Research networks

Through the Research Hub for Global Challenges, Ca' Foscari University of Venice supports and encourages professors and researchers to take part in European Technology Platforms, associations, partnerships and international research networks that are:

  • characterized by highly innovative, technological or research content in a particular strategic sector or area of interest
  • venues for relevant stakeholders, such as leading companies in the sector, SMEs, public administrations, associations, research centers
  • key actors in lobbying and producing documents, guidelines and analyses relevant to the institutions on priority issues or strategic interests for the European Commission policies and funding programmes.

With this participation, the University aims to strengthen dialogue, foster the exchange of know-how and scientific collaboration among different stakeholders.

The University collects new applications for membership in international research networks and partnerships and covers the subscription fees and the missions' costs of the staff attending the network's activities. Fill in the application form [ITA].

Active networks

SOFTCOMP - Soft Matter Composites

It is an international network focused on the design of 'nanoscale functional materials', with numerous members, including universities and centers of excellence. The membership gives the opportunity to have access to the network members’ laboratories and high-level experimental facilities, attend the annual conference, as well as events and workshops in the research field.

Contact person: prof. Achille Giacometti

IMISCOE - International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe

It is the largest network of scholars in the field of international migration and immigrant integration. Within the network's activities, particular relevance is given to comparative research work, organization of international events, postgraduate training, awards and prizes. Over the years, IMISCOE conferences have become a key event in the research field of international migration.

Contact person: prof. Francesca Campomori

Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC) - Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU)

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) is a not-for-profit organization that was born in Brussels in 2013 to represent the private sector in a public-private partnership (PPP) with the European Commission on the bio-based industry sector in Europe. The BIC has also associated members such as research organizations, universities and trade associations. The BIC's current partnership with the European Commission is the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) that will run until 2030, building on the success of the former Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) and addressing current challenges in the sector.

Contact person: prof. Paolo Pavan

EASSH - The European Alliance for the Social Sciences and the Humanities

This network acts as a trait d’union to and from the socioeconomic sciences and humanities (SSH) for the civil society research system, policy makers, consultants, public-private partnerships, administrators and practitioners, providing advice on structures and processes related to international and European research programs.

Contact person: prof. Dorit Raines

Crowdelix Collaboration Intelligence

It is an international platform that gathers prestigious academic and industrial members and that was born to support institutions and researchers to create collaborations and build partnerships. It helps its members in obtaining useful information on funding opportunities and finding project partners, particularly within the framework of the Horizon Europe funding Programme. All the University staff can join the platform by creating a personal profile on its website simply using their account. This will allow them to upload posts, give visibility to their project ideas, search for a project partner or a consortium to whom propose their expertise.

EARMA - The European Association for Research Managers and Administrators

It is the association that brings together research managers from all over Europe by organizing events and workshops, to disseminate and enhance good practices and know-how in European funding programmes, project planning and management.

Last update: 15/05/2024