RI2integrate - Embeddedness of high quality research infrastructures in the Danube Region

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.

Embeddedness of high quality research infrastructures in the Danube Region
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1.899.430
ERDF Contribution: 1.474.669,35
IPA Contribution: 139.846,12
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Improve framework conditions for innovation


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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
ELI-HU Nonprofit Ltd. Lead partner david.bereczkei@eli-alps.hu Hungary
Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd. ERDF partner agnes.bonda@kdriu.hu Hungary
Horia Hulubei National Institute of R&D for Physics and Nuclear Engineering ERDF partner razvan.popescu@eli-np.ro Romania
Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic ERDF partner hala@fzu.cz Czech Republic
FH JOANNEUM GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H. ERDF partner wolfgang.schabereiter@fh-joanneum.at Austria
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Project News

  • RI2integrate - Announcement of the Second partner meeting in Romania
    - 17-10-2017

    The second project partner meeting of the transnational project “Embeddedness of High Quality Research Infrastructures in the Danube Region ” (RI2integrate) will be held in Bukarest, Romania between 25th and 27th October 2017.  The meeting will...

  • RI2integrate - At the INTERREG day in Hungary
    - 12-10-2017

    The RI2integrate project is participating on the INTERREG day organized by the Ministry for National Economy in HU.  We are working with the HU partners from other projects to accelerate the policy integration of the results.  

  • RI2integrate - ELI-NP at EXPO Astana 2017
    - 11-09-2017

    From June 10th to September 10th 2017, Romania participated at the International World Fair Astana, in Kazahstan. The core of the Romanian pavilion was represented by the Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP), that is rated...

  • RI2integrate - RI2integrate Kick-off event
    - 21-03-2017

    The RI2integrate two-day Kick-off event took place in Szeged, Hungary, between 9 and 10 March 2017. The two-part event was divided into the public part, which took place on 9 March, and the project-oriented part, which took place on 10 March...

  • RI2integrate - kick-off meeting in Hungary
    - 02-03-2017

    The Kick-off event, titled RI2INTEGRATE - EMBEDDEDNESS OF HIGH QUALITY RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES IN THE DANUBE REGION project will take place on 08-11 March 2017 in Szeged, Hungary. The kick-off event shall be the first open discussion...

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