|Type||EIT RIS Programmes, online|
|Nominal duration||2 consecutive days (June, 12-13), 13-16 CEST|
EIT Food InfraBooster Foundation only invites applicants from scientific organisations (universities and research institutes) for this training that own agri-food research infrastructure that fall under one of EIT Food focus areas: protein diversification, circular food systems, digital traceability, sustainable agriculture, sustainable aquaculture and targeted nutrition.
InfraBooster organisers also reserve the right to accept only a limited number of applicants per scientific organisation. The exact number will be decided proportionally to the total number of received applications in each edition.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
You must be able to work and communicate in english.
Recruitment for InfraBooster is open for RIS countries:
>> EU Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain
>>Horizon Europe Associated Countries: Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Türkiye, Ukraine
and also, expands the geographical scope to include 3 non-RIS countries from:
>>Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo
Eligible applicants need to meet the following criteria:
>> Reside and work in one of the regions covered by EIT RIS or Western Balkans regions.
>> Be employed at a higher education institute or public research institute which own research infrastructures relevant to the agri-food sector.
>> Priority will be given to: scientists, technicians, and experts working in technology
EIT Food InfraBooster is a modular training program for representatives of scientific organisations that own agri-food research infrastructures. It offers capacity building and support in designing infrastructure-based services that could be offered for companies.
You will be able to leverage the existing assets: commercially-relevant research infrastructures, skills and knowledge of research teams.
InfraBooster will bring you closer to the industry, increasing the collaboration, international exposure and innovativeness of your institution, and help you establish a new source of revenue.
This initial level of InfraBooster educational modules serves as the foundation for more advanced training.
It ensures that participants adopt standard vocabulary and gain an understanding of the innovative contexts, in which research infrastructures could be leveraged for science-industry collaboration.
It also helps participants identify the most viable research infrastructures, enabling beneficiary organisations to encourage multiple research teams to apply once a basic understanding has been gained.
Introduction to EIT Food InfraBooster certification pathways: knowledge, skills and competencies; benefits for participants and their organisations.
Leveraging research infrastructures (RIs) for knowledge transfer: the third mission of universities and public research institutes (going beyond teaching and research, societal contributions, knowledge transfer scenarios); making money from research at scientific organisations: technology transfer, spin-offs, contract R&D, analytical services and education and the opportunities for making money from commercial access to RIs; RIs of scientific organisations that open up opportunities for industrial collaboration and revenue generation: benefits, limitations and risks.
How to select research infrastructures (RIs) for knowledge transfer: identifiable, relevant and competitive RIs; looking for RIs differentiators; RIs as the basis for commercial strategy.
How is it delivered?
The InfraBooster Foundation is delivered as an ONLINE training session on 2 subsequent days, organized multiple times per year and upcoming editions are to be announced according to launch.
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).
Case study – knowledge transfer opportunities, decision making and selection criteria: discussion of research focus areas a fictional university faculty (FADES), types of R&D activities and opportunities for industrial collaboration; research infrastructures – sources of uniqueness, target customers/industries that benefit from the RI, ways of making money from the RI, existing versus planned RIs.