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InfraBooster Foundation

The initial level of EIT InfraBooster educational modules.

The application process status: OPEN


Initial level: InfraBooster Foundation educational module, serves as the first step for the next level – advanced training: InfraBooster Practitioner.

It ensures that participants adopt standard vocabulary and gain an understanding of the innovative contexts, in which research infrastructures could be leveraged for science-industry collaboration.

It also helps participants understand the importance of research infrastructures and select the most commercially relevant research infrastructures for R&D efforts of private sector companies in target sectors.

InfraBooster Foundation is open for participants from different scientific and educational backgrounds with relatively inclusive recruitment and selection approaches, and participants do not need to demonstrate specialist technological or marketing knowledge.

Successful completion is confirmed by proof of completion of an educational program accredited with EIT Label.

  1. 22.04.2024

    Application deadline (April edition)

  2. 25.04.2024

    On-line introductory session (April edition)

  3. 09.05.2024

    On-line session & teamwork (April edition)

  1. 20.05.2024

    Application deadline (May edition)

  2. 23.05.2024

    On-line introductory session (May edition)

  3. 06.06.2024

    On-line session & teamwork (May edition)


Who can apply to initial module of EIT InfraBooster?

Is there a fee to participate in the program?

What will I learn in the InfraBooster Foundation?

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Can I apply if I am not from the EU?

How can I apply for the Foundation module?

Eligible applicants

Eligible applicants need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Reside and work in one of the eligible regions (please see below);
  2. Be employed at higher education institutes or public research institutes which own research infrastructure;
  3. Priority will be given to: scientists, technicians, and experts working at technology transfer centres, research centres and support offices.


  • EIT InfraBooster Foundation only invites applicants from scientific organisations (universities and research institutes) for this training that own research infrastructure.
  • EIT InfraBooster organisers also reserve the right to accept only a limited number of applicants per scientific organisation. The exact number will be decided proportionally to the total number of received applications in each edition.
  • Recruitment for InfraBooster is open for RIS countries - EU Member States (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain), Horizon Europe Associated Countries and Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Türkiye, Ukraine).

Course outline

EIT InfraBooster Foundation helps representatives of scientific organisations identify, specify, promote and manage research infrastructures used for science-industry collaboration. The course is delivered as synchronous online training, involving presentations, discussions, case studies, individual and team assignments.

  1. Introduction to EIT InfraBooster certification pathways: knowledge, skills and competences; benefits for participants and their organisations.
  2. Leveraging research infrastructures (RIs) for knowledge transfer: third mission of universities and public research institutes (going beyond teaching and research, societal contributions, knowledge transfer scenarios); making money from research at scientific organisations: technology transfer, spin-offs, contract R&D, analytical services and education and the opportunities for making money from commercial access to RIs; RIs of scientific organisations that open up opportunities for industrial collaboration and revenue generation: benefits, limitations and risks.
  3. How to select research infrastructures (RIs) for knowledge transfer: identifiable, relevant and competitive RIs; looking for RIs differentiators; RIs as the basis for commercial strategy.
  4. Case study - knowledge transfer opportunities, decision making and selection criteria: discussion of research focus areas a fictional university faculty (FADES), types of R&D activities and opportunities for industrial collaboration; research infrastructures - sources of uniqueness, target customers/industries that benefit from the RI, ways of making money from the RI, existing versus planned RIs.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of research infrastructures (RIs) owned by scientific organisations as means to organizational transformation, spurring societal impacts and offering commercial opportunities for science-industry collaboration [Technology management].
  • Analyse the value of research infrastructures (RIs) owned by scientific organisations and their relevance for industrial collaboration and revenue generation [Technology management].
  • Identify research infrastructures (RIs) at a given scientific organisation intending to leverage these infrastructures for science-industry collaboration (understanding their sources of uniqueness and addressing the needs of selected target clients) [Critical thinking].

EIT InfraBooster Foundation brochure

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Following modules

EIT InfraBooster Foundation as the initial level of the training program will be followed by modules dedicated for:

  • scientists,
  • marketing,
  • business development,
  • technology transfer experts,
  • infrastructure managers.

EIT InfraBooster Practitioner as the second level of the training program is preceded by InfraBooster Foundation serving as the foundation for Practitioner training:

  • helps participants identify the most viable research infrastructures;
  • enables beneficiary organisations to encourage multiple research teams to apply once the basic understanding has been gained.

EIT InfraBooster Practitioner will be followed by the Expert level modules focusing on:

  • RIs management, including intellectual property, risks, legal and financial aspects.

Development and implementation

Contact for more information:

Project lead

Photo Klincewicz EIT Food
Krzysztof Klincewicz

Activity Lead at EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs and EIT Food RIS Public Sector Representatives

Piotr Nawrocki
Piotr Nawrocki

Project Coordinator Government Executive Academy

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Katarzyna Kotowska

Project Coordinator InfraBooster Western Balkans

Mansour Esmaeil Zaei

Project Coordinator InfraBooster

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