European and international cooperation networks aim to foster collaboration in various thematic areas, underpinned by Research & Innovation. Actively participating in these networks enables the regional research and innovation ecosystem to engage in multidisciplinary initiatives and networking actions that facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and best practices, as well as access to new funding opportunities.
EUROPEAN REGIONS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION NETWORK
ERRIN is a Brussels-based platform established in 2001, comprising over 120 regional organizations from 20 European countries. Its main goal is to support its members in strengthening their regional and local Research and Innovation (R&I) capabilities, thus helping to mature their R&I ecosystems.
As a regional collaboration platform, ERRIN brings together members from various backgrounds, including regional authorities, universities, research organizations, chambers of commerce, and clusters. As a member, FRCT facilitates and promotes the involvement of the regional ecosystem in the 13 working groups that cover strategic areas of R&I.
The active participation of Azorean stakeholders in ERRIN activities, allows projecting and enhancing the value of the region R&I, through knowledge exchange, presentation of regional examples of best practices, establishment of new partnerships, joint project developments, networks and much more.
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR INFORMATION ON MARINE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
EurOcean is an independent, non-profit, scientific organization, funded in 2002, comprising a Europe-wide network of 19 organisations, accounting for 12 full members and 7 cooperating members. EurOcean missions to support advances in European marine science and technology, by fostering information exchange, interaction and innovation among its network members, the ocean community and broader society.