EuroTech in a Nutshell
What started as a bilateral collaboration has grown into a strong partnership between six excellent universities of science and technology.
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What started as a bilateral partnership already back in 2006 has grown into a strong alliance of six leading universities of science and technology.
The EuroTech Universities Alliance is a strategic partnership of leading European universities of science and technology joining forces to build a strong, sustainable, sovereign, and resilient Europe. The partners bring their excellence in research and education, their active engagement in vibrant eco-systems and service to society. Together, they join forces to accelerate their research in high-tech focus areas and advocate for change, through dedicated partners and a strong presence in Brussels.
Based on the EuroTech values, the partners aspire to a new level of cooperation by bringing together their inclusive, diverse and sustainable campuses. The EuroTech Universities create a unique environment for international talents to lead a new generation of change agents in research, entrepreneurship, industry and society.
EuroTech Universities Alliance aims to:
- Educate the best global talents in science and engineering to become innovators and change agents of society
- Conduct first-class research to make major contributions to the grand societal challenges
As such, we will:
- Contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Accelerate the transition to the technological sovereignty of Europe through socially relevant research, innovation and entrepreneurship
- Reinforce the importance of the Alliance as the trusted go-to partner for EU policy-makers
- Reach into the DNA of all our partners and be widely known across Europe and beyond.
The EuroTech Universities Alliance’s activities are guided by the following core values:
- Academic Freedom
- Societal Impact & Sustainability
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Integrity & Responsibility
- Innovative & Entrepreneurial Thinking
The Presidents provide the overall strategic direction and define key initiatives. The chairmanship rotates annually.
The Governing Board implements the strategic vision. It decides on the roadmap and budget for Alliance activities.
The Operations Board implements Alliance activities. It is the first point of contact for staff and students at the universities.
The Brussels Office informs university staff about EU policy and funding. It is the first point of contact for external stakeholders.
EuroTech Working Groups have a high relevance for driving and supporting the Alliance’s ambitious agenda. They bring together experts from each EuroTech University on a certain topic or overarching theme, and facilitate their collaboration, with the aim to reach a defined objective. Working Groups can be either temporary or permanent and are open for interested colleagues at the EuroTech Universities to join.
Are you working at one of the EuroTech Universities and interested in participating in a specific Working Group? Then don’t hesistate to get in touch with the indicated lead or support person or, if none is indicated, with your Operations Board member.
These Working Groups bundle expertise around scientific topics. Members work together on joint EU project proposals, organise workshops, develop joint study programmes, and much more.
These Working Groups bundle activities related for instance to management, administration, and policy. They are a forum for exchanging knowledge and launching joint initiatives.
Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Systems
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Health & Bioengineering
Smart & Urban Mobility
Find all our position papers, letters, and press releases here.
EuroTeQ: EU extends funding for European engineering education
Press release: Symposium “EuroTech Universities – An Alliance working for global sustainability”
Policy brief: Deep-tech innovators in Europe
Open letter on 2023 Horizon Europe budget cuts
Press release: Two EuroTech Universities to advise EU Commission on innovation and education strategies
Letter on transparency of Horizon Europe budget
Press release: Éric Labaye (L’X) takes over the EuroTech presidency 2022-2023
Press release: EuroTech supports ‘Stick to Science’ initiative
Press release: Technology for society – are we getting it right?
Joint statement on UK association to Horizon Europe
Open letter on ERA governance
Open letter on the participation of Switzerland under Horizon Europe
Letter on exclusion of associated countries from parts of Horizon Europe
Joint contribution to the consultation on Interregional Innovation Investments
Press release: European Engineering Education of the Future
Press release: Research talent programme worth €12.7m launched by university alliance EuroTech
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