Infravation uses the ERA-NET Plus (EN+) instrument of the EU Framework programmes to enable joint funding from Member Countries, the EC and others. Infravation – Infrastructure Innovation – brings together funding from European countries and the EC, as well as the participation of the USA. The project is supported by CEDR through a dedicated task within the Strategic Plan.
Infravation will pave the way to a new form of transnational research funding cooperation complementing the existing CEDR transnational programme and the EU programmes. It applies a real common pot that merges national and EC top-up funding into one funding pot. This approach allows for a coordinated, common governance structure for the funding of innovative R&D projects leading to demonstrations, enabling the best expertise to be used, regardless of nationality and thereby minimising programme management and enabling the maximum use of resources for transnational research cooperation.
More details at http://www.infravation.net