Next 16 May 2022, EELISA InnoCORE members and research partners will gather in Istanbul at ITU (Istanbul Technical University) to explore how to bring cooperation in research and innovation among EELISA partners to a deeper level. The discussions are part of the I InnoCORE R&I Symposium which will precede the EELISA RBL Symposium on 17 and 18 May.
EELISA partners will have the opportunity to take stock of the work done since the kick-off meeting on 1st October, 2021. The symposium will be divided into three sessions, with three different objectives: a) to analyze the future directions of EELISA research strategy, b) to explore how to better connect the European and International project offices of EELISA partners and spurt joint research activities, and c) to coordinate actions towards a comprehensive entrepreneurship scheme combing the different assets of the Alliance.
During the last months, as part of InnoCORE project, EELISA has been working on mapping the research capacities of both the Alliance as a whole and its individual partners in the 11 EELISA strategic research areas (SRAs) The first analysis performed focused on research capacities in terms of the number of researchers and number of research structures and first bibliometric analysis. The next steps of the strategy will include a more in-depth analysis of the capacities of the Alliance regarding publications, projects/awards, and patents. Within this framework, the symposium will dedicate its first session to evaluating the future directions EELISA R&I strategy with R&I experts.
“The symposium in Istanbul will be a new opportunity for R&I experts from the Alliance to meet and discuss the future directions of EELISA in its research, technology transfer and entrepreneurship dimensions”.
The symposium will work in two directions. Whereas the first part will focus on a more theoretical approach as described above, —i.e. having a complete picture of the research productivity and capabilities of our Alliance—, sessions during the afternoon will focus on making connections at lower level. Connecting our researchers and promoting joint research activities is a key aim of EELISA InnoCORE and European and International Project Offices are key players to meet this aim. Via a hands-on workshop, the offices of the different EELISA partners will explore how to better interconnect their support services. Lastly, EELISA will explore how to combine its different parts and pieces in the field of entrepreneurship and technology transfer, together with its brother project, EELISA Unfolds.
The I InnoCORE R&I Symposium is an event closed to R&I experts of EELISA partners. If you are interested in participating, please contact email@example.com
Article by Hür Bersam Sidal Bolat and Juan Manuel Muñoz Guijosa
Hür Bersam Sidal Bolat is a Full Professor at Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Management, Management Engineering Department. Her main research areas are; supply chain and reverse logistic network design and advanced issues in project management. As a member of the EELISA project team, she has also been the ITU coordinator of the EELISA-innoCORE project since September 2021.
Juan Manuel Muñoz Guijosa is PhD in Industrial Engineering and works as an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He is Associate Vice-Rector for Innovation and technology transfer, and Director of the UPM Technology Transfer Office. He is a member of UPM’s coordination team for InnoCORE as well as InnoCORE quality assurance coordinator
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EELISA-InnoCORE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 R & I programme under GA No. 101035811