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 (ISM) 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

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