Since 14 July the Participant Portal provides a new service for finding potential partners for project proposals.  

Organisation profiles
In its first version, the service allows searching for organisations and displaying their profiles. The profiles comprise:
Organisation name, city, country, Participant Identification Code (PIC)
Organisation type (Higher or secondary education establishment, SME, etc.)
The list of EU projects in which the organisation is involved
An overview of its main collaboration links with other organisations
Keywords related to its projects, indicating its fields of expertise

Users of the portal can contact organisations, via a Web form that sends a message to the LEAR and Account Administrator. Similarly, users can contact participants in projects (Participant Contacts).
These functions do not disclose the identity of the LEARs, Account Administrators or Participant Contacts.  

Plans for future developments
The service will be expanded in two additional stages to include:
The possibility to indicate an interest in finding partners related to a particular call topic (open or forthcoming). Planned delivery: December 2017
The option to publish profiles of individual persons and make them searchable. As for the organisation profiles, also the person profiles will be created automatically, based on the available data. For the person profiles, any disclosure requires the explicit consent of the person. In the initial stage, only the person herself will have access to her profile, with a possibility to decide on the subset of data that can be made public (including the possibility to not make any data public). Planned delivery: 1st quarter of 2018

Further guidance on the partner search