The COMPASS workgroup including representatives from the six partner universities of Ulysseus European University — the University of Seville (Spain), the Université Côte d’Azur (France), University of Genoa (Italy), the Technical University of Košice (Slovakia), MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® (Austria), and the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Finland) met face-to-face on Wednesday at the International Centre of MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® in Austria. The purpose of the meeting was to review the objectives, financial aspects, key deliverables and plans of the project.
The Horizon 2020 project COMPASS: Leading Ulysseus to become a European University excellence model through Research and Innovation is the flagship for Ulysseus R&I agenda and strategy. The project officially started on June 1, 2021 with the aim to build upon Ulysseus long-term joint strategic vision to become a model of excellence for research and innovation, boosting synergies between the European Research Area and the European Education Area. It will support the development of a strategy and a concrete action plan to position Ulysseus as an institutional transformation model at research and innovation level, reinforcing the alliance joint long-term vision for research.
During this meeting, workgroup members had the opportunity to discuss key deliverables and plans that will ensure the following objectives:
- correct management and execution of the project, through the European Comission PM2 methodology;
- spread the outputs and results, maximise its impact, boost public engagement and spread best practices worldwide, by the means of a Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication Plan;
- develop a common research and innovation agenda and action plan
- contribute to the preparedness for strategic involvement in future actions funded through complementary EU funding programmes (Green Deal, Horizon Europe, Erasmus+);
- identify capacities, synergies, and practices around the Ulysseus Innovation Hubs.
Ulysseus is one of the 41 European Universities selected by the European Commission to become the universities of the future. Led by the University of Seville together with five other universities in Europe (the University of Genoa, Italy; Université Côte d’Azur, France; the Technical University of Košice, Slovakia; MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®, Austria; and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland), the project will allow students, researchers and graduates to move freely between universities, carry out internships in companies and start high-impact research projects.