The Bavarian Research Alliance GmbH (BayFOR) is an organisation whose purpose is to promote Bavaria as a centre for science and innovation within the European Research Area. It supports and advises scientists from Bavaria and stakeholders from the private sector on European research, development and innovation funds. The focus is directed at the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”.
As a partner in the network for SMEs “Enterprise Europe Network” (EEN), BayFOR provides specific advice for Bavarian companies – in particular small and medium-sized enterprises – which are interested in EU research projects. BayFOR also coordinates the joint activities of the Bavarian Research Associations and supports their networking efforts on a European level. The Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Québec/Alberta/International within BayFOR provides support for bilateral and multilateral research projects from these regions.
BayFOR is a partner institution in the Bavarian “Haus der Forschung” (house of research) and is being funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts.
ManagementAss. jur. Martin Reichel
Year of establishment2006
Business activitySupport in the competition for European research, development and innovation funds