RUN-EU Research Challenge Design ID+ – 2nd edition 

3 June 2024

Jointly organised by the Polytechnic University of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), and the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), the second edition of the SAP Research Challenge ‘Design ID+’ aims to promote the development of in-person R&D activities, focused on the field of Design ID+I.

The SAP programme is divided into two components: training and group research.

The training component will be based on short thematic talks taught by experts with project coordinators presenting current projects.

The group research training will consist of basic research components namely, Research Methodologies, Data Analysis, Scientific Writing, Preparation of Scientific Pitches, and Funding Opportunities, as well. 

For the research component (called Hands-On), young researchers will be integrated into projects currently being carried out in IPCA’s R&D units and challenged to carry out a short-term R&D project oriented towards the project’s objectives. The students will divide into groups under the supervision of a senior researcher.

In addition to the research activities, the young researchers will participate in scientific discussions among the different members of the IPCA R&D units, called Journal Club. They will be challenged to analyse a recent scientific publication and present their methods, results and key findings to the IPCA scientific community.

Finally, all students will prepare an oral presentation of the projects developed in the scientific communication sessions of the IPCA R&D units.

From 15 to 19 July at the Polytechnic University of Cávado and Ave, Barcelos, Portugal

Mode of delivery

Language of instruction

ECTS credits

Academic recognition
To be defined by each home higher education institution.

Eligible participants
RUN-EU students from design, art, audiovisuals, culture studies, and product development.
No pre-skills are required, and the programme is suitable for any other student programme.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this Short Advanced Programme, students will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of research methodologies
  • Receive advanced training in emergent design methodologies and trends
  • Improve transversal and soft skills through teamwork and cooperative project methodology
  • Improve innovative thinking in cooperation with others to achieve a common goal
  • Experience a multicultural international environment

How to apply
Fill in the application form

Deadline for applications
16 June 2024

Selection criteria
Candidates will be selected based on their CV and motivation.
Priority will be given to students developing research at the Master’s or PhD level and those involved in the IPCA Summer Schools.
A maximum of 30 students will be selected for this programme.


IPCA, Portugal
TUS, Ireland

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