Introducing EXPER

EXPER – ‘Excellent peripheries for a strong European Research Area’ is a Coordination and Support Action financed by Horizon Europe. It aims at the institutional transformation of two universities from EU Outermost Regions – the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) and University of Azores (Azores, Portugal). Both universities will learn through capacity building and international cooperation from the leading Universities of Rostock (Germany) and Calabria (Italy).

Supporting research and innovation excellence

The ultimate purpose of the EXPER project is to enhance the scientific excellence and innovation capacity of the partnering universities and their role as drivers of economic and social transformation in their territories, with a focus on research fields addressing challenges and opportunities offered by the green, blue and circular economy.


From Oct. 22 to Mar. 25






Grant Agreement Number:

Funding Scheme Horizon Europe:
HORIZON-WIDERA: Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area

Total Budget:
€ 1 975 312.50

EU Financial Contribution:

Start Date:
October 2022

30 months

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria



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1 week ago

🎓 Our very own EXPER project member, Andrea Simeri, from the Università della Calabria (UNICAL), is here to shed light on the innovative UniCaLab!🔍 What is UniCaLab all about? It's a contamination lab project initiated by UNICAL, offering a unique training programme for students and researchers across all disciplines. The primary goal? To foster entrepreneurial mindsets and cultivate a diverse pool of talents.Participants get to immerse themselves in a dynamic environment where they not only gain theoretical knowledge but also engage in practical exercises. Think meetings with industry experts, business challenges, and team-building activities outside the traditional classroom setting!📚 The programme unfolds in different phases:1️⃣ Academy: Featuring lectures, workshops, and challenges proposed by leading companies in the area.2️⃣ Pre-Acceleration: Focused on group work and strongly oriented towards strengthening the development process of business projects.3️⃣ Pitch Session: The culmination of ideas matured in previous phases, presented to an audience of internal and external stakeholders such as business angels, accelerators, and institutions.4️⃣ Acceleration: For the successful project ideas of the Pitch Session.💬 But that's not all! UniCaLab also places emphasis on honing essential soft skills like communication, negotiation, and creative thinking—crucial elements for success in today's competitive landscape.🌍 And the best part? The impact of UniCaLab extends beyond borders! With replicants at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of the Azores through the CLAB Model within the EXPER Project, its influence knows no bounds, enriching educational experiences in the Widening ecosystems.🔗Stay tuned as we unravel more about this initiative and its ripple effects! Visit www.exper-proje#UniCaLabr#EXPEREUi#educationinnovationa#wideningecosystemse#softskillsdevelopmenti#clabmodelm#ResearchCollaborationchCLiaison Office - Technology Transfer Office of Università della Calabria della Calabria ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

🔍Discover the latest highlights from the European Research and Innovation Days 2024!🚀Our project members, Tanausú Dávila (Fundación Canaria Parque Científico Tecnológico de la ULPGC) and Víctor Ricardo Martínez (Consulta Europa), represented the EXPER Project at this event, fostering collaborations and driving innovation forward.🔗Dive into the insights and outcomes of #RiDaysEU by reading the full story on our website: exper-project.eu/european-research-and-innovation-days-ri-days-2024-fostering-collaboration-and-a... #EXPEREU #ResearchandInnovation #collaboration #EUprojects #RiDaysEU ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

🚀 The Research Executive Agency gives the nod to the EXPER Project's first deliverables, marking a leap towards transformative change in higher education in the European Widening ecosystems! 🌟 Here are some of the available results:-Azores & Canary Islands Ecosystem Assessment 🏝️-European Universities Best Practices Catalogue 📚-Monitoring & Impact Assessment Report 📊-Project Website Launch 🖥️-Extra Promotional Materials 🎉🔍 Dive deeper into our deliverables and witness the EXPER Project's journey unfold at: exper-project.eu/the-european-commission-approves-the-exper-projects-first-deliverables-paving-th...#EXPEREU #HigherEdInnovation #EuropeanCollaboration ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

🚀Last week, the EXPER Project brought together the ULPGC entrepreneurial community with ICEX in a dynamic colloquium!💡Dive into the insightful dialogue between ULPGC startups and José María Blasco Ruiz, ICEX Director, exploring innovation, internationalisation, and game-changing initiatives.✅Discover how ICEX is opening doors for startups in foreign markets, including the chance for a two-week immersion in tech hubs like San Francisco, Berlin, London, and more! 👉 Read all about it here: exper-project.eu/icex-colloquium-engages-ulpgc-entrepreneurial-ecosystem-through-the-exper-project/#EXPEREU #ULPGC #ICEX #InnovationJourney #GlobalEntrepreneurship ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

🔵The EXPER project, in collaboration with ULPGC, Fundación Canaria Parque Científico Tecnológico de la ULPGC, and Consulta Europa, successfully engaged primary school children in Gran Canaria with activities celebrating the past International Day of Women and Girls in Science.👩‍🔬 The highlight of this educational initiative was the "Científicos y Logros" (Scientists and Achievements) activity, meticulously designed to provide an immersive experience for students from 1st to 6th grade along with the Macaronighteu Project. This initiative unfolded in various schools from February 5th to 7th, impacting four schools and approximately 250 children.🌟 Simultaneously, Consulta Europa, a member of the EXPER Project in synergy with the Athena Equality Project, conducted activities in two primary schools from February 9th to 15th. Motivational talks and interactive sessions inspired approximately 60 children to explore the scientific realm.🃏 One of the engaging activities involved a unique game where students matched scientists with their achievements. The game concluded with the player who successfully paired the most cards declared as the winner.🔗 Read more about these past initiatives and their impact at: exper-project.eu/scientists-and-achievements-celebrating-international-day-of-women-and-girls-in-...🔬Thank you for celebrating the accomplishments of women in science with us! #WomenInScience #EXPEREU #STEMEducation #inspiringyoungminds - ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

🌊 Unveiling Sustainable Solutions for a Resilient Future From October 2023 to January 2024, Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias - ITC.GobCan , ULPGC , and Universidade dos Açores have been hard at work shaping the future! Introducing "Societal Challenges Working Groups" under the EXPER Project, we're diving deep into blue and circular economies to tackle climate change and restore our oceans. 🤝 Working Together for Change: Two dynamic groups - SCWG1 and SCWG2 - are uniting researchers, entrepreneurs, and sector representatives. Together, we're crafting Action Plans with clear objectives and tasks to make a lasting impact.🗓️ What's Next? February 2024 marks crucial meetings between UAC and ULPGC researchers to finalise Action Plans. But that's not all! We're seeking validation from our EXPER partners to ensure diverse sectors are onboard for a united front.🌱 Join the Movement: From March 2024 to March 2025, it's action time! We invite EVERYONE to be part of the change. Let's implement these plans together and create a sustainable future. 🌿📢 Stay Connected: Follow us for updates as we navigate towards a resilient and green future. Together, we can make a difference!#EXPEREU #Sustainability #InnovationForChange #ClimateAction #BlueEconomy #CircularEconomy ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

👏Celebrating #WomenInScience on Feb 11! 💡Fundación Canaria Parque Científico Tecnológico de la ULPGC & ULPGC , with EXPER Project, are bringing engaging activities to primary schools in Gran Canaria on Feb 5-7. 🎯From meeting ULPGC researchers to exploring Margarita Salas' achievements, we're igniting curiosity and paving the way for the scientists of tomorrow! 🚀 Join us in inspiring the next generation! #GirlsInSTEM #InternationalDayOfWomenAndGirlsInScience #GranCanariaScience ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

En conmemoración del Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia (11 de febrero), desde la FCPCT ULPGC y la ULPGC, en colaboración con EXPER Project, se han organizado una serie de actividades educativas dirigidas a estudiantes de primaria en Gran Canaria.Estas iniciativas se llevarán a cabo los días 5, 6 y 7 de febrero, con el objetivo de inspirar y fomentar el interés de las jóvenes generaciones en el ámbito científico.Toda la información y el programa completo en nuestra web 👇www.fpct.ulpgc.es/es/noticias/item/859-dia-internacional-de-la-mujer-y-la-nina-en-la-ciencia-5-6-... ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

🌐 Universidade dos Açores is charting a transformative course with the EXPER project. 🚀 Dive into the details of their 2nd Workshop and the collaborative efforts shaping their institutional strategy! 📚🤝Read more 👉 exper-project.eu/the-university-of-the-azores-shapes-a-future-course-with-the-exper-project/#innovation #highered #collaboration #EXPEREU #EducationTransformed -@followers ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

🌊Today, we had the chance to speak with Aridane González, Director of Research and Technology Development at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Here's a glimpse into the university's impactful contributions to the blue economy:🔍Research: Diving deep into the blue! The university is actively leading groundbreaking research initiatives, unravelling the mysteries of the ocean to drive sustainable practices.💡Innovation: Riding the waves of creativity! Innovation is at the core, with the university fostering an environment that births new ideas and supports successful innovations in the blue economy.🤝Business Engagement: Building bridges for sustainability! Collaborations with the business sector are thriving, leading to partnerships that champion eco-friendly practices in the blue economy.🌍 Social Activities: Beyond classrooms! The university actively engages in social activities, creating awareness and involving communities in initiatives that promote a sustainable blue economy.🌱Economic Transition: Shaping a green horizon! The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is actively contributing to the shift towards a more sustainable and environmentally conscious economic model within the blue economy. Join us in applauding these initiatives and celebrating the university's commitment to a brighter, greener future for our oceans and#blueeconomy!#SustainabilityChampionsb#InnovationHub #communityengagementu#greentransitionG#EXPEREUsition #EXPEREU ... See MoreSee Less
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