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Benefits for the members
EU-SOLARIS ERIC will offer the world a unique distributed research infrastructure in CSP/STE technologies. Becoming a Member will encompass the following benefits:
Advantages of being an ERIC
A legal capacity recognised in all EU countries
Exemptions from VAT and excise duty for R&D activities
An ERIC may adopt its own procurement procedures which have to respect the principles of transparency, non-discrimination and competition
Contribution in the Achievement of the Strategic Objectives
Joint definition and standardization of common testing protocols, procedures and methodologies with regard to the qualification of components and subsystems, improvement of measurement devices and other services.
To promote and coordinate mobility and staff exchange actions to deeper advance in the partners’ integration process.
Promotion and coordination of access to the members’ R&D infrastructures to address specific high quality research.
Optimization of similar existing research facilities by promoting the differentiation among them and fostering the specialization of involved laboratories.
Coordinating the provision of sectorial inputs to reference European stakeholders, i.e. EC, SET-Plan, EERA, MS, Industry Associations, etc.) with regard to research agenda, prospective assessments, etc.
Participation in Joint Activities
Development and implementation of an e-infrastructure interconnecting the already existing research facilities.
Identification, promotion and joint development of new facilities, when needed.
Continuous monitoring of the industry & research needs for R&D infrastructure and research agenda in general.
Annual Meeting of the R&D staff
Annual Users Meeting.
Annual Prize Award.
Annual Summer School / Training Network for Pre-Doc students.