On 4 October, EOSC-A President Karel Luyben will be the keynote speaker at the ECIU University Research Conference, ‘Engaging society through challenge-based R&I and learning’. The conference aims to move beyond traditional conference structures and embody a challenge-based approach by providing an interactive forum for discussing common challenges, forging partnerships of societal stakeholders, and contributing to the implementation of shared policies to enhance the resilience of cities and society. This event will bring together hundreds of researchers and societal stakeholders to showcase challenge-based research outcomes, share best practices of innovative research approaches, and explore/initiate potential collaborations for common solutions to societal issues.
The ECIU University research strategy is aimed at addressing complex research challenges related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11): “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. In the ECIU University research is challenge-based, use-inspired and conducted in deep collaborative teams of universities, NGOs, industry, government, and civil society with the overall goal of driving societal impact.