BREAKFAST SESSION: Challenge Based Frameworks to Enhance National Research Infrastructures Impact
7:30 - 8:30
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The research sector is moving from a research domain focus to addressing social challenges, often characterised as missions or grand challenges. This session will focus on three countries/regions’ experiences with challenge-based frameworks or roadmaps.

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The research sector is moving from a research domain focus to addressing social challenges, often characterised as missions or grand challenges. International RI roadmaps are increasingly using challenge frameworks to reflect this trend and identify future RI needs (see the UKRI and ESFRI Roadmaps). Challenge frameworks can help identify areas where RI delivers and enables impact. It also helps to tell the impact story to a broad audience, including policy and investment decision makers. Using challenges can also open avenues for both domestic and international collaboration. This session will focus on three countries/regions’ experiences with challenge-based frameworks or roadmaps.

  • Susie Robinson, Executive Director, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility
  • Gelsomina Pappalardo, Director of the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-IMAA), Italy and ESFRI Executive Board Member
  • 3rd speaker tbc
  • Panel discussion