Obj. 1. To kick off the ERA Chair and attract an outstanding researcher that is internationally recognised in the field, has an excellent teaching and mentorship track record, outstanding performance in competitive funding applications, and demonstrated management skills in the field of fire research for the ERA Chair position.

Obj. 2. To enhance existing support offices at ZAG by a long-term engagement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Technology transfer (TT), Human Resources Management (HRM), and Legal Experts to fully support a bilingual working environment and establish a stimulating research environment.

Obj. 3. To adequately populate the ERA Chair holder's research team (2 senior researchers, 3 PhD and 6 postdoctoral students).

Obj. 4. To define and execute the capacity building programme: improved scientific excellence with submission of scientific articles, an increased success rate of project proposals submitted by ZAG as a coordinator, gained funds allocated to the ERA Chair that originate from other sources than the FRISSBE project.

Obj. 5. To ensure that ERA Chair and the ERA Chair holder will be able to host and supervise PhD students from a number of universities in the region and wider.

Obj. 6. To ensure the high international commitment of the ERA Chair with different universities where the ERA Chair holder or ERA Chair co-workers will hold invited lectures on specific fire-related topics in frames of graduate and postgraduate study of fire engineering

Obj. 7. To strengthen the role of ZAG as an excellent research centre in the local and regional environment with the involvement of national and international industrial partners in submitting research project proposals and in organising international conferences and workshops.

Obj. 8. To sustain and maintain ERA Chair good practices and establish lasting cooperation between the ERA Chair and stakeholders as well as the ERA Chair and peers.

Obj. 9. To exploit and disseminate the FRISSBE project's results.

Obj. 10. To ensure efficient administrative, financial, and contractual management of the ERA Chair Widespread Project and to manage resources, strengthen the research management and administration skills of the institution, track project's progress, and assess and mitigate risks.

Obj. 11. To fulfil ethics and gender equality goals within the project with respect to relevant fields, e.g., humans, protection of personal data and the environment, in all activities, by developing a gender equality plan for the ERA Chair unit and ZAG as a whole.