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Join us to discuss Challenge-Based Research to enhance the impact of European universities


May 24, 2022


Join us to discuss Challenge-Based Research to enhance the impact of European universities

EU Affairs


May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022 3:00 PM


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ECIU University invites you to the presentation of its paper on Challenge-Based Research on 24 May at 15:00 CET at Rue d’Arlon 22 in Brussels.

Lia Karamali, Head of Unit R&I Actors and Research Careers at the European Commission, confirmed her participation. Greg Hughes, Chair of the ECIU Vice-President for Research group and Vice-President for Research and Innovation at Dublin City University, Fernando Vilariño, Associate Director at the Computer Vision Center and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and Myra Ronzoni, ECIU University Project Manager at UAB, will be presenting.

There will be enough time for an open discussion, as we are curious to learn about your views on the topic.You will receive the ECIU paper in advance of the event, so you can reflect on our main messages and recommendations to enhance the impact driven approach of European research.

We expect policy-makers, representatives of universities, university alliances, regions and stakeholders; we look forward to seeing you physically again. Not able to join us phsyically? A livestream will be available too. Just register via the button below.


  • 15:00 Welcome
  • 15:30 Presentation of Challenge-Based Research paper by Greg Hughes
  • 15:45 Civil engagement in the context of Challenge-Based Research by Fernando Vilariño and Myra Ronzoni
  • 16:00 Reflection by Lia Karamali, DG RTD
  • 16:15 Open talk with participants on enhancing the impact of research
  • 16:30 Wrap-up and start of reception
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