The ENRIITC [ɪnˈrɪʧ] project aims to build a permanent pan-European network of Industrial Liaison and Contact Officers (ILOs and ICOs) and enable industry to become a full partner of research infrastructures whether it is as a user, a supplier, or a co-creator. In other words, ENRIITC supports the establishment of strategic, cross-border partnerships between industry and research infrastructures. The primary objectives of ENRIITC are:
- Establish a sustainable European network of ILOs and ICOs which enables mutual learning
- Map collaboration potential between research infrastructures and industry,
- Develop and refine strategies and best practices to foster these collaborations,
- Raise awareness among industry for collaboration opportunities at research infrastructures, and demonstrate impact.
ENRIITC brings together 11 Partners and more than 60 Associates from around Europe. The network members represent diverse scientific areas, industrial sectors and geographical regions. ENRIITC is inclusive and welcomes new members
The project kicked off in January 2020 and will conclude in December 2022. The budget to implement the ENRIITC concept is 1.5M EUR.
Representatives and Associates of the ENRIITC Network from 7 different countries set off on a three-year journey to address the gap between Research Infrastructures and Industry by building a permanent pan-European network of ILOs and ICOs. They will work towards this goal under the banner of ENRIITC, a project funded by Horizon 2020.