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    As Transform4Europe (T4Europe) is a university alliance of proven excellence in strategic collaboration between the universities and a wealth of non-university stakeholders from the surrounding regions in a multi actor knowledge and innovation ecosystem, then the next step for T4Europe universities is to capitalise on this ecosystem to transform their achievements in research and innovation.

    Together, the diverse actors in the T4Europe ecosystem can serve as powerful engines for the mutual development of innovation and performance capacities, jointly fostering both research of excellence and impact, and smarter, sustainable, competitive regions.

    T4ERI will devise new strategies to harness this untapped potential, with the focus mission digital and environmental transformation for smart, sustainable and inclusive regions. It will develop a joint agenda for research and innovation a joint strategy for attracting and retaining outstanding researchers, and a joint strategy to open science to all members of the T4Europe ecosystem.

    True to the essence of the alliance, T4ERI will systematically collaborate with regional stakeholders from business and industry, culture, politics and civil society at every step of the process. By 2024, T4ERI will have significantly increased collaboration in research and innovation across all disciplines, will have enabled joint access to key research infrastructure across the alliance, and will have targeted joint action plans to launch one or more major joint research centres relating to its focus mission, to attract and retain excellent junior and established researchers, and to foster engagement and involvement of civil society in research and innovation, further paving the way towards the European University of the future.

    The T4ERI project is organised around three pillars to complement the T4Europe education agenda by research and innovation components:

    • Collaboration in Research and Innovation – creating a joint agenda for research and innovation in the T4Europe focus area of digital and environmental transformation for smart, sustainable and inclusive regions, enable access to research infrastructures andb develop virtual collaborative research centres.
    • Best Careers for the brightest Minds – developing strategies for strengthening human capital in research and innovation, including promotion of young talents and leadership in science and increase the attractiveness of the T4Europe partner universities ton excellent researchers by developing joint innovative standards for scientific careers and improving professional research support.
    • Science4All – developing the Science4All joint strategy for Public Engagement, Science Communication and Open Science ensuring involvement and engagement of citizens, civil society and public/private authorities in research and innovation.



    e-mail: transform4europe@uni-saarland.de

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