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Newsletter no. 10 | 25 June 2020
Dear ENRIITC Partner, 
 
Share your news with us! 
Having an active channel of communication is of paramount importance for our network. If you have any news on, for example, technical progress, participation in events or published articles, please let us know.
News from the Project
Do you want to improve the way RIs and industry interact? 

Participate in our surveys!
We are now conducting two surveys in the form of questionnaires, addressing Industry Liaison and Contact Officers, located respectively at governmental agencies and research infrastructures, with the purpose to map the key elements to enact the envisaged collaborative framework between the ESFRI RIs and industry players to bring technological innovation about. Your participation is extremely valuable, as the results will be used to develop an effective strategy and methodology to establish, train and empower an effective pan-European network of coordinated RI ILOs and ICOs; one that will truly take RI-industry dialogues to a new level! 

The questionnaires will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and will be available until the 15th of July. Please visit our website to read more about the survey and to take part in the activity. You can also access the questionnaires directly by following the links below: 
 
Thank you very much for your contribution and helping to shape the future relations between RIs and Industry and the sustainability of strong EU business and innovation sectors!
Who is ENRIITC? 
ENRIITC is made up of 11 consortium partners and more than 60 associate partners, making it a very broad and diverse Network. To better understand who is involved in the Network and what collaboration opportunities are available, we will be introducing 1 partner in each newsletter, starting with the consortium. 
Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
CDTI is a Public Business Entity, answering to the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, which fosters the technological development and innovation of Spanish companies. It is the entity that Channels the funding and support applications for national and international R&D&I projects of Spanish companies. CDTI is one our 11 consortium partners. 
Javier Echávarri is the Industrial Liaison Officer for ESO and SKA at CDTI, has a MSC in Telecommunication engineering, a PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and 10+ years of prior experience in different industry and research centres. Jorge Lopez Reig is the Programme Manager at the Big Installations and Dual Programmes Department at CDTI and is an Aerospace Engineer with 25+ years of experience in the management and development of international research and development programmes. Together, Javier and Jorge are coordinating and supporting the Spanish participation in the ENRIITC project. They are also helping with various tasks in WP 2, 3, 4 & 5. Read more about their involvement here
News from the Partners
BSBF2021 Webinars

The BSBF 1st Webinar took place on Tuesday, the 23rd of June and focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Big Science Market. The event was organised by CDTI who is also organising and hosting BSBF2021 in Granda on 28 September - 1 October.

Johannes Klumpers, from the European Commission, presented an overview of what the Commission has been doing in relation to COVID-19, as well as prospects for RIs from a European policy perspective. Speakers from the Big Science organisations FAIR, ESS, ESA, European XFEL, and F4E, presented the initiatives and special procurement measures their organisations have put into place in order to support industry during the pandemic. We also heard heard from the Spanish, Italian, and Dutch ILOs, as well as PERIIA, the national measures that have been initiated to foster innovation and support industry during this time. 

Mark your calendars: The next webinar will take place on the 8th of October. Keep up-to-date via our website or the BSBF2021 website! 
FlexFunction2Sustain 

On the 1st of April, the EU-funded initiative FlexFunction2Sustain was launched. The project, financed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, will support Plastics and Paper Processing Industry in overcoming environmental challenges while entering the digital age. 19 European partners including our ENRIITC Associate INL (International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory), will unify their competencies, practical and business development expertise and technical infrastructure to provide a wide access to innovative solutions through a sustainable open innovation ecosystem. This Open Innovation Test Bed for nano-functionalized plastic and paper surfaces and membranes will support innovative SMEs and industries by drastically reducing the time-to-market for novel concepts, ideas and products. Read more here!
 
Swedish Guide 2020
The BIG Science Sweden Guide 2020, is all about big science and is BIG! Released by Big Science Sweden, it has a total of 356 pages of information on over 200 companies that have the capacity and knowledge to solve whatever issues the leading research facilities have. On top of that, there’s information about 69 Swedish academic (i.e., SCIENCE) contributions. Read more here!
Registration
Register to the Network
If you have yet to do so, please use the following link and password to access our Indico page and read the terms and conditions for the ENRIITC Data Consent Policy.

Link: https://indico.esss.lu.se/event/1367/
Password: ENRIITC

Once read, kindly click "registration" in the menu bar to the left of the text and fill in your information. Once completed, click "register" at the bottom of the form. 
As always, the ENRIITC consortium would like to thank you for being apart of our community and for your continued dedication to making this Network a success. In the midst of these trying times following the COVID-19 pandemic, the project is still very much active and that is much thanks to you all. 
Upcoming Events & Deadlines

 

ENRIITC 1st IAC Meeting
29th June 2020 - Virtual Meeting
IAC and StB Members

RI-PATHS Webinar
29th June 2020 - Virtual Conference
CERN, ELIXIR

ICTeSSH 2020 Virtual Conference
29th June - 1st July 2020 - Virtual Conference
CESSDA, CLARIN, DARIAH

Call for Nodes 2020
30th June - Deadline for submission
Euro-BioImaging

Managing & Valorising Clinical Data with Laura Spinardi
30th June - Virtual conference
ASTP

InnovaXN 2nd Call
3rd July - Deadline for submission
ILL, ESRF

SARS-CoV-2: Towards a New Era in Infection Research
3rd July 2020 - Virtual Conference
EMBL
ENRIITC is funded by the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, under grand agreement 871112
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