International meeting to boost collaboration between universities and their environment


From March 29 to 31, Barcelona will host the InnoHEIs project seminar, coordinated by UAB researcher Ricard Esparza Masana. The seminar will bring together representatives of national and local governments, as well as those of foreign universities, with the aim of improving the use of scientific and technological infrastructures and preventing their underutilization.

The Interreg Europe InnoHEIs project, in which the UAB participates under the coordination of the researcher of the Department of Economics and Economic History Ricard Esparza Masana, aims to coordinate universities and public administrations in defining better policies to solve a common challenge : fostering the collaboration of universities and their immediate environment with the aim of strengthening institutional possibilities, and at the same time providing more resources and improving university facilities, which are very often underused.

On March 29, 30 and 31, Barcelona will host the project seminar. At the seminar, the UAB will host project members, including representatives from national and local governments, as well as universities from the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Lithuania, Poland and France.

The seminar, which will take place largely at the UAB Casa Convalescència, located in the historic complex of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona, ​​will include the participation of the Government of Catalonia, with presentations from the Ministry of Universities and Research, by the Agency for Business Competitiveness (Agència per la Competitivitat de Catalunya, ACCIÓ) and the Ministry of Vice Presidency and Digital and Regional Policies. The seminar will also include presentations by entities such as EURECAT, the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

The debates between the participants will lead to the formulation of new conceptual proposals aimed at improving policies in this area, both in Catalonia and in the rest of the regions represented in the project, with the aim of finding solutions to a common challenge and fostering long-term collaborations. among InnoHEI participants.

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