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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 27/10/14 18:51:13
The date of the last annual update was 27/10/14 18:51:13

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: 12/2012 - 12/2013
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.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
Juanjo Martin