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European Working Group of Innovation Consultants published Code of Conduct

EWGIC adopted a comprehensive Code of Conduct, which aims to promote best practices, mutual respect, and basic competition rules among Innovation Consultants.

ZABALA, as one of the co-founders of the European Working Group of Innovation Consultants (EWGIC), is determined to inspire and ensure that trust, integrity, responsibility, fairness, and impartiality are all preserved by European Innovation Consultants during the execution of their professional activities. The activities of the EWGIC facilitate knowledge sharing on best practices and information between members on the latest evolutions in the European RDI ecosystem. ​The Code of Conduct was finalised and adopted in May 2020 and will serve as a roadmap for working group’s daily activities.

Key pillars of the Conduct

1. Trust & Integrity

​2. Responsibility

3. Fairness to others 

4. Impartiality

The EWGIC’s missions

The first mission is to create synergies between European consulting companies specialized in Research, Development & Innovation (RDI) financing and management to promote the added value their professional services bring to RDI collaborations in Europe and carry out actions of common interests and benefits for its members. ​The working group aims to represent the EWGIC towards European institutions and stakeholders to defend the specific expertise and professionalism of EWGIC members and acknowledge the increased project impact they deliver to the European research community.

The working group identifies common issues and goals of its members and pursues them in a coordinated manner on a national level by contributing to national concertation and enhancing direct dialogues with the different representations of the EU Member States. ​The group fosters the participation of the private sector to European RD&I programmes for stronger impact and exploitation of results. ​

Access the full version of Code of Conduct here.