noun | strat·e·gy | \-jē\

A plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim.

In order to achieve the objectives and visions of the EngTech group, a strategy has been developed, including a set of parameters to accomplish the goals. The group meets at least once a month and is committed to:

Discussing all relevant conferences and workshops (national and international)

  • A strategy for searching for relevant conferences and workshops calls will be developed.
  • All relevant and available open calls will be discussed at each meeting.

Setting up a number of joint research projects covering all the research areas of the group

  • All members of the group are to participate in at least one of the projects.
  • All projects will be discussed at the group meetings, including project progress and next steps.
  • The aim of projects is joint publications among the group members.

Creating and maintaining a creative and exciting environment that can attract students, visitors and new staff

  • Regular monthly meetings.
  • Establishment of labs for engineering and technology, production, and (micro)plastics where researchers, guest researchers and students can interact and collaborate.

Discussing all relevant coming and open research calls

  • A strategy for searching for relevant calls will be developed.
  • Collaborate on writing grant applications.
  • All EngTech members most participate actively in writing at least one proposal every year.

Establishing collaborations with private companies and public institutions

  • One or more group members will be dedicated to identifying relevant companies and institutions.
  • When relevant companies and institutions are identified, further action will be discussed at the group meetings.

Publishing their results in high-quality publications

  • The group members are obligated to publish their research in high-quality publication outlets that are listed in the BFI (the bibliometric research indicator) authority list.
  • The group members must ensure that they publish papers that support the engineering study programmes at BTECH (research-based teaching).
  • The group members must aim at being the author/co-author of minimum two (BFI autority list) publications within the research focus of the EngTech group every year.

Creating a lab for engineering and technology

  • The purpose of the lab is to facilitate experiments with technological artifacts and engineering processes.
  • The lab can be used by researchers and students.

Supporting young researchers

  • Mentorship and PhD supervision.
  • Providing professional competences, networks, conference participation, social relations.

Providing research-based teaching

  • The use of cases and own research in the teaching.
  • The use of scientific articles rather than textbooks.