The objective of the Synergy Kit

The Synergy Kit assembles all the information and tools produced within the Synergien.NRW project within a clearly structured system. Research and innovation stakeholders can access and use them for their respective purposes, whether for designing funding programmes or for financing research and innovation projects.

Synergien.NRW demonstrates the excellent ways in the vast funding landscape for stakeholders to make use of different funding programme worlds for their own research and innovation goals. Research and innovation stakeholders with foresight already include all these funding options in their strategic planning today.

Synergien.NRW sensitises stakeholders towards the complementarity of the different regional and European programme worlds. In order to take thematic complementarity into account already in the planning of funding programmes and thus create synergy potential, understanding these different programmes is a prerequisite.

In the Synergy Kit, all the modules related to synergies are brought together on a continuous basis for the thematic areas of “Healthy Living and Sustainable Energy”. The modular format allows all research and innovation stakeholders and decision-makers to retrieve and use the information and advisory services relevant for them.

Synergy Kit Research and Innovation

The basic modules of the Synergy Kit:

  • Information sheets on the innovation fields and the programme worlds that demonstrate the main aspects related to synergies and their complementary thematic cross-references and illustrate by means of examples how synergies lead to faster and better research and innovation results
  • Training formats
  • Advice and assistance for multipliers, organisations with projects with synergy potential as well as companies – primarily in cooperation with the clusters in order to increase outreach
  • Networking of research and innovation stakeholders, either individually or via exchange platforms and events

The Synergy Kit modules are compiled and disseminated in a process of continuous exchange with the target groups. Before being made available, the modules pass through the following steps: Conceptualisation, research, development, testing and operationalisation.