Invitation to participate in an exciting new project aimed at strengthening the collaboration between industry and academia

The Quick Challenge-Driven, Human-Centred Co-Creation Mechanism for INDUStry-Academia Collaborations (INDUSAC) is a HORIZON EUROPE project that aims to develop and validate an Industry-Academia Collaboration mechanism.

Within the project, we will facilitate a simple, user-friendly co-creation process that allows the development of solutions that clearly address the needs and interests of companies, students, and researchers in the EU, with special attention to widening countries and associated countries.

Students and researchers will create international teams of at least 3 members that will solve companies’ challenges within 4-8 weeks. INDUSAC has a budget of 900.000 EUR intended for student members of co-creation teams, where mini-grants of 3.000 EUR will be distributed among student members of each team. By solving companies’ challenges, students will get international working experiences, collaborative experiences by working with students and researchers from different countries, and transversal and entrepreneurial skills (communication, negotiation, results orientation, responsibility, creativity, planning skills, and analytical thinking, among others) access to companies across the EU, references, and a certificate of participation from INDUSAC. By participating in co-creation teams, researchers will gain companies’ and students’ contacts, letters of recommendation from industry partners, and a certificate of participation from INDUSAC.

In support of this project, we would kindly ask your organisation to sign the attached Letter of support. This letter will show your willingness to promote the INDUSAC opportunities among your students and researchers and will serve as a foundation for future collaboration.

If you agree to sign the attached Letter of Support, please add the official letterhead/logo of your organisation and send it back to us, together with the logo of your organisation.

Your logo will be displayed on the project’s website ( among the logos of the other supporting organisations.

INDUSAC partners will provide you with all the necessary promo materials (mostly e-format) about INDUSAC opportunities that you can distribute among your students and researchers.

No financial obligations shall take place.

We would be honoured to gain your organisation’s support for this project, and we would be happy to provide you with more information about the project and its goals. If you are interested in learning more, please do not hesitate to contact us at