Affiliation Model

Research and Innovation outputs guideline of FinEst Centre for Smart Cities (FinEst Centre). Effective from 1.12.2020 

RESEACHERS DIRECTLY FUNDED FROM H2020 teaming: 

  1. Dual Affiliation. The FinEst Centre as an autonomous centre offers an Affiliate Fellowship to each Aalto and TalTech researcher that is financially involved (on salary) with the H2020 project Finest Twins.  

Benefits: 

 

  • Participation in FinEst Centre weekly seminars/ webinars (involving also cities, companies and smart city developers) 

  • Access to FinEst Centre facilitation team initiating joint Aalto and TalTech cross research teams and teamings with international cities and companies 

  • Access to FinEst Centre premises in Tallinn (work desk)  

  • Access to FinEst Centre large scale piloting teams and empirical data 

  • Web-presence (website, social media) 

  • For senior fellows, a potential for joining an Affiliate Professor track (later) 

 

Affiliate Fellows are expected to use FinEst Centre affiliation in research papers and grant applications. For example:  

  • Author: Firstname Surname (1); (2) 

            (1) Aalto University/ TalTech, Department X 

            (2) FinEst Centre for Smart Cities, TalTech 

In addition, each paper has to mention the H2020 grant in the acknowledgement. For example:

 

  1. FinEst Twins project: "This work has been supported by the European Union's H2020 research and innovation programme, under the grant agreement No. 856602" 

  2. Piloting Programme: "This work has been supported by the European Regional and Development Fund, co-funded by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, under grant agreement No. 2014-2020.4.01.20-0289" 

  3. both (a & b): "This work has been supported by two grants: the European Union's H2020 research and innovation programme, under the grant agreement No. 856602 and the European Regional and Development Fund, co-funded by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, under grant agreement No. 2014-2020.4.01.20-0289" 

Grant Application: In grant applications, a reference should be made to the FinEst Centre. For example:  

  1. Researcher Firstname Surname is a Position at Aalto University/ TalTech and is an Affiliate Fellow at the FinEst Centre for Smart Cities (FinEst Centre); 

  2. The grant application asks Letter of Support from FinEst Centre (Ralf-Martin.Soe@taltech.ee). See the LoS template (you need access to SharePoint for this template)

In the case of the dual-affiliation, the H2020 costs are more probably to be considered eligible.  

  1. Joint Aalto-TalTech papers and grant applications. When evaluating the streams´ performance (after every 15-18 months), we appreciate with higher value papers and grant applications that have author(s) from both universities, Aalto and TalTech. In this case, at least one author has to have an affiliation to the FinEst Centre.  

In the case of the dual-teams, the H2020 costs are more probably to be considered eligible 

RESEACHERS NOT DIRECTLY FUNDED FROM H2020 teaming: 

  1. All researchers mentioned in the Grant Agreement by name have an automatic right to become an Affiliate Fellow with the same conditions as above (with or without receiving a salary). 

  1. Visiting Research Trainee. Doctoral and Master students who are suggested by FinEst Centre research and innovation stream members may get this nomination. They are then supposed to actively participate in FinEst Centre Research and Innovation activities.  

NEXT STEPS 

If interested to join as an Affiliate Fellow, please fill in the form by signing up to finestcentre.eu website (upper right corner login)