The European project "Research Laboratories in the Alpine Area (RE-SEARCH ALPS)" supported by the Connecting Europe Program Facility 2014-2020 (GA N. INEA/CEF/ICT/A20126/1296967) was launched during the kickoff meeting at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia on July, 6th. The project will work closely with the objectives of Action Group 1 in the field of Research and Innovation and it will affect the entire Alpine Region, a target area composed of 7 countries and 48 regions.
The consortium involves the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia - the Department of Engineering as the Lead Partner - the University of Milan, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, the French Ministère de l' Éducation nationale, de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche and the Data Publica-C-Radar company.
The aim of the project is to know and map – by using semantic research software - all the Research Centers and Laboratories operating in the Alpine Macroregion in order to obtain an overview of the actors that are working within the different fields of Research and Innovation, as well as to identify their specificity and their performance. This will stimulate the creation of cross-national networks (e.g. operational for European design), to facilitate the access to services already offered or that could be provided by Centers / Labs, to activate collaboration on important issues of mutual interest (e.g. Climate Change, Energy), to enable medium and long-term economic and strategic planning in which research and companies are encouraged to work together.
The results of the project will be available immediately on the EUSALP Platform of Knowledge as open data accessible through a 3D map of the Alpine Region, free for all users.
Read the interview to Emmanuel Weisenburger (Ministère de lʼEnseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de lʼInnovation) and Loïc Petit (Data Publica) conducted during the kick off meeting of the Re-search Alps project (researchalps.eu).
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