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H20-SWAFS-CROSST-Science with and for Society - Cross-theme


Awarded: NOK 3.7 mill.


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2021 - 2024


The ENGAGE.EU R&I project reinforces and expands the R&I component of the ENGAGE.EU European University. The Alliance was launched in 2020 and selected for funding under ERASMUS+. Additional Horizon 2020 funding will allow the Alliance and its members to deepen the transformations needed to achieve their R&I ambitions. Our R&I ambitions originate in business, economics, and social sciences research conducted by researchers and innovators in a continuous interplay with peers and stakeholders, addressing societal challenges, locally and internationally. Our ambitions were boosted by the European University Initiative and much inspired by the September 2020 EC Communications on a European Education Area and a European Research Area. The current project aims to lay the foundations for more engaged and more effective research and innovation ecosystems at partner and alliance level, taking a holistic, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary perspective. We want to undertake our R&I missions in an experimental, agile, more aligned and more responsive way. Therefore, the Alliance will develop and test a common ENGAGE.EU R&I Strategy, a rolling Thematic Challenge-based Agenda and a series of Action Plans to be executed by the individual partners and the Alliance as a whole, in cooperation with internal and external partners and stakeholders in the ENGAGE.EU R&I Ecosystems. Action plans will cover Management and Coordination, Inno-preneurial Ecosystems, Talent Development, Data Management and Open Science, Dissemination and Communication. For example, we will adopt an External Relations and Funding Plan in dialogue with other alliances. We will conclude R&I Inno-preneurial Partnerships with socio-economic parties and foster their innovation pipelines. We will pilot talent development actions such as new metrics and set up a Staff Academy. We will launch a Platform for Collective Action to dynamize exchanges between internal and external R&I actors. We will integrate ethics, ge

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H20-SWAFS-CROSST-Science with and for Society - Cross-theme

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