Bilateral Coordination for the Enhancement and Development of STI Partnerships between the EU and the USA

Project Reference: 692468
Call: H2020-INCO-2015
Coordinator: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt


The EU and the USA have highly-productive, immensely-innovative and excellence-driven research and innovation systems. Acknowledging the particular strengths of each landscape, a balanced transatlantic STI partnership of equals bears great potential and contributes to the ultimate goal of tackling societal challenges and boost economic competitiveness.

International cooperation between power nodes results in a constant knowledge exchange and more efficient use of STI investment. BILAT USA 4.0’s targeted transatlantic activities work towards:
i) Strategic priority setting for EU-US cooperation through identifying emerging STI fields with a high benefit and added value from cooperation, thus providing evidence-based input for policy decision-making
ii) Stronger interaction between EU and US researchers through thematic events promoting funding opportunities on both sides and thus strengthening the quality and quantity of partnerships between STI actors in EU MS/AC and the USA
iii) Establishing optimal framework conditions through proposing concrete solutions for eliminating cooperation obstacles deriving from researchers’ and innovators’ feedback, thus, creating an environment that favors joint solutions for global challenges
iv) Enhanced coordination and synergies between different policies through analyzing EU, MS/AC and US programmes and detection of duplications, thus, contributing to a greater coherence, joint ownership and resource efficiency
v) Ensuring close synergies with calls launched in H2020 and their int. dimension through screening of US-targeted actions in H2020 and liaising with relevant (ERA) projects to guarantee a consistent information exchange

Ensuring sustainability, project activities build on former and liaise with existing initiatives. Relevance and exploitation of project actions will be assured by a close coordination with the EC. The project will pursue a targeted communication connecting the diverse range of EU-US STI stakeholders.


  • National Council of University Research Administrators, United States
  • Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea, Italy
  • Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft MBH, Austria
  • Intrasoft International Sa, Luxembourg
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, United States
  • Inno TSD, France
  • Sri International, United States
  • Europa Media Szolgaltato non Profitkozhasznu KFT, Hungary
  • Zentrum Für Soziale Innovation GmbH, Austria
  • The Broad Institute Inc Corporation*Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, United States
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland
  • Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
  • Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovacao - Consultadoria Empresarial e Fomento da Inovacao S.A., Portugal
  • Florida International University, United States
  • Georgia Tech Research Corporation, United States
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      Project details

      Start Date: 2016-02-01
      End Date: 2019-01-31
      EU Contribution:
      EUR 1 949 995
      Total Costs:
      EUR 2 417 789
      Funding Scheme:
      Coordination and support action
      Topic: INT-01-2015 - Enhancing and focusing research and innovation cooperation with the Union’s key international partner countries - proposals targeting Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa, Ukraine
      Funded under: H2020-EU.3.6.