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Coordination of space NCPs as a means to optimise services

Activity Code: SPA-2007-3.2-01
Coordinator:German Aerospace Center (DLR)


With the introduction of FP7 the topic "Space" gained even more importance than in the FPs before. Most EU Member States and Associated Countries and even some Third Countries have set up NCPs for Space; some are already experienced, some are quite new in Space and in dealing with the FP in general. Within the proposed project therefore a strong network of Space NCPs shall be create to identify and exchange good practice, elaborate and conduct training courses for the NCP staff, gather and provide up-to-date information on Space and neighboring topics and develop common concepts to raise awareness for the FP7 Space Programme and the Space NCPs. Thus a more balanced high quality NCP service will be ensured for the benefit of new and experienced FP7 applicants.

Project Details:

Start Date: 01.06.2008
End Date: 31.05.2011
EU Contribution: 2 Mio. Euro
Total Costs: 2.08 Mio. Euro
Funding Scheme: Coordination (or networking) actions
Administrative Contact Person: Adrian Klein, info@fp7-space.eu
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  • German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  • Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria
  • Service d’information scientifique et technique / Dienst voor Wetenschappelijke en Technische Informatie, Belgium
  • Solar-Terrestrial Influences Laboratory, Bulgaria
  • Remote Sensing Application Centre, Bulgaria
  • Euresearch Head Office Berne, Switzerland
  • Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus
  • Czech Space Office - Technology Centre AS CR, Czech Republic
  • Archimedes Foundation, Estonia
  • Foundation for Research & Technology - HELLAS - help-forward Network, Greece
  • Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial, Spain
  • Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, Finland
  • Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, France
  • Croatian Institute of Technology, Croatia
  • Enterprise Ireland, Ireland
  • Israel-Europe R&D Directorate for the EU Framework Program, Israel
  • The Icelandic Centre for Research - RANNÍS, Iceland
  • Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea, Italy
  • Agency for International Science and Technology Development Programmes, Lithuania
  • National Agency for Innovation and Research, Luxembourg
  • Riga Technical University, Latvia 
  • Malta Council for Science and Technology, Malta
  • SenterNovem, Netherlands
  • Instytut Podstawowych Problemów -Techniki Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Poland
  • Agência de Inovação, Inovação Empresarial e Transferência de Tecnologia, S.A. - GPPQ, Portugal
  • Romanian Space Agency, Romania
  • Swedish National Space Board, Sweden
  • Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, Sweden
  • Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  • Slovak Research and Development Agency, Slovakia
  • The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Turkey
  • GR AERO LTD, United Kingdom