Collaborative projects are driven by scientific interest and prospects for innovations and are funded by a national or EU programmes. The projects are executed jointly by GATE and other collaborating organizations. The results are shared by GATE and the participating organizations.
Collaborative research and innovation in GATE are carried out in two main directions:
The pilot research and innovation projects aim at strengthening scientific excellence and competence and generating research results and/or at adapting technologies that are of interest for application in the research areas. The projects are decided and executed by GATE management (including its scientists), funded by research grants and/or supported through the EC seed funding (to the extent possible and appropriate for a CSA action). Member organisations in GATE are invited to propose advice on the direction and topics of the projects and be informed of the results.