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ECIU University research conference: Engaging society through challenge-based R&I and learning

Published on 21.4.2023
Tampere Universities
An interactive forum for external stakeholders and research community to present and discuss common challenges

About the conference

The ECIU University research strategy is aimed at addressing complex research challenges related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11): “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. In the ECIU University research is challenge-based, use-inspired and conducted in deep collaborative teams of universities, NGOs, industry, government, and civil society with the overall goal of driving societal impact.

ECIU University Research Conference aims to move beyond traditional conference structures and embody a challenge-based approach by providing an interactive forum for discussing common challenges, forging partnerships of societal stakeholders, and contributing to the implementation of shared policies to enhance the resilience of cities and society. This event will bring together societal stakeholders to showcase challenge-based research outcomes, share best practices of innovative research approaches, and explore/initiate potential collaborations for common solutions to societal issues.

You will be able to apply to attend the conference, to participate as a main facilitator or co-facilitator of a challenge session, or to present a poster.

You can consult the Call for Challenges and the Call for Posters before filling in the application form at:

ECIU University Research Conference – Poster Call

ECIU University Research Conference – Challenge Call

If you have any questions about the application form, please contact [at] (eciu[dot]university[dot]conference[at]uab[dot]cat)