EUA webinar series – A new ERA for universities (V)

The next webinar in the European University Association’s series ‘A new ERA for universities’ will explore the European Research Area’s seventh action, on upgrading EU guidance for better knowledge valorisation. It will be held on 2 July 2024 from 10.00 to 11.30 CEST.

Action 7 aims to strengthen innovation ecosystems for knowledge circulation and valorisation by providing guidance on addressing increasingly complex knowledge value-chains, new market opportunities created by emerging technologies, and new forms of industry-academia collaboration and involvement of citizens. Concretely, it has generated a series of guiding principles and codes of practice for stakeholders on issues such as the management of intellectual assets, citizen engagement, standardisation, and industry-academia co-creation.  

Together with a panel of experts, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the implementation of activities related to action 7 and how they impact universities. They will also learn about synergies with other actions and potential next steps.


  • Kirsi Haavisto, Head of Unit for Valorisation Policies and IPR at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Klaas Hernamdt, Director of the Humanities Venture Lab, University of Amsterdam
  • Thomas Schmidt, Head of Technology Transfer, University of Southern Denmark; member of the EUA Expert Group on Innovation

Moderator: Sergiu-Matei Lucaci, Policy & Project Officer, EUA

Registration for the webinar is free of charge and open to EUA members only.

This event is the fifth of a series of webinars to demystify the new European Research Area (ERA). ERA is in the middle of its first Policy Agenda, with 17 ongoing ERA actions, and its next Policy Agenda is being shaped. In this context, what does ERA actually mean for universities? Why should university leaders care about ERA? And how can universities get involved nationally in shaping ERA? While the first webinar introduced the new ERA to EUA members, the series then turned to exploring the many ERA actions of high importance for universities and their future. The second webinar addressed action 4, on research careers, the third webinar explored action 13, on the empowerment of universities, and the fourth explored action 5, on gender equality and inclusiveness.

The recordings of the previous webinars of the series are now available. Please note that you can access them only if you have registered to at least one of the webinars.

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