ECR 2013: Innovative technologies

The Early Career Research (ECR) Workshop: Innovative Technologies: From Research to Impact on Society was held on 2 and 3 December at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Santa Fe.


This workshop brought together more than 50 young researchers from around the network. The main objective of the meeting was to increase research capacity in researchers and to develop skills associated with their careers in academia, and also to to generate synergies and collaborative projects between different academic disciplines.


The topics covered in this workshop were:

  • The Role of Government in Early Career Researchers (Manuel Sandoval)
  • New indicators of innovative knowledge in the academic Institutions: the scientific knowledge appropriation from the market as symptom of social impact (Félix de Moya)
  • Research Development Strategies for Early Career Faculty (Anne Geronimo)
  • Strategies for International Collaboration & networking (Gemma Marakas)
  • Intellectual Property in Collaborative research (Daniel Barr)


The workshop also included four round table sessions to promote participation between the attendees in order to explore opinions and experiences. In addition, Early Career Researchers were able to present their latest research papers in two sessions, in which they introduced their work to the other participants, supported with a poster.


Finally, attendees participated in an exercise in which each one had to generate a project idea from their particular discipline to present to the group and identify potential candidates that could contribute to the project. 25 project ideas and 44 project contributions were generated.