European and International Research Support (EIRS)

The European and International Research Support (058-01) acts as central service provider of the TU Wien, informs and supports researchers, administrative staff and the management with preparing and carrying out EU projects and other international research projects. There is a special advisory focus on HORIZON 2020, with special focus on the three pillars Excellent science, Industrial leadership and Societal challenges, furthermore complementary EU Research and Technology Initiatives.


The EU Research Support is a TU contact point for EU research projects and offers the following service:


  • Providing general information and advice on the EU Research Programmes and Technology Initiatives (HORIZON 2020, COST, EUREKA, etc.)
  • Providing legal, financial and administrative information and advice during application
  • Drawing up and reviewing EU Research Contracts, Consortium Agreements and Subcontracts
  • Providing financial and legal support of current European and international research projects
  • Implementation of the electronic signature in the Research and Innovation Participant Portal of the EU on the organizational level especially assignment of the LSIGN and FSIGN
  • Organizing EU information events, workshops and seminars
  • Generating and spreading know-how about EU project management at the TU Wien
  • Statements on the EU Research Programmes and Technology Initiatives to the relevant players
  • Participating in bodies beyond TU Wien on current developments in EU Research Programmes
  • Networking with departments of the EU Commission, national and international research institutions


Hofrat DI Siegfried Huemer


Veranstaltungen und Workshops​​​​​​​