Scientific ChallengesInnovative Research

A scientific challenge allows the emergence of innovative topics and the reduction of technological barriers.

These teams of 3 to 4 scientists are also invited to promote interdisciplinarity and the dissemination of information.

Leverage effect

The combination of a reduced teaching workload, two doctoral and post-doctoral projects, and the choice of subjects that promote transdisciplinarity allow for a rapid production of results.

2021 indicators for E2S UPPA exploratory projects

Projects funded since 2017: 11, including 6 industrial partnerships

Duration: 3 years


  • 3 teacher-researchers or researchers, associated with 2 PhD students and 3 post-docs (one year)
  • Includes an operating and/or investment budget of less than €60,000.

Seed Funding

The Seed Funding call for projects aims at promoting emerging industrial partnerships within the E2S UPPA consortium, by supporting intermediate scale projects (typically doctoral or post-doctoral projects), to favor initiative, risk taking and innovative research.

Breakthrough topics and new partnerships, over a short duration, are the core of this call for projects to promote dynamic research partnerships.