The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is a universal call to action to protect the planet, end poverty, and ensure that all people live in peace and prosperity by 2030. Focused collaboration among researchers, tech innovators, policy and business leaders, civil society and citizens is set as a priority in achieving the SDGs and in building a climate-safe and equitable world.
Universities are facing today the situation to revise their academic strategy on how doing science FOR and WITH society. ENAC has launched consequently two calls for “Transdisciplinary Cluster Grants” to make academics and non-academics work together towards a common goal and co-create knowledge.
The general mission was to provide seed money for researchers who want to launch and engage in transdisciplinary research projects and to explore new and original ideas linked to ENAC’s strategic areas: Climate change, Digitalization and Sustainable Urbanization. The grants serve to explore, initiate, and/or participate in new types of collaborations with non-academic stakeholders (governmental, NGOs, and/or the private sector), with the idea of developing larger projects in the future.
You can learn more about the 4 granted projects here.