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RIS Research Infrastructure Network

RIS Research Infrastructure Network

Connecting publicly funded agrifood research infrastructure to the market.

EIT Food RIS Research Infrastructure Network provides participants with interactive training and dedicated support based on best practices and real-life examples to enhance the commercial use and visibility of their research infrastructure. It helps develop the research infrastructure commercialisation strategy, identify potential agrifood partners and promote the potential for science-industry collaboration.

Join our 1st cohort, if you are eager to boost your professional competencies, entrepreneurial skills, and strengthen collaboration with food & agriculture eco-systems in your country and EU!

Application for 2021 will be OPEN on April 20th!

Key Features

  • Training based on highly interactive learning methods allows participants to understand the agrifood sector needs and demands relevant to their equipment and R&D infrastructure;
  • Lectures offering insights on how to provide innovation support to different stakeholders and build cross border collaboration;
  • Dedicated support from leading experts in the agrifood research and innovation management;
  • An opportunity to develop profession-related competencies;
  • Participants do not pay tuition and receive financial support of up to 1,000€ gross/person;
  • Be awarded a professional training certificate.

Programme

The program is comprised of multiple days of online classes, workshops and mentoring sessions spread across several weeks and delivered by leading European experts in agrifood research and innovation management (EIT Food Partner), providing their expertise and experience in state-of-the-art research infrastructures commercialisation and innovation management relevant to the contemporary agrifood system.

It is highly interactive and features various learning methods (e.g., lectures, presentations, team assignments, Q&A) incorporated with mentoring sessions. The program ends with each team presentation on their research infrastructure commercialisation strategy.

 Key Dates

EIT Food RIS Research Infrastructure Network will be held online on 7, 14, 21, 28 October and 4, 10 November 2021 with a final session on 30 November 2021 (TBC).

Applications are open from the 20th of April till the 1st of June 2021.

Please check out the EIT Food RIS Research Infrastructure Network brochure featuring some of aspects of  the programme.

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How to Apply

The program aims at public sector representatives (including professionals working in science and technology parks or technology transfer/research support offices as well as regional authority, national agency or municipality) from EU Member States countries (or regions), covered by the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) (in 2021, the pilot implementation focuses on Italy*, Poland**, Romania, and Spain***).

*Italy (only regions: Molise, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicilia, Sardegna, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo, Campania and Valle d’Aosta)
**Poland (only regions: Łódzkie, Lubelskie, Małopolskie, Podkarpackie, Świętokrzyskie, Podlaskie, Wielkopolskie, Lubuskie, Dolnośląskie, Opolskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Zachodniopomorskie, Region Mazowiecki excluding Warsaw)
***Spain (only regions: Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, La Rioja, Castilla-la Mancha, Extremadura, Illes Balears, Andalucía, Murcia, Canarias, Castilla y León, Aragón, Valencia)

The ideal team application for RIS RIN in 2021 should:

  • Composed of at least three members working in science and technology parks or technology transfer/research support offices, including at least one representative of a regional authority, national agency or municipality;
  • Reside and work in one of the countries/regions targeted by the pilot in 2021: Italy, Poland, Romania, or Spain;
  • The university or research institute of team members owns publicly funded research infrastructure in one of the EIT Food focus areas, including targeted nutrition, sustainable aquaculture, sustainable agriculture, alternative proteins, digital transformation of traceability, or circular food systems;

All workshops will be held only in English. Therefore at least a working knowledge of this language is required.

Please note that we expect active, consistent engagement in EIT Food RIS Research Infrastructure Network – this requires a virtual (online) presence from the participants at all days of online training and coaching sessions, followed by a project presentation day on November 30, 2021 (TBC).

COVID-19

Due to prevent and slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the EIT Food RIS Research Infrastructure Network will be delivered online using digital tools.

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

University of Warsaw
IARFR PAS
DIL
MASPEX

Project Lead

Krzysztof Klincewicz
Institution

University of Warsaw

Role

Activity Lead at EIT Food RIS Public Sector Representatives Activity Line

Contact details

kklincewicz@wz.uw.edu.pl

Mansour Esmaeil Zaei
Institution

University of Warsaw

Role

Project Coordinator at EIT Food RIS Research Infrastructure Network

Contact details

mez@wz.uw.edu.pl

Piotr Nawrocki
Institution

University of Warsaw

Role

Project Coordinator at EIT Food Government Executive Academy

Contact details

pnawrocki@wz.uw.edu.pl

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