Partner Search Tools

Find Partners

There are a number of partner search services provided by NCPs, CORDIS and other entities. Look for the services that also provide advice on creating your profile and apply quality controls to their database.

Several thematic NCP Networks provide partner search facilities with details on partner profiles and active partnership requests:

CORDIS Partner Service 
One of the largest databases of partner profiles (self-registered profiles).

 

Idealist Partner Search 
Developed by the ICT NCPs network, but the partner profiles are not limited only to ICT. The service includes advice on creating your profile by your local NCP and there is a quality control of all the published data.

Partner Search of Nanosciences and nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production technologies (NMP)

Fit for Health 
Developed by the Fit for Health network in close cooperation with the Health-NCPs. The quality checked database contains expertise profiles of researchers and SMEs acting in the Health / Life sciences sector. The service includes partner search activities advice on all aspects related to a research project, starting with help in first orientation and strategy development to proposal preparation, implementation, exploitation and promotion.

 

Partner search for H2020 'Smart, Green and Integrated Transport' calls for proposals 
The partner search tool is dedicated to the project proposals to be submitted under the H2020 'Smart, Green and Integrated Transport" calls (Societal Challenge 4). The tool is developed by the H2020 National Contact Points network for Transport - ETNA Plus.

The platform enables users to:

  • Create new partner searches and manage the requests of partnership received,
  • Identify suitable partner searches,
  • Answer to the partner searches published by other proposers.

The quality of published partner searches is guaranteed through a two-steps verification process, directly run by the H2020 National Contact Points for Transport and by a team of experts (‘Quality team’) in the different transport modes (maritime, rail, air, urban/road).

C-Energy 2020 network - the European Energy NCP network under H2020 
The C-Energy2020 Partner Search Tool has been created as part of the C-Energy2020 network and is linked from the Network website. The purpose is to offer a comprehensive and easy to use web-based tool that supports the building of consortia for promising proposals that are targeted at the open calls under the Horizon2020 Energy Work Programme.

One of The main features of this tool is the validation of requests by a responsible National Contact Point - NCP. This ensures a high level of reliability and accuracy of data.

Another important feature is the distinction between:

  • Partner offer - Researchers who offer their expertise in a specific topic of research and are looking for collaboration in possible project consortia
  • and
  • Partner search - Researchers or consortia with a definite idea for a project looking for additional partners to complement their expertise.

The tool also includes a search facility.

NCPs CaRE: Partner search for Societal Challenge 5 “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials” 
Within the NCPs CaRE network project for NCPs in SC5, the partnering tool supports potential applicants for the Horizon 2020 Work programme of the Societal Challenge 5 “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials” in finding partners and building a consortium for a project proposal. Features include:

  • Partner offer - Researchers who offer their expertise in a specific topic of research and are looking for collaboration in possible project consortia
  • Partner search - Researchers or consortia with a definite idea for a project looking for additional partners to complement their expertise.
  • A search facility
  • One of the main features of this tool is the validation of requests by a responsible National Contact Point - NCP.
  • Furthermore, NCPs CaRE will organise two brokerage events during the project duration: for those two events, registered users have the opportunity to register for the participation in B2Match brokerage events (BE) by using your PSF-profile data.

Enterprise Europe Network Cooperation Opportunities Database 
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) publishes an extensive number of innovation and technology profiles from international companies and research organisations to help identify suitable partners for bilateral business, innovation and technology cooperation.

The database has the following types of profiles:

  • Research and technology offers to further develop an existing technology
  • Research and technology requests to complement a product in the development stages
  • R&D partner searches to participate in funded projects

The EEN database is updated with new profiles on a weekly basis. All profiles are published anonymously. Express your interest in collaboration by filling in and sending the Expression of Interest form to your local EEN office, who will establish the contact. The database is also a simple way of following the development of technologies and trends in your area.

P2P Partner Search 
The ERA-LEARN 2020, a support platform for the Public-Public-Partnerships (P2P), provides the P2P Partner Search to find stakeholders engaged or willing to engage in large networks for the coordination and cooperation of national and/or regional research programmes.

Other H2020 targeted Partner Search Tools.

A number of other NCP networks have developed Partner Search Tools for their themaic area.

NMPTeAm

Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. Managed by the NMPB NCP Network NMPTeam for the Industrial leadership Programme.

https://www.nmp-partnersearch.eu/

Ideal-IST

Information and Communication Technologies - ICT (Industrial leadership Programme). Managed by the ICT support Network

http://www.ideal-ist.eu/partner-search/

ETNA2020

Partner search for Horizon 2020 'Smart, Green and Integrated Transport' (Societal Challenge 4)

http://www.transport-ncps.net/partner-search

BioHorizon

Profiles and Presentations for Horizon 2020 'Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy' (Societal Challenge 2)

http://www.ncp-biohorizon.net/profiles

Security

The Security Research Database and partner profiles looking at H2020 Societal Challenge - Secure societies .

http://www.security-research-map.eu/

Net4Society

Partner search for Horizon 2020 'Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies' (Societal Challenge 6)

http://www.net4society.eu/public/pss.php

Cordis

The European Commission Partner Search tool and information Service

https://cordis.europa.eu/partners