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CENSE is the research branch of a wider organization including researchers, students and staff from the NOVA School of Science and Technology of NOVA University Lisbon, plus a number of affiliated organizations, including University of Algarve and Universidade Aberta.

CENSE’s ecosystem is formed by its researchers, former students and the extended network of research partners around the World, its spin-offs, and professional support services. CENSE members are actively engaged in strengthening the Centre’s role at the frontier of sustainability research, namely through participation of its members in governance bodies of scientific societies, editorial boards and associate editorship of scientific journals, collaboration in scientific networks, expert committees and project evaluation panels, and international consortia of R&D projects financed through competitive calls of H2020, INTERREG, ERA-NET, ERASMUS+ and LIFE, among others.

CENSE researchers have also established robust links with policy and societal organizations. For example, CENSE members participate regularly in relevant national and EU policy processes, coordinating studies or integrating policy support committees, panels or advisory boards in its core research areas. Through initiatives such as EIT Climate-KIC, CENSE branches out to the market, promoting innovation activities and new start-ups. Scientific and technological developments of the CENSE Ecosystem will soon be embodied by the CENSE Café, an ongoing initiative which will become our community centre.