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About the Initiative

Aligned to the University College Corks Institutional Strategy, the EU Horizon Europe CATALISI (Collaboration, Action, Transformation, Adaptation, Learning, Innovation, Sustainability, and Impact) initiative aims to support Higher Education Institutions to successfully implement strategies and individual pathways for institutional transformation.

UCC is one of eleven organisations from eight different European countries (Italy, Ireland, Belgium, Lithuania, Spain, Poland, Greece, and the Netherlands), strategically selected due to their expertise to establish this European consonsortium. 

Through active living labs, each organisation will engage with stakeholders to facilitate, co-design and accelerate institutional transformations in the field of Research and Innovation and working towards strengthening European Universities collaborations and alliances as lighthouses of European values.

CATALISI will explore insitutional transformation in higher education, considering governance as a way in which societal and state actors can intentionally interact in order to transform Science Technology and Innovation systems and address issues of societal concern. 

The initiative is concerned with three main domains of transformation:

  • Research careers and talent support: qualifications & research careers, research assessment, digitalization, talent circulation & mobility, life-long learning, gender equality & inclusiveness.
  • Research Modus Operandi: open science, public engagement & outreach, sharing of infrastructure and capacities.
  • Sustainable research and education: sustainability in education & funding, sustainability in research and campus operations.

The CATALISI consortium also collaborates with two sister projects funded under the same HORIZON call.

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Towards Sustainability of Research and Innovation – CATALISI workshop kickstarts conversations

Over 40 stakeholders from across the quadruple helix come together for a full day workshop to examine what’s needed to support sustainable and best practice research and innovation in the City and region.

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Join the CATALISI Community of Practice

The CATALISI Community of Practices connects people from different sectors to engage in joint activities and discussions, to co-create actions, share expertise, experience and good practices.

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Civic & Community Engagement

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