Augmented university for Campus and world Transition: the University of Bordeaux winner of the IDéEs call for projects

The ACT project, submitted in response to the IDéEs call for projects, was selected and highly rated by the international jury. This project aims to transform the University of Bordeaux campus sites into a regional living laboratory and experimental project incubator.

  • 15/07/2020

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Within the framework of the "Research intensive universities" initiative of the Investments for the Future 3 program, the IDéEs (Integration and development of IdEx and ISITE) call for projects aims to "support IdEx or ISITE labeled universities in their transformation and closer integration efforts, thus enabling them to boost their international attractiveness and strengthen their academic and socio-economic partnerships”.

The results of this call were announced on July 1st, 2020 by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the General Secretariat for Investment. The University of Bordeaux’s ACT project (Augmented university for Campus and world Transition) was strongly supported by the international jury, who deemed it to be one of the projects “ready to be launched immediately.”

An experimental campus project, focused on future challenges

The ACT project will transform the University of Bordeaux into a vast open experimental campus aimed at developing, testing, validating and disseminating new means of tackling major environmental, social and economic transition challenges.  The project will be based on a new interdisciplinary approach combining natural, human and social sciences, drawing on data sciences and guided by the impact of the research carried out in this context. It will mobilize the multidisciplinary expertise and diversity of the university’s scientific community, all while integrating the views of its external stakeholders and citizens in general.

4 themes

The project will be implemented according to four themes identified within ongoing actions or emerging projects likely to bring communities together:

  1. Health, well-being and inclusion,
  2. Sustainable campus in the city,
  3. Food and resilient ecosystems,
  4. Preparing the university’s own transition.