High quality and sustainable research and innovation strategies require engaged researchers, resources in terms of funding, research environments and collaboration among researchers. The grand challenges of contemporary society also require collaboration among researchers from different academic disciplines. Successful and sustainable research and innovation are most likely to develop in collaboration among researchers with shared interests rather than through top-down decisions. RIS4CIVIS is an initiative to facilitate conditions for making this happen, and our activities in the module for research and innovation strategies aim to contribute to simplify for researchers within the alliance to find researchers with similar research interests.
From this point of view, the activities in the module have been focused to develop a platform for sharing information about ongoing research at the universities within the alliance. Based on this, our vision is that research and innovation collaboration will be simplified, and that know-how, expertise and resources, in different projects and programs, will be integrated.