Member Institutions

The Community of Practice is a network of research organisations committed to the goal of monitoring and improving the implementation of gender equality in Research & Innovation Funding Organisation. See below the list of member institutions.
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Vinnova

Brief description:
Vinnova is Sweden’s innovation agency. We help to build Sweden's innovation capacity, contributing to sustainable growth. Our vision is that Sweden is an innovative force in a sustainable world.
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Sweden
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Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency

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Slovakia
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Science Europe

Brief description:
Science Europe is the association representing major public organisations that fund or perform excellent, ground-breaking research in Europe. We bring together the expertise of some of the largest and best-known research organisations in the world to jointly push the frontiers of how scientific research is produced and delivers benefits to society.
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European
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Dutch Research Council

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Netherlands
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National Research Foundation

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South Africa
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Irish Research Council

Brief description:
The mission of the Irish Research Council is to enable and sustain a vibrant research community in Ireland by supporting excellent researchers across all disciplines and career stages.
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Ireland
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Innovate UK

Brief description:
Innovate UK is the UK’s Innovation Agency. We drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.
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United Kingdom
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Health Research Board

Brief description:
Our mission is to improve people's health and to enhance healthcare delivery, through leading and supporting excellent research, generating relevant knowledge, and promoting its application in policy and practice.
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Ireland
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Umweltbundesamt / German Environment Agency

Brief description:
Since its founding in 1974, the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) has been Germany’s main environmental protection agency. Our mission The UBA’s motto, For our environment (“Für Mensch und Umwelt”) sums up our mission pretty well, we feel. As Germany’s main environmental protection agency , our task is to ensure that our fellow citizens have a healthy environment with clean air and water, free of pollutants to the greatest extent possible. Here at the UBA , we concern ourselves with an extremely broad spectrum of issues, including waste avoidance, climate protection, and pesticide approvals. Our work centers around gathering data concerning the state of the environment, investigating the relevant interrelationships and making projections – and then, based on these findings, providing federal bodies such as the Ministry of the Environment with policy advice. We also provide the general public with information and answer your questions on all of the various issues that we address. Apart from these activities, we implement environmental law by making sure that it is applied in areas such as CO2 trading and approval processes for chemicals, pharmaceutical drugs and pesticides. Our activities are set down in the law that established our agency. Our overarching mission is early detection of environmental risks and threats so that we can assess them and find viable solutions for them in a timely manner. We do this by conducting research in our own labs and by outsourcing research to scientific institutions in German and abroad. We are also the German point of contact for numerous international organizations such as WHO. Staff and organizational structure Here at the UBA, we employ experts such as biologists, chemists, economists, lawyers and engineers from all ecology related disciplines – the goal being to examine environmental issues from all sides and develop viable solutions. We have around 1,600 employees spread across 13 sites, seven of which are monitoring stations in our own air quality tracking network. The UBA is composed of five specialized environmental divisions, plus our General Services Division, which performs various services via entities such as our human resource unit. For a detailed overview of and information concerning our divisions, see our organizational chart.
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Germany
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Environmental Protection Agency

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Ireland
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Enterprise Ireland

Brief description:
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. Enterprise Ireland provides support for both companies and researchers in Higher Education Institutes to develop new technologies and processes with commercial potential that will lead to job creation and increased exports.
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Ireland
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Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

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Serving the government and people of Ireland by leading, developing and regulating the agri-food sector, protecting public health and optimising social, economic and environmental benefits.
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Ireland
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Austrian Research Promotion Agency

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Austria
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Science Foundation Ireland

Brief description:
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the national foundation for investment in research in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to assist the development and competitiveness of industry, enterprise and employment in Ireland.
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Ireland