Connecting Regional Strengths | Creating European Innovation

UAS4EUROPE Networking Conference 2023

Halfway to the Horizon

On 22 & 23 May 2023, we invite you to debate Horizon Europe from the perspective of the applied sciences and arts. 

Join us in the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria for two days of intense discussions and networking!

Registrations will open at the end of March.

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UAS follow a practice-based approach which promotes innovation competencies and an entrepreneurial mindset.


UAS respond to transdisciplinary challenges and create lasting regional  impact.


UAS form the link between fundamental research, market application of new technologies and societal challenges.

Regional anchors

Due to their regional embeddedness, UAS act as important drivers of innovation ecosystems.


Our mission

UAS4EUROPE aims to strengthen the voice of universities of applied sciences (UAS) in Europe in the field of applied research and innovation. It is both a networking platform for exchanging knowlege and for reaching out to European institutions and other European stakeholders to ensure a better integration and visibility of UAS in Europe’s research and innovation policies and programmes. 

UAS4EUROPE represents over 2,000,000 students and 60,000 research staff in more than 450 UAS from 24 European countries.

Our Chairs

Between June 2022 and May 2024, UAS4EUROPE is chaired by Marjolijn Brussaard, Prof. Em., and Dr. Heidi Fagerholm, who represent the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (Vereniging Hogescholen) and the Rectors’ Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (Arene) respectively.

Marjolijn Brussaard


Heidi Fagerholm



What’s up at UAS4EUROPE?

Faces of UAS4EUROPE: Dr. Mona Roman (U!REKA)

Dr. Mona Roman is Innovation Director at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki. In this role, she is responsible for Metropolia’s development of RD&I activities related to sustainable urban[…]

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Faces of UAS4EUROPE: Dr. Silvia Apprich

Dr. Silvia Apprich is Head of Sustainable Management of Resources, Industrial Packaging Technology and Sustainability at FH Campus Wien University of Applied Sciences. On the occasion of our second edition[…]

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Best Practices


Contributing to SDG 3 (Good Health & Well-Being), it is the objective of the project 5G4Healthcare (DE) to establish a platform based on 5G technology, that enables testing and evaluation of digital applications in scenarios of rural healthcare in living labs (real environments) and test beds. Two defined use cases are the starting point in which exemplary scenarios are used to determine which added value and effects can be realised through digital solutions in healthcare and which additional potential through 5G technology can be unlocked.

Zero Carbon Refurbishment

The ongoing refurbishment of a residential complex in the city of Salzburg is an Austrian milestone in social and technological sustainability. The award-winning project “Zero Carbon Refurbishment” (AT), also named “ZeCaRe”, aims to reduce the carbon footprint of existing housing and making renovation possible without compromising social aspects.


The overarching goal of DIGNITY (NL) is to foster a sustainable, integrated and user-friendly digital travel eco-system that improves accessibility and social inclusion, along with the travel experience and daily life of all citizens.

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