How - work packages

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HOW - WORK PACKAGES


In order to achieve its goals, the project employs various tools which are diveded into 9 work packages:

  1. Twinning with research institutions in the ERA
  2. Recruitment
  3. Equipment and tools
  4. Conferences organized by the ICRC
  5. Presentation of research results
  6. Project PR and Results Dissemination
  7. Strengthening the IP development plan and industrial partnerships
  8. Ex-post Evaluation
  9. Management of the project

 

1. Twinning with research institutions in the ERA

Twinning is the cornerstone of the project. Its aim is to further strengthen the existing ties between the FNUSA-ICRC and its European partners – both new and those that already exist. As a result, the existing research collaboration will be enhanced and new partners will emerge.

This is done in two ways: FNUSA-ICRC employees can visit their European research counterparts abroad, going directly to the source. These visits can last from a few days to short-term internships. In turn, scientists at our foreign partner institutions can visit FNUSA-ICRC to learn more about its research and other activities.

To further enhance this exchange of information and skills, the project organizes research workshops with foreign researchers who visit FNUSA-ICRC.

217 mutual visits carried out thanks to the project.

 

2. Recruitment

In order to significantly improve its research potential, the ICRC-ERA-HumanBridge project provides FNUSA-ICRC with financial funds as well as the administrative support needed to hire a large number of new researchers from all around the world.

18 researchers to be hired in the initial project plan.

46 researchers to be hired by the end of the project.

 

3. Equipment and tools

Modern research cannot work without proper technology. Therefore, to achieve excellence, FNUSA-ICRC needs the best research equipment it can get. The project therefore enables the center to acquire several new state-of-the art devices, necessary chemical ethalons (libraries) and also software upgrades.

€69,000 – financial funds dedicated to the purchase of new technologies and chemical libraries

 

4. Conferences organized by the ICRC

FNUSA-ICRC is a new research institution and, consequently, the European research community is not overly aware of its aims and activities. To change this situation, the ICRC-ERA-HumanBridge project will organize several international research conferences and workshops.

The goal of this work package is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between FNUSA-ICRC researchers and their peers from around the world. Moreover, hundreds of foreign experts will have a chance to visit FNUSA-ICRC (and the research-intensive region of Brno) personally and to meet with its research staff and management, thus raising awareness about FNUSA-ICRC in the world of science.

8 international conferences to be organized by the project.

5 workshops and summer schools.

15 Mendel Lectures to be co-organized by the project.

3500 people will attend the events and learn more about FNUSA-ICRC

 

5. Presentation of research results

“The results speak for themselves”, as the saying goes. Indeed, one of the best ways to promote the activities of FNUSA-ICRC is to give its researchers a chance to present the results of their work to their colleagues at international conferences abroad – in the form of a regular presentation or a display.

Therefore, the project has the financial funds to cover over a hundred presentations of the research results delivered by FNUSA-ICRC researchers to audiences at international conferences.

100 presentations by FNUSA-ICRC researchers at international conferences.

 

6. Project PR and Results Dissemination

As an institution combining clinical care and medical research, FNUSA-ICRC depends on proper publicity to attract professionals interested in joint research, inform policy makers to gain their support or to simply reach out to the general public to inform them about the contribution of FNUSA-ICRC to the overall health care system.

However, many people still don’t know much about FNUSA-ICRC, or otherwise they have inaccurate or misleading information.

The ICRC-ERA-HumanBridge project aims to change this situation using focused PR activities promoting the benefits provided by the project itself, and also supporting the overall publicity of FNUSA-ICRC in close cooperation with the PR manager of the center.

See the project Newsletter to follow our progress!

 

7. Strengthening the IP development plan and industrial partnerships

For almost every research center it is crucial to have the ability to benefit from its results by transferring them to the commercial market and its end users. In turn, its position becomes more stable and the new financial funds can be used for further development.

For this reason, the project helps the FNUSA-ICRC with the improvement of its intellectual property management and technology transfer capacities. This is going to be done mainly by providing expert mentors, help with creating key documents like traineeship schemes, or methodologies and strategies concerning technology transfer or intellectual property development.

Plus, the project also aims at strengthening the relations of FNUSA-ICRC with industrial partners by giving the relevant FNUSA-ICRC employees a chance to participate in brokerage events, fairs, and workshops.

 

8. Ex-post Evaluation

This work package will be implemented by the end of the project’s active period. The objective is to provide the management of FNUSA-ICRC with an assessment of the project’s results, as well as with recommendations for future improvement, based on an independent international peer review.

The results of the evaluation will, in turn, be used by the FNUSA-ICRC Steering Committee and management to adapt a strategy of future sustainability and development.

 

9. Management of the project

The ICRC-ERA-HumanBridge not only has a large budget but also an extensive scope of activities and tasks to implement. This requires a thorough project management.

Administration and coordination of the project is carried out by the project management team. In addition, the project is supervised by two bodies – by a project management board (consisting mainly of members of the FNUSA-ICRC administrative, research and top management, including the ICRC chair), and by the project steering committee (which also includes many foreign experts).

In addition, the steering committee (consisting mainly of representatives of project partners, regional authorities as well as FNUSA-ICRC top management) is responsible for strategical oversight and recommendations related not only to the project, but also to the entire
FNUSA-ICRC.

3 times per year - meetings of the project management board

3 meetings of the project steering committee

7 members of the project management team