EU-LAC Resinfra

Funded by: European Commission  
Calls: Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
Start date: 2019-06-01  End date: 2022-11-30
Total Budget: EUR 1.500.968,75  INO share of the total budget: EUR 90.875,00
Scientific manager: Immaculada Figueroa   and for INO is: Pezzati Luca

Organization/Institution/Company main assignee: Ministero de Ciencia and Innovación (MICINN)

other Organization/Institution/Company involved:
Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI), Spain
Agencia Nacional de Investigación y desarrollo (ANID), Chile
Centro de Investigaciones Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), Spain
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT), Mexico
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvemento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Brazil
Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft – un Reunfhaurt ev (DLR), Germany
E-Science European infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystem research (LIFEW
Fundação para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal
Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología de Costa Rica (MICITT), Costa Rica
Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (MINCYT), Argentina
Ministerio de Educacion y Cultura (MEC), Uruguay
Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI), Portugal
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy (VTT), Finland
Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezv

other INO’s people involved:
Benassi Laura
Striova Jana

Abstract: ResInfra pursues the construction of a bi-regional collaboration between European Union and the LAC countries, envisaging a range of different activities that will contribute to this aim. Firstly, the project will create a map of National and Regional Research Infrastructures policies, with the objective of identifying eligible research infrastructures upon which to build this bi-regional collaboration. Additionally, the project will develop four pilot projects, building on existing European Research Infrastructures, each in an area of knowledge identified as a priority for the scientific cooperation between the EU and LAC:
1.INSTRUCT-ERIC in the field of Structural Biology
2.E-RIHS in the field of cultural heritage
3.RICAP for the transdisciplinary application of computation
4.LifeWatch-ERIC in the field of ecosystems and biodiversity.
The main outcome of the project will be the development of a stable framework of cooperation and a roadmap that will:
– promote the internationalization of RIs from both regions,
– reinforce EU-LAC cooperation
– and perform human capital development and capacity building.