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Bavarian Research Alliance GmbH



The Bavarian Research Alliance GmbH (BayFOR – Opens external link in new windowhttp://www.bayfor.org/index_en.php) is an association whose purpose is to promote Bavaria as a centre for science and innovation within the European Research Area. It supports and advises Bavarian scientists and stakeholders from the private sector in the competition for regional, national and European research funds. The focus is directed at the current EU Framework Programme (FP7) and the forthcoming Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”. To achieve this, BayFOR provides subject-specific information and offers strategic advice and active support for initiating projects, setting up international research consortia and submitting applications, during the contract negotiations with the European Commission and for project management. As a partner in the network for SMEs “Enterprise Europe Network” (EEN), BayFOR provides specific advice for SMEs which are interested in EU research projects. BayFOR also coordinates the joint activities of the Bavarian Research Cooperations and supports their networking efforts at European level. The Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Québec/Alberta/ International within BayFOR provides support for bilateral and multilateral research projects from these regions. BayFOR is a partner institution in the Bavarian “Haus der Forschung” (Opens external link in new windowwww.hausderforschung.bayern.de/en).