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News and Activities Author: Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos
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11-23 October as part of INNOLAB European program “TEMPUS” students of the National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”, National University of “Kyiv -Mohyla Academy”, Uzhgorod National University participated in the 3 -day project activities “Garage48″, which took place in Parnu and trained at Tallinn University of Technology.
“Garage48″ was supported by a number of well-known companies and showed an interesting mix of game and work aimed at obtaining economically attractive innovative proposals. On the first day leaders, innovators offering innovative ideas that they were prepared in advance and selected participants to build their teams. During the second and the first half of the third day, the team worked on the business projects of the proposed ideas. At the end of the third day was held a presentation of projects and determined the winners. Read More
In NaUKMA was held meeting of students’ organisations, where students who participated in Tallinn visit presented their information and impressions about this visit.
The deliverable 11: “Innovation Laboratories in Belarus and Ukraine: Concept Development” is now available on the INNOLAB website.
The aim of the current report is to develop the concept of innovation laboratory for the project’s partner universities in Ukraine and Belarus. It is based on the idea that universities are part of an open innovation system connected through their knowledge exchange activities to external partners. There are a variety of open innovation models including platforming, idea competitions, collaborative product design & development, and innovation networks.
Organisationally an Innovation Lab is a concept closely related to open innovation that creates an environment of experimentation where businesses, authorities and citizens are involved in the product/service/technology development. The important components are openness for stakeholders with different backgrounds, public involvement and policy support, wide scope involving suppliers, users and other actors in the value chain, realistic and sustainable settings. There are a variety of examples of open innovation platforms (innovation laboratories), idea competitions and action research examples in different educational institutions in a variety of countries presented also in the report below. Read More
The deliverable 10 “Innovation Laboratories in Belarus and Ukraine: Needs Analysis & International Best Practice” is now available on the INNOLAB website.
The aim of WP2 is to develop a comprehensive understanding of existing enterprise engagement and innovation practice in Belarus & Ukraine, & compare this with that internationally.
To substantiate the aim achievement the three main focuses were undertaken in preparing a report:
- to analyze an international literature;
- to reveal the regional peculiarities of existing enterprise engagement and innovation practice through the extensive fieldwork in three regions in Ukraine (Kharkiv, Kyiv and Zakarpattya) and Belarus (Grodno and Vitebsk), all geographically located differently, thus reflecting the distinctive economic circumstances;
- to generalize the clustering results gotten in the bigger national pictures on the topic for both countries Ukraine and Belarus.
The first INNOLAB newsletter is available.
- Thinking about Innovations
- About the TEMPUS project and the partners
- Possibilities for students within the project
- University-Enterprise-Society contacts
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During the week from 13 till 18 May 2013 project participants from Belarus and Ukraine took part in the study visit to Bradford University where they got their impressions about the system of cooperation between University, community and business. During the visit the hosts planned a visit to Salford University in Greater Manchester where their unique experience in liaisoning with business and community within fruitfully developing Knowledge Transfer Partnerships was shared. It was important to notice how the two British Universities take an active role in the development of the local community and have feedback from the community thus expanding their role of academic training to regional development and enhancement of entrepreneurship. During the discussion of the project implementation to which a whole day was devoted, the participants summarised the reflections on the three study visits and made conclusions on the best practices learnt as well as the ways of applying the practices at their home Universities with certain changes that would become possible through the present TEMPUS project. Read More
This study visit to Estonia was an important source of inspiration for the Tempus Project partners and both Urve and Sirje did not fail me, for I found the whole Tallinn study visit experience so inspirational that even I was inspired on thinking of an innovative product!
During the week we visited a number of different organisations and experts in their own field involved in knowledge transfer. These included the Estonian Development Fund, Enterprise Estonia, Tallinn University and the Tallinn City Government. Every host of their organisation provided us with information of their history background to the context of how they have developed over years. I found every host to be very open and honest in their presentations and answering questions put to them by our partners. Read More
Our study visit to Tallinn, Estonia was a real experience – efficient week that gave us a lot. A lot of knowledge, impressions, contacts and …fun! Though it was really cold outside (+3ºC and cold Baltic wind) – it was the Estonian spring already. We felt warm and excited.
The first impression from the moment we arrived at the hotel was the understanding – we were in the right place. The INNOLAB project and the logo was everywhere!
Special thanks to the organizers – our partners from Tallinn Technical University Urve Venesaar and Sirje Ustav – for intense and interesting programme that showed us different aspects of knowledge transfer cooperation between university and enterprises & business, implementation of innovations in Estonian economy, exciting workshops, visits to such important supporting and development organizations in Estonia as Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Development Fund, Tallinn Science Park “Technopol”, business incubators and start-ups centers, etc. Read More