The Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT) is a public agency of the Regional Government of the Azores, under the Regional Secretariat for Sea, Science and Technology (SRMCT) being responsible for the internationalization of the Azores Scientific and Technologic System. FRCT follows up the European and international R&I funding programmes in order to increase the participation and to promote the research and innovation developed in the Region position the Azores at the R&I International Agenda. FRCT also manages regional funds available for science, technological development and innovation, promoting and integrating relevant research projects and providing research grants. It is also the privileged channel for the Regional Government of the Azores participation in European and International research and innovation projects and collaborative activities with external entities.
FRCT work promotes the Azores’ Science, Technology and Innovation Excellence, by coordinating and developing the necessary actions for its internationalization, such as: funding research grants & fellowships; participating in R&D+I Projects under external financing programmes; facilitate and support Regional entities to increase their performance in the European R&I Framework Programmes; promote seminars, conferences, workshops and other similar activities in the field of science and technology and the information and knowledge society.
Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT)