The "Researchers' Night - SuperScienceMe" (UNICAL, September 26, 2014)

On friday the 26th of September 2014, the "Researchers’s Night - SuperScienceMe" took place in the Campus of the University of Calabria. The event allowed everyone to get knowledge about the University of Calabria and to better understand how the work of researchers concerns the daily life of each person. The slogan was: "research in your reach"; i.e., the research has to be completely accessible and not exclusive for only few people. The Liaison Office of the University, responsible for projects and programs regarding the promotion of cultural, social and economic development of the entire region, coordinated the initiative with the assistance of all the departments.

The event provided a program full of demonstrations, experiments, lab tours, shows, art, music and sport events, games for children, etc., which have made the Campus of Arcavacata like a big, friendly and exciting knowledge place, open to the public, particularly to students. About 10.000 visitors of all ages participated, with a wide ages range.

The initiative also included the presence of "EU Corners", particular areas where research related to initiatives inserted in the FP7 (Seventh Framework Program) for research and innovation were presented, with a special attention to testimonies of researchers involved in "Marie Sklodowska-Curie" actions.

Among these, researchers involved in the INTERACTIVE project explained in detail their work, the already obtained results and the foreseen next steps.

More information and material are given to the



An INTERACTIVE scientist-in-charge selected as "(former) Marie Curie fellow of the week"

Dr. Stijn Donders is our today's ( former) Marie Curie fellow. He is now scientist-in-charge for his company LMS in the Marie Curie IAPP project “INTERACTIVE”. Read more on Marie Curie Actions FACEBOOK profile. 

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KU Leuven OpenBedrijvenDag 2013

Annual Open House event during which numerous organizations open their doors for the public

KU Leuven also joined and attracted 900 participants (mainly families with children) to visit the labs of Mechanical Engineering

Marie Curie Fellows presented their work and experiences via posters and live guided walks/talks with participants

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LMS recently participated in an outreach event "EYE2013" in Antwerpen, Belgium (, Sept 6-8, 2013). At this event, about 100 young (graduated) engineers gathered from all over Europe, including LMS ESR fellows Claudio Colangeli (ITN GRESIMO) and Mariano Carpinelli (IAPP INTERACTIVE), for a three day community-making event.

Herman Van der Auweraer contributed with a presentation covering LMS and its in-house R&D approach/activities, and explaining how the Marie Curie program in general (and projects as INTERACTIVE in particular) have a very positive impact on the company and on the fellows’ career development.

For more info on the EYE organization (and its local member organizations), please see their website ( and LinkedIn group (

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"Lezioni di Campus" 2013

Stefano Candreva (ESR at Unical), Giovanni De Gaetano (ESR at G&G) and Carlos Garre del Olmo (ER at Unical), presented the Interactive Project to high school students during the "Lezioni di Campus" event, that took place from May 6 to May 10 - 2013, at the campus of the University of Calabria.

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Leuven.Inc Labcafé, KU Leuven, March 26, 2013

During the first edition of the Leuven.Inc Labcafé titled 'Slimme mechanica voor de maakindustrie'(=Smart mechanics for the manufacturing industry), Wim Desmet , head of the research, and Bert Pluymers, IOF representative and research manager, both from KULeuven Noise and Vibration research group, will explain to the auditory coming from the businees world, how their research could make a difference in the manufacturing industry attacking some contemporary challenges such as:

- mechatronic modeling and optimization: virtual techniques to real problems;

- quiet and low-vibration lightweight structures: difficult, but not impossible.

Day of science: November 25, 2012

 Fellows from KU Leuven and LMS jointly set up an outreach activity to disseminate their Marie Curie projects focusing on an audience of possible future scientists. Also the INTERACTIVE project was presented to the special public, children between 12 and  18, in order to enthusiast them for scientific education.

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Advanced Simulation Methodologies for Chassis & Suspension Engineering

LMS have published an article that presents recent R&D results in the area of Advanced Simulation Methodologies for Chassis & Suspension Engineering.

As such, the article contains the highlights of the R&D project “CHASING” (IWT O&O project 090408 – EUREKA project E!4907). LMS furthermore gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Francesco Cosco (G&G Design and Engineering), for his participation in the bushing R&D activity as researcher in the EC Marie Curie IAPP project “INTERACTIVE”. The article can be found online here

Europe Day: KULeuven, November, 6th, 2012

On Tuesday 6 November 2012 the Association KU Leuven organises a "Europe Day". During this day, you can discover everything about European financing channels for applied, practical and educational research. The Association KU Leuven welcomes all researchers from the association and in particular those with little experience in European projects.

During the first part (which will be in English), the European financial support channels and the possibilities for colleges and universities will be illustrated by employees of the European Committee and the Flemish government. ESF, EFRO, INTERREF and Horizon 2020 are some funds that will be discussedthoroughly.

In the second part of the sessions, the practical side of it all will be addressed. How does a researcher file in a project? How to improve the chances of your project to be approved? What is the deadline? ... Employees from our colleges and universities will digress about their experiences. The second part will be in Dutch.

Among several projects, also the Interactive project will be presented during a postersession afterwards.

The day will be concluded with a reception.

More information and material are given to the KULeuven Europe Day dedicated webpage

Seventh Framework Programme: When, What and How to submit a project proposal

19 July 2012 - Santina Alò (UNICAL) carried out an INTERACTIVE outreach activity in conjunction with the seminar “Settimo Programma Quadro: Quando, Cosa e Come presentare la propria proposta progettuale” (Seventh Framework Programme: When, What and How to submit a project proposal), organized by the Liaison Office of Università della Calabria. It was an opportunity to share information about the project with a wide audience of potential applicants for FP7 calls.

A testimonial from our INTERACTIVE Marie-Curie fellows!

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