Newsletter issue 1

UNITE4H Project Newsletter Issue 1 - May 2021


Welcome to the Unite for Horizon Europe project

Even though there has been a closer and more increased collaboration within the Horizon 2020 programme, the involvement of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in innovation partnerships has been reported considerably low. This has resulted in a lower intensity of cross-sectoral cooperation among knowledge providers and smaller businesses. The European Commission wants to raise the quality and widen the participation in its follow-up Horizon Europe

News from the project


University-business engagement and the status of engagement capacity in the international context

The research around university-business engagement (UBE) has mostly been focused on separate topics, rather than presenting a holistic overview that captures all elements of UBE. This blog post will touch on the factors that inhibit or drive UBE, and context, with a focus on the engagement between universities and Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs), in particular. This is…


Context of University-Business Engagement in Germany

Access to new technologies and the (university) partners’ know-how, securing a company’s competitiveness, time benefits, cost reduction, risk diversification, synergy effects, contact with potential employees….the list of potential benefits that can be drawn from UBC is inexhaustible. With a high level of university-business cooperation Germany ranks among the top in the list of European countries. Clearly, this…

Meet the partners

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Meet the partners: Novatex, Crazu Town, and Univations

Novatex Solutions Ltd was established in 1999 in Cyprus. It employs highly qualified technical and scientific staff and has collaborated in various projects with many stakeholders from the industry and academia. It also acts as a supplier of scientific instruments to private companies, government agencies, research institutes and academia. In tandem, this unique position allows Novatex to comprehend various issues that act as obstacle for bridging…

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Meet the partners: UIIN and UC3M

UIIN is an international leader on university-industry engagement, entrepreneurial & engaged universities and knowledge transfer. We are dedicated to advancing the future of higher education institutions and supporting our global community of university-industry professionals. We conduct research, organise events and provide training and consultancy services to our community of 80+ organisational and 500+ individual members…

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Meet the partners: Meath County Council and IMTBS

Meath County Council is the local administrative body. Meath has a population of over 195,044 people accommodated in a network of attractive towns, villages and the rural area. It possesses a diverse range of landscapes, including 10 kilometres of coastline, the drumlin hills of north Meath, rich pastures, tracts of peatland and raised bog in the southwest and the central upland area that includes Tara – the ancient capital of Ireland. This landscape…

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