Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development
The Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development (RCISD) is an innovative SME, founded by scientists and R&D managers to carry out scientific research but also to manage R&D projects and to participate in coordination & support actions.
As a fast-moving actor, the flexibility of an SME makes it possible to identify and address real market needs and opportunities. RCISD is an “exchange place” between scientific knowledge and managerial skills, which are brought together to establish mechanisms, provide services and set up and manage common activities. RCISD also provides a forum where several organisations from different sectors can meet, exchange views and prepare themselves for joint R&D projects. With its resources and specialised tools, RCISD aims to lower the barrier between ideas and implementation to make it easier for innovative players to exploit research results and to contribute to the European Research Area and to a sustainable competitive position in the global economy. As a well-established platform for regional and international cooperation, RCISD is particularly interested in contributing to the development and integration of support strategies and decision-making practices in strategic international cooperation projects.
The backbone of RCISD is the qualification and experience of human resources having long-standing experience in project participation (both from the scientific and the management side) supported by the European Commission (since FP4). RCISD staff has participated in the preparation of the National Reform Programme (formulation of national contribution to the EU 2020 goals), in the planning of the Hungarian position paper concerning the Common Strategic Framework, and furthermore in the planning and implementation of the operative programme targeting human resource development financed by the European Structural Funds in the periods 2007-13 and 2014-20. RCISD experts have also relevant experience in the management of projects funded by various transnational and interregional programmes of EC's DG Regio.