CORDIS Highlighted Our Green Policy

As a consortium, we recognize the importance of a smooth collaboration between different partners in delivering the next-generation gut-brain axis organ-on-chip. But, with 7 partners situated in different locations in Europe, how are we making this possible? Recently, our consortium implemented a green policy, an effort to ensure a smooth collaboration while reducing our Carbon Footprint.

Introducing our green policy

Our green policy focuses on finding sustainable alternatives in terms of mobility. With partners situated in different locations in Europe, we recognize our responsibility to help reduce our Carbon Footprint. After all, in an era where digital meetings are the standard, there are plenty of ways for our members to collaborate sustainably.

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we will be hosting only 1 physical consortium meeting per year and conduct other consortium-wide meetings via teleconference or online. Courses and training activities that do not require physical attendance will also take place digitally.

With our members spread all over Europe, virtual meetings and gatherings have been the standard for us. Currently, all of our Work Package meetings are conducted online and in November 2022, we virtually gathered in Gather Town (a video-calling space) for our first Periodic Review Meeting. Not only were partners able to create their own avatars, but they were also able to talk to each other and move from one discussion room to another.

Project of the month

Last week, our green policy was highlighted by The Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) in their latest issue of Project of the Month. CORDIS is the primary public repository and portal for dissemination of all European Union (EU)-funded research projects. CORDIS provides information on all EU-supported R&D activities including H2020 projects, results and publications.

We are elated to be chosen as Project of the Month out of over 30,000 H2020 projects. This acknowledgement has motivated us to keep up with our sustainability efforts. We hope that more consortiums and organisations will follow in our footsteps.

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