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The main objective of RI2integrate project is to exploit the economic development potential and to better the integration of the operation of the EU’s excellent R&D Infrastructure (RI) investment projects through devising and implementing innovative tools for policy learning on macro-regional embeddedness in the Danube Region.

 The main novelty of RI2integrate is two-fold. It's methodology foresees the combination of the Smart Specialization approach (from the expert side) and the Quadruple Helix model (from the stakeholder perspective). Additionally, as a policy driven novelty, the project creates synergies between different EU and territorial funding instruments.

 The main result is the improved transfer of scientific results into the economy in the Danube Region, in line with the different needs of the participating countries by the improvement of cross-linkages among the R&D, SMEs, community and government.

 The RI2integrate partnership consist of 17 project partners (9 ERDF partners, 1 IPA partner and 7 associated partners) and covers 7 Danube countries. RI2integrate project partners from HU, CZ, AT, RO, SRB, SLO, HR represent regional and national research institutions, universities, governmental bodies, decision makers, and intermediaries. Each partner stands for a particular type of organisation involved in the utilization of excellent research infrastructures.


Programme: Danube Transnational Programme 2014. - 2020.

Priority: Innovative and socially responsible Danube region

Specific objective: Improve framework conditions for innovation

Project duration: 1.1.2017 - 30.6.2019

Budget: 1.899.430 EUR

ERDF contribution: 1.474.669,35 EUR

IPA contribution: 139.846,12 EUR