ESTEEM3 at ICRI 2022 Side event | Long-term sustainability of small and mid-scale distributed Research Infrastructure projects

29/08/2022 | Events

ESTEEM3 at ICRI 2022 Side event | Long-term sustainability of small and mid-scale distributed Research Infrastructure projects

ICRI 2022
ICRI 2022

ESTEEM3, together with the European Science Foundation, the MOSBRI Project, the VITALISE Project and EuroPlanet who are co-organising a side event within the framework of the ICRI 2022 Conference in Brno, will be presented regarding “Long-term sustainability of small and mid-scale distributed RI projects”. 

Four pan-European INFRAIA projects and organisations, i.e., the European Science Foundation, the MOSBRI project, the VITALISE project and EuroPlanet, are co-hosting the “Long-term sustainability of small and mid-scale distributed RI projects” hybrid side event of the International Conference on Research Infrastructures - ICRI 2022 Conference.

The event will take place on Wednesday, 19 October 2022 from 9:00-12:00am in a hybrid form, with in-person attendance capacity and unlimited online participation spots.

In this framework, the ESTEEM3 project is glad to participate and will be presented during Session 1 on "Sustainability approaches".

To register for this event and join us, please click here!

General Information

  • Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2022
  • Time: 9:00-12:00
  • Location: Brno, Czech Republic (and online)
  • Venue (in-person attendance): Best Western Premier Hotel International Brno (Husova 16/200, 602 00 Brno-stÅ™ed, Czechia)
  • Virtual participation: Link provided upon registration


This side event aims to contribute to the ICRI 2022 priority topic “Developing an integrated RI system” by addressing small- and mid-scale distributed Research Infrastructures and networked facilities that contribute significantly to the overall RI landscape and offer services to the academic and industrial research communities.

More than 100 RI projects in all fields of science have been or are currently funded by the European Commission INFRAIA scheme, either as “starting” or “advanced” communities. The aim of this side event is to showcase different avenues for addressing the sustainability of these RI projects and their services. In addition, more mature and consolidated RIs will be invited to exchange experiences in a co-creation session in a mutual learning process. The outcomes of this event will support and guide Research Infrastructure projects from various fields when exploring potential sustainability alternatives.


Three sessions will be organised as follows:
  • Session 1 - Presentations of sustainability approaches from 9 RI projects
    • Session 1 will feature short presentations from participating RI projects highlighting their approaches to sustainability. Speakers from the following projects will present their sustainability plans:

  • Session 2 - Co-Creation and mutual learning exercise on sustainability, visibility, and impact of RIs
    • Session 2 employs a co-creation and mutual learning exercise addressing the topics of:

      • Sustainability of distributed RIs – funding models and operational solutions (for activities other than access to services: e.g., R&I, harmonisation of standards, Open Science, education and networking activities)
      • Sustainability of services – TNA: physical, remote, and virtual access
      • Visibility and impact of RIs activities including catalogues of services, and outreach activities to all types of users and the public.

      The session will be moderated by Despoina Petsani (VITALISE), Sabine Philippin (ATMO-ACCESS) and Claudia Alen Amaro (RI-VIS).

  • Session 3 - Roundtable discussion on the outcomes of the co-creation session and way forward
    • Session 3 will conclude this side event with a roundtable discussion summarizing the outcomes of the co-creation session, lessons learned, and way forward.

      The Co-Chairs of this roundtable discussion are Patrick England (MOSBRI), Nigel Mason (EuroPlanet), and the Panel Members are:

      • Anne-Charlotte Fauvel (EATRIS)
      • Annika Thies (eRImote)
      • Cecilia Blasetti (Wayforlight)
      • Barbara Schramm – ReMade@ARI
      • Michel Boër – AgroServ
      • Agnes Robin, European Commission


Useful links

  • ICRI 2022 official website:
  • If you have any questions, please contact the following email address:
  • Flyer available for download in PDF (below)
  • To register to our side event:


ESTEEM3 flyer at ICRI 2022 [PNG, 362.24 KB, not barrierefree]