#ENRIITCyourCoffee S4 E10: Meet the ENRIITC your Industry Outreach winners!

Welcome to the recap of the #ENRIITCyourCoffee season 4 episode 10, dedicated to the Associates who applied to the ENRIITC your Industry Outreach event call and were selected for funding!

For those who may be unaware, the ENRIITC your Industry Outreach call was launched in April 2021 with the aim of supporting research infrastructures engagement with industry, using the ENRIITC training programme for such events as a basis.

The call officially closed on 31 August 2021 and, after undergoing a careful evaluation process conducted by the ENRIITC Steering Board five Associate applications were selected for funding: CLARIN ERIC & DARIAH ERIC (joint application), EMBRC, ESO (Swiss Industry Liaison Office), INEUSTAR and INSTRUCT ERIC. These organisations were invited to present their event proposals to the ENRIITC community during a dedicated #ENRIITCyourCoffee session.

Javier Echavarri Delmas, the Spanish ILO for CERN and SKA and co-leader of task 2.3 and 4.2 for the ENRIITC project, opened the episode by giving an overview of the ENRIITC your Industry Outreach call, and well as introducing the winning Associate organisations and their representatives participating during the session.

The first Event proposal presented was from DARIAH-EU & CLARIN ERIC, dedicated to SSH Research Infrastructures as interfaces between research, industry and non-academic partners. Francesca Morselli, Integration Officer at DARIAH-ERIC, and Iulianna van der Lek, Training and Education Officer at CLARIN ERIC, gave us an overview about the event which is meant to take place in Utrecht (NL) early March 2022.

The format will allow either onsite or online participation, and the attendees will have the chance to meet representatives from non-academic partners, RIs in the SSH domain and all relevant networks. The main aims of this event will be:

o   Mapping the service-offer and the needs of non-academic partners based on previous collaborations with RIs;

o   Mapping the service offer and the skills that the SSH RIs staff need to reach out beyond academia.

The episode continued next with the EMBRC presentation. Their event titled “EMBRC Clinic fostering EMBRC’S link with Industry” aims to foster stronger links between the EMBRC-ERIC and Blue Economy industry players across Europe. It will be held through CCMAR (EMBRC Portuguese node) and will try to minimize barriers experienced by the industry when it comes to knowledge access.


With a combination of targeted communication and RI-2-B online meetings, the targeted industry players will be met by the researchers from EMBRC members who will address their innovation needs through the competences.

The third ENRIITC Associate introducing its event proposal to the audience was ESO, in partnership with the Swiss Industrial Liaison Office. Through their event titled “E-ELT Instruments day”, they aims to connect E-ELT Instruments procurement officers with the European supplier industry. The event is scheduled to take place on 16 February 2022 at the Geneva International Congress Center with the main objective of improving the networking and cooperation between industry and institutes in the field of large optical space observation instruments.

Together with ENRIITC, the University of Geneva and the Federal State Secretariat for Research and Innovation have been appointed as Sponsors.

The episode continued with Javier giving the floor to Erik Fernandez from INEUSTAR, the non-profit Spanish Science Industry Association, who plans to organise an event that will be hosted in two places in a coordinated and simultaneous way.

To boost Industry-Academia Collaboration, to enhance participation of other sectors apart from Science Industry, to assess the functionalities of multihost events as a possibility for international events, to facilitate physical events avoiding massifications and to disseminate Spanish RIs plans and needs for the upcoming years, are only a few of the objectives that INEUSTAR will try to reach through this event supported by ENRIITC.

Last but not least, INSTRUCT ERIC introduced their proposal which was presented by the Project Manager, Pauline Audergon.

The event titled Structural Biology services for Industry will be held virtually in March 2022 with the intent to create a new strategy to reach industry users and gain visibility in the private sector. From training, workshops and case-studies, to breakout sessions and networking with select experts, INSTRUCT ERIC’s goals are to:

o   Inform industry about the available services and technologies;

o   Build a federated strategy within Instruct to reach Industry partners;

o   Create a real network with those Industry partners.

Javier closes the episode by thanking the ENRIITC Associates for their presentation, as well as all the participants for their interest and engagement in the ENRIITC Your Industry Outreach event call!

If you would like to have more info about the winners, learn more about their projects and / or keep updated with all the details related to their events, you can check the info here!

The recording of the session can be viewed in full below.

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