Multi-disciplinary Research Agendas

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Objective: developing research, training and innovation in areas that represent major social challenges.

In keeping with the new European and national research programs, IdEx Bordeaux wishes to lay down "multi-disciplinary research agendas" addressing current social challenges. The aim of these agendas is to mobilize financial and human resources to develop cross-sectional research and innovation in high-profile subjects which embody social challenges, involving partnerships between academic and socio-economic players.


Compared with the traditional "curiosity-driven" research approach, which consists in going into a research subject by following the thread of scientific questions, multi-disciplinary research agendas explore several avenues, including social challenges, to get to the underlying research issues.


Using this approach, the knowledge gained may be either "blue sky" knowledge (and increase basic knowledge), or operational knowledge closer to applications (applied knowledge and technological developments).

First agenda launched in 2015 on the topic of water

For the water agenda project, an innovative method of scientific investigation was developed and refined.
By combining theoretical research in the sociology of science with in-depth empirical investigations, and by mobilizing the community of Bordeaux researchers working on the topic of water, the agenda-driven approach now boasts a solid method to define future research. This method, which is transferable to other fields of research and other geographical regions, is one of the major strengths of this approach.

Discover the water agenda illustrated by Cled’12

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1 pilot project on water, initiated in September 2014 3 working seminars and 1 seminar of restitution in 2015 38 participants in the working group: 21 researchers from the Bordeaux site working on the theme of water, 6 international researchers, 11 local socio-economic actors
 
 
142 questionnaires to researchers working in the field of water 30 interviews with research managers and researchers  
Xavier Litrico, directeur du LyRE© LyRE

The Water Agenda initiative launched by The University of Bordeaux is interesting because of its ambition to unite all of the water-based research stakeholders, whether they be public or private. I appreciated the willingness to put this initiative in an international context through the presentation of similar initiatives found abroad. The discussions, which were very open, helped produce several possible scenarios for bringing the water agenda to fruition. Through its LyRE R & D center, Suez will continue to be involved in the structuring process for a center of expertise on water and the environment at The University of Bordeaux.

Xavier Litrico,
LyRE director

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The Water AgendaThe Water Agenda

For the water agenda project, an innovative method of scientific investigation has been developed and refined. By combining theoretical research in the sociology of science with in-depth empirical investigations, and by mobilizing the community of Bordeaux researchers working on the topic of water, the agenda-driven approach now boasts a solid method to define future research. This method, which is transferable to other fields of research and other geographical regions, is one of the major strengths of this approach.



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