ATTRACT, a research and innovation project funded by the European Union and backed by a consortium of nine partners will commit €28 million to finance 36 projects from more than 20 countries. These projects were presented at the Kick-off meeting where participants had the opportunity to know each other and to explain what their projects are about.
Welcoming words by Michael Krisch
Michael Krisch, ATTRACT Project Consortium Board chair and International Research & Innovation Programmes Manager at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), welcomes the 36 projects that have received funding for the ATTRACT phase 2.
ATTRACT and the private investment by John Wood
John Wood, ATTRACT Project Advisory Committee chair, explain what are the future plans for ATTRACT and how can this initiative help the projects regarding the private investment.
ATTRACT Academy: concept and what is expected from the participants by Shreyasi Kar
Shreyasi Kar, ATTRACT Deputy Member of the Project Consortium Board and Head of Operations at Aalto University Design Factory, talks about the 10 Student programmes that will generate ideas for social innovation inspired by the technologies developed within the R&D&I projects.
ATTRACT Academy: meet the funded projects
Here you can watch the presentations of the 10 funded projects.
ATTRACT Socioeconomic Studies projects: its goal and what is expected from all contributors by Angelo Romasanta
Angelo Romasanta, representative of the ATTRACT Socioeconomic Studies call and Postdoctoral researcher at Esade Business School, talks about the 8 projects which have received funding and how they will work within and outside the ATTRACT ecosystem.
ATTRACT Socioeconomic Studies: meet the funded projects
Here you can watch the presentations of the 8 funded projects.
ATTRACT R&D&I projects: what is expected from the funded projects by Sergio Bertolucci
Sergio Bertolucci, ATTRACT R&D&I Committee (IC) chair, professor at University of Bologna & former scientific director at CERN, says they expect the projects can connect with other projects, with students, because this could become something helpful to the society and to a sustainable future.
ATTRACT R&D&I: meet the funded projects
Here you can watch the presentations of the 18 funded projects.
ATTRACT phase 2: rules and regulations by Pablo Garcia Tello
Pablo García Tello, ATTRACT Project Administrative Office & section head of the Development of EU Projects & Initiatives at CERN, provides a presentation about all the details that the projects should consider regarding the budget, the dissemination, the monitoring and reporting, among others.
Download presentation Pablo García Tello (pdf).
ATTRACT phase 2: Q&A by Pablo García Tello and closing remarks by Michael Krisch
Pablo García Tello, ATTRACT Project Administrative Office & section head of the Development of EU Projects & Initiatives at CERN, presented a Q&A block to solve participants’ doubts about all the processes regarding ATTRACT phase 2.
Finally, closing remarks by Michael Krisch, ATTRACT Project Consortium Board chair.
This article was first published on 1 June by ATTRACT.