Slovak Liaison Office for Research and Development

About us

Slovak Liaison Office for Research and Development (SLORD) was established by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information. The Office focuses on monitoring and analysis of EU policies and tools for the support of research, development and innovation particularly through the ongoing EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – Horizon 2020.

Our objectives

  • to improve communication with European institutions in the field of research, development and innovation
  • to improve communication with other institutions present in Brussels and with international research and innovation community
  • to support Slovak researchers and increase their presence at the European level

Our services 

SLORD provides services in three main areas:

1)      Providing information

  • providing targeted and up to date information for Slovak research and innovation community on the calls and funding opportunities for research, development and innovation from European resources, and particularly through Horizon 2020
  • monitoring and analyzing trends of EU research, development and innovation Policy

2)      Providing support in the preparation of R&I projects:

  • Providing expert consultations on EU projects
  • Providing targeted information on possibilities of involvement in international consortiums
  • Consulting services for searching for partners and involvement in European networks
  • Logistic services, such as meeting rooms for meetings of Slovak researchers with potential project partners in Brussels
  • Recommendation of successful examples and approved practices in the EU as an inspiration and motivation for the next practice
  • Participation in events, meetings and activities in Brussels and providing information to Slovak researchers and stakeholders
  • Mediating contacts and provision of meetings in relevant European institutions and organizations based in Brussels

3)      Promotion of the Slovak R&D landscape

  • Promotion of Slovak research, its results and potential in Brussels
  • Organization of information days, workshops, seminars and conferences in order to improve knowledge about Slovak research and innovations in Brussels

Our services are available free of charge to all Slovak researchers (public and private institutions, SME, individuals) as well as researchers coming to Slovakia. Its activities are coordinated by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

Andrej Kurucz
Head of Liaison Office
andrej.kurucz @

  • Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 - Strategic Configuration
  • Secure Societies – Protecting Freedom and Security of Europe and its Citizens
  • Europe in a Changing World - Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies
  • Innovation in Small & Medium Enterprises and Access to Risk Finance
  • Space
  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
  • Joint Programming Initiatives
  • Joint Research Centre (JRC)
  • Science with and for Society
  • ERA-NET Cofund
  • Synergies between Horizon 2020 and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)

Monika Bideau Repčíková
Research Advisor
monika.repcikova @

  • Future and Emerging Technologies
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • European Research Infrastructures (including e-infrastructures)
  • Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing
  • Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research, and the Bioeconomy
  • Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy
  • Euratom
  • Joint Technological Initiatives (JTI)
  • European Technological Platforms (ETP)
  • European Innovation Partnership on Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability
  • European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities
  • European Innovation Partnership on Water

Terézia Ruà
Research Advisor
terezia.rua @

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation
  • Health, Demographic Change and Well-being
  • Smart, Green and Integrated Transport
  • Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials
  • European Research Council (ERC)
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Key Enabling Technologies
  • European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging
  • European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials