RTDS Association is a non-profit Association (‘Verein’) implementing publicly-funded research and innovation projects under Horizon 2020 and related sub-programmes like the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU). Our mission is to manage the non-technical aspects of the projects, so that researchers can focus on their research, involved companies can develop better products and services – and we do the rest!
Our usual EU project role is Work Package Leader for Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication (DEC). As ‘neutral’ partner, not claiming ownership of results, we objectively manage intellectual property and develop plans for commercialisation and communication in the interest of all partners. We can also take on the role as a Coordinator – managing all administrative aspects. Most of our projects are in the related fields of bio-economy, renewable energies, sustainable food, nutrition and agriculture as well as relevant applications of transport, ICT and social sciences.
RTDS (formally RTD Services) was the Austrian SME with the highest number (15) of project participations in FP7, three of them as coordinator.
RTDS Association is currently participating in five H2020 collaborative projects, two of them as coordinator, which were launched in May 2018. More information on the running and completed projects can be found here.
RTDS Association is listed in the Austrian Association Register (Zentrales Vereinsregister, ZVR Number 465699086) with head office in Vienna and is a validated non-profit SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) by the European Commission with the PIC number 929551583.