Project Partners

BILAT USA 4.0 has 16 partners, six from the USA and ten from Europe. They represent a well-balanced mix of competencies, expertise and access to relevant stakeholder networks across the EU and USA. Partners are national funding organisations, research management agencies, multipliers, think tanks, research institutions and research and innovation consultancies.

German Aerospace Centre (DLR) Germany

The Project Management Agency (PT) at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) assists several German Federal Ministries in planning and implementing national research programmes in various thematic areas, providing political analysis and recommendations and giving support for public relation and communication activities.

National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) USA

The National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) is a non‐profit professional society dedicated to advancing the field of research administration through education and professional development programs, and by the sharing of knowledge and experience. NCURA has over 7,000 members from over 900 colleges, universities, teaching hospitals and research institutes.

Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea (APRE) Italy

APRE is a non‐profit research organisation based in Italy that provides information, assistance and training in order to promote Italian participation on European Research and Technological Development programmes. APRE was created upon the joint initiative of the Italian Ministry of Research and the European Commission in 1989 and is supported by approximately 100 member organisations, including both public and private research centres, industries, industrial associations, banks, chambers of commerce, science parks and 50 universities.

Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft MbH (FFG) Austria

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial R&D, applied science and innovation in Austria. As a "one‐stop shop" offering a diversified and targeted programme portfolio, the FFG gives Austrian businesses and research facilities quick and uncomplicated access to research funding. The FFG offers a tailor‐made service package for preparing, submitting and implementing Austrian researchers’ projects in European and international research & technology programmes. FFG hosts all “National Contact Points” nominated for the specific programmes of the H2020, the EUREKA National Project Coordinator and the contact point for the Enterprise Europe Network, national contact point for COST Programme.

Intrasoft International SA (INTRA) Luxembourg

INTRASOFT International (INTRA) is a leading European IT Solutions and Services Group with strong international presence, offering innovative and added‐value solutions of highest quality to a wide range of international and national public and private organisations. The company employs more than 1,600 highly‐skilled professionals, representing over 20 different nationalities and mastering more than 18 languages. With headquarters in Luxembourg, INTRA operates through its operational branches, subsidiaries and offices in 17 countries.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS) USA

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS) is the nation’s key non‐partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for Congress, the Administration and the broader policy community. The Wilson Center seeks to be the leading institution for in‐depth research and dialogue to inform actionable ideas on global issues in building a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the nation’s problems and challenges.

Inno TSD (inno TSD) France

Inno TSD, located in Sophia Antipolis, France, is part of inno group, an EU‐based innovation and technology transfer consultancy with headquarters in Germany, employing approx. 60 staff. inno specialises in innovation and technology transfer, university‐industry cooperation, innovation start‐ups and development, cluster and SMEs internationalisation, IPR support (inno runs a public‐private partnership, a patent commercialisation agency in Germany) and in international cooperation in innovation and S&T.

SRI International (SRI) USA

SRI International is a non‐profit independent research and development institute dedicated to the discovery and the application of science and technology for knowledge, commerce, prosperity, and peace. Headquartered in Menlo Park in the Silicon Valley region of California, SRI provides a critical bridge between fundamental science and its application. Our offerings range from basic and applied research to laboratory and advisory services, technology development and licenses, deployable systems, new products, and venture opportunities.

Europa Media (EM) Hungary

Europa Media is an independent, non‐profit SME active in European Union affairs, in particular in EU research and innovation policies, programmes and projects. Established in 2003, Europa Media has been working to effectively gather and spread dispersed and complex information on EU policies, funding opportunities and programmes in a streamlined and simplified manner to potential stakeholders in Europe and worldwide. With this mission, we have developed, launched and publicised a variety of information sources and tools including web‐based platforms, online and offline publications and organised local and international events. Over the past 12 years, Europa Media has actively participated in EU‐funded research and innovation projects as coordinator or partner in a broad range of fields.

Zentrum für Soziale Innovation GmbH (ZSI) Austria

ZSI (Centre for Social Innovation) is a private non‐profit research organisation, established in 1990. The main funders and clients are ministries, municipalities, EC, OECD, ILO, other public bodies and NGOs. ZSI performs project‐based agency functions for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) in promotion and support of international STI cooperation. ZSI’s key activities are clustered in three dedicated units: i) Research Policy and Development (incl. techno‐globalisation; R&D internationalisation; science‐technology‐society studies; STI foresight; scientometrics; evaluation), ii) Work and Equal Opportunities (incl. labour market governance; migration research; ageing; innovative labour market policies and inclusion), iii) Technology and Knowledge – (incl. participatory technology assessment; technology enhanced learning; science‐society dialogue).

The Broad Institute INC Cooperation*BROAD Institute of MIT and Harvard (BROAD INST.) USA

The Broad Institute is a biomedical and genomic research center located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The institute is independently governed and supported as a non‐profit research organization. It further partners with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, and the five Harvard teaching hospitals. The Broad Institute is dedicated to sharing new approaches and discoveries about human biology and disease with the scientific community, collaborators in industry, and more broadly through community partnerships and outreach programs.

Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (ETH Zürich) Switzerland

ETH Zürich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. Founded in 1855 as the Federal Polytechnical School, ETH Zürich has, from the outset, been a national center for education with international appeal, attracting talent from all over the world. Today it offers researchers an inspiring working environment and its students a comprehensive education. ETH Zürich is well‐known for its excellent education, ground‐breaking fundamental research and for putting its new findings directly into practice. It has some 18,000 students from over 100 different countries, 3,800 of whom are doctoral students. About 500 professors currently teach and conduct research in the areas of engineering, architecture, mathematics, natural sciences, system‐oriented sciences, and management and social sciences.

Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) / PRAXI Network Greece

The Foundation for Research and Technology‐Hellas (FORTH), established in 1983, is one of the largest research centres in Greece with well‐organized facilities, highly qualified personnel and a reputation as a top‐level research foundation worldwide. FORTH is an organisation with vast experience in implementing framework programs holding currently the 15th place, among all European RTOs, in terms of participation in FP7 projects. PRAXI Network is a specific unit of FORTH created from a strategic alliance of the Research and the Industrial world in Greece. PRAXI Network operates in the fields of technology transfer and international cooperation addressing small and medium sized enterprises and research institutions all over Greece.

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) Portugal

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) is an international consulting firm, created in 1997, with the mission of managing projects which foster innovation and promote international opportunities, promoting the creation of strategic partnerships when appropriate. SPI positions itself as a unique catalyst for connections among companies, scientific and technological institutions, public bodies, and public and private national and international organisations. In fulfilling its mission, SPI has developed competences in several different areas which include: mapping of research and innovation systems, development of strategies and policy dialogue, dissemination, training and needs assessment, and program and project evaluation provided through its permanent staff located in Portugal, Spain, Brussels, China and the United States, and with offices in Europe, USA, China and Singapore.

Florida International University (FIU) USA

The Miami‐Florida European Union Center of Excellence, (MEUCE) is a consortium of Florida International University (FIU) and the University of Miami (UM), established in the Fall of 2001. The Miami‐Florida EUCE, is a member of the Network of European Union Centers ( Currently, there are eight European Union Centers of Excellence in the US. Their goals are to promote the study of the EU, its institutions and policies and EU‐US relations through teaching programs, scholarly research and outreach activities in local and regional communities. The mission of the Miami‐Florida EUCE, is to promote teaching, research, and outreach activities relating to the EU.

Georgia Tech Research Cooperation (GTRC) USA

Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Institute of Technology is a research‐intensive public university with over $655 million annually in total research expenditures. The Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) embodies Georgia Tech's founding spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering, science, and technology. By serving as the contracting entity for all sponsored research activities at Georgia Tech, GTRC helps their researchers' discoveries drive global competitiveness across Georgia, the nation, and internationally.