Here you will find running projects of Technology Centre ASCR. For an overview of completed project click on Archive


The aim of the SEREN2 coordination action is to link the different NCPs of the Security research programme, to initiate coordination in the network, and to improve the quality of the of the network and, as a matter of fact, the ability of its members to deliver a high level of services to the comunity.  Security Research presents several specificities as compared to other COOPERATION's thematic priorities. In consequence, perhaps more than in the other FP7 programmes and thematic priorities, there is a strong necessity to inform and support the European Security Research community to participate to FP7. Project activities will focuse on organisation of partnering and brokerage evants, developing of a partner search system and other useful tools which are directly available from project website.

  • Partners: 26 partners from EU member states and associated countries to FP7
  • Duration: 1. 4. 2011 – 31. 3 . 2013 (24 month)
  • Contracting Party: European Commission
  • Manager: Eva Hillerová
  • Output: available at the  project website

National Information Centre for European Research - NICER III

NICER III project follows the NICER and NICER II projects, and is focused on supporting Czech participation in European research, especially in the 7. Framework Programme (7. FP) -  providing information on the 7. FP, assisting in preparation of the projects and search for partners, enhancing knowledge and readiness of participants necessary for a succesful involvement in international reseach as well as other activities related to building the European Research Area (ERA). An integral part of the project is monitoring Czech participation in the Framework Programmes for the needs of state administration and also publishing activity.

  • Partners: Technology Centre AS CR
  • Duration: March 1, 2009 - December 31, 2012 
  • Contracting Party: Ministry of Education Youth and Sports
  • Manager: Naïa Koníèková 
  • Output: Project outputs are published at the project’s website:


ERAWATCH is a long term initiative jointly carried out by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (RTD), the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry  (ENTR) and the Joint Research Centre - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS) based in Seville (Spain). ERAWATCH is the European Commission's information platform on European, national and regional research systems and policies. Its main objectives are to support policy-making in the research field in Europe and to contribute to the realisation of the European Research Area (ERA)

  • Partners: The service currently covers 61 countries: 27 EU Member States, 13 countries associated with the European Community's Research Framework Programme and 21 third countries, including 7 being added in 2011
  • Duration: January 1, 2005 – (project is periodically prolonged every year)
  • Contracting Party: European Commission 
  • Manager: Lenka Hebáková 
  • Output: Project output will be published at the project’s website:


PACITA („Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment“) is a 4-years project financed by the Science in Society scheme of the FP7. The aim of the project is to enhance and expand the European capacity on evidence-based policy-making and policy making based on or using science and research, public engagement in science, two-way communication between scientists and other stakeholders and ethics in science. 

  • Partners: The Consortium has 15 members lead by the Danish Board of Technology (DBT
  • Duration: April 1, 2011 – March 31, 2015
  • Contracting Party: European Commission 
  • Manager: Lenka Hebáková
  • Output: Project output will be published at the project’s website:

The Czech Republic in the European Research Area

The principal goal of the project is a development of already existing research infrastructure providing analytical, information and organizational support for strategic decisions and conceptual planning of the state administration with a basic aim to contribute to the active and efficient participation of the Czech Republic in European Research Area namely in international collaboration in research, development and innovation. The project includes also providing a complex system of services to research organizations and entrepreneurs (SMEs in particular) to participate in cooperative research projects in particular through Framework Programmes of EU for research, development and innovation

  • Partners: Technology Centre ASCR
  • Duration: 1. 10. 2010 - 31. 12. 2015
  • Contracting Party:  Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  • Manager:  Karel Klusáèek
  • Output:  Project outputs are continuosly published at

Fit for Health

Fit for Health" is a network of experts for the successful participation of research centres, universities and innovative SMEs in EU-funded "HEALTH" research projects

The success of the SMEs go Health project in its support of SMEs and researchers prompted a new follow-up initiative entitled Fit for Health which started in October 2010.

Fit for Health offers wide-ranging services specifically for research-intensive, high technology SMEs and researchers in the EU-funded “Health” thematic priority of FP7.

The team of 26 highly experienced FP7 national contact points (NCPs) for “Health” and “SMEs”, with renowned innovation experts and trainers, ensure excellent coverage of the entire innovation pipeline: we help innovative SMEs, researchers from universities and research centres during all phases of FP7 projects, from the project idea to the efficient and effective valorisation of project results.

Fit for Health is optimally connected to other key support networks for SMEs, offering a synergistic benefit for SMEs and researchers acting in the Health-related area.


BusInesS and InnOvation Support

Technology Centre coordinates BISONet project (BusInesS and InnOvation Support Network) that provides services of the Enterprise Europe Network in the Czech Republic. The Enterprise Europe Network is the largest network of contact points providing information and advice to EU companies on EU matters, in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The network offers concrete and effective solutions to entrepreneurs and companies in more than 40 countries. The network combines and builds on the former Innovation Relay Centres and Euro Info Centers and covers nearly 600 local partner organisations, employing around 4 000 experienced staff working to support competitiveness of EU businesses.
  • Partners: Centrum pro regionalni rozvoj, BIC Plzen, JIC Brno, BIC Ostrava, Regionalni rozvojova agentura Usteckeho kraje, Agentura regionalniho rozvoje Liberec, Brno Regional Chamber of Commerce, Krajska hospodarska komora Moravskoslezskeho kraje, Regionalni rozvojova agentura Pardubickeho kraje, Research Institute of Textile Machines Liberec.
  • Duration: 1 January 2008 - 31 December 2014
  • Contracting Party: European Commission
  • Manager: Daniela Vachova
  • Output: Project output is published at


The aim of the project is to create a European Observatory on Nanotechnologies to present reliable, complete and responsible science-based and economic expert analysis, across different technology sectors, establish dialogue with decision makers and others regarding the benefits and opportunities, balanced against barriers and risks, and allow them to take action to ensure that scientific and technological developments are realized as socio-economic benefits.

  • Partners: The project is led by the Institute of Nanotechnology (UK), and includes: VDI Technologiezentrum (DE), Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (FR), Institute of Occupational Medicine (UK), Malsch TechnoValuation (NL), triple innova (DE), Spinverse (FI), Bax and Willems Consulting Venturing (ES), Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (NL), Technical University of Darmstadt (DE), Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca Industriale (IT), Nano and Micro Technology Consulting (DE), Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs und Forschungsanstalt (CH), University of Aarhus (DK), MERIT - Universiteit Maastricht (NL), Technology Centre AS CR (CZ). 
  • Duration: 1 April 2008 – 31 March 2012 (48 months) 
  • Contracting Party: European Commission 
  • Manager: Gabriela Salejová
  • Output: Project outputs are available at 


The HEALTH-NCP-NET is the network of all officially appointed Health National Contact Points (NCPs) for the 7th EU Framework Programme (FP7). The consortium consists of 19 not only EU countries, and the project spans across 39 countries in Europe and the world.

The NCP network is the main provider of adice and individual assistance for all FP7 issues:

help to better understand the FP7 program, help to find the topic in priority Health in FP7, help to bring researcher and SMEs together in the right projects, help to support SMEs and researchers for successful participation in the priority Health of FP7.

  • Partners: 39 partners, coordinator is the Instituto de Salud Carlos III,  Spain
  • Duration: May 2008 – April 2012
  • Contracting Party: European Commission 
  • Manager: Judita Kinkorova
  • Output: Project outputs will be available at:


The aim of this project is to reinforce the network of National Contact Points (NCP) for

the Seventh Framework Programme under Theme 2 “Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and

Biotechnology”. The leading concept of the coordination action is based on three types of joint activities:

– activities to improve the services of BIO-NCPs through training and common tools

– activities to improve the cohesion of the BIO-NCP network through network activities

– activities to simplify access to FP7 calls through joint trans-national activities

  • Partners: National contact organizations from 27 EU member states, associated countries and candidate countries
  • Duration: 1 September 2008 – 31 August 2012 (48 months)
  • Contracting Party: European Commission
  • Manager: Nada Konickova 
  • Output: Outputs will be available at a project website


The main idea behind the project is to reinforce the network of National Contact Points (NCP) for Space via co-operation. This is to ensure a more balanced high quality of the services and to add value to the work provided by each single Space NCP. Additionally the network will promote dissemination of GMES and other Space related services to regional authorities, potential local downstream service providers and the interested public.
  • Partners: 34 partners 
  • Duration: July 2008 – March 2012
  • Contracting Party: European Commission 
  • Manager: Ondrej Mirovsky 
  • Output: Ouptputs will be presented at (under construction).


Environment NCPs cooperating to improve their effectiveness

This project is a set of coherent activities and tasks that will foster further cooperation between Environment NCPs from EU member States and Associated States. The main goal is to improve the services NCPs offer to potential proposers. The main outcomes will be: a) strengthened cooperation between NCPs across Europe by setting up new and effective means of communication, b) increased quality of services offered by NCPs to proposers with the aim to increase the number and quality of project proposals submitted in response to FP7 calls for proposal and c) integration of other non-EU NCPs into the EU NCP network in order to increase mutually beneficial research and technological development between Europe and International Partners Cooperation Countries.

  • Partners: 27 partners from different countries (mainly EU countries but also Bulgaria, Turkey, India, Switzerland), the coordinator of the project is Viorel Vulturescu, National Authority for Scientific Research, Romania
  • Duration: 1 January 2009 – 31 December 2013 (60 months)
  • Contracting Party: European Commission 
  • Manager: Zdenka Sustakova 
  • Output: Outputs will be published at a project’s website.

NMP TeAm 2

This project builds on the results and the achievements of the FP7 NMP NCP Network project NMP TeAm. NMP TeAm 2 aims at assisting the NMP NCP Network to provide good quality and high standard services to the proposers and therefore helping simplify access to FP7 calls, lowering the entry barriers for newcomers, and raising the average quality of submitted proposals.  To this effect the four main objectives of this project are:  
  • to optimise the tools at hand to the benefit of the networks clients, such as the partner search system developed in NMP TeAm, the use and further development of the NMP NCP Network website and other communication tools,
  • to maximise the impact and add value to organised European wide events by organising parallel partnership building events, joint NMP NCP stands and joint awareness campaigns,
  • to standardise the Network skills and provided services through the creation of documentation to aid the work of the NCPs and the actualization of the charter of services, staff exchanges, twinnings and targete trainings and
  • to forge and utilize the links with NMP related Networks, Technology Platforms, the Enterprise Europe Network and the International collaboration programme. 
  • Partners: 16 partners, coordinator Foundation for Research and Technology HELLAS, Greece
  • Duration: 1 January 2012 – 31 December 2013 (24 months)
  • Contracting Party: European Commission 
  • Manager: Gabriela Salejová
  • Output: Project output will be published at the project website

For an overview of completed project click on Archive