The Steering Committee of the Interreg-VA-Upper Rhine Program has approved the application for EU-funding of the RMTMO-RI Project, a preliminary study on research infrastructure networking and establishing large-scale infrastructure in the Upper Rhine.
This project will be subsidised by 950,000 euros from the INTERREG Upper Rhine Program (ERDF).
The University of Freiburg is the project leader for the large-scale research infrastructure project “RMTMO-RI”. The goal of the three-year plan is to develop a unique concept throughout Europe, ensuring optimal use and equipment in research infrastructures and integrate in into a database. Along with the European Campus member universities including the University of Strasbourg, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the University of Basel, and the Université de Haute-Alsace, other partner institutions include the University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg, the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe, the University of Applied Sciences in Furtwangen, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the University of Koblenz-Landau, the SATT Conectus Alsace, the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Strasbourg, the Northwestern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences and the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale. By the end of the project in 2020, researchers intend to take inventory of research infrastructure in the region and develop an overall strategy for a successful, cross-border model in the Upper Rhine. Within this framework, the establishment of a large-scale research infrastructure is also to be considered.