Members

Name Description
ANI - Portugal

ANI is the Portuguese National Innovation Agency.

Its mission is to promote knowledge transfer through greater and better collaboration and cooperation between enterprises and the research & knowledge production institutions. ANI's mandate is to promote innovation through research funding.

Bpifrance - France

Bpifrance provides assistance and financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises, facilitating access to banks and equity capital investors, in particular during the high-risk phases: Start-up, Innovation, Development, International, Buy out.
Bpifrance is a financial institution gathering together activities previously delivered by OSEO, the Strategic Investment Fund (FSI), FSI Regions and CDC enterprises.

CDTI Spain

The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is a Spanish public organisation, under the Ministry of Science and Innovation, whose objective is to help Spanish companies to increase their technological profile. It is a state-owned company, and, established in 1977, has financed more than 15,000 technology development projects so far.

CTI KTI Switzerland

The CTI has a key role to play in the strengthening of Switzerland’s international competitiveness. The CTI’s mandate is to promote knowledge-based innovation in Switzerland with financial, advisory and network support for the benefit of the Swiss economy. In doing so it helps to turn scientific research into economic output, making sure that unique innovations are developed in Switzerland.

DAIEG - Denmark

The Agency was established 2017 based on elements from the two former agencies for Innovation and for higher education.. The Agency allocates and administrates grants and funding to institutions within higher education and innovation, grants for students, as well as it supervises public research and innovation funds in Denmark.

ENEA - Italy

ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment is a public undertaking operating in the fields of energy, the environment and new technologies to support competitiveness and sustainable development.

Enterprise Estonia - Estonia

Enterprise Estonia’s mission is to increase public welfare by strengthening competitiveness of Estonian enterprises and promoting Estonia’s business climate. Enterprise Estonia was founded on 1st of January 2001 by combining five different public service agencies into a single organisation. From March 2004 it is also responsible for implementing the enterprise support part of the EU Structural Funds in Estonia.

Enterprise Ireland - Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is an organisation of the Government of Ireland with the mission of building the competitive capability of Irish industry. Enterprise Ireland's global office network links international business with competitive Irish enterprises.

FFG - Austria

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) offers advice, support and promotion for research and innovation projects. In this way, the FFG plays an important role in achieving aims, both research and political, defined by Austria and the European Union.

Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Belgium

The agency Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship is the contact point for entrepreneurs in Flanders. We encourage and support innovation and entrepreneurship, and contribute to a favourable business climate.

We do this in close collaboration with local actors and supported by our international commitments in EUREKA, E.E.N. and H2020.

HAMAG-BICRO - Croatia

The Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovations and Investments (HAMAG-BICRO), established in 2014 by a merger between the former Business Innovation Croatian Agency (BICRO) and the Croatian Agency for SMEs and investments (HAMAG Invest) is the key governmental institution for providing support to development of small and medium-sized enterprises, improving the innovation process and encouraging investments. In the field of innovation support, HAMAG-BICRO is the main implementing body for national policy measures. 

IAPMEI - Portugal

IAPMEI is the Portugese Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation

Innovate UK

The Innovate UK is a business-focused organisation dedicated to promoting technology-enabled innovation across the UK. Its role is to promote and support research into and development and exploitation of science, technology and new ideas for the benefit of business, in order to increase sustainable economic growth and improve the quality of life.

Innovation Fund Serbia (IFS) - Serbia

The Innovation Fund was founded by the Innovation Law in 2006 to encourage and manage financing for innovation in Serbia. 
 

Luxinnovation - Luxembourg

Luxinnovation is the National Agency for Innovation and Research for Luxembourg and is a key partner for companies looking to engage in innovation activities in Luxembourg or aiming to expand their business at the international level. Luxinnovation also contributes to the country’s sector-specific trade promotion and prospection efforts.

 

 

Matimop - Israel

MATIMOP, the executive agency of the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor of Israel (OCS), is the official National Agency for industrial R&D cooperation. MATIMOP promotes highly supportive national policies to build Israel's industrial infrastructure and nurture industrial innovation and entrepreneurship.

MITA Lithuania

Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) is a national innovation agency founded in 2010 by the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Science and Education. MITA is the main governmental institution responsible for implementation of innovation policy in Lithuania.

National Research, Development and Innovation Office - Hungary

The National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH) of Hungary is a national strategic and funding agency for scientific research, development and innovation, the primary source of advice on RDI policy for the Hungarian Government, and the primary RDI funding agency.

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) - Netherlands

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) encourages entrepreneurs in sustainable, agrarian, innovative and international business. The aim is to improve opportunities for entrepreneurs and strengthen their position. Within the theme of innovation our staff helps entrepreneurs with financing their innovative idea, finding business partners, international opportunities, know-how, intellectual property rights and compliance with laws and regulations.

PARP - Poland

The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development  is a government agency  subordinated to the Minister of Economy. PARP was established with the task to implement entrepreneurship support instruments, with particular consideration given to needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). PARP is one of the public institutions responsible for the implementation of measures co-financed by the EU Structural Funds in Poland. 

PtJ - Germany

With expertise in research and innovation management, Project Management Jülich supports its clients in the German federal government and state governments as well as the European Commission in implementing their research policy goals with a focus on project funding. The agency thus constitutes an important interface between its partners – striving for a strong German research and innovation landscape within a joint European Research Area.

RANNIS - Iceland

The Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannis) supports research, innovation, education and culture in Iceland.

SIEA Slovakia

The Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (SIEA) is a contributory organization of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. 

SPIRIT Slovenia

The Agency’s mission is to be an active player in the business environment and ensure the competitiveness and promotion of the Slovenian economy. 

TA CR - Czech Republic

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic is the national agency established in order to support applied research, experimental development, and innovation in the Czech Republic and thus to contribute to the increasing competitiveness and economic growth of the Czech Republic. The creation of TA CR in 2009 is one of the cornerstones of the fundamental research and development (R&D) reform in the Czech Republic. One of the important tasks of the TA CR is to support cooperation between research organizations and businesses.

Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation- Finland

Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, is the main public organization for research, development and innovation in Finland. Tekes provides funding for innovative projects aimed at generating new know-how and new kinds of products, processes and service or business concepts. The aim is to renew industries, increase value added and productivity, improve the quality of working life as well as boost exports and generate employment and wellbeing.

The Research Council of Norway - Norway

The Research Council of Norway acts as a government adviser, identifying present and future needs for knowledge and research. The Council is also a funding agency for research programmes and independent projects, strategic programmes at research institutes and Norwegian participation in international research programmes. In addition, the Research Council has a role as a co-ordinator, initiating networks and promoting co-operation between R&D institutions, ministries, business and industry, public agencies and enterprises, other sources of funding, and users of research.

TTGV - Turkey

TTGV was founded in June 1991 by the joint efforts of private sector companies, public institutions, umbrella organizations and individuals through a loan agreement signed between the Turkish Government and the World Bank. It is a non-profit organization established by law and operates to improve Turkey’s competitive position in the international markets through supporting R&D activities of private sector firms.

VDI/VDE-IT - Germany

VDI/VDE-ITs primary objective is to promote R&D in information technology, to assist governmental authorities in developing initiatives for the diffusion of technologies and to speed up product and process innovation by assisting particularly small and medium-sized enterprises in the exploitation and valorisation of R&D results. Its mission focuses not only on technology developments but also on related economic and social implications.

VINNOVA - Sweden

VINNOVA (The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems) was set up 2001 up to foster stronger innovation systems that will contribute to sustainable long term growth of the Swedish economy.   Our tasks are to fund the needs-driven research required by a competitive business and industrial sector, particularly innovations linked to research, as well as to to strengthen the networks that are a necessary part of this work.