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Our Network

A great advantage of European funding is the opportunity to network across Europe. In addition to providing information and advice on the opportunities for European research funding, we support universities and research institutions in skilfully dovetailing national and European funding.


In cooperation with all relevant stakeholders of the German science system, KoWi is committed to the success of European universities and research institutions. We advocate for the interaction of EU expertise at the levels of the federal government, the states and science organisations.

The following institutions and groups of people are important partners for our work. We regularly exchange ideas with them and organise joint activities for the scientific community:

In Brussels

KoWi is a founding member of the transnational IGLO network (Informal Group of R&D Liaison Offices).

This network brings together the Brussels liaison offices for research and innovation of a large number of EU Member States and Associated Countries.

IGLO provides a bridge between the European Union and the respective national contexts, initiating a comprehensive exchange of information on European funding for research and innovation. The network maintains close and regular contact with the European Commission and other stakeholders in the research policy community in Brussels. Information on research and innovation policy framework conditions in the Member Countries of the IGLO is also exchanged in addition to news and developments at a European level.

IGLO initiates regular meetings through individual working groups (IGLO Working Groups) that deal with priorities and funding lines of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. These meetings are also attended by representatives of the European Commission and the Executive Agencies. IGLO's informal exchange enables a rapid flow of information on relevant innovations to the countries of the IGLO members, as well as feedback from the field to programme managers in Brussels.

KoWi is actively involved in the organisation of the IGLO Secretariat. We also chair the IGLO Working Groups ERC & MSCA and participate as a member in all other IGLO Working Groups.