International Coffee Break @ SULSA
Driving the establishment of new international collaborations between Scotland and Europe via short informal online conversations
Aim of Scheme
The aim of this scheme is to drive the establishment of new international collaborations between Scotland and Europe. Initially, this pilot will focus on driving connectivity between Scotland and two key bilateral partners for the Scottish Government, France and Germany.
This pilot has a Life Sciences focus, however, the scheme is not exclusive to life scientists and is open to other discipline networks.
How it Works
Researchers from across Scotland, France and Germany will be matched with one other researcher for an informal 1:1 15 minute ‘coffee break’ conducted over Zoom.
The researchers will be matched based on their selected topic and their location. We will not match researchers based on career level or discipline. Coffee Breaks will then occur between two researchers, either Scotland-Germany or Scotland-France, who are interested in the same topic.
- Researchers will complete SULSA’s short form stating their area of interest and location
- SULSA will aim to match researchers within five days and then create a Doodle poll for both parties to complete their availability for around 10 days later
- A 15-minute Zoom call will be set up by SULSA (participants are welcome to speak for longer if they wish)
- A short feedback form will be sent to the participating researchers
- Circular Economy
- Soil health and Food/Nutrition security
- Biodiversity and natural resource sustainability
- Bio-based innovation and solutions
The above topics are a hybrid of expertise within Scotland, France and Germany using climate change as an umbrella whilst also being relevant Pillar II clusters.