European Research and Project Office GmbH
Founded in 2000, European Research and Project Office GmbH (Eurice) provides comprehensive support services for the planning, initiation, and implementation of international collaborative research and innovation projects. Eurice ranks among Europe’s largest project management offices, with a dedicated team of >40 staff members with different professional and scientific background and expertise, such as law, medicine, biology, chemistry, communications, social and computer sciences. Within Horizon 2020, Eurice has been successfully involved in the coordination of 42 collaborative projects. Our portfolio ranks from collaborative projects in the field of experimental research (TRL 2-4) up to demonstration and technology validation projects in an operational environment (TRL 5-8). According to the most recent Horizon 2020 monitoring report, Eurice belongs to the Top 3 of SMEs in Europe regarding the number of signed Horizon 2020 agreements. Consortium partners benefit from our extensive expertise gathered from over 100 project co-ordinations in EU Funding Programmes and take advantage of our sophisticated Project Management Office infrastructure. We offer backbone services for a successful project management approach by providing fair, transparent and neutral decision support information. Eurice is specialised in managing impact and innovation in all areas of research and innovation projects. We offer expert knowledge to brief EC staff, evaluators and proposers on how to maximise the impact and exploitation of research outcomes. In order to pave the way for successful project exploitation, we support consortia in identifying, capturing, protecting and nurturing the Intellectual Property (IP) generated in research collaborations.
Main Tasks in the Project
In PIONEERED, Eurice will support the coordinator in all aspects of project management, including administrative, legal and financial matters, to ensure a smooth project implementation. As partner in WP1 Eurice will assist the coordinator in project monitoring, progress management, and decision making. Eurice will facilitate the project workflow in general, stimulate interaction between the different project management bodies, and together with the coordinator, assume the role of a liaison between the project consortium and the European Commission. Eurice will provide advice concerning Horizon 2020-specific rules and regulations regarding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)-issues and Open Access to all partners throughout the project. Leading WP7. Eurice will ensure strategic and systematic management of communication and dissemination measures to help maximise project impact, and facilitate the sustainable use and uptake of results. In cooperation with all partners, Eurice will thus safeguard consistent external communication of the project itself and its outcomes towards relevant target groups via a broad range of appropriate communication and dissemination channels/tools. In addition, Eurice will support all partners in networking activities and questions concerning stakeholder and media relations throughout the project.