The RESIZED Project develops its work plan according to 7 WPs (WP1 to WP7) during a period of 60 months starting from July 2014. Each of the WPs is broken down into several tasks which are most often highly inter-connected.
The RE-SIZED Project started with the rapid implementation of the ERA-Chair (Holder and Team) recruitment procedure which was achieved within a maximum of 6 months after the signature of the EC Grant agreement (WP2). As soon as the ERA-Chair Team wwas in place, the execution of the R&D&I programme started with the validation of its details. The programme is roughly divided in two phases: the upstream R&D phase which is performed mainly by the ERA-Chair Team members to design concepts and models (salaries paid by the ERA-Chair grant) and the downstream R&D phase dealing with collaborative demonstration projects of the concepts (WP3). The need for developing demonstration projects is meant to efficiently stimulate a strategy for identifying the most appropriate partners among stakeholders as well as to raise the ERA-Chair Team performance for securing funding (WP4). Alongside the whole project duration, the overall R&D performance as well as the impact of the ERA-Chair model on the performance of R&D&I within the RIE (Research Institute for Energy) of UMONS was monitored and evaluated (WP5) and represented the ground for assessing to which extent and in which R&D fields similar ERA-Chair initiatives should be valuably implemented (WP6). The RE-SIZED Project is coordinated by the Prof. Marc FRERE, President of the RIE together with the ERA-Chair Holder interacting with the Commission for ensuring outstanding communication and attainment of mutual expectations with respect to this Pilot-Project (WP1). The dissemination of the most valuable measures and actions tested and improved during this project are carried out according to a communication plan intended to raise interest of the scientific community across Europe with respect to the ERA-Chair model (WP7).
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