PRORA was created in 1989 with the Italian Decree 184 with the objective of stimulating the development of infrastructure and skills for research in the field of aerospace, a sector considered as strategically important on the national and international levels.
The National Operational Programme (NOP) is the instrument through which Italy implements the Cohesion Policy of the European Union in favour of disadvantaged geographical areas. The Programme, managed by MIUR, is implemented through the EU Structural and Investment Funds aimed at strengthening the
The instrument that identifies strategies and priorities for Italy’s research system is the National Research Programme (NRP). The goal is to ensure the coordination of research with other national policies and to align the Country with the strategic vision at European level, while promoting the
The INNPACTO Programme is public-private funding cooperation between research organizations and companies for the realization of Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) projects oriented to demand-based products. The aim of these projects is to create innovative companies, to channel their
The Feder-Innterconecta Program is an initiative co-founded by the Technological Fund (supported by the European Regional Development Fund ERDF) and the Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment. The programme is managed by CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial -
Two national funding instruments terminate in 2016: targeted financing of research topics and the Estonian Science Foundation (ETF) grants. Newly the Estonian Research Council (ETAg) is to finance national basic and applied research and researcher mobility.
The National Operational Programme for "Research and Competitiveness" 2007-2013 (NOP for R&C) is Italy's means of contributing towards the development of a European Union Cohesion Policy for Italy's least-favoured regions. In this regard, Italy and the European Union have agreed that a significant