Intersectoral Staff Mobility

Intersectoral Staff Mobility

Inter-sectorial (industry-RTO-academia) mobility of staff is known to be an enabler for Open Innovation/Science and is implemented already in various European, national and regional (co-funded) programmes. However, the design and implementation can still be improved, lowering barriers and removing overhead bottlenecks, to allow beneficiaries to fully leverage on the inherent potential of bringing cooperating people together in a different context.


To boost inter-sectorial mobility of researchers as key enabler for open innovation by fully exploiting on its potential.

  • Analysing existing staff mobility programmes (EU/national/regional)
  • Collecting past experiences from all parties involved (including the staff)
  • Deriving and testing good practices
Expected Results: 

Guidelines for stakeholders (individuals, organisations and governments):

  •  How to initiate, facilitate and reward staff mobility
  • How to deal with barriers and overhead bottlenecks
  • How to profit from staff mobility as individual and organisation
  • How to further improve on existing staff mobility programmes



Surveys: What needs are being addressed? What is the job to be done?

  • Cross sectors: Pharmaceutical, Mechanical Engineering, Material science, Bio-tech,
  • Multiple actors: Academic supervisors, industrial supervisors, inter-sectoral researchers, Funding agency representatives, Support functions
  • Multiple programmes: Regional, National, European

Best practices compiled:

  • Bottlenecks and proposed solutions: Identification of bottlenecks in different phases of current mobility programmes along with proposed solutions for these bottlenecks.
  • Mobility facilitators: Collection of enabling factors for setting up and running intersectoral mobility programmes.
  • KPI investigation: Investigation of KPIs to measure the amount and success of collaboration within programmes with intersectoral mobility