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This project has received funding from the European Unionís Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 652637.

Staff Exchange programme

The aim of the Staff Exchange (SE) programme is to to ensure a consistent level of NCP services across Europe by selecting and matching experienced NCPs with less experienced ones. In this programme, 5-6 Bio-NCPs can visit one host Bio-NCP organization for 1,5 – 2 days. The content of the SE might be:

  • Introduction of the host organisation’s activities regarding Horizon 2020 and/or SC2
  • Horizon 2020 organisational structure of the host organisation (relationship with PC members, JPI, EEN, tech-transfer offices of the universties etc..)
  • Other specific needs of the visiting NCPs
  • Presentation of the best practices and experiences of the host NCP: how do they work with clients?
  • What is needed from a client’s perspective? An invited speaker with close collaboration with the host NCP may talk about needs, experiences etc..
  • Field trips to a successful institute, university and/or industry

By joining the SE programme, a Bio-NCP can:

  • increase the level of knowledge in specific Horizon 2020 related issues
  • benchmark the level of expertise with other NCPs attending to same SE
  • build knowledge and confidence in her/his day-to-day job
  • have an opportunity to build permanent contacts with the researchers in the host country leading to future proposals

BioHorizon can reimburse the travel expenses of Bio-NCPs according to the rules set in Guidelines for Bio-NCPs.

As of 31 December 2019, no more staff exchanges will be organised.