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AAL Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme
AC Associated Countries
ACR Austrian Cooperative Research
AdG ERC Advanced Grants
AEA Austrian Energy Agency (Österreichische Energieagentur)
AENEAS Association for European Nanoelectronis Activities
AER Annual Evaluation Review
AIP Annual Implementation Plan
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
ARTEMIS Embedded Computing Systems Joint Technology Initiative
ARTEMIS-ETP ARTEMIS European Technology Platform
ARTEMIS-ITEA ARTEMIS Information Technology for European Advancement
ARTIH Austrian Research, Technology and Innovation Hub
AWS Austrian Wirtschaftsservice GmbH


BBI Biobased Industries
BERD Business Expenditure in Research and Development
BES Business Enterprise Sector
BEV Battery Electric Vehicle
BILATs Projects supporting the coordination for the enhancement and development of S&T Partnerships
BM Bundesministerium
BMBWF Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung
BMDW Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort
BMF Bundesministerium für Finanzen
BMNT Bundesministerium für Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus
BMVIT Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie
BONUS Joint Baltic Sea Research and Development Programme
BSG Research for the Benefit of Specific Groups


CATRENE Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on NanoElectronics
C&C The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers
CDT Central Design Team
CEAIE China Education Association for International Exchange
CEF Connecting Europe Facility
CERN European Centre for Nuclear Research
CIP Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme
CIP The Competitiveness and Innovation Programme
CIPE Inter-ministerial Committee for Economic Planning
Clean Sky Aeronautics and Air Transport Joint Technology Initiative
CNPq National Council for Scientific and Technological development (Brazil)
CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche d'Italia
COFUND Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes
CORDA Common Research Data Warehouse
CORDIS Community Research and Development Information Service for Science
COSME Programme for the competitiveness of small and medium -sized enterprises
COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology
CP Collaborative Project
CP/CP-CSA Combination of Collaborative Project & Coordination and Support Action
CPM Contract and Project Management
CROR Counter Rotating Open Rotor
CS Clean Sky (Joint Undertaking)
CSA Coordination and Support Action
CSC China Scholarship Council (CSC)
CSCSE Chinese Service Centre for Scholarly Exchange
CSIC Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
CS-JU Clean Sky (Joint Undertaking)
CTI Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency
CUSPEA the China-U.S. Physics Examination and Application


DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
DG COMM Directorate-General for Communication
DG CONNECT Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology
DG EAC Directorate-General for Education and Culture
DG ENTR Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry
DG INFSO Directorate-General for Information Society and Media
DG RTD Directorate-General for Research & Innovation
DIGIT Directorate-General for Informatics
DIH Digital Innovation Hubs
DIS Dedicated Implementation Structure
DMP Data Management Plan
DOE Department of Energy (USA)


EARTO European Association of Research and Technology Organisations
EASME Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
EC European Commission
E-CORDA External Common Research Data Warehouse
ECSEL Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership
EDCTP Article 185 Initiative for European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
EDRP European Defence Research Programme
EEA European Economic Area
EEN Enterprise Europe Network
EFDA European Fusion Development Agreement
EFPIA European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
EHEA European Higher Education Area
EIB European Investment Bank
EIC European Innovation Council
EID European Industrial Doctorates
EIF European Investment Fund
EIMC Enhancing the Innovation Management Capacity of SMEs
EIP European Innovation Partnerships
EIP‐FFG Bereich europäische und internationale Programme der FFG
e-IRG e-Infrastructure Reflection Group
EIS European Innovation Scoreboard
EIT European Institute of Technology
EIT‐KIC Knowledge and Innovation Communities des European Institute of Technology
EMRP European Metrology Joint Research Programme
ENIAC Nanoeletronics Technologies 2020 Joint Technology Initiative
ENV Environment (including Climate Change)
EOSC European Open Science Cloud
EP European Parliament
EPO European Patent Office
EPSS Electronic Proposal Submission System
ERA European Research Area
ERAB European Research Area Board
ERAC European Research Area Committee
ERA-NET European Research Area Network
ERC European Research Council
ERCEA European Research Council Executive Agency
ERDF European Regional Development Fund
ERIC Education Resources Information Center
ESA European Space Agency
ESC European Economic and Social Committee
ESCO European Cyber Security Organisation
ESF European Science Foundation
ESF European Social Fund
ESFRI European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure
ESIF European Structural & Investment Funds
ESR Evaluation Summary Report
ET Engineering and Technology
ETP European Technology Platform
EU European Union
EUI European University Institute
EURAB European Advisory Board
Euratom European Atomic Energy Community
EURAXESS European initiative providing access to researchers to pursue their research careers in Europe
EUREKA Initiative für anwendungsnahe Forschung und Entwicklung in Europa
Eurostars Joint European Programm zur Förderung von forschungsorientierten KMUs, kofinanziert von den Eureka‐Mitgliedsstaaten und der EU
EUROSTAT Statistical Office of the European Union
EU SDS EU renewed Sustainable Development Strategy
EU-SILC European Statistics on Income and Living Conditions


F4E Fusion for Energy European Joint Undertaking
FAIR Facility for-Antiproton-and-Ion-Research
FCH Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative
FET Future and Emerging Technologies
FFG Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (Austrian Research Promotion Agency)
FP Framework Programme
FP6 The Sixth European Community Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development
FP7 The Seventh European Community Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development
FPP Full Project Proposals
FTB Flying Test Bed
FTI Forschung, Technologie, Innovation
FWF Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (Austrian Science Fund)
FYROM Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia


GA Grant Agreement
GCI Glass Ceiling Index
GDP Gross domestic product
GDPR General Data Protection Regulation
GERD Gross Expenditure in Research and Development
GISCO Geographic Information System of European Commission
GOVERD Government expenditure on research and development
GPC Groupe de haut niveau pour la Programmation Conjointe - High Level Group for Joint Programming
GSRT General Secretariat of Research and Technology


H2020 Horizon 2020
HE Higher Education
HEI Higher Education Institutions
HERD Higher Education Research & Development
HES Higher Education System
HG Helsinki Group
HLG High Level Group
HRST Human Resources in Science and Technology
HRSTC Human Resources in Science and Technology - Core
HRSTE Human Resources in Science and Technology - Education
HRSTO Human Resources in Science and Technology - Occupation


IA Innovation Action
IAPP Marie Curie Industry-Academia Pathways and Partnerships
ICPC International Co-operation Partner Country
ICRI International Conference on Research Infrastructures
ICT Information and Communication Technologies
IDEAS Programme that is designed to support "frontier research" projects carried out by researchers on subjects of their choice
IGD-TP Implementing Geological Disposal Technology Platform
IGLO Informal Group of RTD Liaison Offices
IIF International Incoming Fellowships
IISER The Integrated Information System on European Researchers
IMI Joint Technology Initiative "Innovative Medicine"
INCO Activities of International Cooperation
INCO-NETS Activities of International Cooperation - Networks
INFRA Research Infrastructures
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
ISCED International Standard Classification of Education
ISCO International Standard Classification of Occupations
ITD Integrated Technology Demonstrator
ITER The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
ITN Marie Curie Initial Training Networks
ITRE European Parliament Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy
IV Industriellenvereinigung


JEDI Joint European Disruptive Initiative
JET Joint European Torus
JP Joint Programming
JPI Joint Programming Initiative
JRC Joint Research Centre
JTI Joint Technology Initiative
JU Joint Undertaking


KBBE knowledge-based bio-economy
KET Key Enabling Technologies
KIC Knowledge and Innovation Communities
KIRAS Österreichisches Förderungsprogramm für Sicherheitsforschung
KMU kleine und mittlere Unternehmen
KPI Key Performance Indicator
KT Knowledge Transfer


LEIT Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies
LS Life Sciences


MASP Multi-Annual Strategic Plan
MCA Marie Curie Action
MFF Multiannual Financial Framework
MLE Mutual Learning Exercise
MP Management Plan
MSCA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action
MULLAT Multilaterale Programme
MYRRHA A fast spectrum irradiation facility within ESFRI


NCP National Contact Point
NEF Negotiation Form Facility
NERIS-TP Nuclear and Radiological Emergy Response and Recovery
NMP Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies
NoE Network of Excellence
NUSHARE Project for Sharing & Growing Nuclear Safety
NUTS Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics


OANA Open Access Netzwerk Austria
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OER Open Educational Resources
OIF Outgoing International Fellowships
OSPP Open Science Policy Platform
OST Office of Science and Technology
OTH Other


P2P Public to Public Partnerships
PADR Preparatory Action on Defence Research
PC Program committee
PGA Partial General Approach
PGF Participants’ Guarantee Fund
PIC Participant Identification Code
PIC Participant Identification Code
PNP Private Non-Profit Sector
PoC Proof of Concept
PPI Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions
PPP Public Private Partnership
PPS Purchasing Power Standard
PPSS Participant Portal Submission Service
PRC Private for Profit Organisation
PRO Public research Organisation

PSF Policy Support Facility


PUB Public Body


R&D Research and Development
RDI Research, Development and Innovation
REA Research Executive Agency
REC Research Organisation
RESPIR SESAM Research Performance and Impact Reporting tool
RFFI Russian Foundation for Basic Research
RFTE Rat für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung
R&I Research and innovation
RI Research Infrastructure
RIA Research and Innovation Action
RIO Research and Innovation Observatory
RIS Research information system
RIS3 Research and innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation
RISE Research, Innovation, and Science Policy Experts
RKS Regionale Kontaktstellen
RRI Responsible Research and Innovation
RSFF Risk Sharing Finance Facility
RSI Risk Sharing instrument
RTD Research and Technological Development
RTO Research and technology organisation
RWP Research Working Party


SC Societal Challenges
SCK-CEN Belgian Nuclear Research Centre
SESAR-JU Single European Sky ATM Research programme
SET‐Plan The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan
SFIC Strategic Forum for International S&T Cooperation
SGHRM Steering Group on Human Resources and Mobility
SICA Specific International Co-operation Action
SiS Science in Society
SJR Journal Rank Indicator
SLA Service Level Agreement
SME Small and medium sized enterprise
SNETP Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform
SNF Swiss National Science Foundation
SoE Seal of Excellence
SOWI Sozial‐ und Wirtschaftswissenschaften
SRA Strategic Research Agenda
SRIA Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda
SSH Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities
SSTC The Swiss Science and Technology Council
S&T Science & Technology
STA Scientific and technological activities
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
StG ERC Starting Grants
SWG Simplification Working Group
SWOT Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (usually referred to as
SWOT Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (usually referred to as


TAFTIE The European Network of Innovation Agencies
Tekes the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
TFEU Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union
TRL Technology Readiness Level
TTG Time-to-Grant
TTP Time-to-Pay


UNESCO-UIS United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation Institute for Statistics
UNIKO Universitätskonferenz
UOE UNESCO-UIS/OECD/EUROSTAT joint data collection (UOE)
URF Unique Registration Facility


WIRE Jährliche Konferenz "Week of Innovative Regions in Europe"
WiS Women in Science
WKO Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
WP Work Programme