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Lump sum funding in Horizon projects

Everyone’s heard of it and some have experienced it in pilot projects – lump sum funding. Does that mean no more cost reporting?  A researcher’s dream come…or is the nightmare just beginning?What should be the potential advantages? Huge simplification No actual costs No eligibility rules No financial audits Despite all simplification, funding based on reimbursement […]

From Tech to Societal: Readiness level assessments, impact and indicators – making the connection!

We all know the infamous TRL (Technology Readiness Level) classification coined by NASA in the 8o’s and widely applied in EU research and innovation projects. However, even as a standard, the quantification scale for technology maturity is still subjective, depending on context i.e. which industry/sector and grey areas exist between the single digit assessment levels, […]

RTDS sponsoring art fair for good cause

RTDS is  happy to announce our co-sponsorship at the WIKAM art event at the Palais Niederösterreich in Vienna this year.   ((c) Ina Loitzl & Tanja Prusnik)   Our contact, artist Ina Loitzl, and her colleague Tanja Prusnik celebrate the occasion of a 10 year anniversary of their joint venture with “Die Moewe Kinderschutzzentrum Wien”, an […]

Austrian innovation ecosystem and public funding support

Whether through community-driven ecosystems or governmental incentives, we have never seen innovation support in Europe to be this energetic. From Austrian national strategies, regional clusters, local initiatives or EU innovation funding, there are dozens of innovation ecosystems around the country helping the boldest and the brightest to scale up their ideas.

RTDS Group at the FFG FORUM 2018

RTDS participated at the FFG FORUM 2018, held on 13.09.2018 under the motto “Best of Austria meets Europe” for the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Austrian business-research funding and the 10th anniversary of the Austrian national research agency (FFG)- the national Contact point for Horizon 2020.

Intellectual property in H2020: The research and innovation currency

Intellectual property might accumulate value for business and further research and innovation activities. Research and innovation projects usually require valuable background resources for its implementation. In the knowledge-based economy, Intellectual property is becoming one of the most valuable resources for research and innovation activities.

Open access, open data, open everything?!

Open access and open data are often heard buzz words in Horizon 2020 research and innovation proposals and projects. But what are you really obliged to do to fulfill the funding requirements? And, why is it also good for you?