating informed decision-making through a broad range of scientific-support services.

    Address: 1, quai Lezay-Marnésia - 67080 Strasbourg - France

  • Fraunhofer ISI

    Fraunhofer ISI

    Fraunhofer ISI sees itself as an independent institute for society, politics and industry. Its expertise in the area of innovation research draws on a synergy of technical, economic and social science knowledge. Its researchers apply a broad spectrum of advanced scientific theories, models, methods and measurements and continually develop them further, utilising the empirical findings from the research projects conducted. Its Competence Center Policy – Industry – Innovation explores the working principles of research and innovation systems at the supranational, national, regional and sectoral level. Using the latest theoretical approaches, indicators, benchmarks and evaluation concepts it advises clients on the design of new support instruments and funding programmes.

    Address: Breslauer Straße 48, 79139 Karlsruhe, Germany



    ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life-science organisations in managing and safeguarding the massive amounts of data being generated in publicly funded research. It coordinates, integrates and sustains bioinformatics resources across its Member States and enables users in academia and industry to access vital data, tools, standards, compute and training services for their research. The application areas supported by ELIXIR are broad and cover disciplines including among others: genomics, marine metagenomics, plant sciences, proteomics, metabolomics, rare diseases, systems biology, and cheminformatics. ELIXIR has 20 Member states (ELIXIR National Nodes) and EMBL-EBI which is an intergovernmental organisation, working as a separate ELIXIR Node.

    Address: ELIXIR - Wellcome Genome Campus - South Building - Hinxton CB10 1SD - UK

  • CERN


    At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. Founded in 1954, CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe’s first joint ventures and now has 22 member states. You can find more information about how CERN is governed and organised here.

    Address: CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland

  • ALBA


    ALBA is a 3rd Generation Synchrotron Radiation facility located in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona (Spain), operated by the CELLS Public Consortium. It is jointly owned and financed by the national and regional governments. The facility consists of the accelerator systems providing 3 GeV electron beam and 8 full operational beamlines, with photon energies currently ranging from infrared up to hard X-rays of tens of KeV. Different synchrotron radiation techniques are available including diffraction, spectroscopies and imaging. Three new beamlines are in construction.

    Address: ALBA Synchrotron - CELLS - Carrer de la Llum 2-26 - 08290 Cerdanyola del Vallès - (Barcelona) SPAIN

  • DESY


    DESY is a German research centre for High Energy physics, synchrotron light and FEL physics. As one of the world’s leading centres for the study of the structure of matter, DESY has many years of experience in the development and operation of accelerators. DESY builds, operates and exploits large-scale RIs with international open access in photon science, astroparticle and particle physics. Its accelerators, detectors and observatories are unique research tools and a magnet for more than 3,000 international guest researchers every year. DESY co-operates with industry and SME to promote new technologies that will benefit society and encourage innovations.

    Address: Notkestr. 85, 22607 Hamburg, Germany