June 15, 2023

ENGINE Research Collaboration Meeting

The ENGINE Research Collaboration Meeting brought together a diverse group of researchers, experts, and industry professionals in an atmosphere of knowledge sharing and collaboration. This meeting served as a platform for fostering interdisciplinary partnerships and exploring opportunities for joint research endeavors.

During the meeting, participants engaged in insightful discussions, presentations, and interactive sessions, showcasing their ongoing research projects and findings. The focus of the collaboration meeting encompassed a wide range of fields, including engineering, technology, and innovation.

The agenda included keynote speeches from renowned experts in the field, sharing their expertise and highlighting emerging trends and challenges. Participants had the opportunity to exchange ideas, share best practices, and discuss potential areas of collaboration. The meeting facilitated networking and relationship building, creating a supportive and inspiring environment for future research initiatives.

Through workshops and breakout sessions, participants had the chance to delve deeper into specific research topics and engage in collaborative brainstorming. They explored potential research methodologies, data sharing, and funding opportunities, laying the foundation for future collaborations.

The ENGINE Research Collaboration Meeting aimed to foster a culture of collaboration, enabling researchers to leverage each other’s expertise and resources. By pooling their knowledge and experiences, participants sought to address complex research challenges and drive innovation in their respective fields.

The meeting concluded with an action plan, outlining the next steps for collaborative projects, joint publications, and further research exchanges. It reinforced the commitment of participants to continue working together, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and the development of impactful solutions.

The ENGINE Research Collaboration Meeting catalyzed the building of strong research networks, nurturing partnerships, and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration. It showcased the power of collective intelligence and the potential for research collaboration to address complex challenges and drive meaningful change.

  MOMODa FOUNDATION has become one of the partners of Queen’s University of Belfast to implement the THRIFT (Transforming Households through Refraction and Innovative Financial Technology) research project. Again, THRIFT is a part of ENGINE (Eyecare Nurtures Good Health, Innovation, driving-safety and Education) is the first research project to explore how eyecare can drive progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Supported by the Wellcome Trust and the Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation, ENGINE will deliver four novel trials in four countries through the work of 29 organizations. Knowledge gathered from these trials has the potential to improve the lives of millions of children, teens, adults, and elders. ENGINE will apply a single low-cost intervention, glasses, to overcome the largest unaddressed disability in the world, vision loss.

ENGINE will transform lives by creating safer roads for all, financial independence and healthy aging for the elderly, and smart schooling for children. Since this is a multi-stakeholder project, all PIs, Researchers, and Project Management personnel meet virtually once a week to keep updated about the project’s progress. Besides, bidirectional learning sessions are also taking place fortnightly with a view to the joy of learning from each other and together.


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