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Best practices to catalyze EU and industry collaborative research projects

You are most welcomed to join this on-line workshop, arranged in collaboration between ICES (a KTH center), the KTH RSO, the KTH Digitalization platform and CASTOR (a KTH center). The aim of the workshop is to gather and discuss “best practices” for efficiently and effectively catalyzing new academia-industry collaborative research projects. A number of invited speakers will be sharing their experiences and we will be discussing these practices on how to improve efficiency in catalyzing collaborative research projects.

Time: Tue 2020-10-27 13.00 - 17.00

Location: On line event


Martin Törngren

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Today, researchers often write proposals with little coordination and synergies. For the more applied research proposals we are considering here, and in particular EU-projects, this requires industrial collaboration. Many researchers will spend time to in an uncoordinated fashion contact companies, typically at a late stage. Overall, the average success rates of proposals is known to be relatively low. At the same time, several organizations have developed successful practices for catalyzing projects. Examples of best practices include industrial networks, strategic collaborations, sharing of winning practices (including proposals), and the use of dedicated “proposal brokers”. The latter involves having dedicated roles/persons with a close tie to researchers, related (industry) networks and relevant EU funding bodies, in order to efficiently support a larger group of researchers.

Given this background, the workshop is organized to share and discuss more systematic approaches to increase the changes of creating collaborative (EU) research projects.

The workshop will have a bias towards experiences related to collaborative projects involving academia and industry, typically EU-projects. General information from the KTH RSO and an outlook towards Horizon Europe will also be provided.

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