The ScienceFlows research team has joined the FIT FORTHEM consortium, a project that arises in a complementary way to the FORTHEM project and whose objective is to strengthen the European interuniversity network to promote collaboration in innovation and research. FIT FORTHEM is funded by the European Commission under the H2020-SwafS call. The project, with a duration of three years and a total endowment of 2 million euros, is made up of seven European universities.
As the Universitat de València explained in a press release, FIT FORTHEM was born to draw a map of joint research policies that includes open science and research, internationalization and technology transfer.
The FORTHEM university network, funded by the European Commission within the framework of the H2020-SwafS call, will continue working to create a common space for research and innovation through the FIT FORTHEM project. The ScienceFlows research team has joined this new project within the University of València team.
FIT FORTHEM goals
The objective of the project is to establish a common research agenda taking into account the local context of each institution. To this end, it will also develop open science policies that can be discussed and shared with other European Universities Networks. Therefore, it aims to intensify common research and innovation activities and promote joint concepts and strategies to promote the co-creation of science and thus reduce inequalities between participating countries.
The FORTHEM alliance is formed by the Universitat de València and 6 other European public universities: the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität from Mainz, Germany; theUniversité de Bourgogne, France;Jyväskylän yliopisto, Finland; Uniwersytet Opolski, Poland; the Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy and Latvijas Universitāte, Latvia.
The network includes universities located in very diverse countries and locations, so its model is applicable to other universities. The objective is to create a solid interuniversity network that is also capable of involving all relevant actors in research and innovation: administrations, citizens and industry.