Unlocking the Future: Highlights from the "Science with and for Society: Cross-Alliances Forum 2023"

Unlocking the Future: Highlights from the "Science with and for Society: Cross-Alliances Forum 2023" picture

In the dynamic landscape of research and innovation, collaboration and knowledge-sharing are vital. The recently concluded "Science with and for Society: Cross-Alliances Forum 2023" held at Université Libre de Bruxelles from November 30 to December 1, 2023, stood as a testament to the power of shared intelligence and cross-disciplinary alliances.

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Bringing Minds Together

The conference provided a platform for representatives of the FOREU1 and FOREU2 alliances, European Commission Officials, and welcomed external stakeholders eager to contribute to the dialogue. The Université Libre de Bruxelles, served as the ideal backdrop for a gathering aimed at fostering collaboration and advancing the European Research and Innovation (R&I) landscape.

In recognition of the evolving global landscape, the conference adopted a hybrid format, allowing participants to engage both on-site and virtually during plenary sessions.

Unveiling Achievements

A significant focus of the forum was on showcasing the results and achievements of R&I projects from European University Alliances. Attendees had the opportunity to delve into the excellence of the European R&I ecosystem, exploring groundbreaking developments that emerged from collaborative efforts.

Key R&I Topics

Delving into the forefront of research and innovation, the conference explored key topics vital for shaping the future. Discussions spanned a wide array of subjects, addressing challenges, and proposing innovative solutions. It served as a platform of ideas, sparking conversations that have the potential to shape the trajectory of European R&I endeavours.

EDUC-SHARE in the spotlight

The EDUC-SHARE alliance made a substantial impact during the conference. Sébastien Le Picard, a representative, participated in a panel discussion titled "Looking to the Future: The European University Alliances R&I Dimension" on the first day. Moreover, the alliance actively participated in the poster session, presenting a visually engaging display on Research Infrastructures sharing. This not only showcased their dedication to advancing research but also provided an opportunity to connect with colleagues from other alliances, fostering a network of collaboration.

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Sébastien Le Picard, Cátia Martins, Alessandra Carucci, Ondřej Hradil

Building Bridges for the Future

The "Science with and for Society: Cross-Alliances Forum 2023" was more than just a conference; it was a forum for building bridges between minds passionate about shaping the future of research and innovation. By bringing together representatives from diverse backgrounds, the event catalyzed discussions that have the potential to drive positive change and unlock new frontiers in the European R&I landscape.