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VITALISE meets with ENRIITC Project

VITALISE and ENRIITC Project had an introductive meeting on Thursday, 17 March 2022 to discuss about the common interests between the two projects and explore synergetic paths.

The VITALISE Harmonisation Board Coordinator, Despoina Petsani and Ada Pellumbaj (Dissemination and Communication Manager) met with members of the Project Management and Coordination team of ENRIITC Project, Anne Charlotte Joubert and Madison Bell on Thursday, 17 March 2022 to discuss about common interests, potential collaborations and exchange knowledge about how to facilitate access to research infrastructures for the research community in Europe and beyond.

The main agenda items were:

  • The presentation of the two projects’ scope and objectives.
  • Open discussion on the optimisation of the process of providing access to European researchers in research infrastructures in Europe.
  • The exploration of opportunities to collaborate and promote the interests, goals and common good of both projects.
  • The exploration of ways to link research infrastructures functioning on the European level with research infrastructures functioning on national and local level and linking infrastructures from multiple levels with industry.

The discussion was very fruitful in terms of discussions, with interesting outcomes and essential exchange of knowledge.

About ENRIITC Project

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:

  1. Establish a sustainable European network of ILOs and ICOs which enables mutual learning
  2. Map collaboration potential between research infrastructures and industry,
  3. Develop and refine strategies and best practices to foster these collaborations,
  4. 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