Increasing industry engagement with the EURAXESS Network 

Extensive research has been undertaken as part of the Horizon 2020 funded EURAXIND (EURAXESS for Industry) project to identify employers’ and researchers’ needs to support intersectoral mobility and encourage european researchers to consider working outside of academia.

The EURAXIND project has helped strengthen relationships between industry and academia and has provided opportunities for collaborations and strategic partnerships to recruit highly skilled researchers into many employment sectors.

The project has resulted in the development of a collection of new and exciting online resources available for both employers and researchers to use. 

84% of researchers surveyed who had moved beyond academia said they were satisfied with their current career and only 6% would consider returning to academia.

What were the EURAXIND project aims?

What were the EURAXIND project aims?

  • Identify employers' and researchers' needs to support intersectoral mobility and collaboration.
  • Provide the EURAXESS network with online resources to support institutional outreach and engagement with employers.
  • Encourage researchers to consider career and research opportunities within industry.
  • Attract more industry employers to use EURAXESS services.

Find out more about the project background

Core activities undertaken

Core activities undertaken

    Activities and outputs from the extensive project have included:

  • Three literature reviews from employer, institution and researcher perspectives
  • Four surveys from employer, institution and differing researcher perspective
  • Employer engagement strategy
  • Seven workshops in seven countries for the EURAXESS network
  • Seven workshops in seven countries for employers
    Two new toolkits

    Two new toolkits

    The project has resulted in the development of these two new handy toolkits:

    Take a look at our EURAXIND project leaflet containing key highlights and useful statistics taken from our surveys.

    Employment beyond academia: career stories

    Employment beyond academia: career stories

    Read the inspiring video career stories from those who made the step beyond academia - their challenges, success and importantly their advice.

    Read 25 more success stories of researchers whose employment led them beyond academia, compiled as part of the EURAXIND project.

    Project consortium

    Project consortium

    EURAXIND brought together seven partners and seven third parties from the EURAXESS Service Network in Europe with the aim of increasing industry participation in EURAXESS services. The seven partners were:

    • Careers Research Advisory Centre (CRAC)/Vitae
    • Fundacion Espanola Para La Ciencia Y La Technologia
    • Oesterreichische Forschungsfoederungsgesellschaft MBH
    • Bay Zoltan Alkalmazott Kutatasi Kozhasznu
    • Sofiiski Universitet Sveti Kliment Ohridski
    • IP&D Innovation Projects and Development Ltd
    • Stichting EP Nuffic
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    Vitae and Euraxess

    Vitae and Euraxess

    Vitae is the EURAXESS Career Development Centre for the UK, your virtual service centre for everything related to career development for researchers.

    EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers. Backed by the European Union and its Member States, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world.

    Grant agreement: 710294