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Artículo1 septiembre 2020BruselasAgencia Ejecutiva Europea de Investigación

Over 4000 researchers to take part in 74 new Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges

More than 4000 researchers from 137 countries will take part in 74 new staff exchanges through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges (MSCA-RISE) action.

The €80 million budget available this year will fund 823 organisations (including 117 SMEs) involved in research and innovation activities. The full list of 74 newly funded projects is available here.


Researchers at any stage of their career and other relevant technical, managerial and administrative staff will work in dedicated research consortia and take part in staff exchanges, training and networking activities between organisations located in the 137 participating countries (including all EU Member States, 15 Horizon 2020 Associated Countries, and 93 additional global partners).

The project outcomes are expected to benefit the economy and the society through new knowledge and innovative products and services, while bridging the gap between the academic and non-academic sectors.

The Research Executive Agency (REA) will manage the 74 selected projects, which will run for up to four years.

See below diverse examples of newly funded projects that represent the broad objectives of the MSCA-RISE actions and potential impacts for society.

eUMaP - Development of utilities management platform for the case of quarantine and lockdown

The project eUMaP aims to develop an open platform through which local and public authorities will be able to better plan and manage the demand and supply of building utilities, including energy, water, waste and telecommunication in crisis, quarantine and lockdown situations such as during COVID-19. Staff exchanges between the nine collaborating partners will develop and pilot a platform in four European cities that can be of great value to prepare for future crises.

ALISE - Antibody light-induced selectivity enhancement

The ALISE consortium involves staff exchanges between seven partners in five countries which have complementary expertise in each step of design, synthesis, and pre-clinical testing of a new molecule to treat cancer. The multidisciplinary team will make new molecules that can target tumours and induce killing of cancer cells through irradiation with light. The involvement of three SMEs is expected to provide new skills and boost career opportunities of the staff involved in the exchanges.

TransMigrArts - Transforming Migration by Arts

TransMigrArts aims at observing, assessing, modelling and running artistic workshops (theatre, dance, clowning, music and performance) to migrants in vulnerable situations. The staff exchanges will create a network of researchers, artists and experts from 14 European and Latin America universities, scientific centres, cultural associations and enterprises. The outcomes of their work with migrants is expected to be applicable to other vulnerable populations, such as war victims, women, children, the elderly, the disabled, sick people or people living in poverty.

MYCOBIOMICS - Joining forces to exploit the mycobiota of Asia, Africa and Europe using -OMICS techniques

MYCOBIOMICS brings together eight leading organisations in Europe, Africa and Asia who use complementary approaches in the fields of chemistry and engineering to study fungal biodiversity, ecology, and biotechnology applications. Exchanges of staff between the project partners will give the researchers the opportunity to learn and apply new tools and knowledge to look for new drugs and to create new alternatives to chemical pesticides.


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1 septiembre 2020
Agencia Ejecutiva Europea de Investigación