What is an IAPP project?
IAPP stands for “Industry – Academia Partnerships and Pathways”. It is part of the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) of the PEOPLE Programme in the 7th Framework Programme (FP) of the European Union with calls published in the period 2006-2013.
The PEOPLE 2012 Work Programme specifies the scope of the IAPP call as follows:
"This action seeks to enhance industry-academia cooperation in terms of research training, career development and knowledge sharing, in particular with SMEs, and including traditional manufacturing industries. It is based on longer term cooperation programmes with a high potential for increasing mutual understanding of the different cultural settings and skill requirements of both the industrial and academic sectors. The IAPP action supports the 'Innovation Union' flagship initiative by strengthening research and business performance and by promoting innovation and knowledge transfer throughout the EU. Stronger cooperation between universities and business via staff exchange will encourage entrepreneurship and help to turn creative ideas into innovative products and processes that can efficiently address European and global societal challenges.“
More details about the FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP call can be found in the Guide for applicants