Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development Ltd.
The Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development (RCISD) is an innovative SME, founded by scientists and R&D managers to carry out scientific research but also to manage R&D projects and to participate in coordination & support actions.
- Posted on: Jan 10, 2017
Post Date: Jan 10, 2017
As a fast-moving actor, the flexibility of an SME makes it possible to identify and address real market needs and opportunities. RCISD is an “exchange place” between scientific knowledge and managerial skills which are brought together to establish mechanisms, provide services and set up and manage common activities.
RCISD also provides a forum where several organisations from different sectors can meet, exchange views and prepare themselves for joint R&D projects. With its resources and specialised tools RCISD aims to lower the barrier between ideas and implementation to make it easier for innovative players to exploit research results and contribute to the European Research Area and a sustainable European competitive position in global economy.
The backbone of RCISD is the qualification and experience of human resources having long-standing experience in project participation (both from the scientific and the management side) supported by the European Commission (since FP4). As a well-established platform for regional and international cooperation RCISD is particularly interested in contributing to the development and integration of support strategies and decision making practices in strategic international cooperation projects.
As an international STI cooperation specialist, RCISD brings in the project already established links with relevant regional policy dialogue fora and national authorities in the target geographic region as well as links with the Committee Members of the DG Research. In addition to this, RCISD disposes valuable expertise in high-standard analytical work, and in drafting and promoting the adoption of policy documents.
RCISD contributes to the project through the following core competences:
1) Setting up and analysing the results of questionnaires (current task leader for an STI Barometer, contributing partner for the continuation of the Barometer survey)
2) Developing concepts for calls for proposals and carrying out grant schemes (current task leaders for Brokerage Event schemes, planned task leader for a Brokerage Event scheme)
3) Communication and dissemination activities (activity leader in the current proposal)
4) Trainings on proposal writing and framework programs (potential trainers for Info Days)
5) Organisation of events of different kinds from summer schools to large policy stakeholders meetings through on-line webinars.
In detail, RCISD, based on its capacity, is going to contribute in the following tasks:
1) In WP1, in maximizing the impact of the Association to H2020 and in shaping the future of the EU – EaP STI cooperation
2) In WP4, in the development of a policy framework
3) In WP5, in the social media and innovative ways of dissemination and in the final dissemination conference.