EUREC, the Association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics (EREA), the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN), the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP), the Hydrogen Europe Research (HER), and the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) co-sign this paper on Critical aspects of operational principles for (institutionalised) partnerships in Horizon Europe.
In the context of the preparation of (institutional) partnerships in Horizon Europe (HEU), it is essential to develop administrative / operational principles which ensure the full and unrestricted participation of private partners in such partnerships. Such principles should foster the continuation of the well-functioning ecosystems of industry, Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs), Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) and Universities. To contribute to the discussion on these operating principles, the signatory organisations share their views on the following four principles.
- Funding rate & IKOP (In-Kind contribution for OPerational Activities) methodology – Need to ensure recognition of full in-kind contributions from industry, non-profit and SMEs
- Need to ensure a sufficiently broad scope of eligible IKAA (In-Kind contributions for Additional Activities)
- Need to limit the financial contributions to 50% of the running costs of the JU
- Need to clarify questions on private members’ commitment & avoid any conflict of interest for private members