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InfraBooster GEA is an executive-level training program for public sector representatives deepening knowledge of innovations and sectoral regulation, helping address societal challenges across Europe.

Academy is a capability-building program that offers insights into challenges related to Research and Innovation Smart Specialization Strategies and sectoral regulation. Academy offers capacity building and support for leveraging research infrastructures that could be supported by regional and national governments with a view to strengthen science-industry collaboration.

InfraBooster GEA equips public sector representatives with knowledge and skills deepending their understanding of mission-oriented research, effective knowledge transfer and policy-mix creation to help address societal challenges across Europe.


InfraBooster Government Executive Academy differs significantly from previous editions of GEA in terms of contents, structure and learning approaches.

InfraBooster team welcomes applications from graduates of past GEA cohorts who might still benefit from participating in the new program, focused on policies supporting the effective use of research infrastructures in regional and national innovation ecosystems.

Course outline

Mission-oriented Research & Innovation: an introduction to the concept of research and innovation directed towards solving specific societal challenges; an explanation of its significance in addressing pressing issues and driving sustainable development based on Eurostat research.

Leveraging research infrastructures (RIs) for knowledge transfer: knowledge transfer via RIs; technology transfer, spin-offs, contract R&D, analytical services and education and the opportunities for making money from commercial access to RIs; target audiences for knowledge transfer.

Disclosure of research infrastructures sleeping beauties the definition of “sleeping beauties” – RIs of scientific organisations that open opportunities for; industrial collaboration and revenue generation: benefits, limitations, and risks; criteria for selecting research infrastructures: identifiable, relevant, and competitive; strategies for awakening “sleeping beauties”.

Successful completion is confirmed by proof of completion of an educational program accredited with EIT Label.

Programme structure

How is it delivered?

The InfraBooster Foundation is delivered as synchronous ONLINE training, involving presentations, discussions, case studies, and individual and team assignments.
The program will be delivered in English – at least working knowledge is required.
The program has highly interactive and features various learning methods (e.g., case studies, Q&A, teamwork).

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