Knowledge Ecosystems

The "Knowledge Ecosystems" project, led by IDEA Consult, will contribute to investigate the organisation and spread of ecosystems at the EU, national, regional and local levels, the role of specific actors active at the core of ecosystems (in particular universities and research organisations), the circulation of knowledge by individual research & innovation talents, and the potential legal and financial measures to support research careers and cooperation. An extensive evidence base on knowledge ecosystems in Europe will be created, including  all levels: the ecosystem, the ecosystem actors and the individual talents. This evidence base is needed to assess how knowledge ecosystems across the ERA are organised, how they could be strengthened, both at the individual talent and organisational level, and how their attractiveness for talents and for investments can be addressed.

The study includes a comprehensive analysis of the state of play, the design of monitoring mechanisms, and the creation of a toolbox of support measures. One part of the project - in which CHEGG is involved - focuses on the legal toolbox that can be exploited for improving European collaboration in higher education and research and also addresses the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.