UNITE.H2020 - Planning the Future of Research & Innovation in the European University Alliance Unite

Unite! is a network of universities in seven countries that will set a new model for a European virtual and physical inter-university campus.

Brief description

Unite! will transform European higher education through multidisciplinary, multicultural and multilingual education, research and entrepreneurship. Unite! will connect engineering, science and technology with the grand challenges of society in co-creation by students, faculty and staff – providing skills for a new generation of European and global citizens.

The H2020 call “Science with and for society” allowed university alliances to address their 2030 vision on the future of universities towards a European Research Area. Unite! will develop, in synergy with its educational dimension, an integrated, shared and long-term research and innovation (R&I) strategy. Therefore, the overall aim of the project will be to produce tangible results towards the institutional transformation of our Universities and the identification of good practices for the modernisation of R&I.

ULB Darmstadt takes part in Working Package 6 – “Creating a High Impact European Open Science and Innovation University”

WP6 will provide new high impact understanding about best practices of open science and innovation of research teams at Unite! universities. The specific objectives of WP6 are: (6.1) to identify and mainstream best practices of open science and innovation of Unite! research teams; (6.2) to understand, identify, and demonstrate enablers and inhibitors of open science and innovation, and outline foundations for a new open science and innovation governance model and policy in Unite!; (6.3) to explore how this model and policy contribute to the solving of gran societal challenges, and can be scalable-up at the European level.

Project status

ongoing, 1.1.21 – 31.12.23

Prof. Andrea Rapp

6 further Universities in the Unite! alliance


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101017408