RITA is a programme supported by the European Regional Development Fund that aims to increase the role of the state in the strategic managing of research and the capabilities of R&D institutions in carrying out socially relevant research.

Research funded from the RITA programme:
Support for strategic R&D activities – implementation of socio-economical interdisciplinary applied research needed by the Estonian state.
Support for knowledge-based policy formulation – cofunding of the Ministries’ applied research to address topical issues that require speedy intervention, with the supported research being prompted by preparations for a specific intervention (regulation, measure or the like). The Ministries cofund applied research up to 50%.

For further information please visit: Support for sectoral R&D – RITA.