European Research and Project Office GmbH
Founded in 2000, the European Research and Project Office GmbH (Eurice) provides comprehensive support services for the planning, initiation, and implementation of large international collaborative projects. Eurice has been involved in EU-Framework Programmes since FP4 and has been supporting researchers in over 250 EU funded projects to date. Today, Eurice is among Germany‘s largest project management offices, with a dedicated team of 40 staff members with different professional and scientific expertise, such as law, medicine, biology, chemistry, communications, information sciences, or computer sciences.
In addition to classical project management, Eurice helps to develop and implement coherent IP strategies and supports consortia through dissemination, networking, training, and capacity building activities. Thus, Eurice accompanies researchers and innovative companies through the entire life cycle of a project – from the first idea to successful project completion – and beyond.
Eurice will support the coordinator in all aspects of project management, including administrative, legal and financial matters, to ensure a smooth project implementation. Within WP7 Eurice will assist the coordinator in project monitoring, progress management, and decision making. Eurice will facilitate the project workflow in general, stimulate interaction between the different project management bodies, and together with the coordinator assume the role of a liaison between the project consortium and the European Commission.
Eurice is also involved in WP8 and will support innovation-related activities such as dissemination and exploitation of results, to maximise project impact. Eurice will provide advice and support concerning Horizon2020-specific rules and regulations regarding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)-issues to all partners throughout the project.