COST

COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a EU funded programme that provides funding for research networks. COST's mission is to strengthen Europe in scientific and technological research through the support of European cooperation and interaction between European researchers.

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About this programme

COST plays an important role in the development of the European research area. COST's mission is to strengthen Europe in scientific and technological research through the support of European cooperation and interaction between European researchers.

Under Horizon Europe COST will be fully funded by the Widening and ERA part and is one of the widening actions to help EU countries that are lagging behind to stimulate their participation in Horizon Europe through scientific networking.

These networks, in the form of COST actions, can be in any scientific field and are open to all type of actors (academia, public institutions, SMEs, Companies, etc.). A typical COST action runs for four years and has an average budget of 134,500 EUR per year.

The funding is limited to networking activities (meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops) and the organisation of exchange activities (scientific exchanges of short duration, training schools, publications and dissemination activities). The actual research is funded via other (national or regional) channels.

There are two options to join a COST Action:

  • you can either join an already existing COST Action. Click here to have an overview of the existing COST Actions. You can hereby participate in the management committee, working groups or other activities of the COST Action.
  • you can create a new COST Action. New ideas for COST Actions can be submitted through the COST Open Call, that is organized once or twice a year.

In Flanders, FWO is the first Contact Point for any questions related to the COST Programme. For more information on COST please visit the FWO website.

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Testimony

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Luciad - Geospatial software for mission-critical operations

Founded in 1999, Luciad serves clients in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Though it recently was acquired by Hexagon Geospatial, they kept an agile SME mindset. Thousands of end users work directly with Luciad’s geospatial applications, and major systems integrators (think Airbus Defense and Space, Lufthansa Systems, NATO, Thales…) incorporate its software in their own products.

NCP Flanders went to Leuven to interview Frederic Houbie, the Research Projects Manager at Luciad, about how he sees Horizon 2020. Luciad is a partner in the MARISA project, which is a collaborative RIA project submitted to an ICT call topic

 

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