from September 12, 2022 to November 30, 2022
Published on September 12, 2022 Updated on September 12, 2022

Innovation Mobility Programme - Short mobilities of up to 4 days

EUTOPIA supports innovative researchers through the EUTOPIA Innovation Mobility Programme

In the EUTOPIA project we have developed a pilot short-term (up to 4 days) mobility program, motivating innovative researchers and student start-ups to visit industrial fairs and conferences in order to meet with potential industrial partners, clients and other relevant stakeholders. The aim of the programme is to either gather relevant industrial feedback or approach potential partners, both for further research & development.

The innovation mobility is open till end of November 2022 (the mobilities need to be concluded).

How is the Innovation Mobility Programme useful is best presented from the feedback from researchers:

  • "EUTOPIA 2050 enabled my team to visit the PCIM 2022 fair, where we made many new contacts with people from the industry."
    Luka Lorbek, PhD, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
  • "The Innovation Mobility programme allowed me to attend the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials (IFAT Munich, 2022). Since my research focuses on improving biogas production through mechanical disintegration of waste activated sludge using hydrodynamic cavitation, it was very useful to see up close how industry leaders approach this topic. I was able to interact with representatives from several companies working on various solutions - from chemical to biological pre-treatment processes - to improve sludge disintegration. Two different industry representatives showed interest in working together and sent samples of their product to our lab so we could test the effects. Such collaborations are very important as they can lead to technologies that can be used to improve wastewater processes with new approaches to circular economy."
    Mojca Zupanc, PhD, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
  • "The EUTOPIA 2050 Innovation Mobility Programme enabled us to attend an event with all major players in the world of cyber security, which gave us an insight into their problems and their solutions as well as a view from a different angle on how to tackle our own challenges."
    Matej Rabzelj, PhD, Tjaša Jereb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana

Contacts in your local universities to apply for the Innovation mobility programme: