On 30 November – 1 December 2022 PROMETHEUS team participated in the EIT HEI Initiative Sensemaking workshop that took place in EIT Climate-KIC located at CNR Research Area Bologna. During the workshop, participants from each EIT HEI project learned from experiences across the initiative and explored synergies to strengthen the projects in the initiative going forward. In particular, participants:
- Shared understanding of the current status and progress of the projects within the portfolio
- Identified synergies across projects, geographically and thematically
- Identified opportunities for collaboration
- Identified next steps
- Strengthened relationship between project members across projects
- Developed a shared understanding of what sense-making is and the value of it
Participants experienced a combination of plenary presentation, group discussion, individual reflection, working in pairs and smaller groups
as well as storytelling as a format for surfacing collective learning across projects. In this format, PROMETHEUS project coordinator Prof. Yannis Charalabidis had the opportunity to present PROMETHEUS project achievements such as tools, network of partners, Summer Schools and the international Startup Competition along with the challenges accompanying their development.
On December 7th, 2022, PROMETHEUS team participated in the HEI Initiative Sensemaking Follow up event following the EIT HEI Initiative Sensemaking workshop organised the EIT HEI Initiative. During this 2-hour online session participants shared the insights and synergies identified during EIT HEI Initiative Sensemaking workshop. Discussion among the participants strengthened alignment between EIT HEI Initiative stakeholders regarding how best to support each other for the rest of phase 2 and beyond.
Stay tuned for more PROMETHEUS project activities!