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Profile of registrant

Connect-EU Materials Group

Identification number in the register: 99109167211-74
Registration date: 21/11/11 12:38:48

The information on this organisation was last modified on 25/10/13 12:11:51
The date of the last annual update was 25/10/13 12:11:51

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Connect-EU Materials Group
Acronym: Connect-EU Materials
Legal status: Regional R&D Platform Grouping
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  ----- -----
Position: -----

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Juanjo Martin
Position: Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 2 Plaça de la ciència 
Manresa 08242
Telephone number: (+34) 938777373
Fax number: (+34) 938777374
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Connect-EU materials was designed to promote the participation of Catalonia in the EU’s Seventh R&D Framework Programme and specifically in the field of materials technology.

This initiative, run by the Government of Catalonia through ACC1Ó and AGAUR, addresses the main innovation stakeholders of Catalonia:

-TECNIO agents
-Universities and public and private research centres


- To promote the participation of Catalan businesses in the Seventh Framework Programme.

- To increase the number of projects led by Catalonia.

- To favour the training of project managers and their involvement in international R&D projects.

- To create a stable mechanism that facilitates the definition of the European R&D strategy in Catalonia.

- To become an active region in the European Research Area and increase the number of joint R&D activities with other regions and states.

- To favour the internationalisation of Catalonia’s technology agents.

- To boost knowledge transfer between the academic and business worlds.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information: 2 persons managing the preparation of the contributions, who are at the same time the coordinators of Connect-EU materials' activities.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks


Total number of members that are natural persons: 100
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 12/2011 - 11/2012
Total budget: 1
of which public financing: 1
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 1
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 0
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 0
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

We are just a group, without legal statutes. We are coordinated by the Catalan Government and we represent all Catalan organisations working on R&D in materials technology.

We are a kind of technology platform without legal statutes but regulated by the government.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.