What it’s all about

At ECIU University, we offer researchers a platform where they can network, collaborate and connect with stakeholders from businesses and institutions.

Together, we aim to create a global and diverse community that works together to inspire progress.

The R&I Hub is a digital community aimed to bring researchers together with peers and stakeholders, providing them with a space to network, connect and collaborate as part of the ECIU Community.
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Energy and Sustainability

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Circular Economy

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Transport and Mobility

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Resilient Communities

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Citizen Science

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Build Connections

Co-create with over 4 thousand researchers from all over Europe and work together with international businesses, organizations, and communities to make a global impact – and build lasting connections that propel innovation.

Support your Aspirations

Focus on ground-breaking studies with funding, inter-institutional cooperation, tuition, and training opportunities designed to fully support your ideas and goals.

Keep Growing

Join workshops, seminars, info days, and other events at both ECIU University and EU levels to deepen your knowledge and take your research a step further.

Drive Change

Participate in challenge-based research that focuses on offering real solutions to society’s real problems and empowers innovation.
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Apply for the Research Seed Programme

Initiate new or strengthen existing research collaborations through to Action Lines:

  1. Blended Mobility to Create Network
  2. Seed Projects
Extended Deadline: 15 October 2024
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  • enhance collaboration and innovation
  • promote inter-institutional collaboration
  • travel grants up to 5.000 EUR per stay
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Research Spotlight

Our researchers are inspiring innovation. Hear more from them:

SMART-ER (project ended)

The ECIU University Research Institute for Smart European Regions (SMART-ER) is a research, innovation and education strong alliance, enabling all member universities to jointly address complex societal challenges under the framework of the UN SDG11 (Sustainable cities and communities).

It is a new model of research and innovation, based on a virtual collaborative environment, that together with diverse stakeholder groups at a local, national and international level, promotes the dialogue with society and will work according to a shared Research and Innovation (R&I) Agenda.
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The SMART-ER project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement #10101688.
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