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Achieving Integration in Bioenergy NoE
As part of Bioenergy NoE’s integration strategy, researchers from NoE partner institutes are encouraged to arrange visits with fellow NoE partners institutes. The primary objective of the initial ‘Researcher Exchange’ is to evaluate the facilities, expertise, and activities of the NoE partner and think about synergies and joint activities that can be developed in the near future.
Erik Daugherty from Joanneum Research became the first researcher to test the concept. I was kindly hosted by IIIEE in Lund, Sweden during the first week of March, 2005. During my visit, I met fellow researchers, attended internal IIIEE meetings and PhD presentations, provided feedback to Masters’ students, and generally assessed the activities of the IIIEE in light of preparing joint Socio-Economic and Climate projects to overcome barriers to further bioenergy developments in the EU.
I enjoyed my visit and certainly appreciate the IIIEE incorporating me openly into their institute. I settled easily into a workstation and was connected to the internet - and as you already know – all we need is an internet connection and working-life is complete. I even managed to set-off the IIIEE’s alarm system one night while I was working late – that was a shock!
Researcher exchanges are a fantastic way to get joint research projects off the ground, I look forward to working with IIIEE and the other NoE organisations in future.