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Virtual hackathon

COVID pandemia has seriously affected the way High Education Institutions are delivering training to their students. UPV, that is participating in this project; has been the first University in Spain to close a whole campus due a COVID outbreak. Their 25.000 students have been receiving distance learning classes since early october. But many other Universities in Spain and in Europe are facing similar problems . Supporting teachers and students is crucial in this situation.


European long-term ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological systems research infrastructure PLUS (eLTER PLUS)

Progress in understanding, managing and securing current and future ecosystem functions and services is challenged by fragmented and dispersed ecosystem research, operated using narrow disciplinary perspectives that prevent a holistic understanding of complex eco- and socio-ecological systems. The emerging European Long-Term Ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological systems Research Infrastructure (eLTER RI) was evaluated by the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) as having high potential for closing this gap in the European RI landscape.


OSIRIS: Oslo Institute for Research on the Impact of Science.

OSIRIS - the Oslo Institute for Research on the Impact of Science - will for the next eight years will study how and under what conditions research may have an impact on society.
OSIRIS is funded by the Research Council of Norway§s ForInnPol programme, it is hosted and led by TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo, and it is carried out in partnership with Statistics Norway (SSB), INGENIO at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and MIOIR at the University of Manchester.


Scientific Understanding and Provision of an Enhanced and Robust Monitoring system for RRI (SUPER_MoRRI)

Across Europe, the need for a more dynamic governance and a better societal integration of research and innovation is increasingly appreciated. Internal drivers of change (such as the digitalization of science) and political will to better align with societal needs and concerns are bringing about aspirational policies and processes of transformation of the R&I system, including those of RRI – responsible research and innovation. In order for the aspirations of RRI to be realised, robust tools must be developed for R&I policy and practice.


Policies for Smart Specialisation (POLISS)

Smart Specialisation is a successful innovation policy concept which has become a cornerstone of the European cohesion policy and also addresses several of the Sustainable Development Goals.
However, the early implementation of SmartSpec policies has raised concerns among scholars and policy makers, who have pointed to a number of gaps in its conceptualisation, design and implementation. POLISS (“Policies for Smart Specialisation”) will tackle these gaps with the aim of making the design, implementation and evaluation of Smart Spec policies more effective in Europe.


Implicación de las Universidades Españolas en Actividades de Innovación Social (SUISIA)

Social Innovation is considered relevant to face the "great challenges" faced by contemporary societies. Social innovation requires a commitment to solving social problems, involves different actors and interactions, and combines diverse knowledge to introduce solutions with manageable, if not predictable, long-term results. Universities are rich in resources that can be mobilized to contribute to solving social problems if they are actively involved in social innovation processes.


Monitoring and Assessment Gender Gap In Events (MAGGIE)

In this project, we propose the development of a tool based on performance indicators, which will allow monitoring and evaluating gender roles and inequalities in European high‐level policy events. This tool will act as a traffic light. It will indicate red when the event has a bad behavior level with respect to gender issues in participation, amber when it is correct but could be improved and green when it has a good behavior level. The event achieving a green will be considered as a best practice and could be granted as a Gender Seal.


European Research Infrastructure for Science, technology and Innovation policy Studies 2 (RISIS 2)

The European Research infrastructure for science, technology and innovation policy studies (RISIS2) aims at building a data and services infrastructure supporting the development of a new generation of analyses and indicators. To develop a deeper understanding of knowledge dynamics and policy relevant evidence, the project goes beyond established quantitative indicators, developing positioning indicators, which take into account critical features of knowledge dynamics i.e. the importance of asymmetries in producers, in places and in themes.



Past projects

Propuesta de indicadores para impulsar el diseño de una política orientada al desarrollo de Investigación e Innovación Responsable en España. INPERRI

En España frente al reto de establecer políticas científicas que aborden de forma integral la Investigación e Innovación Responsables (RRI) consideramos que es necesario realizar un análisis de las características específicas del sistema español e integrar el conocimiento previo en gestión de organizaciones y evaluación de los impactos (de organizaciones, programas y proyectos) para establecer las herramientas de gestión y medición más atingentes a nuestra realidad.
El presente proyecto tiene como objetivos principales los siguientes:


Students 4 Change: Social Entrepreneurship in Academia. S4C

The recent downturn that has affected the life of many Latin American countries has reshaped its expectations and possibilities of improvement. In this context, the university regains the leading role it once had. Society considers the university as the path to generate innovative strategies that can contribute to social mobility and attend to structural problems.


EXTRA. Scientific excellence and knowledge transfer, two riding together? organisational factors, individual antecedents and societal impact.

Investigar las condiciones que dan lugar a que los científicos más destacados realicen investigación de alta calidad científica a la vez que asumen el compromiso de transferir sus conocimientos a otros agentes sociales.


Fostering Competencies Development in Belarusian Higher Education. FOSTERC

The main aim of FOSTERC is to support the modernisation of governance, management and functioning of Belarusian Higher Education Institutions.
For that, FOSTERC will:
- Provide indicators for conceptualize learning outcomes in terms of competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes)
- Upgrade and improve innovative training methods and the development of pedagogical creativity
- Equip Belarusian Higher Education Institutions with the necessary information tool to facilitate the implementation of internal and external quality assurance systems/guidelines