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Regional Initiatives

SNIF, 2018-2021

Participants : David Coudert, Frédéric Giroire, Nicolas Nisse, Stéphane Pérennes.

  • Program: Innovation project of IDEX UCAJEDI.

  • Project acronym: SNIF

  • Project title: Scientific Networks and IDEX Funding

  • Duration: September 2018 - August 2021

  • Coordinator: Patrick Musso

  • Other partners: GREDEG, SKEMA, I3S (SigNet) and Inria (Coati ), all from UCA.

  • Abstract: Scientific collaboration networks play a crucial role in modern science. This simple idea underlies a variety of initiatives aiming to promote scientific collaborations between different research teams, universities, countries and disciplines. The recent French IDEX experience is one of them. By fostering competition between universities and granting few of them with a relatively small amount of additional resources (as compare to their global budget), public authorities aim to encourage them to deeply reshape the way academic activities are organized in order to significantly increase the quality of their research, educational programs and innovative activities. The development of new collaboration networks is one of the factors at the heart of this global reorganization. Promoting new international and/or interdisciplinary collaborations is supposed to increase researchers’ productivity and industry partnerships. This project aims to question the validity of this line of thought.