This new mechanism will offer the possibility for organisations (industry, SMEs, higher education institutions or research institutes) or projects (funded nationally or through other EU programs) to join the GF initiative as Associated Members or Partnering Projects. The aim of this mechanism is to promote broader exchanges and an inclusive environment within the 2DM community, as well as ensure the continuity of national and international collaborations established during the H2020 phase. Its implementation will reflect the new set-up, where RIAs/IAs will be carrying out strategic research activities defined by the EC calls, hence a focus is expected on promoting synergies and mutual benefits, some of which may include expanding the network and establish new collaboration opportunities and partnerships. Further research priorities and bottom-up research are expected to be supported via other funding mechanisms that will leverage additional national or private funding.
Every Associated member will benefit from networking and collaborations opportunities with a broad scientific community, and as a consequence increased visibility of their research and innovation outcomes. Furthermore, contacts and liaisons with major national and EU initiatives will be accessible through the network of national and thematic representatives, which will be created within the GrapheneEU CSA and will comprise researchers from the RIAs/IAs and Associated Members. The exact details of the new association mechanism will be defined and issued in the coming months, and the new guidelines will be published on this page.
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