Research Policy & Development

F&E - Scope of Services

The experts of the unit F&E are committed to the coordination of international research and innovation policy. We are your partner for networking of researchers and policy stakeholders in third countries. Work is based upon accompanying analysis of processes of internationalization of research and technological development.
Our team has a wide international background and high intercultural competences.

Network coordination, consulting and research are discussed and implemented with clients and cooperation partners in a flexible and goal-oriented manner. The team is open to discuss ideas for joint applications to "calls for proposals" or "calls for tenders".

The competencies of the unit F&E are based on more than 20 years of practical experience in national and international research policies. For delivering appropriate solutions for the different challenges in national and international research policies, we have developed a portfolio of various products. Today we not only use our already successfully approved competencies but are also open and eager to further develop our existing as well as to create new products.

In our field of expertise, you can expect the following core competencies from us:

Policy advise and consultancy:

Research, methods and analysis:

Network Coordination and communication strategies:

  • Support in the development of national and international networks, e.g. networking of the European Research Area with Third Countries and regions all over the world. Among that, the ZSI is very active in the field of coordination, management and implementation of national and international F&E-partnerships within EU-framework programmes like FP6, FP7 and HORIZON 2020.
  • Provision of expertise in knowledge and process management
  • Innovative communication design, social media: We do not only offer communication strategies for the management of a project itself, but also provide solutions for any needed effective communication in sciences. Our competencies range from the organisation of specific events, the conceptualisation and creation of online platforms to data-based analysis and visualization. For the communication and promotion of our projects on social media, we use specific communication guidelines, which are developed in-house.


Our clients include the European Commission, the World Bank, UNESCO, UNIDO, different ministries and agencies in Austria and other parts of the world: EU-Eastern Partnership Countries, Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region, Russian Federation, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Latin America, North America, etc.

We address new topics and invite you to discuss collaboration possibilities with us! Some reference projects from the Research policy & Development department are presented here.

Our entire project list is accessible here (please filter "Research policy & Development", in order to display only F&E-projects).

Contact: Gorazd Weiss

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