Research and Development Capacity Building

CERIC- Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium


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Service description

CERIC offers to all EIC beneficiaries a service aimed at improving their capacity to solve research and development problems using state-of-the-art analysis and characterisation techniques. The service is designed in two phases, the second of which is optional. In the first phase, the beneficiaries present their R&D characterisation needs, CERIC’s international experts analyse the needs and share their findings and conclusions on the potential use of certain analytical techniques to solve the request. The knowledge exchange takes place via videoconference, this part of the service will be free of charge. The second phase, at the request of the beneficiaries, will consist in offering tailor-made training on specific state-of-the-art analytical techniques. The training of professionals will be designed through seminars, webinars and/or workshops according to the specific needs of each beneficiary and could have online and on-site formats to better accommodate their availability. The service is aimed at personnel working in the field of research, development and innovation, in particular professionals involved in the development and characterisation of materials and devices and in the development of new products or new processes. The service provides EIC beneficiaries with valuable knowledge on how to better solve their needs related to their materials and product performance, thus improving and consolidating their innovation results. More information about the service:

Technology Readiness Level
TRL 1 – Basic principles observed
TRL 2 – Technology concept formulated
TRL 3 – Experimental proof of concept
TRL 4 – Technology validated in lab
TRL 5 – Technology validated in relevant environment
TRL 6 – Technology demonstrated in relevant environment
TRL 7 – System prototype demonstration in operational environment
TRL 8 – System complete and qualified
TRL 9 – Actual system proven in operational environment
Disclaimer related to service

Requests will be handled as they arrive but for trainings and other onsite activities it will be taken into account the facilities will close for routine maintenance breaks according to operational schedules.

Financial requirements

The cost of the services is free of charge for the first phase and full price for the second phase, calculated on the type of training and the full cost of support requested.