Launching TORCH - Research and Innovation Cooperation of CHARM-EU
While in the CHARM-EU project the partner universities, including ELTE, form a cooperation focusing on education, the TORCH project concentrates on the other main function of universities: research. The objective of TORCH (Transforming Open Responsible Research and Innovation through CHARM) is to develop a research and innovation strategy for the alliance shaped by the five research universities. Therefore, the implementation of the project, supported by Horizon 2020 – EU’s research and innovation framework programme – is supervised by the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (EC DGR&I) with the contribution of the Research Executive Agency (REA) as the governing authority.
During the two-day-long virtual kick-off meeting held on February 8-9, 2021, EC and REA representatives, together with those of the partner universities, reviewed project plans as well as strategic and technical steps to be taken for its implementation. They also outlined the overall and specific objectives of the project, revised main documents that form the base of common work, and discussed briefly the 10 work packages to be executed.
Within this project, ELTE is responsible for the leadership of the Open Science and the Pilot work packages.
The latter comprises of testing certain selected elements based on work package results and the planned research policies and strategy.