About compass

Leading Ulysseus to become a European University excellence model through Research and Innovation

A MODEL OF EXCELLENCE FOR RESEARCH & INNOVATION

COMPASS is the flagship for the Ulysseus R&I agenda. Its aim is to build upon this vision by establishing Ulysseus as a model of excellence for research and innovation transformation in line with the shared, integrated, long-term joint strategy of the alliance, boosting synergies between the European Research Area and the European Education Area. It will support the development of strategies and concrete action plans in order to position Ulysseus as an institutional transformation model at research and innovation level.

COMPASS is a coordination and support project that will provide good practices to institutions inside and outside the alliance, leading the European University Ulysseus in a transforming process to boost interlinked Research, Innovation and Education with high impact in local and regional development, thus, contributing to the economic, social and cultural growth of Europe.

Through COMPASS, the alliance will reinforce their joint long-term vision for research and innovation to drive systemic, structural and sustainable impact at all levels of the institutions involved.

COMPASS Specific Objectives

COMPASS Milestones

June, 2021

COMPASS KICK-OFF MEETING

The alliance’s members held a meeting aimed at introducing the project objectives, activities, and financial aspects, and presenting the team.

June, 2021

September, 2021

FOREU2 KICK-OFF MEETING

 

Online kickoff meeting of the FOREU2 aiming at a common understanding among the 24 Alliances of its modus operandi, including the setup of several ad-hoc thematic sub-groups relevant to the Knowledge Square in general and to the SwafS topic in particular.

September, 2021

June, 2022

PUBLICATION OF THE R&I AGENDA

Development of a common Ulysseus research and innovation agenda and action plan to help maximise the alliance R&I activities’ impact, policy influence and visibility at European level. 

June, 2022

July, 2022

ULYSSEUS ETHIC COMMITTEE FIRST MEETING

July, 2022

May, 2024

3,000 DOCUMENTS IN THE REPOSITORY

Launch of a fully functional, diverse and open Digital Platform with 3,000 documents.

May, 2024

January, 2024

TRANSFERABLE & COMPLEMENTARY SKILLS FIRST CONFERENCE

The Annual Transferable & Complementary Skills conference for early and experienced researchers of the alliance will promote talent though training skills and competences, including developing an approach to the organisation of courses and trainings enabling the entrepreneurial aspirations of researchers at early career stages with adequate knowledge, skills, and resources. 

January, 2024

May, 2024

FIRST INNOVATION HUB RECOGNISED AS ERA HUB

As ERA Hubs, Ulysseus Innovation Hubs will lift local and regional stakeholders to take a bigger role in boosting R&I collaboration and will shape strategies and designing of activities to enable science developed inside Ulysseus to structurally inform policy actors.

May, 2024

May, 2024

OPENING OF THE INTERNATIONAL ULYSSEUS BRANCH

Ulysseus will settle a branch in one strategic partner country outside of its geographical location to boost strategic collaboration with other institutions outside the alliance and make Ulysseus a world-wide European University model for R&I.

May, 2024

FUNDED BY:

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 101035809