Benefits for the company:
- It gives the company an opportunity to work with high-level researchers at the forefront of knowledge.
- It has access to cutting-edge equipment and infrastructure
- It can recruit individuals with great potential who can improve the competitiveness and internationalisation of the company and contribute to their training.
- It builds bridges of collaboration with scientists who could be strategic allies in the future.
Benefits for the universities:
- It contributes to the country's development by increasing the innovative capacity of its socio-economic fabric.
- It helps researchers who face highly complex, often interdisciplinary challenges with exacting viability and quality requirements.
- It establishes and reinforces relations with companies who take on continuous improvement in their area of knowledge as a challenge.
Benefits for the students:
- Students have an opportunity to take part in an RDI project which will enhance their CV, under contract to a company committed to research and innovation.
- They are mentored by members of the company and the university staff who will provide guidance and assess their progress on an ongoing basis.
- Students work in university laboratories and on the company premises.
- They receive complementary training in subjects that are very attractive to companies.
- They may undertake a stay abroad and attend conferences where they can network and establish contacts in the same field to aid in their professional development.