Picture taken during a plennary meeting at the Unite! Dialogue
Picture taken during a plennary meeting at the Unite! Dialogue
76 applications for Unite!'s Seed Fund
Picture taken during a plennary meeting at the Unite! Dialogue
The second call of the Unite! Seed Fund is officially closed. Thanks to a matchmaking event, many teams have been found and a total of 76 applications have been received. A decision on funding is expected by June 2024.

During the Unite! Seed Fund virtual matchmaking event 103 participants from all 9 universities met on the 15th of January to present their ideas for Seed Fund projects and look for the right partner to submit their proposals by the 15th of March. The participants were divided in 48 breakout sessions where they had the opportunity to find the right partner for their project and start working together immediately.

The Unite! Seed Fund aims to maximise the potential of Unite! by providing financial support to innovative, co-creative and collaborative ideas from teachers, researchers and students within the Unite! alliance. The Seed Fund is designed to support the exploration and development of attractive and diverse activities and projects, either to secure the additional funding for a project or to enable collaboration on shared, ambitious and innovative ideas within the Alliance. 

“In the Unite! community, there is typically no lack of great ideas for collaborative teaching, research, and student activities. However, finding partners from other universities often poses a challenge. Our matchmaking event helped overcome this obstacle, making the Unite! Seed Fund Initiative more easily accessible to potential applicants.” 

Konrad Löbcke, Unite! Secretariat, Research & Innovation Advisor 

Based on the feedback provided during the meeting, it appears that around one third of the project ideas presented (i.e. around 15) will be developed into fully-fledged Seed Fund applications.  

More information

There will be one call annually for Unite! Seed Funds for funding measure in Teaching & Learning and Research & PhD. Unite! Seed fund will have bi-annual calls for funding measure on Student Activities.

Applications can be submitted until 15 March 2024 via email to seedfund@unite-university.eu. The funding decision is expected by June 2024.