The CNRD network fosters interdisciplinary research addressing the challenges related to the UN Sustainability Goals (SDGs). The CNRD-exceed partners engage in consortia to develop competitive research proposals. These proposals target most interesting national and international calls and aim at strengthening the research capacities as well as widening the research portfolio at the partner universities. CNRD-exceed partner form consortia with key-associates from international research institutions, also other than academic: industry, NGO’s, governmental development agencies and other relevant stakeholders. Several workshops are funded per year.