SCOPE project consortium announced14/11/16Science & Technology
The European Science Foundation (ESF), l’Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) have been selected as consortium partners for the EU-funded SCOPE project.
SCOPE aims to co-ordinate and enhance the partnership environments between the European Commission’s Future and Emerging Technology (FET) Flagships – the Graphene Flagship and the Human Brain Project (HBP).
ESF chief executive Jean-Claude Worms said: “SCOPE represents an exciting new partnering model for long-term co-operative research in the European Research Area (to ERA).
“We are delighted to have been successful in our application and look forward to supporting the Graphene Flagship in key strategic areas of collaboration and co-operation with their various stakeholders, including partnering projects and associated members.
“The building of flexible, integrated and collaborative research structures is fundamental to both our work as an organisation and the FET Flagship projects themselves”.
Kathleen Elsig from EPFL who oversees SCOPE for HBP added: “The contribution of SCOPE will be essential to enhance the partnering environment of the FET Flagships, and more particularly for HBP to engage with potential contributors and users of HBP’s research infrastructure through meaningful collaborations.
“It represents a unique opportunity to develop and promote partnerships with research and innovation groups, as well as with other relevant stakeholders such as European industry.”
The grant agreement has been signed by all partners and the project will be launched in 2017.