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FIND OUT HOW WE WORK

On this page, you will find more information about the workflow in our two call rounds. You will also be able to read more about how we aim to facilitate the matchmaking process between different network members from both academia and industry.

MATCHMAKING AND NETWORKING GONE DIGITAL IN OUR FIRST CALL ROUND

Originally, the ODIN secretariat wanted to host structured ideation events, with the purpose of participants pitching and discussing ideas. Although networking may be associated with physical meetings, the COVID-19 situation forced us to go digital, and the ODIN secretariat created a digital matchmaking site, which allowed members to upload ideas for new projects and look for partners. We thus picked up the gauntlet and decided to integrate the networking and discussions on our digital platform. Of the uploaded 37  project ideas, 19 were taken through to written applications for funding. 

The figure to the left illustrates the ODIN workflow in the first call round.

INCREASED FOCUS ON FACILITATION DURING OUR SECOND CALL ROUND

ODIN's digital matchmaking platform is already open for new (and re-submitted) ideas. Because we would like to put more emphasis on the matchmaking process in the second call round, and to ensure that we have more time to facilitate this, it has been decided that there will be no strict deadline for uploaded ideas to our platform. However, all ideas must be openly advertised before it can form the basis for a funding application, and the secretariat encourages all participants to upload ideas before 1 March 2021 to ensure that ODIN's scientific facilitator has enough time to assist all project participants in the matchmaking process.

In the second call round, the longer matchmaking phase provides enough time for the ODIN secretariat to host virtual pitch session. Participating companies will be invited to pitch their ideas and research needs, and AU-based researchers will also be given the opportunity to pitch the ideas, which have been posted on the platform. You can stay up-to-date by keeping an eye on our News and Events page or by following us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

The figure to the left illustrates the ODIN workflow for the second call round.

You can also see a schematic overview of the eight steps on the page "The second call round".