SDGine for Healthy People and Cities Programme, launched during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, has held its first face-to-face meeting with partners.
This European funded action aims to devising technologies and tools that help accelerate the compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by tackling climate change and contributing to the needed social transformations in urban contexts. Through a world-class education and research programme, SDGine grants 12 Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) the opportunity to complete Industrial and International Doctorates at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).
The meeting, held at the host institution (UPM), consisted of an update on the project´s progress, followed up by a networking coffee with five of the six partner companies, and with thesis supervisors and UPM staff. Participants had the chance to discuss the progress of the project at length.
SDGine seeks to train a high- skilled and versatile generation of researchers to become successful, responsible leaders in their fields. This action will provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to embark on careers both in academia and in the private sector as well as become venture creators, while contributing to align policies and corporate strategies with the sustainable development goals.
This action is co-founded by the European Union Under a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement, and industrial partners who have joined this initiative: Iberdrola, Telefónica, Ecoembes, Fundación Tatiana, Repsol and Optiva Media.
This action enhances mobility between countries, disciplines and sectors. Trained Early-Stage Researchers will become highly employable for future research positions in academia and non-academia worldwide, while our industrial partners will have a pool of industry savy, innovative researchers to shape new research fields. The whole program will also have an institutional impact on gender equality. Moreover, SDGine will have an overall high societal impact through the SDGs, especially those related to “Healthy People and Cities”.