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The main objective of RI2integrate project is to exploit the economic development potential and to better the integration of the operation of the EU's excellent R&D Infrastructure (RI) investment projects through devising and implementing innovative tools for policy learning on macro-regional embeddedness in the Danube Region.

The main result is the improved transfer of scientific results into the economy in the Danube Region, in line with the different needs of the participating countries by the improvement of cross-linkages among the R&D, SMEs, community and government. As the main outputs, 3 tools will be developed and tested for boosting macro-regional embeddedness of RIs (1 public procurement on innovation utilization guide; 1 guideline for aiding the RI related business ecosystem ; 1 roadmap for community dissemination). To ensure policy durability, 7 National and 1 Joint Action Plans will be developed and a transnational RI2integrate Committee will be funded covering all Danube countries.

The main novelty of RI2integrate is two-fold. It's methodology foresees the combination of the Smart Specialization approach (from the expert side) and the Quadruple Helix model (from the stakeholder perspective). Additonally, as a policy driven novelty, the project creates synergies between different EU and territorial funding instruments.

Participants: regional and national research institutions, universities, governmental bodies, decision makers and intermediaries from Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Slovakia. Each partner stands for a particular type of organisation involved in the utilization of excellent research infrastructures. All partners have experience in transnational projects.

The partner selection criteria were:
  • All partners have demonstrated activities and experiences vital for the embeddedness of research infrastructures;
  • The frame of the partnership is given be the Danube-Region flagship excellent research infrastructure investment (Extreme Light Infrastructure - ELI);
  • All ELI countries (HU, CZ, RO) have dual partnerships to ensure the resources to manage the development of 3 tools;
  • The partnership covers all parts of the Quadruple Helix to assure cross-linkages of all relevant stakeholders;
  • The partnership covers 7 Danube countries with cooperation activities relevant to all 14 Danube countries;
  • 7 ASPs have involved for policy integration.


"WE ARE INVENTING THE FUTURE. OUR BET ON SCIENCE" is the title under which the Magurele Science Park (MSP) was officially inaugurated in Bucharest on June 12, 2018 at the Royal Palace - Throne Room. Details

On May 23rd, 2018, the Romanian Embassy in Paris and the "Horia Hulubei" National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering organized at the Palais de Behague, a meeting to celebrate the ten years since it hosted (February 2008) the kick-off meeting of the Preparatory Phase of the European Project Project ELI - the Extreme Light Infrastructure. Details

The relevance of embeddedness of high quality research infrastructures in the Danube Region presented at Jump to Smart - EROMANIA conference (17-18 April 2018) Details

During the First Public Mid-Term Event in Bucharest, possible synergies between Interreg projects - RI2 Integrate and D-STIR occured, the benefits of their interplay being highlighted. Details

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