The European Office for R&D of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) has the mission of promoting and managing the participation of UCM research staff in competitive international funding programmes for R&D&I activities.
The work of this Office focuses especially on the current framework programme of research and innovation of the European Union, Horizon 2020, as it represents the main source of international funding for the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
The European Office for R&D is structured through two functional areas directly related to its mission: the area of promotion of participation and the area of management of granted projects.
The vision of the promotion area is to improve the participation of our university’s research groups in order to increase the number of funded projects. Likewise, to increase the rate of return derived from the concurrence to these competitive international programs promoting the leadership of the UCM in the calls for consortium projects.
The area of management of granted projects has as its vision an adequate economic management in order to correctly justify the resources involved in the projects, adjusting to the financial regulations of the programmes. In the same way, an efficient administrative and operative economic management that facilitates the development of the granted projects.
The European Office for R&D also collaborates representing the university before different entities, institutions and networks at all administrative levels in order to improve the quality of advisory services provided to research staff.