Challenge Lab

Led by University West, will conceptualize our multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral and inter-university knowledge creation model. In this Lab, academics together with researchers, students, businesses, industry regional actors and civil society actors will address societal challenges in a multi-disciplinary approach, developing innovative solutions adaptable to different regions in Europe. The STARS EU Agenda for Research Solutions will be drafted.

Regional Transition Accelerator

The RTA, led by Hanze University of Applied Sciences, for the interregional engagement and collaboration supporting regional transition will develop and test collaboration models and structures involving students, researchers, teachers, consumers, private, public, or social organizations, workers, volunteers, or civil society, around STARS EU Priority Areas. RTA aims to connect all relevant regional stakeholders and facilitate the regional innovation ecosystem development.



Information about our TIG including the goals and objectives

This newly founded TIG met in November 2022 for the first time and is only starting to organise itself. Even though „Living Spaces“ was initiated from the fields of civil engineering and architecture, we intend to be as open as possible regarding academic fields and disciplines, and invite all teachers and researchers, who are involved in addressing issues of how and where people live, how they organise their mobility, leisure time, etc. The following picture gives an overview on who could join.

For the time being, we focus on organising joint teaching activities, e.g. blended intensive programme (BIP), collaborative online international learning activitiy (COIL), or guest lecturing (virtual and in presence).
In the long run, collaborative projects in teaching and research are envisaged.

List of our members

Name Institution Faculty/ Programme
Prof. Paulo Piloto IPB Civil Engineering
ass. Professor Dr. Linn Gustavsson UW Division of Urban Planning and Development
Lisa Bomble  UW Senior Lecturer; Staff member at Division of Urban Planning and Development
Dr Ernestyna Szpakowska – Loranc,  CUT Faculty of Architecture
Norena Martín Dorta ULL Dept. Techniques and Projects in Engineering and Architecture
Dr. Mira Bloemen-Bekx HUAS Dean Institute of Future Environments
Dr. Bart de Zwart HUAS Research Center for Built Environment; School of Business Management
Prof. Dr. Thomas Rauscher HSB Dean of Studies; Civil Engineering
Prof. Dr. Maria Clarke HSB Architecture and Civil Engineering
Prof. Dr. Sven Uhrhan HSB Civil Engineering
Prof. Dr. Felipe Riola Parada HSB Civil Engineering
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