Inaugural RUN-EU PLUS conference will focus on open science and the researcher career

9 December 2021

Hosted by the University of Győr – Széchenyi Istvan University, the first RUN-EU PLUS ‘Annual International Conference on Applied Research with Business and Society’ (ICARUS) will be held online on 14 December (10h00-15h00 CET).

This will be the first conference of the RUN-EU PLUS project since it was launched on 5 November 2021, at the RUN-EU General Assembly in Ireland. It will engage research students, scholars, researchers, and business and society stakeholders in discussions concerning the development of practice-based research degree programmes, open science practice and researcher career development across RUN-EU.

The ‘PLUS’ stands for ‘Professional Research Programmes for Business and Society’, which is based on the project vision of adapting the RUN-EU research outcomes to regional labour markets and societal demands, with measurable downstream societal benefits that will lead to the transformation of the European regions. Its three tracks are linked to the focus areas of the alliance and its future European Innovation Hubs (Future Industry and Sustainable Regional Development; Bioeconomy; and Social Innovation).

If you would like to attend the event, please register at the registration website.

Please contact Dr Petra Szakonyi ( if you have any queries.

Speaking ahead of the event, RUN-EU PLUS Project Manager, Dr Siobhan Moane, said, ‘RUN-EU PLUS believes in the significance of its human capital and will support RUN-EU researchers and supervisors through the design and implementation of a common Researcher Career Framework Programme, a Research Career Development Evaluation System, a Research Skills Training Programme, a Cloud of Knowledge Portal and an Open Science Skills Training Programme to support and reward research excellence at all researcher career development stages’.

‘The RUN-EU PLUS project will build on the ambitious RUN-EU Discovery Programme and develop an integrated, long-term strategy for research and innovation within our European University. It will create a collaborative action plan focused on strengthening academic-business partnerships in research and innovation’, she added.

The ICARUS conference will:

  • provide a space for the presentation of the most relevant scientific results in the focus areas, including special tracks for professional research programmes’ students;
  • contribute to the open science agenda through close contact and informal discussion with business and society actors, in which the conclusions of the scientific world are presented in a clear way, which is accessible to the general public and particularly to business and society representatives;
  • increase the cooperation and identify possible practical problems to be addressed by research students within the professional practice-based research degrees;
  • implement annual innovation awards to recognise the companies or society actors that have a special contribution to the development of joint programmes, professional research activities and the development of the Research & Innovation ecosystem in the regions of the RUN-EU PLUS alliance;
  • disseminate the impact of the professional research programmes in the companies and society, notably those that host the professional practice-based research degrees.

RUN-EU PLUS ICARUS Conference Agenda

Tuesday, 14 December

Conference Opening • Professor Mihályka Lívia, President’s Envoy for External Relations (SZE)
Chair • Dr Petra Szakonyi, SZE RUN-EU PLUS Project Coordinator (SZE)

RUN-EU / RUN-EU PLUS Overview • Dr Siobhan Moane, RUN-EU PLUS Project Manager (TUS)

RUN-EU PLUS Member Presentation Future and Sustainable Industries  
Case Study – Research Master’s in the Digitalisation of Manufacturing • Dr John Cosgrove, Programme Manager (TUS) 


Impact of the Professional Research Programmes in the Companies and Society • Dr Krisztina Bárdos, Managing Director of the Mechanical Engineering Scientific Association and the Hungarian Medical Cluster (Associated partner of RUN-EU)

Professional Practice-Based Research Case Study • Dr Zoltán Dobra, Head of Series Analysis and Pre-Series Centre at FAW-VW Automotive Co. Ltd. (Associated partner of RUN-EU)


Research & Innovation across RUN-EU • Professor Nuno Rodrigues, Vice-President of IPL and Coordinator of RUN-EU (IPL)

Strengthening Human Capital • Dr Vivre Kallioniemi-Chambers (HAMK)

What is open science and what are the WP5 benefits for RUN EU PLUS? • Mrs Ingrid van Gorkum, Project Leader, WP Leader (NHL Stenden)

Open Forum Discussion and Q&A


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