Short Term Scientific Missions


Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers. STSM's are intended to specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action.


  • To promote mobility within the Actions scientific objectives.
  • To facilitate Innovation within the Action.
  • To enable knowledge transfer, knowledge sharing and exploration of exploitation potential of developed IP (i.e. increasing Technology Readiness Level, TRL).
  • To facilitate the sharing of new techniques / infrastructure or data between host and home institution/organization.
  • To facilitate the creation of networks between researchers and industry (SME’s) and thereby to create long lasting relationships.
  • To increase the participation of SME’s in both the Action and in the STSM’s approved by the Action by targeting topics of specific interest to industry.
  • To demonstrate/increase the TRL of existing/emerging technologies including analysis frameworks and software from STSM’s (objective TRL 4 - 7).

Technology Readiness Level diagram

STSM: exchange, share, innovate

Performed STSMs

A summary of all STSMs has been presented by Prof. Alan O'Connor and Prof. Ana Mandić Ivanković. Download the slides and watch the video.

A complete list is available here and with detailed testimonials here.
28 MAY 2024