About COST old



COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers.

Founded in 1971, COST is the oldest and widest European intergovernmental framework for transnational Cooperation in Science and Technology.

COST has been supporting networking of research activities across all 36 Member countries and beyond for more than 40 years.

COST is open to all disciplines, to all novel and ground- breaking S&T ideas, to all categories of partners where mutual benefit is real.

COST enables breakthrough scientific and technological developments leading to new concepts and products. It thereby contributes to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities through trans-European networking of nationally funded research activities.

More information about COST is available at www.cost.eu