R&I Cooperation

R&I Cooperation

Coordinated and interrelated work activities of all parties are a prerequisite to achieving excellence in research, development, and innovation. Thus, the ATHENA Cooperation Model for R&D envisions key activities, cooperation and common understanding to support involved partners in their effort for joint R&I advancement. The model is to serve as a platform for conceptualisation, advancing knowledge and orchestrating innovative ideas as a process or product itself.

ATHENA Cooperation Model for R&D

ATHENA Cooperation Model for R&D aims to improve bridging the gap between the conceptualisation of new ideas and the innovation as a process or product itself. The ATHENA partnership will establish the ATHENA Cooperation Network – a comprehensive network of regional entry points and innovation and support services to strengthen common R&I fields and topics. As a part of this comprehensive network, each partner institution will introduce a regional entry point, responsible for

  • directing enterprises and other external partners to relevant R&I and other service providers within the network,
  • helping to find the right solutions and partners,
  • bracing and supporting the cooperation within the ATHENA partnership.

The ATHENA Cooperation Network will encompass qualified experts from different areas of support with in-depth knowledge of the R&I environment as well as the national and international economy. The ATHENA Cooperation Network will be overseen, guided and steered by a Research Board composed of representatives of partner institutions.

Full document in pdf is available in English: ATHENA Cooperation Model for R&D and in ATHENA members’ languages (DE, FR, GR, IT, LT, PT, SI).

Visiting Researcher Programme

ATHENA Visiting Researcher Programme from the University of Orléans and Le Studium Loire Valley offer awards for periods of 2 to 12 months with full housing support and integration into the LE STUDIUM scientific community. The programme is open to experienced international researchers, working in a University of the ATHENA consortium, in all disciplines (except research directly linked to military applications).

Current open call is available at Visiting Researcher programme web page