Founded in 2000, Eurice - European Research and Project Office GmbH - provides comprehensive support services for the planning, initiation, and implementation of large international collaborative research projects. EURICE has been involved in EU-Framework Programmes since FP4 and has been supporting researchers in more than 250 EU funded projects including 30 Horizon 2020 projects to date. Today, EURICE is among Germany’s largest project management offices, with a dedicated team of more than 40 staff members with different professional and scientific expertise, such as law, social sciences, medicine, biology, chemistry, communications, or computer sciences.
In addition to classical project management, Eurice helps to develop and implement coherent IP strategies and supports consortia through dissemination, networking, training, and capacity building activities. Thus, Eurice accompanies researchers and innovative companies through the entire life cycle of a project – from the first idea to successful project completion – and beyond.
Eurice supports PECUNIA as management and dissemination partner pursuing an integrated project management approach. Together with the coordinator, the team is in charge of the administrative, financial and contractual management as well as the organisational coordination ensuring a smooth project implementation. Additionally, EURICE gives strategic advice on innovation-related activities such as the dissemination and exploitation of results to maximise project impact.
Heidi Villikka joined the EURICE team as Project Manager in 2020. Her professional expertise comprises the management of EU-funded research projects, including coordination of project activities, contractual and financial management, decision-making support, as well as dissemination and communication activities.
Dr Vera Schneider joined EURICE as a Research & Innovation Manager in 2007, after her PhD studies and post-doc at the Department of Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine of the LMU Munich and the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine Hamburg. Her skill set includes strategic project planning and management of international research alliances, proposal writing and negotiation. Additionally, Vera provides workshops on knowledge transfer and innovation management and has been serving as a project evaluator to the European Commission.