The Unite! Seed Fund aims to achieve the maximum potential of Unite!. It is envisioned to provide financial support to innovative, co-creative and collaborative ideas from teachers, researchers and students across the university alliance.

Co-creation and innovation are within Unite!'s DNA. The Unite! Seed Fund initiative intends to promote the evolving ideas that are a result of cooperation between the different members of the Unite! community. You can find all the Unite! Seed Fund practical information here. 

The Unite! Seed Fund 2024 call for funding measures on Teaching & Learning, Research & PhD and Student Activities is open from 15 January 2024. For more information on how to prepare for the next call and how to find potential partner for the projects you can click the banner below:   

Successful Unite! Seed Fund projects

In the launch of the first cycle of the Unite! Seed Fund we received 48 applications from the whole Unite! community. From those 21 applications got funded (2 for student activity, 7 for teaching & learning & 12 for research and PhD), have a look to find out more information about the different projects:


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U! Book Club

Creation of a Unite! Reading Club that promotes critical thinking among its students, facilitating the exchange of ideas, recommendations and experiences in an IR and non-academic environment.

UPC , Grenoble INP and Aalto University

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Unite! Science

A diverse group of researchers and Ph.D. students participated in the workshop to discuss energy, green transition, and climate, aiming to contribute to a more sustainable future.

Wroclaw Tech , PoliTo & UPC

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International PhD Workshop on Renewable Biotechnology

Scientists from TU Graz, TU Darmstadt and KTH Stockholm will foster the collaboration in Biotechnological research and PHD training to expand their leading position in research.

TU Graz , KTH & TUDa

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Fostering Innovation Ecosystems for a Green Mobility Transition

The project aims to support companies and stakeholders in achieving the EU's climate neutrality goals by researching ways for sustainable road transportation ecosystems.

TU Graz , Aalto University & KTH

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Effectively enhancing teaching and learning of Fluid Power and Systems in Higher Education

The aim is to establish sustainable practices and promote the international exchange of knowledge and experience in this area of higher education

UPC, , Aalto & Wroclaw Tech and TUDa

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Versatile Engineers of the future

Engineers now need skills in project management and leadership. The 4S Trainers Group at Wroclaw Tech launched a program for Unite! students, to tackle this need.

Wroclaw Tech , ULisboa & PoliTO

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ARISE project

Both teams aimed to participate in a rocket challenge. One team required a payload for their rocket, while the other team needed to obtain data and test a flight computer.

KTH and TU Darmstadt

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SLUMP

The SLUMP project seeks to identify innovative approaches for bringing decision-making closer together in land-use and mobility policy and practice

Aalto university , PoliTo & ULisboa & UPC

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BatFire

Researchers investigate the fire risks of large battery electric vehicles, with the aim to redefine the safety landscape of electric mobility for the future.

TU Graz , PoliTo & TUDa & Wroclaw Tech

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Advancing Intelligence: Next-generation brain-like AI

Unite! researchers will work on an innovative proposal in automatic learning artificial intelligence (AI) based on a neuromorphic approach, inspired by the neural networks of the human brain.

UPC , IST & KTH

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Freshman math skills and anxiety evaluation

Three Unite! partner universities are joining forces to address the issue of freshman math skills and anxiety and create an inclusive learning environment for students and teachers.

TU Graz , ULisboa & Wroclaw Tech

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Space Tech Unite!

The objective of the project is to create a collaboration network for the teaching of Space-related subjects within the Unite! universities.

Aalto university , Grenoble INP-UGA & KTH & PoliTo & UPC & ULisboa

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Connect and Search, Collaborate and Engage!

Unite! will create a knowledge graph tool that unveils the vast potential for research and innovation to expedite collaboration with all potential partners for research and university teaching.

UPC , KTH & TUDa

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Unite! OER courses

Unite! is adopting UNESCO's Open Science and OER recommendations, by pioneering multilingual OER courses at all Unite! universities. The vision:  A Unite! Open Science Academy.

TU Graz , Aalto & TUDa & KTH & ULisboa & UPC & Grenoble INP-UGA & PoliTo & Wroclaw Tech

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Crossroads of Speech and Language

Researchers lay the foundation for a Unite! Graduate School pioneering Speech, Language and AI Technologies education and aligning Master's and Ph.D. programmes.

TU Graz , Aalto University & Grenoble INP-UGA & KTH & PoliTo & TUDa & ULisboa & Wroclaw Tech

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Astreum Deluge

Two student rocketry associations, PWr in Space from Wroclaw Tech and ÆSIR from KTH, will design, build, and launch a shared rocket.

Wroclaw Tech, KTH

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